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Australia’s first Mission Control Centre contracted to Saber Astronautics

Australia’s first Mission Control Centre is one step closer to lift off with local company Saber Astronautics chosen to establish the state-of-the-art space hub in Adelaide. The Mission Control Centre will provide facilities for space businesses and researchers to control satellite and space missions, and include a live link to …

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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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SpaceX launched more Starlink satellites on Falcon 9, including three Planet SkySats

On Saturday, June 13 at 5:21 a.m. EDT, 9:21 UTC, SpaceX successfully launched its ninth Starlink mission, carrying 58 Starlink satellites and three of Planet’s SkySats 16, 17, and 18. This mission marked SpaceX’s first SmallSat Rideshare Program launch. Planet’s SkySats were deployed sequentially beginning about 12 minutes after liftoff, and …

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Register Today For Our Asteroid Day Special “33 minutes With Micheal Kueppers” On 30 June 2020

Join SpaceWatch.Global for an interesting and informative Space Café Asteroid Day Special featuring Michael Kueppers, Mission Scientist for the Hera Mission at the European Space Agency. This event will take place on 30 June 2020 at 10:00am CEST. Michael Kueppers will discuss the hazards caused by asteroid impacts on earth and how today’s …

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ESAIL MARITIME SATELLITE READY FOR LAUNCH

The ESAIL microsatellite for tracking ships worldwide – developed under an ESA Partnership Project – has completed its accommodation on Vega’s new dispenser for small satellites and is ready for launch. The Vega launch campaign at Europe’s spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, resumed three weeks ago, following an interruption caused …

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Kathy Lueders Selected to Lead NASA’s Human Spaceflight Office

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine Friday selected Commercial Crew Program Manager Kathy Lueders to be the agency’s next associate administrator of the Human Exploration and Operations (HEO) Mission Directorate. Since 2014, Lueders has directed NASA’s efforts to send astronauts to space on private spacecraft, which culminated in the successful launch of …

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Spiral Blue partners with SatRevolution for in orbit demonstration mission

Spiral Blue has signed an agreement with Polish satellite manufacturer SatRevolution to launch and test their first prototype Space Edge Zero (SEZ) computer in orbit. Their SEZ computer will be hosted by SatRevolution’s SW1FT satellite, set for launch on a SpaceX Falcon 9 no earlier than December 2020. Following in …

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Register Today For A Special Edition of the Space Café together with For All Moonkind On 18 June 2020

This is a Space Café – “Special” For All Moonkind and SpaceWatch.Global’s webinar featuring global space experts on special topics. Join the conversation about “Race in Space” – a conversation about equality and civil rights with diverse perspectives from within and outside the US space community. Hosted by Michelle Hanlon, …

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Astrobotic Awarded $199.5 Million Contract to Deliver NASA Moon Rover

Astrobotic, the world’s leading lunar logistics service provider, has been selected by NASA to deliver the Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover, or VIPER, to the south pole of the Moon in 2023. Astrobotic will provide an end-to-end delivery for VIPER on board the company’s Griffin lunar lander through a $199.5 …

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Loft Orbital awards launch contract to Exolaunch to deliver YAM-3 microsatellite into orbit on Falcon 9

Exolaunch, the leading rideshare launch and deployment solutions provider, has announced a Launch Services Agreement with Loft Orbital, a San Francisco-based company, to deliver Loft Orbital’s YAM microsatellite into sun-synchronous orbit on Falcon 9. Under the contract, Exolaunch will deliver mission management, deployment and integration services to Loft Orbital, who …

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