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China’s Qihoo 360 Alleges CIA Behind Eleven-Year Cyber Espionage Campaign

Chinese cyber security company Qihoo 360 published claims on 4 March 2020 that the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) conducted an eleven-year cyber espionage and hacking campaign against Chinese companies and organisations in the aviation, energy, and technology sectors. Qihoo 360’s claim that the CIA – which it calls APT-C-39 …

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SpaceLogistics Selected by DARPA As Commercial Partner For Robotic Servicing Mission

SpaceLogistics LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Northrop Grumman Corporation, has been selected by the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) as its commercial partner for the agency’s Robotic Servicing of Geosynchronous Satellites (RSGS) program. The groundbreaking mission will feature the first-ever commercial robotic servicing spacecraft and aims to …

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Saudi Space Commission Casts Wide Net For Space Cooperation

The Saudi Space Commission (SSC) is casting a wide net in its aim to create space cooperation arrangements with friendly countries around the world, with agreements or discussions underway with countries such as Greece, Kuwait, Brazil, Australia, and France. On 5 February 2020, the acting CEO of the Saudi Space …

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Capella Space And Rocket Lab To Launch Mid-Inclination Satellite To Enable Improved Monitoring of Key Global Regions

Space technology company Rocket Lab has signed a deal to launch a dedicated mission for Capella Space, an aerospace and information services company providing Earth observation data on demand. Together, Capella Space and Rocket Lab will launch the first ever synthetic aperture radar (SAR) satellite that delivers commercial data into …

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QuadSAT To Introduce Its UAV Antenna Testing Technology At SATELLITE 2020 Startup Pavilion

Danish startup QuadSAT has announced it will exhibit its Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Antenna Testing technology at SATELLITE 2020  for the first time. QuadSAT will showcase its solution at SATELLITE’s Startup Pavilion (stand SP3) from 10-12 March 2020, in Washington, DC. QuadSAT’s debut at SATELLITE follows a successful year in …

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UK’s Proposed Sovereign GNSS System On Hold Due To Debate On Requirements

The proposed sovereign Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) announced by the British government after the decision to leave the European Union (EU), and the subsequent lockout of the British space industry from the EU’s Galileo GNSS programme, is reportedly on hold due to intensive debates between British polticians and officials …

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World View Stratollite fleet To Provide High Resolution Imagery And Data Analytics In The Americas

World View Enterprises, the stratospheric data and information services company, has announced their plans to build and deploy a fleet of Stratollites, known as World View Orbits, over North and Central America starting this summer. After a series of successful test and development flights to sharpen vehicle flight and navigation …

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Peraton Awarded US$219M Contract To Provide Satellite Communications to Africom

Peraton has been awarded a US$218.6 million contract to provide commercial satellite communications services for the United States Africa Command (AFRICOM). The single award blanket purchase agreement was issued by the U.S. Air Force Space Command (AFSPC) in coordination with the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). Known as CTC0307, the …

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ANU To Lead Development Of First Australian Satellite Designed To Spot Bushfire Danger Zones

Researchers at The Australian National University (ANU) will lead the development of the first Australian satellite designed to predict where bushfires are likely to start and those that will be difficult to contain. The new satellite will accurately measure forest fuel load and vegetation moisture levels across Australia. The technology …

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#SpaceWatchGL On The Road: A Report On The 5th Annual Conference on Maritime Reconnaissance & Surveillance Technology, 5-6 February 2020, Rome, Italy

By Guy Thomas This conference was groundbreaking in one important area: it acknowledged the increased significance of space to the understanding of maritime reconnaissance and surveillance technology. At the same conference five years ago, there were only two briefs which focused on the utility of space for these sectors. Each …

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