What's making News in the Satellite World?

The next Musk?

The Financial Times considers the future of Nano satellites and the man touted as the Kiwi Elon Musk. READ MORE https://www.ft.com/content/32d3f95e-f6c1-11e7-8715-e94187b3017e

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A trillion dollar industry

Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley have both forecasted the space industry to reach $1 trillion USD by the 2040’s. Spacenews.com considers what would need to occur for the current market to triple in less than a quarter of a century.  https://spacenews.com/a-trillion-dollar-space-industry-will-require-new-markets/

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Avalanche of space junk

As the race to put more nano-satellites in space heats up the risk of creating an avalanche of space junk multiplies. Business Insider explains: https://www.businessinsider.com.au/how-the-nanosatellite-boom-and-battle-for-space-could-end-in-disaster-for-us-all-2017-6

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Australian low cost satellite manufacturer

Australian Company Myriota offers an “ultra-low-cost satellite IoT service”. Their low-cost satellite transmitters (just 20mm by 32mm in size)  send low powered messages directly to a constellation of low-earth-orbit nano-satellites. They hope to utilise this technology in a number of sectors including agriculture, defence, utilities, environmental monitoring, asset tracking and logistics. Read more at https://www.cio.com.au/article/647931/nanosat-enabled-iot-start-up-myriota-create-50-jobs-by-2020/

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Propulsion for cubesats?

There have been calls to ban propulsion systems on cubesats, read more at https://www.spaceintelreport.com/should-nanosats-with-propulsion-be-forced-to-include-encryption-heres-the-yes-case/    

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Oldest Human Object in Space!

60 years old and still going strong. Read more about the Vanguard 1 at https://theconversation.com/60-years-in-orbit-for-grapefruit-satellite-the-oldest-human-object-in-space-93640

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Space Weapons?

A Russian satellite is in the news as US fears it might be a weapon. Read more at https://www.space.com/41503-russian-satellite-possible-space-weapon.html

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