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Dubai’s DTEC Holds Space Innovation And Entrepreneur Day

Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA), hosted its third quarterly Dtec Forum of 2019, dedicated to space innovation with the aim of encouraging local and regional entrepreneurs and investors to join the space race. The event, powered by Entrepreneur Middle East, took place at Dubai Technology Entrepreneur Campus (Dtec), the largest …

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Airbus Validates OPTIMA Photonics Payload For Laser SATCOM

Airbus has validated and demonstrated photonic satellite payload technology to Technology Readiness Level 6, the last level before prototype in orbit, through the OPTIMA Horizon 2020 project. This proof of concept demonstrator brings the use of photonic payloads in telecommunications satellites one step closer. Photonic payloads have the potential to …

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First Satellite Of Cosmo-SkyMed SAR Second Generation Ready For Launch

The first satellite COSMO-SkyMed Second Generation (CSG-1) is ready to be launched from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana. COSMO-SkyMed Second Generation or CSG (COnstellation of Satellites for the Mediterranean basin Observation), is a dual use (civil and defence) constellation of two satellites  promoted by the Italian Space Agency and the …

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Astrobotic Announces New Lunar Logistics Headquarters in Pittsburgh

Astrobotic proudly announces that it will open a new state-of-the-art headquarters for lunar logistics in May 2020. The 47,000 square foot facility in Pittsburgh’s North Side neighborhood of Manchester will house the company’s spacecraft integration cleanrooms, test facilities, lab spaces, rover test labs, payload operations room, and dedicated mission control. …

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ND Satcom Selects Work Microwave A-Series DVB-S2X Gateways

For its leading network product portfolio SKYWAN 5G, with hybrid MF-TDMA and DVB-S2X, ND Satcom has selected Work Microwave’s A-Series DVB-S2X modulator platform. The SKYWAN 5G DVB solution features a unique two-way broadband satellite communication network for high-quality services, combining the widely adopted DVB-S2/S2X transmission standard with the ND Satcom …

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#SpaceWatchGL Interviews: Prof. Dr. Kai-Uwe Schrogl of the International Institute for Space Law

The International Institute of Space Law (IISL) is the global association for space law with individual and institutional members from almost 50 countries. The IISL’s key mission is the promotion of further development of space law and expansion of the rule of law in the exploration and use of outer …

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#SpaceWatchGL Interviews: Dr. Jana Robinson of Prague Security Studies Institute

The mission of the Prague Security Studies Institute is to help safeguard and strengthen the individual freedoms and democratic institutions of the countries in Central and Eastern Europe and beyond. PSSI is dedicated to the education and training of new generations of security-minded students and young professionals, including through its …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op’ed: Why we don’t understand what a space race means

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and Prof. Mai’a K. Davis Cross, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and texts. We are pleased to present “Why we don’t understand what a space race means ”, originally published on 7 December 2019 in International Affairs by Oxford …

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Spain’s Telefonica Signs Multi-Year Capacity Contract On Eutelsat’s HOTBIRD

Eutelsat has secured a multi-year capacity contract at its flagship HOTBIRD neighbourhood with Spain’s leading telecommunications operator, Telefonica. Telefonica has selected Eutelsat’s key orbital position at 13° East to broadcast RTVE free-to-air content consisting of two HD channels: TVE Internacional Europa, the world’s farthest-reaching Spanish general interest channel, and the news channel, 24 …

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Gilmour Space Technologies And Australian Space Agency Sign Cooperation Agreement

Australia’s leading rocket company, Gilmour Space Technologies, has signed a Statement of Strategic Intent and Cooperation with the Australian Space Agency, demonstrating their commitment to launch Australia to space. The signing ceremony, held at the company’s new facility in Gold Coast, Queensland, was attended by Australia’s Minister of Industry, Science …

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