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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: The Future of EO Satellite Operations

by Thys Cronje Over the next decade, Earth Observation (EO) satellites will stop streaming simple image data to the earth. Instead, the instruments onboard the EO satellites will tell us more detailed information about what is happening below. In addition, these satellites will be able to take control of their …

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Azercosmos signs agreement with Prime African Media Systems

Azercosmos signed an agreement with Canada’s Prime African Media Systems company, to broadcast ATN TV in the West African region using the capacity of the Azerspace-2 satellite. “Thanks to the infrastructure capabilities of Prime African Media Systems, we will provide innovative satellite solutions to difficult geographical locations in the African region,” …

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#SpaceWatchGL Share: The Libyan Conflict through the Lens of Very High Resolution Satellite Imagery

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and European Space Imaging, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and briefs. This is “The Libyan Conflict through the Lens of Very High Resolution Satellite Imagery”, originally published in 24 June 2020. Very High Resolution Satellite Imagery at True 30 cm …

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Orange to use Eutelsat for satellite broadband throughout France

Orange has purchased from Eutelsat Communications all available capacity on the EUTELSAT KONNECT satellite to cover the entire French territory. It will enable Orange’s consumer customer base, even those living in the most isolated areas, to benefit from very high-speed fixed broadband via satellite from January 2021. The agreement comes …

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Using satellite tech to help create a sustainable livestock feed

RHEA Group has won a contract to use its Earth-observation data expertise to support UK start-up DryGro, which is developing a sustainable animal feed alternative to soy. DryGro’s pioneering project which is under a program of and funded by the European Space Agency, is using a floating macrophyte commonly known …

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Space Café Podcast Episode 006 Featuring Dr. Adriana Marais Is Now Available

SpaceWatch.Global is pleased to present the 6th episode in our podcast series The Space Cafe Podcast: Proudly Human – the ambitious mission of a woman who seeks new knowledge for our civilization on Mars. Episode 006 features special guest Dr. Adriana Marais. She is a professional bartender, a quantum biologist, …

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Digital Earth Africa releases analysis-ready satellite data for all of Africa

The Digital Earth Africa (DE Africa) platform now has operational analysis-ready Earth observation (EO) data over Africa, using free and open images captured by the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Sentinel-2 satellites. This is the first ever continuously updated satellite data at the continental scale for Africa. Digital Earth Africa has …

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Travel Africa Network Selects Eutelsat’s HOTBIRD Position To Launch First HD African Travel Channel

Eutelsat Communications’ HOTBIRD video hotspot has been selected by Travel Africa Network for the broadcast of its first High Definition African travel channel, with 100% African content dedicated to promoting tourism and hospitality in Africa. The multi-year contract will enable Travel Africa Network to broadcast high-quality content throughout Europe and …

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Researchers Harness Satellite Imagery And AI To Help Fight Poverty In Africa

Stanford University scholars Marshall Burke, David Lobell and Stefano Ermon have spent the past five years leading a team of researchers to home in on an efficient way to find and track impoverished zones across Africa. The powerful tool they’ve developed combines free, publicly accessible satellite imagery with artificial intelligence …

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GuarantCo And PIDG Technical Assistance Support Kacific In Covid-19 Response

GuarantCo, with funding from the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG) Technical Assistance, is providing a US$500,000 grant to support Kacific Broadband Satellites Group (Kacific) efforts to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic by distributing satellite communication systems. These systems will allow free connections of up to 1,000 rural health posts and …

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