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Isotropic Systems completes funding for 2022 commercial launch
Isotropic Systems antennas will first focus on connecting Ka-band satellites. Credit: Isotropic SystemsTAMPA, Fla. — Isotropic Systems said Sept. 27 it raised more than $37 million to fully fund its flat-panel antennas through to product launch in 2022
Atlas 5 launches Landsat 9
An Atlas 5 lifts off from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California Sept. 27 carrying the Landsat 9 satellite. Credit: ULAWASHINGTON — An Atlas 5 successfully launched the latest in the Landsat series of Earth science satellites Sept. 27, continuing a program that started nearly half a century ago
Planet co-founder Chris Boshuizen to fly with Blue Origin
Planet co-founders, including Chris Boshuizen standing on the left, started out building cubesats in a Cupertino, California, garage in 2011. Credit: PlanetSAN FRANCISCO – Planet co-founder Chris Boshuizen will be one of four passengers on the next flight of the Blue Origin New Shepard suborbital vehicle on Oct. 12
RocketStar ready for second suborbital flight attempt
RocketStar aims to launch its developmental Cowbell rocket from this multi-use launchpad in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Credit: RocketStarTAMPA, Fla. — New York-based RocketStar plans to launch its aerospike-powered rocket for the first time this fall, carrying a prototype satellite for resource-mapping startup Lunasonde on a brief suborbital trip



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