2017 is finally over. Let’s hope 2018 is a better one. My best wishes to all of you in the new year.
- Parabolic Arc
- December 31, 2017
BLOOMINGTON, Minnesota, December 22, 2017 (BIS Research PR) — According to a market intelligence report by BIS Research titled “Global Small Satellites Market, Analysis & Forecast, 2017-2021“, the global market is expected to reach $10.10 billion by 2021, growing at a CAGR of 31.9% during the forecast period, 2017 – 2021. In the recent years, small satellites have gained traction owing to the significant mass reduction in the subsystems and components along with higher cost-efficiency. The interest in small satellites has increased significantly during the last few years. Over the past decade, nearly $2.5 billion has been invested in small satellites, of which half of the amount was generated in the last two to three years.
Browse 21 Market Data Tables and 125 Figures spread through 266 Pages and in-depth TOC on “Global Small Satellites Market”
TransAstra Corporation recently completed an in-depth study of how to use resources from near Earth objects to facilitate space exploration and settlement.
The 82-page report, “Stepping Stones: Economic Analysis of Space Transportation Supplied From NEO Resources,” was funded with a $100,000 grant from NASA’s Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) program.
PALO ALTO, Calif. – December 20, 2017 – SSL, a business unit of Maxar Technologies (formerly MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd.) (NYSE: MAXR; TSX: MAXR) and a leading provider of innovative satellites and spacecraft systems, announced today that the Restore-L mission to provide satellite servicing in Low Earth Orbit (LEO) has completed an extensive NASA review called the Mission Preliminary Design Review (PDR) and is on track to meet its next development milestone, called Key Decision Point C (KDP-C).
The on-schedule progress and successful reviews for this mission, which will develop and demonstrate key technologies essential to future NASA missions and commercial activities, are tangible evidence of SSL leadership, experience, and commitment to space innovation.
On December 20, NASA released a pre-solicitation notice for an upcoming solicitation entitled ‘Flight and Payload Integration Services’. Deadline to submit questions is January 3, 2018 (see below). Some excerpts from the pre-solicitation: NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center (NASA AFRC) intends to solicit and award a multiple Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity contract for Flight and Payload Integration Services. The duration of the contract period is anticipated to be 5 years. […]
Last month NASA officials gave a series of presentations about the space agency’s deep-space exploration plans to the NASA Advisory Council’s Human Exploration and Operations (HEO) Committee. I have excerpted slides from those presentations to provide an overview of what the space agency is planning.
Blue Origin is expanding its operations near Seattle. Blue Origin, the Kent-based aerospace firm owned by Jeff Bezos, has added to its holdings in Kent with a 31-acre land purchase just southwest of its headquarters. The $14 million transaction was recorded last week by King County. The site is at and around 21600 76th Ave. S. The seller was Bar-Gem LLC, an entity of the Barnier family, which had owned […]
We’re all abuzz with the appearance of the #SpaceX #FalconHeavy on LC-39A this morning! Though no date is confirmed, today’s testing brings us closer to launch day. Look for future updates here: https://t.co/vWVB16E4eP pic.twitter.com/T3YB75RdmB — KSC Visitor Complex (@ExploreSpaceKSC) December 28, 2017 The rocket is undergoing a fit check on the launch pad. A brief static fire of the first stage’s 27 engines will follow in January prior to the […]
MADISON, Wis., Dec. 27, 2017 (CDI PR) — Cellular Dynamics International (CDI), a FUJIFILM company, the leading developer and manufacturer of human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) and differentiated tissue-specific iPSC-cells, announced that its iCell® Cardiomyocytes were launched into space via SpaceX’s 13th commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station on Dec.15, 2017.
The purpose of the scientific research project utilizing CDI’s iCell Cardiomyocytes in space is to validate the function of NASA’s new Bioculture System for automated cell culture on the International Space Station and to study human cardiac cell function in microgravity.