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TAMPA, Fla. — Maritime connectivity specialist Marlink will offer Starlink to its customers as SpaceX’s broadband service turns to partners to expand beyond the consumer market. Marlink and OmniAccess, its division focusing on high-end superyachts and boutique cruise lines, said ...

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BP is to pilot its digital in-truck payments app, InTruck Connect, in the UK with MAN Truck & Bus.  bp InTruck Connect will be piloted as part of MAN’s digital product, MAN SimplePay, a growing ecosystem of partners for ...

IVECO and Nikola unveil electric and hydrogen fuel cell HGVs

Iveco and Nikola Corporation have launched two new zero emission heavy duty trucks at IAA 2022; the Nikola Tre battery-electric vehicle, and the Nikola Tre fuel cell electric vehicle.  The Nikola Tre BEV Artic 4×2 has a wheelbase of ...

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EV charging infrastructure specialist Mer is urging fleets to understand the energy capacity available from their local grid as limitations can slow down their decarbonisation plans.   Simon Tate, Sales Director at Mer UK said fleets’ plans are increasingly ...

L3Harris’ missile-tracking satellites will use a newly designed Maxar bus

Maxar CEO Jablonsky: ‘It’s a new proprietary design that we worked on with L3Harris’ NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Under a $700 million contract from the U.S. Space Development Agency, L3Harris will build 14 satellites using a new Maxar bus.  ...

Amazon and Telesat coordinate their planned NGSO constellations

TAMPA, Fla. — Amazon and Telesat said Sept. 21 they have finalized spectrum arrangements to keep their planned satellites in non-geostationary orbit (NGSO) from interfering with each other. The coordination deals “ensure the coexistence” of their broadband constellations, the ...

Arkisys’ first flight to demonstrate universal interface adapter

PARIS — Arkisys, a Southern California startup developing robotic infrastructure for on-orbit commerce, announced plans Sept. 21 for a spaceflight demonstration of a key technology. In 2023, Arkisys plans to launch Applique, a universal interface adapter designed to connect any ...

Spaced Ventures petition for SpaceX shares hits $11.4 million

PARIS – In a little over a week, the crowdfunding platform Spaced Ventures has obtained pledges of $11.4 million from 758 individuals eager to invest in SpaceX. The target is $25 million. That’s the figure Spaced Ventures executives think might ...

Maxar offering new space-monitoring service to help track objects in orbit

Maxar is looking to use this capability to fill commercial and government demand for debris monitoring and space domain awareness NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Maxar Technologies, an operator of high-resolution Earth imaging satellites, has received regulatory approval to use ...

IVECO unveils new electric eDAILY with modular batteries

IVECO has unveiled its new zero-emission eDAILY at the IAA Transportation 2022 Trade Fair in Hanover. The eDAILY offers up to 20m3 cargo volume, up to 4.6t payload and up to 3.5t towing ability. Performance is in line with ...

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Eurotunnel Le Shuttle Freight has launched a new online emissions calculator to enable logistics companies to calculate their CO2 savings. With a truck travelling on a Shuttle emitting 12 times less greenhouse gases than travel by ferry, Eurotunnel Le ...

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Fuso has unveiled its new eCanter, which has been enhanced to further meet customer requirements. The eCanter was first introduced in 2017 and there are more than 450 FUSO eCanters in daily customer operation in Europe, Japan and the ...

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PARIS — SpinLaunch, a company developing a launch system that uses a centrifuge as a first stage, raised $71 million to continue work on that system and a line of satellites. SpinLaunch, based in Long Beach, California, announced Sept. ...

2023 Renault Trafic E-Tech Electric revealed in Europe as next electric van after Mercedes-Benz eVito, Ford E-Transit Custom

The Renault Trafic Van E-Tech Electric is joined by a bizarrely named version of the Kangoo, the Hippie Caviar Motel. Renault has joined the slew of new electric vans being revealed this week with the 2023 Renault Trafic E-Tech ...

Next batch of OneWeb satellites arrive in India for launch

TAMPA, Fla. — OneWeb said Sept. 20 its latest batch of 36 broadband satellites has arrived in India ahead of plans to launch them next month on the country’s largest rocket.  The British startup anticipates the commercial arm of Indian ...

Bosch outlines plans for clean commercial-vehicle powertrains

Image shows Dr. Markus Heyn at the Bosch conference. Credit Bosch Bosch has revealed its future plans for creating clean commercial-vehicle powertrains, including hydrogen fuel cells. By 2025, the company aims to have over 40,000 Bosch fuel-cell systems on ...

Drivers using their car differently due to cost of living crisis

A nationwide survey commissioned by Kia has identified that a significant proportion of UK motorists have changed their driving habits to save money during the cost of living crisis. Thirty-seven per cent say they are now using their car ...

SAIC to build small satellites with startup Rogue Space

SAIC will integrate two Rogue cubesats for a planned 2023 mission NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — SAIC is partnering with startup Rogue Space Systems to develop small satellites for in-space services, the companies announced Sept. 20. Based in Reston, Virginia, ...

2023 Mercedes-Benz eVito pricing and specs: New electric van rival to Ford E-Transit Custom arrives

Mercedes-Benz introduces two eVito electric vans for the Australian market. Two new electric vans join the Australian market thanks to Mercedes-Benz, one a commercial vehicle and one for passengers, both under the eVito nameplate. Both electric vans feature different ...

Better looking than a Hyundai Staria Load? 2023 Ford Transit Custom makes public debut as box-fresh box van due in Australia late next year

Though Ford is yet to detail exact powertrain specifications, the 2023 Transit Custom will be offered with a diesel engine. Ten years after the debut of the current-generation Transit Custom, Ford has given its all-new replacement its first public ...

Lynk Global gets first commercial satellite direct-to-cell operating license

TAMPA, Fla. — Lynk Global secured regulatory approval Sept. 16 to operate its initial cellphone-compatible constellation globally, although the startup needs to deploy more satellites and get landing rights before it can start services. The Federal Communications Commission approved ...

Astrobotic announces plans for lunar power service

PARIS — Astrobotic unveiled plans Sept. 19 to develop a commercial power service for the moon that the company argues is essential for creating long-term infrastructure on the lunar surface. At the International Astronautical Congress here, Astrobotic announced its ...

Planet shares information on Tanager hyperspectral constellation

PARIS – Planet released additional information about the hyperspectral constellation the Earth-observation company is developing through the Carbon Mapper public-private partnership. San Francisco-based Planet remains on schedule to launch the first two hyperspectral satellites in 2023 to gather data in ...

Peugeot Expert 2023 review: Pro - GVM test

The Expert is French's answer to the Toyota HiAce. (Image credit: Mark Oastler) Likes Payload/tow ratings All-round performance Fuel economy Dislikes No ANCAP, BSM or RCTA Centre passenger legroom Loose interior trim Mid-sized (2.5 to 3.5-tonne) commercial van buyers ...

NASA requests proposal for second Artemis crewed lunar lander

PARIS — NASA has released a request for proposals for a second human lunar lander for the Artemis program to join the Starship lander under development by SpaceX. NASA released the call for proposals Sept. 16, nearly six months ...

Can't be bothered waiting for a new Ford Ranger or Toyota HiLux? Isuzu's N-Series trucks might be safer for work anyway

Though the Isuzu N-Series trucks aren’t as stylish as a one-tonne ute, they afford much more payload flexibility. They might be the hottest-selling new vehicles in the country, but many ute owners are making the wrong choice, according to ...

Will Ford fall behind MG waiting for the new Mustang?

The Ranger is Ford’s best seller, but with long wait times, MG could pounce on the Blue Oval’s current position. What will make it to Australia first – the new Ford Mustang or an expanded MG line-up? It may ...

Viasat’s Inmarsat acquisition clears UK national security review

PARIS — Viasat took a step closer to buying London-based Inmarsat Sept. 16 after the British government ruled it poses no risk to the U.K.’s national security. The government found sufficient measures in place to protect sensitive information from unauthorized ...

Satellite radar startups spar over commercial market importance

PARIS — Satellite radar startups disagree over how much of their resources should be moved to meet anticipated demand from commercial customers and away from governments, which today provide the bulk of revenues. Executives of synthetic aperture radar (SAR) ...

Intuitive Machines to go public in SPAC merger

PARIS — Intuitive Machines, a company developing lunar landers and related capabilities for NASA and other customers, will go public through a merger with a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC), it announced Sept. 16. Houston-based Intuitive Machines said it ...

EarthDaily constellation built for change-detection analysis

PARIS – While much of the Earth-observation industry works to improve imagery resolution, EarthDaily Analytics is focused on high-quality imagery that can be quickly analyzed to detect change. “When I say quality, it’s the quality of the color, the ...

Paua network expands with Co Charger community charging

Co Charger and Paua have joined up to provide business drivers with single access to both base and route charging across almost 22,000 charge points nationwide. The joint offering combines Paua’s business drivers EV charging service, with Co Charger’s ...

Volta Zero electric truck tested to hot weather extremes

Volta Trucks has completed a rigorous programme of hot weather testing of its full-electric 16-tonne Volta Zero. The hot weather testing programme took place over six weeks at the purpose-built Nardo Technical Centre in Southern Italy. It was designed ...

Rocket Lab launches Japanese radar imaging satellite on 30th Electron mission

PARIS — Rocket Lab successfully launched a Japanese radar imaging satellite Sept. 15 as the company prepares for another attempt to recover and reuse a booster. An Electron rocket lifted off from Pad B at Rocket Lab’s Launch Complex ...

U.S. weighing options to compensate commercial companies if satellites are attacked

NGA’s Dave Gauthier: ‘We have some obligation to think about commercial protection’ NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — U.S. defense and intelligence agencies that increasingly rely on commercial satellites for imagery and other services are discussing how they might compensate companies ...

Satellite operators weigh strategies for an industry in transformation

PARIS — The satellite industry’s largest and most established operators are bracing for major disruption as consolidation and new entrants shake up the state of play. “The way the industry looks today with the core players may or may ...

GHGSat taps Spire to expand greenhouse gas monitoring constellation

PARIS —Spire Global said Sept. 15 it will host payloads on three cubesats launching in 2023 to expand Canadian greenhouse gas monitoring operator GHGSat’s constellation. The three satellites, each the size of 16 cubesats, are slated to join the ...

Satlantis orders OHB Sweden satellites for multispectral mission

PARIS – Satlantis, a Spanish Earth-observation technology company, signed a contract Sept. 14 to buy two multispectral satellites from OHB Sweden. Satlantis will supply the instrument, a sensor to gather optical and infrared imagery with a resolution of 80 ...

NASA requests proposals for two ISS private astronaut missions

PARIS — NASA is requesting proposals for two private astronaut missions to the International Space Station in 2023 and 2024, enforcing a requirement such missions be commanded by former NASA astronauts. NASA said Sept. 14 it was seeking proposals ...

Vast Space to develop artificial-gravity space station

PARIS – Vast Space, a Southern California startup founded by cryptocurrency billionaire Jed McCaleb, plans to establish an artificial-gravity space station in low-Earth orbit. McCaleb envisions a future where millions of people are living throughout the solar system. Since ...

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