From inventing the telephone to now creating the most powerful camera aboard the James Webb Telescope, Scotland continues to revolutionize technology and is setting its sights on the space industry.
The space industry thrives on continuous hardware innovation and the advancement of materials designed to withstand the harshest conditions imaginable. The Niobium C103 refractory alloy is a prime example. Refractory alloys stand out in aerospace and defense applications due to their ability to maintain their structural integrity and mechanical properties at extremely high temperatures. Comprising […]
For those working in the space industry, doing it because it’s hard is a guiding motivating principle.
As big data, Earth intelligence, and the Internet of Things increasingly shape our society, the appetite for real-time satellite communication has never been greater. The rising demand—coupled with diminishing barriers to entry for satellite operators—has elevated the role of satellites in our everyday lives. Space-based comms are integral to our ability to connect to the […]
With space emerging as a strategically important domain, the US is redoubling its efforts to establish a resilient missile detection and alert system to fortify the nation’s defenses. While the Pentagon has invested in space-based missile tracking technologies since the Cold War-era, the rise of novel and pressing threats has heightened the urgency. Intercontinental missiles […]
Over the last five years, the demand for small satellite manufacturing has skyrocketed, fueled by their cost-effectiveness and versatility across a broad range of applications, including EO, defense, communications, and scientific research. However, meeting the demand in a timely and reliable manner is a challenge for the industry. As a prime contractor operating within this […]
Active phased arrays represent a transformative leap in radio frequency communication and will reshape how we connect and transmit data. At its core, an active phased array antenna is a collection of individual antenna elements, each with its own amplifier and phase shifter. By altering the phase or timing and power level of each antenna […]
We have arrived at a new era of geospatial intelligence – one defined by greater transparency and more data than ever. Let’s talk about how we got here, and the role Planet has to play. Recently, Planet authored a white paper that explains how and why the commercial space industry has grown so rapidly, and […]
In 2012, there were just over 1,000 active satellites in orbit. There are now 10,000, ~2,700 of which were deployed in the last 12 months. During the early days of the space economy, satellite operators could overlook spacecraft longevity and collision risk. This is no longer the case. As the space economy matures, space sustainability […]
The future success of the space industry’s supply chain depends on standardizing all aspects of a space mission, from human safety to the oxidizer used with fuel. This collective piece dives into how nitrous oxide is the optimal choice featuring input from: Tactically responsive space A few weeks ago, for the first time, the US […]
For the last ten years, the pace of activities in space has dramatically increased, providing new capabilities that contribute to economic growth, improve science, and better connect the global community. To extend the benefits of these services, satellite operators from around the world have developed increasingly sophisticated constellations leveraging satellites equipped with advanced technology. Now, […]