Nasa has awarded a $109.4m contract to US rocket and spacecraft manufacturer SpaceX to provide launch services for its Interstellar Mapping and Acceleration Probe (IMAP) mission.
Rocket leads as Aerospace Technology lists ten of the most popular tweets on aerospace tech in August 2020 based on data from GlobalData’s Influencer Platform. The top tweets were chosen from influencers as tracked by GlobalData’s Influencer Platform, which is based on a scientific process that works on pre-defined parameters. Influencers are selected after a deep analysis of the influencer’s relevance, network strength, engagement, and leading discussions on new and emerging trends.
The UK Government has launched a public consultation on regulations governing the country’s spaceflight programme.
Aerospace and defence company Boeing is set to continue supporting operations of the International Space Station (ISS) through September 2024.
Space-focused holding company Voyager has expanded its portfolio with the acquisition of Pioneer Astronautics.
US-based not-for-profit research organisation SETI Institute has secured a planetary protection support contract from Nasa.
Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover (VIPER) is a new lunar rover being developed by Nasa for the exploration of the moon in quest of water ice and other potential volatiles.
A new UK space industry consortium has launched the ‘Open Innovation – Space’ initiative to increase small and medium enterprises (SMEs) engagement in future Satcom services.
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