and now for the News….

Rapideye has been bought by a Canadian firm. Rapideye, which operates five Low Earth Orbit Earth Observation satellites, was in bankruptcy protection.

ICESAT-2 will be built by Orbital Sciences Corp, reports Spacenews.com. Despite cutbacks at NASA the ICESAT follow on mission has been prioritised by NASA.

The first Nigerian built satellite, NigeriaSat-X has been launched from Russia. NigeriaSat-2, a high resolution multispectral EO platform was launched at the same time.

 

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