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Airbus Tapped By UK’s DSTL To Develop High-Resolution SAR Sensors For Project Oberon

Airbus has won a design study from the UK’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) to develop the technologies for a cluster of ultra-high-resolution Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellites for the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD). The satellites will also have the ability to collect radio frequency (RF) signals. Called …

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UK Defence Minister Announces Industry Competition To Operate And Maintain SKYNET-6 MILSATCOM Programme

Speaking at the DSEi conference on 11 September 2019, the UK Defence Secretary outlined an ambitious and global vision for defence. He highlighted the UK’s decisive contribution to the fight against Daesh and RFA Mounts Bay’s role providing critical humanitarian relief in response to Hurricane Dorian. Following the announcement that …

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Satellogic Partners With China’s ABDAS To Provide Earth Observation Data

Satellogic, the world’s first vertically integrated geospatial analytics company, has announced that they have partnered with ABDAS, based in Henan Province, China, to deliver exclusive access to a dedicated constellation of satellites. The total amount of the agreement is more than U.S.$38 million. As a result of this agreement, ABDAS …

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Airbus And Telespazio To Sell MILSATCOM Capacity On French Syracuse IV

Airbus and Telespazio (Leonardo/Thales) have set up a partnership to market military telecommunications services using the future Syracuse IV satellites. This partnership will lead to the creation of France’s leading private operator of military satellite telecommunications. It demonstrates the desire for cooperation by European industrial prime contractors Airbus, Thales and …

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European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency Celebrates 15th Anniversary

Jean-Yves Le Gall, President of the Centre national d’études spatiales (CNES) and Chair of the Administrative Board of the European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency (GSA), celebrated the agency’s 15th anniversary in Prague with Europe’s space leaders in attendance on 10 September 2019. The gathering took the opportunity to hail …

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TriSept Corporation To Address Space Debris Challenge With Rocket Lab And Millennium Space Systems

TriSept Corporation, a leading provider of launch integration and mission management services, has signed comprehensive launch service agreements with Millennium Space Systems and Rocket Lab to support a unique mission aimed at helping to solve the ever-increasing low-Earth orbital debris challenge. Millennium Space Systems is designing and building, and will …

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Kleos Space And Spire Global Collaborate On “Safety At Sea”

Kleos Space S.A., a space-powered Radio Frequency Reconnaissance data provider, advises that it will collaborate with Spire Global, one of the world’s largest space to cloud analytics companies. Kleos and Spire will collaborate to combine Spire AIS data with KLEOS RF data to create a new shared capability to bring …

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Spaceflight’s Second Rideshare Mission With Rocket Lab Slated For 16 August

Spaceflight, the leading satellite rideshare and mission management provider, has announced it has managed the procurement, integration, and mission management services for three spacecraft on Rocket Lab’s next mission aboard an Electron rocket. This mission, called “Look Ma, No Hands” by Rocket Lab, represents Spaceflight’s second of several launches scheduled …

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Kleos Space And EarthLab Luxembourg S.A. Explore Commercial RF Reconnaissance Applications For Insurance Industry

Kleos Space S.A., a space-powered Radio Frequency Reconnaissance data provider, has signed a binding MOU with EarthLab Luxembourg S.A. to examine collaboration opportunities for the use of Kleos RF Reconnaissance and Geolocation data for the insurance sector and for other different geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) purposes. EarthLab was the first European …

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