The IAC conference aims to ignite elected officials’ interest in space

A meeting this week is being used by an international organization of elected leaders to raise awareness about the value of space among many other politicians. The 11th International Meeting for Members of Parliaments, which is taking place this week as part of the International Astronautical Federation’s 72nd International Astronautical Congress, drew roughly 40 people… Continue reading The IAC conference aims to ignite elected officials’ interest in space

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The Pelican Earth-imaging constellation is shown by Planet

Planet debuted Pelican Earth-imaging satellites with “extremely high resolution” and aims to integrate SAR (synthetic-aperture radar) into the Planet Fusion Monitoring data stream. The announcements were made on October 12 at the opening of Planet Explore 2021, an event for Planet’s clients, partners, developers, as well as data product end consumers. Officials from the company… Continue reading The Pelican Earth-imaging constellation is shown by Planet

Maxar submits a protest against the procurement of satellites by the Space Development Agency

Maxar Technologies challenged the Space Development Agency’s solicitation for 126 satellites by filing a complaint with Government Accountability Office (GAO) on October 8. SDA published a request for proposals on August 30 for Transport Layer Tranche 1 – a low-Earth orbit mesh network of tiny communications satellites set to launch in 2024. The deadline for proposals was October 8,… Continue reading Maxar submits a protest against the procurement of satellites by the Space Development Agency

Amid the fuel crisis, car sales in the UK are down, but electric vehicle sales are at an all-time high

Last month, the number of electric vehicles sold in the UK approached the total for the year, with panic-purchasing at the petrol stations expected to increase consumer enthusiasm for cleaner vehicles. About 33,000 pure electric vehicles were recorded in a historic month for EVs, nearly 50 percent higher than last year, as new car sales fell… Continue reading Amid the fuel crisis, car sales in the UK are down, but electric vehicle sales are at an all-time high

Supercars are attempting to make the switch to electric vehicles

Fast and light “supercars” are synonymous with vehicle manufacturers such as Ferrari, Porsche, and Mercedes-Benz. The majority of them are propelled by gasoline engines. Before policies restricting gas-powered engines take effect, the firms aim to produce electric versions of their well-known cars. Car manufacturers are modifying many of their conventional vehicles so that they may be… Continue reading Supercars are attempting to make the switch to electric vehicles

The Polish Armed Forces have enlisted the help of industry collaboration to imaging nanosatellites

A consortium created by local space industry stakeholders will build three nanosatellites which are going to be operated by country’s armed services and deployed into orbit in 2024 under the recently established Polish Imaging Satellites (PIAST) project. Creotech Instruments, Poland’s top privately-owned space industry participant, was commissioned as part of the consortium to develop the three… Continue reading The Polish Armed Forces have enlisted the help of industry collaboration to imaging nanosatellites

After an issue at launch, a Chinese satellite is presently operational

Shiyan-10, the Chinese satellite is fully operational, some three weeks after an incident during launch looked to have resulted in the spacecraft’s demise. China deployed the experimental satellite, Shiyan-10 on a Long March 3B spaceship from Xichang Satellite Launch Center on September 27, however, no successful announcement was made. The payload reached a geosynchronous transfer orbit, which… Continue reading After an issue at launch, a Chinese satellite is presently operational

In a $711 million deal, Reliance Industries buys the Norwegian solar panel giant REC

Reliance Industries, an Indian conglomerate, is increasing its green energy goals with the $771 million purchase of REC Solar Holdings, a Norwegian solar panel producer, as part of its goal of 100 gigawatts of sustainable energy by 2030. Over the weekend, Reliance announced that it has reached an agreement with China National Bluestar to buy… Continue reading In a $711 million deal, Reliance Industries buys the Norwegian solar panel giant REC

During the fuel supply crisis in the UK, the number of people interested in buying an electric car has increased dramatically

Martin Miller’s electric car business in Guildford, Surrey, noticed a jump in purchases as petrol stations across the United Kingdom ran out of fuel on September 24th (Friday). After what ended out be the busiest day they have ever experienced, interest in his business, EV Experts, does not seem to be dwindling. The firm is running… Continue reading During the fuel supply crisis in the UK, the number of people interested in buying an electric car has increased dramatically

Deals in the space business may slow down in the coming year

The fast pace of space company investment and acquisitions this year is uncertain about persisting next year, but bankers and investors remain bullish about the industry’s long-term growth potential. This year, a broader wave of mergers incorporating special-purpose acquisition corporations (SPACs), or “blank check” enterprises that merge with privately-owned companies, enabling those businesses to go public outside… Continue reading Deals in the space business may slow down in the coming year