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Earth Observation Data And Services Market in 2026: U.S.$8.5 Billion, With Potential to Reach U.S.$15 Billion

According to the 10th edition of Euroconsult’s report, Satellite-Based Earth Observation: Market Prospects to 2026, the Earth Observation (EO) data and services market should reach U.S.$8.5 billion by 2026 based on current growth trajectories. An alternative value-added services (VAS) model also presented has a combined market potential of U.S.$15 billion. …

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UAE’s MBRSC To Host UNOOSA High Level Forum On Space Sustainability

The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) will host the United Nations/United Arab Emirates High Level Forum: “Space as a Driver for Socio-Economic Sustainable Development,” which will be jointly organised by the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and the United Arab Emirates Space Agency, held from November …

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Orbital Witness Wins Airbus’ Global Earth Observation Challenge

Airbus has named Orbital Witness the winner of its “Global Earth Observation Challenge.” It receives a voucher worth €50,000 for the acquisition of satellite data and will benefit from both technical and business coaching. The competition encourages start-ups to innovate and develop new applications primarily based on Airbus’ satellite data. …

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Saudi Arabia and Virgin Announce Partnership on Spaceflight, Satellite Launch, and Space-Centric Entertainment Industry

The Public Investment Fund (PIF) of Saudi Arabia and Virgin Group (Virgin), have signed a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for a partnership under which PIF intends to invest approximately $1 billion into Virgin Galactic, The Spaceship Company and Virgin Orbit, with an option for $480 million of future additional …

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Iran Space Agency Provides Update on Status of Satellites at World Space Week Event

During a press conference marking World Space Week, the head of the Iran Space Agency (ISA), Mohsen Bahrami, provided an update to the status of the five indigenously built satellites awaiting launch in Iran. The satellites (Doosti, Amir Kabir, Nahid 1, Zafar, and Pars 1) are all “on the agenda …

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Space-Based And Upper-Atmosphere Communications Key To Sustainable Development

The Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development’s Working Group on Technologies in Space and the Upper-Atmosphere, has launched a report[1] titled, Identifying the Potential of New Communications Technologies for Sustainable Development. The Working Group, chaired by Rupert Pearce, CEO, Inmarsat, found that satellite and high altitude systems offer significant advantages for …

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