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New Congress Names Space Committee Leaders

With Republicans reclaiming a narrow majority in the U.S. House, leaders have spent January determining who will get gavels on the committees and subcommittees that set military and civil space…

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Of Nearly Two Dozen Active Solar Missions, These Three Provide The Most Insight Into The Sun

Hinode Launch: September 2006 Organization: JAXA Mission Objective: To study the Sun’s magnetic field and how it impacts solar eruptions Instruments on board: Solar Optical Telescope, EUV Imaging Spectrometer, X-Ray…

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Nation in Review: France

France has always been a pioneer in space: It was the third nation to establish a space program, and it led Europe’s launch vehicle development. Military and civil space strategies from the past few years have planned for the completion of new military satellite constellations, the first launch of the new Ariane 6 launch vehicle, and an increase in domestic space industry investment.

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Quilty Analytics Annual and 2022 Q4 Quarterly Transactional Update

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The Year in Review The dealmaking environment changed significantly in 2022. It was a year in which the benchmark S&P 500 public equity index declined 18% (its worst showing since…

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Space Leaders Predict Big Opportunities, Serious Challenges As New Year Dawns In Orbit

The Space Report reached out to a selection of space industry leaders seeking their predictions on what’s ahead for 2023. They foresaw a number of challenges ahead for governments and space firms, from rising international tensions to increased congestion in low Earth orbit.

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The S-Network Space Index℠ 2022 Performance

The S-Network Space Index℠ tracks a global portfolio of publicly traded companies that are active in space-related businesses such as satellite-based telecommunications; transmission of television and radio content via satellite . . .

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Above the Fold: Space Issues to Watch in 2023

In China, 2023 is the Year of the Rabbit. Of the twelve animals, it is regarded as the luckiest and symbolizes mercy and elegance. People born in this year avoid arguing and fighting. As one contemplates the major space issues facing the new Congress and the Biden-Harris administration, a realist must accept that it is likely they will be debated . . .

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Born from NASA Space Innovation, Digital Twin Technology Blooms Across Industries

Digital twinning is a technology with roots in the space program that’s now the beating heart of modern business, solving production, supply chain, and delivery problems before they start and giving managers unprecedented insight into operations.

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Annual Payload Deployment Climbs 36%, Driven Largely by Broadband Growth

Fueled largely by the growth of broadband constellations and the continued dominance of U.S. payloads, spacecraft deployed in 2022 climbed significantly from 2021.

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Defense Spending Increase Targets Commercial and Military Satellite Protection

Defense space initiatives received an additional $2.2 billion in appropriations on top of the initial request for fiscal year 2023 alongside a first-of-its-kind shift in stated strategy.

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