Insights & Updates

Confirmed Communication from Pathfinder-1!

We are pleased to report a successful launch of Pathfinder-1 and the subsequent first communication! Watch the video below to see our ops team receive the first signal, and then the first data.     Jason Andrews, CEO of Spaceflight Industries, reflects on this achievement: This is one more milestone in a string of milestones … Continued

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Of Coconuts and Rockets

There are many steps involved in getting a spacecraft ready for launch. But when we launch from India from the PSLV, there is one extra step: the coconut ceremony. Breaking a coconut has much significance in the Hindu religion. It usually marks an auspicious occasion like weddings or festival, or the start of a new … Continued

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Pathfinder-1 is Ready to Launch!

Pathfinder-1 Mission Blog #3 Question: What do you call a high resolution telescopic camera that is sitting on top of 241 Metric Tons (532,000 lbs) of explosives? Answer: Pathfinder-1! Pathfinder-1 is now fueled, integrated to the separation system, and sitting 120 feet above the ground on top of the Indian Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV). … Continued

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