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NASA announces James Webb Space Telescope target launch date

NASA now is targeting Oct. 31, 2021, for the launch of the agency’s James Webb Space Telescope from French Guiana, due to impacts from the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, as well as technical challenges. This decision is based on a recently completed schedule risk assessment of the remaining integration and test …

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#SpaceWatchGL Share: ESPI Report: COVID-19 and the European Space Sector

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and the European Space Policy Institute, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and briefs. This is the conclusion of ESPI Special Report: ‘COVID-19 and the European Space Sector’, originally published in July 2020. QUESTIONS RAISED BY THE CRISIS FOR THE EUROPEAN …

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Space Café WebTalk Recap: Sebastien Moranta on COVID-19 and the European Space Sector

In this week’s Space Cafè WebTalk, Sebastien Moranta is Coordinator of Studies at the European Space Policy Institute talked about the new study on “COVID-19 and the European Space Sector”. Sebastien Moranta is Coordinator of Studies at the European Space Policy Institute (ESPI) in Vienna, an independent, public think-tank providing …

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‘Rapid Action Coronavirus Earth observation’ dashboard, also known as RACE, now live

In response to the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, NASA, ESA (European Space Agency), and JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) have joined forces to use the collective scientific power of their Earth-observing satellite data to document planet-wide changes in the environment and human society. The wealth of these agencies’ collective information …

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Digital Earth Africa releases analysis-ready satellite data for all of Africa

The Digital Earth Africa (DE Africa) platform now has operational analysis-ready Earth observation (EO) data over Africa, using free and open images captured by the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Sentinel-2 satellites. This is the first ever continuously updated satellite data at the continental scale for Africa. Digital Earth Africa has …

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SkyNet De Colombia And SES Networks Ramp Up Connectivity Services To Aid Colombian Amazonas Communities

Local residents, businesses, government entities and the San Rafael de Leticia Hospital in the Colombian Amazonas are experiencing efficient, reliable and high-performing Internet connectivity as Colombian services provider SkyNet and SES Networks extended their partnership and increased network capacity within days to support COVID-19 mitigation efforts. SkyNet leveraged SES Networks’ …

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USRA’s Earth From Space Institute To Join Space-Based Response To COVID-19

The Universities Space Research Association (USRA) announced on 19 May 2020 the selection of  Dr. Miguel Román, Director of The Earth from Space Institute (EfSI) and his research team as recipients of a grant from NASA’s Earth Sciences Division. The purpose of this grant is to use data collected from …

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GuarantCo And PIDG Technical Assistance Support Kacific In Covid-19 Response

GuarantCo, with funding from the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG) Technical Assistance, is providing a US$500,000 grant to support Kacific Broadband Satellites Group (Kacific) efforts to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic by distributing satellite communication systems. These systems will allow free connections of up to 1,000 rural health posts and …

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