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July 19, 2022 in News

Commercial Space Industry Providing Tools To Advance and Augment Space Domain Awareness Visualization and Analytics

The U.S. government employs an array of software visualization tools across multiple space domain awareness (SDA) mission areas. These tools, which support catalog maintenance, orbit modeling, and projection assessments, are…
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April 8, 2022 in News

Boeing, ExoAnalytic team to offer Australian-operated, ready-to-go Space Domain Awareness system

Boeing Australia and ExoAnalytic have joined forces to offer the Australian Government a fully operational Space Domain Awareness capability which is ready to deploy immediately, and to be operated by…
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April 4, 2022 in News

Press Release: ExoAnalytic Demonstrates Value-Added Service to Provide Direct Support to First Successful On-Orbit Servicing in Geosynchronous Orbit

New CONFERS Sustaining Member ExoAnalytic Solutions Inc. was contracted to provide space domain awareness data and analysis to support the successful Mission Extension Vehicles (MEV-1 and MEV-2). The first mission…
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February 2, 2022 in News

Chinese ‘space cleaner’ spotted grabbing and throwing away old satellite

Last month, a private satellite tracking company spotted a Chinese spacecraft apparently grabbing and throwing a dead satellite away into a "graveyard" orbit.
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February 1, 2022 in News

A Chinese Space Tug Just Grappled a Dead Satellite

A Chinese satellite pulled a defunct navigation satellite out of the way of other satellites on January 22nd. The satellite, called SJ-21, appeared to operate as a space tug when…
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January 27, 2022 in News

China’s Shijian-21 towed dead satellite to a high graveyard orbit

China’s Shijian-21 space debris mitigation satellite has docked with a defunct Chinese satellite to drastically alter its geostationary orbit, demonstrating capabilities only previously exhibited by the United States.
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January 26, 2022 in News

China’s SJ-21 ‘tugs’ dead satellite out of GEO belt: Trackers

China’s SJ-21 satellite now “appears to be functioning as a space tug,” pulling a dead CompassG2, or Beidou, navigation satellite out of the way of other satellites operating in the…
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September 16, 2021 in News

Tracking Space Debris is a Growing Business

At orbital speeds a tennis-ball-sized piece of space junk packs enough energy to obliterate a satellite. It makes good sense, then, to track orbiting debris, the better to steer spacecraft away…
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May 31, 2021 in News

NATO Space Pitch Day: Top qualifiers announced

The NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCI Agency) and NATO Space Centre are proud to announce the top qualifiers of the NATO Space Pitch Day. NCI Agency Chief of Staff…
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May 19, 2021 in News

HARRIER System Rapidly And Inexpensively Fills Space Surveillance Network Gaps

ExoAnalytic Solutions provides much-needed tracking of near-geosynchronous orbit satellites during Air Force electro-optical sensor gaps and saves $37 million. With the support of the Small Business Innovation Research / Small…
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April 28, 2021 in News, Press Release

ExoAnalytic Solutions and NorthStar Earth & Space expand collaboration to protect satellites

Precision SSA services to meet the threat of space congestion London, United Kingdom – April 28, 2021 – In response to the increasing threat of congestion and space debris in…
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November 9, 2020 in News, Op-Ed

Securing cislunar space: A vision for U.S. leadership

by Brien Flewelling — November 9, 2020 Exploitation of the space domain is driving profound changes in U.S. national security and economic strategy. As military and economic activity expands beyond GEO, so too…
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November 2, 2020 in News

Moon patrols could be a future reality for Space Force

by Sandra Erwin — November 2, 2020 “It’s a brave new world for the DoD to embark on,” said Capt. David Buehler, manager of the AFRL experiment named CHPS, for Cislunar Highway Patrol…
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June 19, 2020 in News

Commerce Department hopes study will free up funding for space traffic management work

by Jeff Foust — June 19, 2020 WASHINGTON — Two years after a space policy directive gave it responsibility for space traffic management, the Commerce Department says it is making progress on implementing…
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March 30, 2020 in News

Solar array problem killed Venezuela’s VeneSat-1, officials confirm

by Caleb Henry — March 30, 2020 WASHINGTON — Venezuela confirmed its first and only government-operated communications satellite, VeneSat-1, suffered a mission-ending failure that its Chinese builder blamed on a solar array problem.…
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March 27, 2020 in News

Venezuela’s only telecoms satellite is lost in space

by Manuel Rued - March 27, 2020 BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Venezuela’s only telecommunications satellite has veered off its orbit and stopped working, creating a logistical headache for the cash-strapped…
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March 23, 2020 in News

Venezuela’s flagship communications satellite out of service and tumbling

by Caleb Henry — March 23, 2020 WASHINGTON — Venezuela’s first and only state-owned communications satellite has been out of service since March 13 when a series of maneuvers left it tumbling in…
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February 14, 2020 in News

DirecTV’s defunct Spaceway-1 reaches high graveyard orbit in one piece

by Caleb Henry — February 14, 2020 WASHINGTON — DirecTV’s Spaceway-1 satellite has been retired to a graveyard orbit 500 kilometers above the geostationary arc, eliminating the risk of the malfunctioning satellite exploding…
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January 31, 2020 in News

DirecTV’s damaged Spaceway-1 satellite moving to graveyard orbit

by Caleb Henry — January 31, 2020 WASHINGTON — DirecTV’s Spaceway-1 satellite, which suffered a battery malfunction last month that could still cause it to explode, is moving out of geostationary orbit and…
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November 5, 2019 in News

Air Force awards $9 million on first Space Pitch Day San Francisco

by Debra Werner — November 5, 2019 SAN FRANCISCO – U.S. Air Force leaders emphasized their commitment to quick acquisition of innovative commercial technologies by awarding a total of $9 million to 12…
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July 19, 2019 in News

U.S. Air Force to begin transferring space situational awareness data to Commerce Department

by Caleb Henry — July 19, 2019 WASHINGTON — The U.S. Commerce Department is “imminently” close to receiving a repository of satellite and space debris tracking data from the Air Force, a Commerce…
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April 15, 2019 in News

Stricken with fuel leak, Intelsat 29e seen drifting in geostationary orbit

by Stephen Clark - April 15, 2019 A Boeing-built Intelsat communications satellite launched three years ago is drifting in geostationary orbit after suffering a fuel leak and releasing debris fragments…
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April 13, 2019 in News

Possible Medium Sized Debris from Intelsat-29e Tracked by ExoAnalytic Solutions

On April 9, ExoAnalytic Solutions tracked what appears to be a medium sized piece of debris separating from the Intelsat-29e satellite. Intelsat 29e had been in a geostationary orbit at 50 degrees…
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April 12, 2019 in News

New video of Intelsat 29e satellite reveals dramatic “anomaly”

by Eric Berger - April 12, 2019 After another satellite went out of service in geostationary orbit this week, at least temporarily, new data now suggests the spacecraft may not…
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April 10, 2019 in News

Intelsat-29e satellite suffers fuel leak, spotted drifting along GEO arc

by Caleb Henry — April 10, 2019 COLORADO SPRINGS — Intelsat’s first Epic-series high-throughput satellite, Intelsat-29e, is drifting in orbit after back-to-back anomalies, forcing the company to shift customers to other spacecraft. Intelsat…
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April 1, 2019 in News

ExoAnalytic, NorthStar E&S team up on space situational awareness

by Caleb Henry — April 1, 2019 WASHINGTON — ExoAnalytic Solutions, a company that tracks satellites and space debris using ground-based telescopes, announced a partnership April 1 with NorthStar Earth and Space, a Canadian…
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September 7, 2017 in News, Op-Ed

How to avoid another Telkom-1

by Luca Rossettini — September 7, 2017 The recent failure of PT Telkom’s 18-year-old Telkom-1 satellite highlighted the risk associated with prolonged operations of aging satellites. Announced as a pointing anomaly on August…
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August 30, 2017 in News

ExoAnalytic video shows Telkom-1 satellite erupting debris

by Caleb Henry — August 30, 2017 WASHINGTON — Ground-based observations of PT Telkom’s 18-year old Telkom-1 satellite show a large cloud of debris generated the night the satellite lost contact with customers…
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July 3, 2017 in News

Troubled AMC 9 Satellite Sheds Debris in Populated Orbit, Regains Contact with Ground Control

July 3, 2017 The stricken AMC 9 communications satellite that suffered a sudden and unexpected anomaly on June 17 has shed at least four pieces of debris according to information…
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July 2, 2017 in News

SES reconnects with AMC-9, sights possible fragments

by Caleb Henry — July 2, 2017 WASHINGTON — Satellite operator SES says it has regained the ability to communicate with AMC-9, a 14-year old satellite in the company’s fleet that stopped listening…
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July 2, 2017 in News

A satellite may be falling apart in geostationary orbit [Updated]

by Eric Berger  - July 2, 2017 Sunday 11am ET Update: In response to a query from Ars, the AMC-9 satellite's operator, Luxembourg-based SES, issued the following statement on Sunday…
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