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Kratos launches new detection and location service for GEO satellites

San Diego, California, 15 September 2020. – Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, a leading U.S. National Security Solutions provider, launches innovative data services to locate satellites in Geosynchronous Orbit (GEO), Kratos announced on Tuesday. “Services will provide highly accurate proximity operation data, real-time maneuver detection and accurate location data, referred …

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Dubai sees major growth potential for UAE from space economy

Dubai, 15 September 2020. – Space industry could become one of the United Arab Emirate (UAE)’s most promising sectors and a key pillar of economic growth over the next 50 years, a whitepaper released by Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry concluded. The report, titled ”Space Economy Investment Opportunities for …

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French Exotrail signs two contracts with ESA and stays on track for its electric propulsion mission

Luxembourg, 16 September 2020. – The French space start-up Exotrail continues its steady development in a challenging environment and has signed two nano- and micro-satellite contracts with the European Space Agency (ESA), the companies cofounder and CEO David Henri said on Wednesday at the Luxembourg Space Forum. Exotrail will build …

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Singapore’s Equatorial Space Systems enters Indian market with Space Development Nexus agreement

Singapore, 16 September 2020. – Singapore’s launcher startup Equatorial Space Systems signed an memorandum of understanding with India’s Space Development Nexus-SDNx for suborbital launch services using the company’s Dorado rocket, the company said today. The new agreement is the first foray of Equatorial Space into the Indian market and involves …

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Euroconsult sees steep decline of In-Flight Connectivity but long-term growth

Paris, 15 September 2020. – Revenues in the $1.4 billion In-Flight Connectivity industry are expected to drop by 20 to 30 percent this year, the consulting and research firm Euroconsult said in its recent research report “Prospects for In-Flight Entertainment and Connectivity”. In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) has been a key driver for …

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New small satellite Janus mission to study binary asteroids

Denver, 15 September 2020. – Lockheed Martin is working with the University of Colorado Boulder on a space mission to capture the first-ever closeup look at binary asteroids, the company said in a news release on 10 September. Binary asteroids, this “mysterious class of solar system objects”, are pairs of asteroids that …

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Avio resisted COVID crisis with continued operations and earnings increase

Rome, 14 September 2020. – The Italian aerospace company Avio resisted the COVID-19 lockdown and crisis by maintaining its operational continuity and with the successful return to flight of the Vega VV16 small satellite mission in early September, the company said in its half year results announcement on 14 September. …

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ESA awards €129.4 million contract to planetary defence mission Hera

Darmstadt, 15 September 2020. – The European Space Agency (ESA)  awarded a €129.4 million contract covering the design, manufacturing and testing of Hera, the space agency’s first mission for planetary defence, ESA announced today. The contract was signed by Franco Ongaro, ESA Director of Technology, Engineering and Quality, and Marco …

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