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Satellite 2017: Connectivity to the “Internet of Things” is seen as key driver for future satellite traffic

While many have concerns over the Orwellian prospect of being spied on by our own appliances, the “Internet of Things” was viewed as a positive development by the leaders of satellite operators at the Satellite 2017 conference held in Washington …

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Satellite 2017: Jeff Bezos shows off straked New Glenn rocket and announces Eutelsat as first commercial client…then OneWeb joins club

At a presentation at the Satellite 2017 conference in Washington DC in March, Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos showed off the latest rocket design to emerge from his Blue Origin rocket company. While significantly similar to past artist’s impressions of the …

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Interview: Tory Bruno leads ULA towards greater competitiveness via reliability, reusability and the lessons of the Knights Templar

Salvatore T. “Tory” Bruno, President and CEO of United Launch Alliance (ULA), lays out his plans for the company in an email interview with David Todd, Seradata’s Head of Space Content. The issues include how to keep ULA competitive in …

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Market Exec Moves: Blue Origin recruits Clayton Mowry while William Wade leaves Asiasat

New launch vehicle firm, Blue Origin has attracted Clayton Mowry to its ranks from his role as President of the US arm of Arianespace, Arianespace Inc. Mowry who has been in post several years, originally took over from Doug Heydon. …

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Blue Origin completes a successful test of its abort system while surprisingly recovering New Shepard booster

At 1536 GMT, on 5 October 2016, the start-up space company Blue Origin completed the fifth consecutive launch of their New Shepard booster, alongside the first successful in-flight test of their crew abort mechanism. The primary aim of this mission …

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New Shepard booster launched and landed for the fourth time by Blue Origin

Blue Origin launched its New Shepard booster (the same vehicle) for the fourth consecutive time at 1435 GMT on 19 June 2016,. The suborbital booster achieved a peak altitude of 101 km before successfully landing back on the launch-pad some …

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