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Lockheed Martin Selects SEAKR Wolverine Mission Processor For Protected Tactical SATCOM

SEAKR Engineering announced on 23 March 2020 that it has been selected to join Lockheed Martin’s team to help design and build a prototype payload for the U.S. Space Force’s Protected Tactical Satellite Communications (SATCOM), or PTS, program. PTS is a next-generation capability connecting warfighters with more agile and jam-resistant SATCOM. …

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GMV’s Space Business Grows By 30%

Spanish technology multinational GMV reports that 2019 was a red-letter year for its space business. Its turnover, topping €140 million (US$149.6 million) for a total €245 million (US$261.8 million) group revenue, is up nearly 30% on the previous year. These figures confirm that GMV’s space business is still booming, multiplying …

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UAE Space Agency And MBRSC Launch Kibo Robot Programming Challenge

The UAE Space Agency, in collaboration with Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC), has launched the Kibo Robot Programming Challenge (Kibo-RPC), an educational competition about creating a program to operate free-flying robots in the International Space Station (ISS).    Students from all over the UAE are invited to take part …

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TheAngle And ABS Consolidate Their Relationship To Serve Customers In The MENA Region

ABS, a leading satellite operator, and TheAngle, a satellite network services integrator, announced on 10 March 2020 that they have extended their joint activities in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, serving customers across the ABS’ footprints at 75 degrees East. The collaboration focusses on providing energy, enterprise …

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Europlanet Launches €10M Research Infrastructure To Support Planetary Science

The Europlanet Society has launched a €10 million (approximately US$10.75 million) project, the Europlanet 2024 Research Infrastructure (RI), to provide open access to the world’s largest collection of planetary simulation and analysis facilities, as well as a global network of small telescopes, data services, and community support activities. Europlanet 2024 …

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AIAA Calls Upon U.S. Policymakers To Protect Mission-Critical Aerospace And Defense Workforce And Supply Chain

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), the world’s largest aerospace technical society, issued a statement on 20 March 2020, calling on federal government officials and lawmakers to be mindful of and support the aerospace and defense industry during this challenging time. A press release from the AIAA reads: …

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Rocket Lab’s Electron Launch Vehicle Certified By NASA

NASA has certified Rocket Lab’s Electron launch vehicle, providing confidence for NASA’s low cost scientific, educational and technology demonstration small satellites, the company announced on 17 March 2020. The certification milestone was achieved largely through the successful launch of the NASA ELaNa-19 mission which saw 13 NASA CubeSats delivered to …

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EU’s Farming By Satellite Prize 2020 Launched On 16 March

The Farming by Satellite Prize rewards young innovators exploring the use of satellite technologies to improve agriculture and reduce environmental impact. Applications for the 2020 Prize opened 16 March 2020. Kicking off its 5th edition, the Farming by Satellite Prize is designed to encourage young professionals, farmers and students in …

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