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Astrogate Labs is Momentus’ first Indian customer

Momentus , provider of in-space transportation services for satellites, and Astrogate Labs, a space technology startup from Bengaluru, developing optical communication terminals and a ground network for smallsats, announced a launch service agreement for a 3U satellite to Sun-synchronous orbit (SSO), to be launched in December 2021 on the second …

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EnMAP German environmental satellite passes optical instrument test

The name of the satellite mission speaks for itself: EnMAP, short for “Environmental Mapping and Analysis Program”, is intended to produce extended and in-depth findings about the state of and changes in ecological systems on land and water using new types of global data sets. The purpose of the EnMAP …

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Register Today For Our Space Café WebTalk “33 minutes With Jean-Jacques Dordain” On 1 September 2020

Join SpaceWatch.Global for an interesting and informative Space Café WebTalk featuring Jean-Jacques Dordain, Former Director General of the European Space Agency. This event will take place on 1 September 2020 at 4:00 pm CEST. Jean-Jacques Dordain is to date the longest serving Director General at ESA . Jean-Jacques Dordain has a great experience in …

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Benchmark Space Systems signs with Tesseract Space for green in-space propulsion

Benchmark Space Systems, a leading provider of in-space propulsion systems for small satellites, announced a permanent licensing partnership to integrate Tesseract Space intellectual property, assets, and staff to elevate Benchmark’s major expansion in the development, deployment, and support of its exclusively non-toxic chemical propulsion solutions for global rideshare markets. Both …

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UAE to launch a navigation satellite next year

The United Arab Emirates will launch a navigation satellite next year aimed at demonstrating the country’s technological capabilities, a top official told Emirates News Agency, WAM. “The first satellite will be launched in 2021 and the second – a technologically enhanced one – the following year,” said Dr. Khaled Al …

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Thales Alenia Space will build SES-22 and SES-23 satellites

Thales Alenia Space, a joint-venture between Thales (67%) and Leonardo (33%), announced that it has signed a contract with SES to build SES-22 and SES-23, geostationary communications satellites. These two new satellites are designed to provide digital broadcasting services over North America. Thales Alenia Space will be responsible for the …

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EU launches Geomatics on the Move competition

With the launch of the Geomatics on the Move 2020 competition, the European GNSS Agency (GSA), in collaboration with the Council of European Geodetic Surveyors (CLGE), continues its drive to promote the use of the European Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) – EGNOS and Galileo, and Earth observation – Copernicus …

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Orbit Fab to develop In-space Xenon Pumping for U.S. Air Force

Orbit Fab builds and operates gas stations in space and has proven its in-space fluid transfer system as the first private company to resupply the International Space Station with water. Its Rapidly Attachable Fluid Transfer Interface (RAFTI) has been adopted by multiple spacecraft manufacturers and promises to become the industry’s …

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Andalusians to use Globalstar’s SPOT Gen3 sat to safeguard firefighters

Globalstar Europe Satellite Services, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Globalstar, and a leader in satellite messaging and emergency notification technologies, announces that 550 SPOT Gen3 satellite-enabled safety devices have been deployed to safeguard and track firefighters across the vast expanse of Andalusia in southern Spain. For this rapidly-delivered project, SPOT Gen3 satellite …

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