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CYSEC and Leaf Space to offer cybersecurity for satellite communications

Italian company Leaf Space, a provider of ground-segment services for smallsats, made a partnership agreement with CYSEC, a Swiss cybersecurity company, to offer end-to-end cyber security protection for satellite communications. Cybersecurity has not been historically a priority for space engineers, who normally focus on maximizing the available mass on board …

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#SpaceWatchGL Interviews: Tony King-Smith of AImotive on applying self-driving car tech to space systems

Recently we announced here that AImotive, an automotive supplier of automated driving technologies, and C3S, the satellite and space technology provider, will collaborate on a prototype hardware platform for the efficient execution of artificial intelligence (AI) onboard satellites. C3S will adapt AImotive’s aiWare NN hardware acceleration technology in its space …

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Israel’s Ministry of Defense and IAI Launch the Ofek 16 Satellite

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The Space Administration in the Directorate of Defense Research and Development (DDR&D) of the Israel Ministry of Defense (IMoD), and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), have successfully launched the Ofek 16 reconnaissance satellite into space on the sixth of July 2020, at 4:00 AM. The launch was performed from a launch …

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NASA Invests $51 Million in US Firms to Advance Space Research

NASA selected 409 technology proposals for the first phase of funding from the agency’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. The contracts will provide approximately $51 million to 312 small businesses in 44 states and Washington, D.C. “NASA depends on America’s small businesses for …

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Celestia UK Makes Scotland’s Heriot-Watt University its Home

Celestia UK, specialists in advanced antenna systems for tracking satellites, announced that Heriot-Watt University’s Research Park will be its permanent base in Scotland, after a successful five month residency at the University’s Global Research Innovation and Discovery (GRID) facility. The largest science park in Scotland’s capital, Research Park will enable the company’s …

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Space BD to Provide Deployment From ISS for Myanmar’s First Microsatellite

Space BD is a space startup in Japan offering access to space using the International Space Station’s Japanese Experiment Module “Kibo”, the largest single ISS module, as well as with rideshares on Japan’s flagship launch vehicle “H3”. The company announced it’s been selected by Hokkaido University, Tohoku University, and the …

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