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Astrobotic and Dymon Announce Agreement to Bring the First Japanese Lunar Rover to the Moon

Dymon and Astrobotic proudly announced at the CEATEC 2019 their signing of a joint agreement to send the first Japanese lunar rover onboard the Peregrine lunar lander to the Moon in 2021. This agreement comes after Dymon surveyed the field of commercial lunar delivery providers around the world and determined …

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Japan’s Astroscale On Path To Commercial Space Debris Removal Operations With ELSA-D Mission

Astroscale Holdings Inc., the market-leader in developing a service to remove space debris and secure long-term orbital sustainability, has announced it has entered the assembly, integration and test (AIT) phase of its End-of-Life Services by Astroscale-demonstration (ELSA-d) mission, following completion of rigorous design reviews and subsystem testing. “We are excited …

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Norway’s KSAT Partners With Japan’s Synspective To Support Global SAR Constellation

Norwegian Ground Network specialist and provider of EO services, KSAT, and Japanese Space Industry Start-up, Synspective, are announcing their global alliance. Tokyo-based Synspective Inc., will develop a constellation of small Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellites over the next few years aimed at providing solutions and data for the global market, …

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UAE’s Hazza Al Mansorri Receives Hero’s Welcome In Abu Dhabi After Historic Space Mission

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, on Saturday, 12 October 2019, welcomed Hazza Al Mansoori, the UAE’s first astronaut, as he returned to the UAE after eight days in space. Al Mansoori, accompanied by …

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Virgin Orbit Partners With SatRevolution And Polish Universities For Mars Consortium

Scientists and engineers from nearly a dozen Polish universities have teamed up with Poland-based satellite company SatRevolution and Sir Richard Branson’s small satellite launch company Virgin Orbit to establish a new consortium to design and carry out the world’s first dedicated commercial small satellite mission to Mars. The parties established …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op’ed: Tumours in Space studies tumours, cancer risk of cosmic radiation

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and Norwegian SciTech News, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and texts. This is “Tumours in Space studies tumours, cancer risk of cosmic radiation”, originally published by Nancy Bazilchuk and Hanne Strypet on October 3, 2019. Can weightlessness stop cancer from growing? One …

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SEAKR Awarded Pit Boss Contract To Develop Advanced Processing For DARPA’s Blackjack Program

SEAKR has been awarded a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Pit Boss contract supporting the Blackjack Proliferated Low Earth Orbit Demonstration Program. Key contributors to SEAKR’s Pit Boss effort are Microsoft, Applied Technology Associates (ATA), Advanced Solutions Inc. (ASI), Kythera Space Solutions and NKrypt. DARPA’s Blackjack program focuses on integrating commercial satellite …

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Satelles, Inc. Secures $26 Million in Series C Funding Round Led by C5 Capital

Satelles has announced that it has raised $26 million in Series C funding. C5 Capital led the round, with participation from Iridium Communications and existing investors. This new investment brings Satelles’s total funding since the launch of its platform to $39 million and will help the company expand its sales and marketing efforts, broaden its …

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