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Register Today For Our Space Café WebTalk “33 minutes with Juan de Dalmau” On 13 October 2020

Join SpaceWatch.Global for an interesting and informative Space Café WebTalk featuring Juan de Dalmau, President of the International Space University (ISU), Strasbourg, France .  This event will take place on 13 October 2020 at 4:00 pm CEST. Juan de Dalmau will discuss education programs and network opportunities to be prepared for a career in the global …

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#SpaceWatchGL Perspective: Next Gen ESA by Dr. Lorenzo Scatena

by Dr. Lorenzo Scatena is Secretary General of Fondazione E. Amaldi, Italia On 26 August 2020, SpaceWatch.Global Editor in Chief Markus Payer started a dialogue about the next generation ESA here. We reached out to representatives in all ESA member states and beyond to get their feedback on that topic. …

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Trump names Simington to succeed O’Rielly as FCC commissioner

Berlin, 23 September 2020. – In a surprise move, U.S. President Donald Trump has nominated Nathan A. Simington to succeed Michael O’Rielly as one of the five commissioners of the Federal Communication Commission. Simington currently serves as a senior adviser on 5G security and supply chains at the National Telecommunications …

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SES connects Microsoft’s Azure Orbital cloud with its O3b satellites

Berlin, 23 September 2020. – Luxembourg-based satellite operator SES connects Microsoft’s new Azure Orbital cloud service with its Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) space assets, the company said on 22 September. “As pioneers in Microsoft’s new cloud ecosystem in space, the two companies will make joint investments in Azure Orbital ground …

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Axelspace and Gazprom combine their sensing and satellite systems for the energy sector

Berlin, 23 September 2020. – Axelspace Corporation cooperates with Gazprom Space Systems (GSS) to combine their remote sensing and satellite imagery technologies for the energy sector. With support from the Japanese conglomerate Mitsui, Axelspace and GSS  explore opportunities to deliver competitive remote sensing solutions especially to the energy industry by …

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NASA details Artemis program plan to land on the Moon in 2024

Berlin, 22 September 2020. – NASA has revealed details of its accelerated Artemis mission plan to land humans on the Moon in 2024, more than 50 years after the last Apollo lunar mission in 1972. The U.S. space agency’s plan specifies key milestones for building, testing and launching its powerful …

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UAE cooperates with NASA on astronaut training

Berlin, 22 September 2020. – The United Arab Emirates (UAE) continues to foster its international network and cooperates with NASA to train four Emirati astronauts, the news agency WAM reported on 21 September. “The Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) today announced …

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Finnish satellite imagery venture ICEYE secures $87 million funding

Berlin, 22 September 2020. – The Finnish satellite imagery specialist ICEYE secured a $87 million funding mainly from Californian True Ventures and the Warsaw-based OTB Ventures, the company announced today. The funding round was joined by Finnish Industry Investment, Draper Esprit, DNX Ventures, Draper Associates, Seraphim Capital, Promus Ventures and …

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London to revisit plans for a British satellite navigation system, UK press reports

Berlin, 22 September 2020. – The UK Space Agency is set to announce the withdrawal from British plans to develop an own, sovereign satellite navigation program and mulls rejoining the European Union’s Galileo system, UK press reported. “The Government has formally scrapped Theresa May’s plan for a British version of …

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Blue Origin targets its seventh New Shepard lift-off for 24 September

Berlin, 22 September 2020. – Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin is on track for its next New Shepard rocket lift-off on 24 September, the company announced today. The mission will fly a dozen of payloads, including an autonomous plant growth system, a new technology to sample regolith and anchoring to asteroids …

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