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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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#SpaceWatchGL Share: satsearch Survey Results – Space Industry Sentiment On Rebuilding After Covid-19

By Hywel Curtis The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic is having a severe effect on families, companies and organizations all over the world and the space industry is certainly not immune to the impact. The situation is changing rapidly as the virus spreads, and in order to get a sense of the …

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NASA-Developed Ventilator Authorized By FDA For Emergency Use

A new high-pressure ventilator developed by NASA engineers and tailored to treat coronavirus (COVID-19) patients today was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use under the FDA’s March 24 ventilator Emergency Use Authorization. Called VITAL (Ventilator Intervention Technology Accessible Locally), the device was developed by engineers at NASA’s Jet …

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In Response To COVID-19, Space Dynamics Lab Satellite Operators “Fly” Small Sats From Home

The Space Dynamics Laboratory announced on 15 April 2020 that satellite operators are flying NASA spacecraft from their homes to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. The emphasis on social distancing and stay-at-home work has become ubiquitous throughout the world and has affected sectors of many industries, including the space …

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COVID-19: Luxembourg Grants Access To The SATMED Platform Free Of Charge

The spread of SARS-CoV-2 – Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) around the world presents huge challenges to health care systems and disease outbreak management. Some countries can build on strong information and healthcare systems whereas others, particularly resource poor countries are highly vulnerable. SATMED is a multi-level software-as-a-service eHealth platform owned by …

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