BlackSky Global Announces Rakesh Narasimhan as Executive Vice President and General Manager to Lead Its Software and Big Data Platform

Former Citrix and Microsoft Technology Executive Brings Industry Track Record of Innovative Products and Services to BlackSky Global Seattle, July 20, 2015 – BlackSky Global, a satellite imaging-as-a-service company, announced today that it has tapped software and services veteran Rakesh Narasimhan as its executive vice president and general manager to lead engineering, sales, marketing and operations … Continued

Spaceflight Partners with Spire, Tethers Unlimited, BitBeam and Syrlinks to Expand Its Global Communications Business

SEATTLE, July 13, 2015 – Spaceflight Networks, Spaceflight Industries’ line of business providing cost-effective satellite communications and data services, today announced partnerships with satellite data company Spire Global, Inc. and spacecraft radio providers Tethers Unlimited, BitBeam Inc. and Syrlinks. The partnerships will support Spaceflight Networks as it builds out its “cell phone network for space,” … Continued

NovaWurks and Spaceflight Services Announce Launch Contract For Payload Test Bed Mission in Fall 2017

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. & SEATTLE, June 24, 2015 (NovaWurks/Spaceflight Services PR) – NovaWurks™ Inc. and Spaceflight Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Spaceflight Industries, Inc. offering commercial rideshare launch services, today announced a signed launch contract for a NovaWurks Payload Test Bed (PTB) mission planned for the third quarter of 2017. PTB-2, the second of … Continued

Spaceflight Celebrates Successful Integration with Launch of Company Website

New Website Serves as One-Stop Portal for Bundled, Cost-Effective Small-Satellite Solutions and Services SEATTLE, June 2, 2015 – Spaceflight Industries (Spaceflight), a next-generation satellite products and services company aimed at transforming the use of space, today announced it has completed the corporate integration of its three service lines under a common brand, including Spaceflight Systems … Continued

A surge in the commercial-space business is generating excitement in the Greater Seattle area as private money spurs innovation and buzz at local companies.

By Dominic Gates Seattle Times aerospace reporter Differential equations are scrawled across an old-fashioned blackboard in Rob Hoyt’s office. On another wall, he’s framed the cover of a sci-fi novel he hasn’t had time to finish. Hoyt runs a space-technology company with the unlikely name of Tethers Unlimited that’s dedicated to figuring out how far-out ideas … Continued

Spaceflight Industries Raises $20 Million to Accelerate Growth

RRE Venture Capital and Paul Allen’s Vulcan Capital Co-Lead Investment in Future Expansion of Next-Generation Space Services Company Spaceflight Industries, a next-generation, integrated space products and services company aimed at transforming the use of space, today announced it has secured $20 million in Series B funding co-led by RRE Venture Capital and Vulcan Capital with … Continued

Inspiring Minds with the Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance

Great discussion today at the Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance Defense, Space and Security Conference. During the panel discussion, we shared our thoughts about the future of the space sector in Washington State and heard from inspiring thought-leaders at Aerojet, Janicki Industries, Planetary Resources and Space Angels Network.

6U Solar Panels Complete Qualification Program

Spaceflight Industries (Spaceflight) today announced that they have successfully completed space qualification of their new 6U solar panel. This qualification effort extends the qualified power systems products for small satellites applications beyond batteries and satellite power management to now include solar panels. The solar panels provide a simple power generation solution for 6U CubeSat form … Continued

Spaceflight Industries Cargo Module Power Unit Provides Power for Payloads Bound for the International Space Station

Spaceflight Industries (Spaceflight) announced that their Cargo Module Power Unit (CMPU) was used to supply power to payloads aboard Orbital Sciences Corporation’s (NYSE:ORB) Cygnus™ cargo logistics spacecraft, which recently  delivered of 1,260 kilograms of supplies, equipment and scientific experiments to the International Space Station for NASA under the Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) contract. The CMPUs … Continued

Spaceflight Industries Delivers Four more Cargo Module Power Units to Orbital Sciences Corporation

Spaceflight Industries (Spaceflight) announced today that they’ve completed on-time delivery  of four more Cargo Module Power Units (CMPUs) to Orbital Sciences Corporation (NYSE: ORB) which supply power to payloads aboard Orbital’s Cygnus cargo logistics spacecraft. The CMPUs provide up to 150 Watts of 28VDC payload power to mid-deck locker payloads destined for the International Space … Continued

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