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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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GSMA Opens Innovation Fund For Mobile Internet Adoption And Digital Inclusion And Calls For Applications

The Global System for Global Communications Association (GSMA) has opened applications for the Innovation Fund for Mobile Internet Adoption and Digital Inclusion. The Innovation Fund aims to increase mobile internet adoption and usage among those who have mobile internet coverage but are not using it in countries in Africa and …

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Songhai Labs And SatSure AG Announce Strategic Partnership

Songhai Labs, a knowledge broker platform based in Cameroon, and SatSure, a satellite precision company headquartered in Switzerland and with offices in India, UK, and Australia, have announced a strategic partnership. The companies are partnering to launch an Open Innovation Platform for Agriculture and AgTech ecosystems, where experts from diverse …

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SatADSL And YahClick Unite Efforts To Steer Sub-Saharan Africa Across The Digital Divide

SatADSL – the Brussels-based provider of satellite services – has partnered with YahClick to enhance its connectivity offering across Sub-Saharan Africa. The partnership appoints SatADSL as a new Virtual Network Operator (VNO) partner to YahClick, the UAE-based broadband satellite services provider owned by Yahsat and its partner Hughes Network Systems. The agreement will enable SatADSL to combine the …

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Space Café WebTalk Recap: “33 minutes with Carla Sharpe”

This week’s Space Café WebTalk took place on 14 April 2020, featuring Carla Sharpe, Business Manager at SKA South Africa, in conversation with Torsten Kriening, co-publisher of SpaceWatch.Global and COO of ThorGroup GmbH. Carla talked about her own career trajectory, and she also discussed the variety of space projects in …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: The Importance Of Space Science And Technology In Africa

By Carla Sharpe Space science and space exploration are generally undertaken for the benefit of humanity and thus are normally regarded as a public good provided at a cost to national governments. The space industry, however, although utilising space science and providing for further scientific development, is revenue-driven and provides …

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