COMMERCIAL SPACE TECHNOLOGIES TOASTS THE SUCCESSFUL LAUNCH OF THE DOT-1 SATELLITE

July 2019

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DoT-1 became the 82nd satellite for which Commercial Space Technologies (CST) has successfully arranged and managed the launch. The DoT-1 microsatellite was designed by Surrey Satellite Technologies Limited (SSTL) to test new avionics components for future satellites.

On July 5th 2019 at 08:41 Moscow time (05:41 UTC) the Soyuz-2.1b launch vehicle with Fregat upper stage successfully delivered Demonstration of Technology 1 (DoT-1) with 31 other small satellites and its primary payload, Meteor-M (meteorological satellite number 2.2), into a Sun-synchronous low Earth orbit.

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The first launch from Vostochny space center in 2019

July 2019

The launch of the Meteor-M, meteorological satellite number 2.2, with 32 small satellites by Soyuz-2.1b launch vehicle with Fregat upper stage took place from Vostochny space center on 5th July.                                                                                                                 .

The live broadcast was available from the official website of TsENKI Corporation.

Photo: Marina Lystseva / TASS

ACCESS.SPACE ALLIANCE CONFERENCE 2019

July 2019

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Commercial Space Technologies (CST) participated in ACCESS.SPACE ALLIANCE CONFERENCE on the small satellites sector hosted at ECSAT in Harwell, UK, on 4th July 2019. Alan Webb, CST Director and Project Manager, took part in the panel session “Launching small satellites”

 

Seradata Space Conference, London

June 2019

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Commercial Space Technologies participated in a Seradata Space Conference – Space Risks, Business and Insurance on 25th June 2019. Seradata hosted a one-day conference plus half-day training session in the City of London.

In addition to keynote speeches from industry leaders, the conference has presentation and discussion sessions covering subjects such as: new launch vehicles, new spacecraft technology, space environmental risks, as well as recent trends in space business and finance, space insurance and liability.

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150th anniversary of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements

June 2019

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Commercial Space Technologies participated in a meeting from the cycle “UK Russia Science & Cocktails”, “Stardust. Space Chemistry” dedicated to the celebration of the International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements. Moscow Museum of Cosmonautics.

The event was organized by the UK Research and Innovation Network in cooperation with the UK International Trade Department in Russia, with the support of the Moscow Cosmonautics Museum, the Science Museum (London), the Organizing Committee for the International Year of the Periodic Table, the Space Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences and Oxford University Press.

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Lift off: UK’s first vertical-launch spaceport plans unveiled

June 2019

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North Uist residents are set to get a taste of the space race after plans were unveiled to create the UK’s first vertical-launch commercial spaceport on the Outer Hebridean island, creating up to 70 jobs.

The local government council is investing around £1m to purchase the land where the launch facility will be constructed.

From there, rockets will be launched vertically, offering low-cost, safe and efficient access to sun synchronous and polar orbits. [Read more]

Source: STV News

Why is Scotland a prime rocket launch site?

June 2019

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It has been almost a year since it was announced that Scotland could host the very first UK spaceport – and interest is far from waning.

By the end of the year, plans could be submitted to build a facility at the A’Mhoine Peninsula in Sutherland.

But Scotland has a number of regions which look attractive to aerospace companies for development.

A consortium has revealed plans to build the UK’s first vertical launch site at Scolpaig, North Uist, following months of investigations.

Shetland has also been earmarked as a desirable location. [Read more] 

Source: BBC News

Western Isles in race to open UK’s first spaceport

June 2019

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The project led by the Western Isles local authority – Comhairle nan Eilean Siar – is separate to bids to build ports in Sutherland and in Shetland.

It has been proposed the Western Isles’ Spaceport 1 be located at Scolpaig on the north-west coast of North Uist.

The Comhairle said up to 70 jobs could be created at the site which would be used for small satellite launches.

Test launches could be carried out later this year. [Read more] 

Source: BBC News