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Canada’s Space Industry To Continue Supporting Canadian Robotics On The International Space Station

On 26 March 2020, the Government of Canada issued a new contract to MDA for the continuing operations and maintenance of the Mobile Servicing System, the Canadian Space Agency’s robotics suite—comprised of Canadarm2, Dextre and the Mobile Base System—on the International Space Station (ISS). The contract, worth $190 million, will enable MDA to provide essential engineering and logistics support over …

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NASA Awards Artemis Contract For Gateway Logistics Services To SpaceX

NASA announced on 27 March 2020 hat it has selected SpaceX as the first U.S. commercial provider under the Gateway Logistics Services contract to deliver cargo, experiments and other supplies to the agency’s Gateway in lunar orbit. The award is a significant step forward for NASA’s Artemis program that will land …

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Astroscale UK Appoints Kumar Singarajah As Director Of Government & Regulatory Affairs

Astroscale Ltd., a market-leader in developing a space debris removal service to secure long-term orbital sustainability, has announced the strengthening of its management team with the appointment of Kumar Singarajah as Director of Government & Regulatory Affairs (UK & Europe) effective 23 March 2020. Singarajah joins with 30 years experience in …

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US Think Tanks Release Annual Counterspace And Space Threats Studies

Two leading US think tanks – the Secure World Foundation (SWF) and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) – simultaneously released their respective annual studies on global counterspace capabilities and space threats on Monday, 30 March 2020. The SWF study is titled Global Counterspace Capabilities: An Open Source Assessment and …

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White Paper Focuses On ‘Major Takeaways’ From The 2019 Mining Space Summit

A White Paper from the Luxembourg Space Agency, announced on 27 March 2020, focuses on opportunities for collaboration between terrestrial and space mining sectors On 9 October 2019, the second Mining Space Summit gathered more than 180 experts, from 24 countries, working in fields as diverse as oil & gas, …

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Protected Globally: AEHF-6 Satellite Actively Communicating With U.S. Space Force

The first national security launch for the US Space Force and the final satellite to build out the protected communications constellation is now connected. The sixth Lockheed Martin-built Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF-6) satellite launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida at 4:18 pm EST on 26 March 2020. AEHF-6 successfully separated from …

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NASA Study Shows Huge East Antarctic Glacier Especially Susceptible to Climate Impacts

Denman Glacier in East Antarctica retreated 3.4 miles (5.4 kilometers) from 1996 to 2018, according to a new study by scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the University of California, Irvine. Their analysis of Denman — a single glacier that holds as much ice as half of West Antarctica …

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Exotrail Releases Cloud-Based Mission Design Software And Secures Eutelsat As Its Anchor Customer

Exotrail has announced the official release of its cloud-based mission design software, ExoOPS™ – Mission Design, which, after extensive testing, is now available for customers. On the occasion of the release, Exotrail has secured a contract for the utilization of the software with leading satellite operator, Eutelsat. The mission envisioned …

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Telespazio Argentina Secures Contract In Costa Rica

Telespazio Argentina, a subsidiary of Telespazio,  was awarded a contract,  following an international tender in Costa Rica to perform an urban and rural cadastral survey of the country. With the contract worth $20 million and lasting four years, Telespazio Argentina now leads this market segment in Latin America. Under the …

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