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Space Café WebTalk Recap: Prof. Dr. Ram Jakhu on the need for more space laws

In this week’s Space Cafè WebTalk, Prof. Dr. Ram S. Jakhu, Acting Director of the Institute of Air and Space Law at McGill University, Montreal, Canada talked about the urgent need for more law and institutions to keep space utilisation sustainable, conflict-free and for the benefit of all nations and people. He …

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EOS Data Analytics to provide precision farming tool on Dragonfly

Luxembourg, 21 October 2020. – The Californian satellite imagery provider EOS Data Analytics will launch two multispectral imagers with South-African Dragonfly Aerospace into Low Earth Orbit (LEO) in 2022, the company announced. The payloads will be “particularly useful for the commercial agricultural industry,” the company said. “Multispectral images are critical for tracking …

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TriSept to launch cubesat demo for U.S. Army on Rocket Lab’s Electron

Luxembourg, 21 October 2020. – The U.S. launch integrator TriSept signed with the U.S. Army’s Space and Missile Defense Command (SMDC) to integrate a small cubesat demonstration on a Rocket Lab Electron next year. The SMDC will test the small satellite bus to foster “the development of new, game-changing capabilities for …

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Microsoft partners with Starlink for its Azure Space cloud

Luxembourg, 21 October 2020. – Microsoft partners with SpaceX’s Starlink to provide satellite connectivity to its cloud computing platform Azure Space, the company announced. “Our new partnership with SpaceX Starlink will provide high-speed, low-latency satellite broadband for the new Azure Modular Datacenter (MDC),” Tom Keane, Corporate Vice President Azure Global, …

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Register Today For Our Space Cafe “Black Ops by Ralph Thiele” On 12 November 2020

Join SpaceWatch.Global for an interesting and informative new format: Space Café “Black Ops by Ralph Thiele” on 12 November 2020 at 4:00 pm CET. Colonel (Ret`d) Ralph Thiele, Chairman of the Berlin based Political-Military Society, President of EuroDéfense-Germany, and Managing Director of StratByrd Consulting, Germany will discuss with his guests in …

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Register Today For Our Space Café WebTalk “33 minutes with Ole Dokka” On 10 November 2020

Join SpaceWatch.Global for an interesting and informative Space Café WebTalk featuring Ole Dokka, project manager of Newspace North, Andoya, Norway. This event will take place on 10 November 2020 at 4:00 pm CET. Norway and Andøya Space will soon have one of few commercial spaceports for small satellites in Europe. The project received the first …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: The Artemis Accords and Lunar Exploration – Revolution and Evolution

by Professor Christopher J. Newman, Northumbria University, UK The international community has struggled for a number of years with the issue of how to govern a human settlement on the Moon and deal with the management of any resources. Previous attempts have been through painstakingly negotiated international treaties. The Outer …

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ESA and GomSpace to continue HOOP sat platform

Luxembourg, 20 October 2020. – The European Space Agency (ESA) contracted GomSpace in Luxembourg to continue the development of its HOOP satellite operations platform, the company said. The contract has a value of 1.35 million Euros. The development of the Hands-Off Operations Platform (HOOP) to enable autonomous satellite operations for …

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Frontex selects Airbus and Heron for maritime surveillance

Luxembourg, 20 October 2020. – The European Border and Coast Guard Agency Frontex contracted Airbus and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) to operate a long-endurance maritime aerial surveillance system for the Mediterranean Sea, Airbus announced. The service includes the provision of a Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) platform and all necessary …

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