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Singapore opens competition for sat-based health care

Luxembourg, 16 February 2021. – Singapore launches a student competition to develop a satellite-based assistant in the care of the elderly, the Singapore Land Authority (SLA) and Singapore Space & Technology (SSTL) said. The organisations are launching offer college and tertiary students an opportunity to use the GNSS high precision …

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Register Today For Our Space Café Germany by Andreas Schepers On 4 March 2021

Join SpaceWatch.Global for an interesting and informative Space Café Germany featuring Dr Walther Pelzer, Member of the Board of DLR, German Aerospace Center, Bonn, Germany. This event will take place on 4 March 2021 at 4:00 pm CET. The conversation will revolve around the micro launcher platform in the North …

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Axiom raises $130 million and becomes unicorn

Luxembourg, 17 February 2021. – The Houston-based private spaceflight company Axiom Space raised $130 million in another round of funding led by C5 Capital, the company announced. Axiom Michael Suffredini told the TV channel CNBC that it is now “well past the point” of becoming a unicorn, “putting Axiom among …

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CYSEC and ESA launch cybersecurity conference in Davos

Luxembourg, 17 February 2021. – Hacking satellites? The Swiss cybersecurity company CYSEC announced the first European conference on cyber risks in space, CYSAT’21, the firm said. CYSAT’21 takes place from 15 to 17 March in a hybrid format, online and in Davos, and brings ethical hackers and security researchers together …

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ESA supports the development of health app Care View to help isolated citizens

Luxembourg, 16 February 2021. – How space adds value: The European Space Agency (ESA) supports the creation of the service, a GNSS-based health app called Care View to identify vulnerable and socially isolated older residents in the Covid-19 pandemic, ESA said. The application developed in cooperation between ESA Space Solutions, the …

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Russian Progress 77 carries ISS supply mission

Luxembourg, 16 February 2021. – News from Baikonur: An uncrewed Russian Progress 77 carrying over one ton of nitrogen, water and propellant to the International Space Station (ISS) launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan yesterday, NASA said. The resupply ship reached preliminary orbit and deployed its solar arrays and navigational …

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NASA’s Perseverance nears Mars while UAE sends first photo

Luxembourg, 16 February 2021. – Getting closer: While NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover is nearing the Red Planet, the United Arab Emirate’s Hope mission sent a first picture. Perseverance’s touchdown on Mars is scheduled for Thursday, 18 February, the U.S. space agency said. NASA will provide live coverage of the landing …

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France selects Thales and Airbus for its electronic warfare system

Paris, 15 February 2021. – The French army has contracted Thales and Airbus to upgrade the electronic warfare capabilities and system for all three armed forces, Airbus Defence & Space announced. The French defence procurement agency (DGA) has awarded Thales and Airbus a contract for the new joint tactical signals …

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ESA and Portugal support Rocket Factory’s RFA ONE

Paris, 15 February 2021. – Boost by ESA: The German micro-launch startup Rocket Factory Augsburg gained the support from the European Space Agency (ESA) and Portugal Space, the Portuguese space agency, the company announced. Rocket Factory Augsburg (RFA) signed a second contract in the frame of Boost, ESA’s Commercial Space …

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