NASA and SpaceX Sign Joint Spaceflight Safety Agreement

March 18, 2021 – NASA and SpaceX have signed a joint agreement to formalize both parties’ strong interest in the sharing of information to maintain and improve space safety. This agreement enables a deeper level of coordination, cooperation, and data sharing, and defines the arrangement, responsibilities, and procedures for flight safety coordination. The focus of…

Inmarsat Selected By UK Space Agency to Develop Satellite-Based Rocket Launch Telemetry System

March 18, 2021 – The UK Space Agency has awarded a National Space Innovation Programme (NSIP) contract to Inmarsat, the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications to develop an in-orbit telemetry relay service for rockets called “InRange”. Inmarsat’s InRange service will reduce the dependency of space launch providers on traditional, expensive ground-based monitoring systems…

Amartus Supporting SES with O3b mPOWER Automation

March 18, 2021 – Amartus is supporting SES with its deep expertise in network automation standards and a proven track record adapting commercial B-OSS software platforms to meet the needs of SES’s next-generation non-geostationary satellite orbit (NGSO) constellation called O3b mPOWER. The official, multi-faceted cooperation between the companies started in October 2020. O3b mPOWER is…