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Japan Eyes Space Cooperation With Malaysia As Balance To Chinese Influence In SE Asia

Japan is eyeing expanded space cooperation with Malaysia in a bid to deepen diplomatic and economic ties with the Southeast Asian country, and as part of an effort to balance against China's powerful influence through such programmes as its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in the region.

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Astroscale Selected As Commercial Partner For JAXA’s Commercial Removal Of Debris Demonstration Project

Japan's Astroscale Holdings has been selected as the commercial partner for Phase I of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s (JAXA) first debris removal project, a groundbreaking step by Japan to commercialize space debris removal, the company announced 12 February 2020.

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Firefly Aerospace Signs Launch Services Agreement With SATLANTIS Earth Observation Provider

Firefly Aerospace, Inc. announced the execution of a Launch Services Agreement with SATLANTIS. Beginning in 2022, SATLANTIS will utilize the Firefly Alpha launch vehicle to deploy a constellation of satellites with breakthrough high-resolution multispectral cameras with four bands of 80 cm native resolution.

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Following Solar Orbiter, ESA To Send Twin Proba-3 Spacecraft To The Sun In 2022

After Solar Orbiter, ESA's next mission observing the Sun will not be one spacecraft but two: the double satellites making up Proba-3 will fly in formation to cast an artificial solar eclipse, opening up the clearest view yet of the Sun's faint atmosphere - probing the mysteries of its million degree heat and magnetic eruptions.

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UK’s Defence Science And Technology Laboratory Participates In Five Eyes SSA Experiment

A unique, collaborative experiment being conducted by the UK's A unique, collaborative experiment being conducted by the UK's Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) and representatives from the Five-Eyes nations (Dstl) and representatives from the Five-Eyes nations (UK, US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand) aims to make  improvements in Space Situational Awareness (SSA).

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