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New Zealand’s Space Economy Worth NZ$1.69 Billion According To Deloitte Report

A new report has found New Zealand’s space sector contributed $1.69 billion to the economy in the last financial year and employs 12,000 people, Minister for Economic Development Phil Twyford announced on 14 November 2019. The report by Deloitte was commissioned by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment and …

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Australia’s Myriota Taps Motherson To Manufacture Myriota Module For Satellite IoT Connectivity

Myriota, global leader in nanosatellite Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity, has entered into a partnership deal with global manufacturer Motherson to produce its Myriota Module; a cutting edge, low powered device that securely transfers data to the Myriota Network of satellites from anywhere on the planet. Production is well underway, …

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Dutch, Norwegian, And U.S. Militaries Partner With Techstars To Grow Allied New Space Ventures

Techstars, the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed, announced on 13 November 2019 the launch of the Techstars Allied Space Accelerator. The accelerator, a virtual program, will run in partnership with the United States Air Force, the Netherlands Ministry of Defence, the Norwegian Space Agency and the Norwegian Ministry of …

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European Military Space: EU Pursuing Space-Based Early Warning, PNT, And SSA Projects Under PESCO Initiative

The European Union’s (EU) Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO) defence technology initiative announced on 12 November 2019 its decision to cooperatively develop several military space projects designed to enhance the defence and security of EU member states. The three military space projects under PESCO include space-based ballistic missile early warning systems, …

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Luxembourg And UNOOSA Partner For ‘Space Law For New Space Actors’ Initiative

On 13 November 2019, at the margins of the New Space Europe Conference, Ms. Paulette Lenert, Minister for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Affairs and Ms. Simonetta di Pippo, Director of United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) signed a funding agreement to support UNOOSA’s new “Space Law for New …

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Kuwait’s GulfSat Renews Agreement With PALSAT For Broadcasting Of Palestinian TV

Gulfsat Communications Co. (Gulfsat), a leading specialized provider of satellite communications solutions, telecommunications services, and television broadcasting has announced the renewal of its cooperation agreement with PalSat, the first Palestinian company that specializes in satellite television broadcasting, also a subsidiary of the Palestinian Broadcasting Corporation (PBC). The agreement renewal took …

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European Space Agency Tackles Cybersecurity

Strong and reliable communication is a key part of the space industry. From the signals that make global satellite navigation work to the data we collect from Earth-monitoring missions, space telescopes, human spaceflight and planetary exploration, everything has to be transferred and stored securely – including the news in ESA’s …

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UAE’s MBRSC Opens Registration For 6th Edition Of ‘Research Experience For Undergraduates’ STEM Programme

The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) has opened registration for the sixth edition of the “Research Experience for Undergraduates” programme (REU) for Emirati students that are juniors, sophomores, and seniors, with more than one semester left to graduate, in the disciplines of science and engineering. This is part of …

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Philippines To Use UK’s Surrey Satellite’s NovaSar-1 Radar Imagery

Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL) has signed an agreement with Republic of the Philippines’ Department of Science and Technology-Advanced Science and Technology Institute (DOST-ASTI) to provide a share of the tasking and data acquisition services from NovaSAR-1, the innovative small S-Band radar satellite launched into a 580km sun synchronous orbit …

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New Zealand Space Agency Invests NZ$3M In Six Kiwi New Space Companies Through Catalyst Strategic Space Fund

Six New Zealand research projects have received NZ$500,000 each to fund the development of innovative space technologies including satellite control systems and ocean and coastal monitoring satellites. The recipients of the funding, awarded through the New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment’s (MBIE) competitive Catalyst: Strategic Space Fund, are …

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