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Rakuten and Vodafone Invest in AST & Science’s Space Venture

Rakuten and Vodafone have become the lead investors in a venture to extend mobile coverage to more people and devices across the planet, using the first mobile broadband network that will be broadcast from space. Branded SpaceMobile, the low-Earth-orbit (LEO), low-latency satellite network from AST & Science will be the …

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OroraTech Releases New Version Of Wildfire Detection System

  Today, OroraTech announces the release of a new version of their wildfire intelligence system. The company specializes in early wildfire detection and monitoring from space using satellite data. After carefully evaluating customer feedback received over the last months, OroraTech has added several new features to their system. The first …

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PredaSAR Completes US$25 Million Seed Financing Round, Names CEO

PredaSAR Corporation which is building and will operate the world’s largest and most advanced commercially operated Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellite constellation, announced on 2 March 2020 that it successfully completed a US$25 million seed financing round. Funds were raised from a diverse network of global institutional investors, including Miami-based lead investor, …

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France’s Minister Of Armed Forces Visits New French Space Command HQ

CNES President Jean-Yves Le Gall, General Philippe Lavigne, Air Force Chief of Staff, Thierry Angel, Deputy Head, Forces, of the French defence procurement agency DGA, and General Michel Friedling, Chief of Space Command, welcomed the Minister of Armed Forces Florence Parly to the Toulouse Space Centre (CST) on 21 February …

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China’s Geely Announces US$326 Million Satellite Investment For Mobility Revolution Connectivity

Chinese automotive and technology giant Zhejiang Geely Holding Group announced on 3 March 2020 that it is investing 2.27 billion Yuan (US$326 million) in a satellite manufacturing facility to be located in the coastal city of Taizhou, Zhejiang province, considered to be the ‘hometown’ of the company. The satellite manufacturing …

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CNES President Participates In Inaugural Aerospace Europe Conference (AEC2020)

The Centre national d’études spatiales (CNES) President, Jean-Yves Le Gall, attended the first edition of the Aerospace Europe Conference (AEC2020), held 25-28 February 2020  in Bordeaux. The theme of the conference, organized by 3AF, the French aeronautical and astronautical association, was ‘Greener Aerospace Innovative Technologies and Operations for a human …

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Virgin Galactic Invites Aspiring Astronauts To Take “One Small Step” As Company Experiences Rocketing Global Demand

Virgin Galactic Holdings, Inc. announced on 25 Febrary 2020 that in preparation for the re-opening of spaceflight sales, it is introducing the One Small Step initiative. The company formally closed its doors to new ticket sales after its history-making first space flight in December 2018. In addition to more than …

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