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Space Tech Expo Europe 2020 postponed

Space Tech Expo Europe is the continent’s major dedicated supply-chain and engineering event for manufacturing, design, test and engineering services for spacecraft, subsystems and space-qualified components. The exhibition and conference draw attendance from thousands of industry leaders, decision makers, engineers, specifiers and buyers to meet manufacturers across the supply chain …

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#SpaceWatchGL Share: Africa is investing more money in space and satellite industry

Highlights Over USD 4 billion have been spent on satellite development in Africa up till date. For 2020, African governments budgeted an estimated USD 490 million towards their space programme compared to USD 250 million in 2019. African would have launched at least 110 Satellites by 2024 compared to the …

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Azercosmos and iSAT Africa to provide satellite services

Azercosmos established a cooperation with iSAT Africa, a leading data, video and internet service provider serving Telco’s, ISP’s, Media companies, Enterprise Govt and others in Africa and Middle East. iSAT Africa services include MPLS, SDWan, Media solutions, OTT using terrestrial and satellite technologies. According to the agreement, iSAT Africa will …

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The IAC 2020 Technical Program goes Virtual

The International Astronautical Federation’s annual event, the International Astronautical Congress (IAC), has been at the center of innovation for the space community for 70 years. As such, the annual event plays an important role to allow space professionals and the young generation to disseminate their research and develop collaborations. The …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: African States’ and International Space Treaties

by Nelly-Helen Neji Ebruka As often said, when men reached for the stars, lawyers reached for their books. After Yuri Gagarin’s historic space flight in 1957, the international community through the United Nations deemed it pertinent to agree on certain principles and rules to regulate outer space affairs. Space exploration …

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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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