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Three Companies Selected by NASA for Lunar Payload Delivery

Image courtesy Intuitive Machines

NASA has selected three commercial Moon landing service providers that will deliver science and technology payloads under Commercial Lunar Payload Delivery (CLPS) as part of the Artemis program. Each commercial lander will carry NASA-provided payloads that will conduct science investigations and demonstrate advanced technologies on the lunar surface, paving the …

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Inspiring Girls Foundation and HISPASAT Team Up on Space Sector Event

The Inspiring Girls Foundation and HISPASAT, the Spanish satellite communications operator, joined forces to host an event entitled “Girls and the Space Sector” at the Space Centre of the National Aerospace Technical Institute (INTA) in Maspalomas, Canary Islands, with 50 girls attending from the Guanarteme de Las Palmas high school. …

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Equatorial Space Industries Secures Angel Funding

Equatorial Space Industries has secured Angel capital from individual investors earlier this year enabling the company to continue the development of its innovative, hybrid rocket systems. The investment round allows the previously all-volunteer organisation to move towards a full-time business operations, and to secure new premises in the Pioneer area …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op’ed: Taking Europe to the Moon and Sparking a Lunar Economy

By Mari Eldholm, Governmental Affairs Manager at PTScientists GmbH Europe has never landed on the Moon. PTScientists is preparing to change that by sending the first European lunar lander to the Apollo 17 site. But, perhaps equally important – PTScientists want to prove that Europe can be a fertile ground …

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Ursa and ICEYE Extend Partnership for SAR Satellite Data and Products

Ursa and ICEYE Extend Partnership for SAR Satellite Data and Products

Ursa has signed a collaboration agreement with ICEYE to expand the global market for synthetic aperture radar (SAR) data and analytic products. Building on an existing partnership with ICEYE to provide satellite data to Ursa and its customers in the energy sector, Ursa will now additionally become a reseller of …

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Deep Learning Model Speeds Up and Automates Satellite Image Analysis

Lockheed Martin's GATR

Lockheed Martin has developed satellite imagery recognition system using open-source deep learning libraries to quickly identify and classify objects or targets in large areas across the world, potentially saving image analysts countless hours manually categorising and labelling items within an image. Global Automated Target Recognition runs in the cloud. Fast …

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UK Space Agency to Support Development of Cornwall Launch Base for Virgin Orbit

Spaceport Cornwall, courtesy Virgin Orbit

The UK Space Agency and Cornwall Council intend to make available up to £20 million for Spaceport Cornwall and US launch operator Virgin Orbit to develop facilities and operational capabilities that would enable small satellite launch from Cornwall in the early 2020s. This investment remains subject to business case approval …

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Satellite Data Analytics Saving Dairy Farmers Valuable Time with New Grass Management Service

Grass SAT

Grass SAT, an innovative, new grass management service has been launched by Rezatec, a geospatial data analytics company, to provide dairy farmers with automated daily updates of grass cover per paddock, and other features, to optimise grazing management decisions throughout the year. Increasingly, dairy farmers are looking for new ways …

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Leading Canadian Additive and Space Manufacturing Companies Partner Under Canadian Space Agency’s STDP

Burloak Technologies and MDA have announced the recent award of the Canadian Space Agency’s Space Technology Development Program (STDP) project “Large Scale Additive Manufactured RF Satellite Communication Sub-Systems”. This two-year project will directly advance Burloak’s recent success in the application of additive manufacturing (A.M.) for flight applications in commercial space. …

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