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ESA-backed Leaf Space to Test Satellite Enabled Telemedicine Technology to Home Monitor COVID-19 Patients

Leaf Space, the Italy-based pioneering ground segment as-a-service (GSaaS) solutions provider, is launching the CARES project, the company said. The project utilises telemedicine via satellite transmission and allows for the home monitoring of patients recovering from COVID-19. CARES is co-funded by the European Space Agency (ESA).

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Isar Aerospace extends series B funding to over €140 million

Isar Aerospace extended its series B funding by €63 million to over €140 million, the company founded in 2018 and specialising in small and medium satellites said. With a total financing volume of more than €150 million, Isar Aerospace now sees itself as "the most well-funded space start-up in the European Union".

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Astronomers uncover evidence of water at Jupiter’s Ganymede

Previously, research has suggested the presence of molecular oxygen (O2) after auroral bands were discovered in the ultraviolet (UV) images produced by the Hubble Space Telescope. However, when comparing these to recent datasets, astronomers have discovered that there was almost no O2 in the atmosphere in 2018 implying another reason for the charged particle bands.

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Rocket Lab to launch U.S. Space Force`s Monolith mission

Rocket Lab has opened a launch window for U.S. Space Force`s Monolith mission for 29 July, the company said. Rocket Lab aims at launching the Air Force Research Laboratory-sponsored demonstration satellite called Monolith into low Earth orbit (LEO) on its Electron rocket from its Launch Complex 1 in New Zealand.

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OHB and ESA Φ-lab to boost Earth Observation

The European Space Agency (ESA) and OHB will cooperate to boost commercial Earth Observation services, the agency said. Φ-lab, the Division in the Future Systems Department of the EO (Earth Observation) Programmes Directorate of ESA, and OHB Systems AG agreed to examine together "transformational technologies" to benefit the end-users of the commercial EO market, ESA said.

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Polaris signs Aurora spaceplane contract with German Bundeswehr

The German aerospace startup Polaris signed a four-month €250,000 contract with the German Armed Forces (Bundeswehr) to examine applications of its Aurora spaceplane for military observation missions, the company said. The contract allows for testing and validating the potentials of the reusable Aurora spaceplane in defense activities

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