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Astrobotic and Dymon Announce Agreement to Bring the First Japanese Lunar Rover to the Moon

Dymon and Astrobotic proudly announced at the CEATEC 2019 their signing of a joint agreement to send the first Japanese lunar rover onboard the Peregrine lunar lander to the Moon in 2021. This agreement comes after Dymon surveyed the field of commercial lunar delivery providers around the world and determined …

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Japan’s Astroscale On Path To Commercial Space Debris Removal Operations With ELSA-D Mission

Astroscale Holdings Inc., the market-leader in developing a service to remove space debris and secure long-term orbital sustainability, has announced it has entered the assembly, integration and test (AIT) phase of its End-of-Life Services by Astroscale-demonstration (ELSA-d) mission, following completion of rigorous design reviews and subsystem testing. “We are excited …

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Norway’s KSAT Partners With Japan’s Synspective To Support Global SAR Constellation

Norwegian Ground Network specialist and provider of EO services, KSAT, and Japanese Space Industry Start-up, Synspective, are announcing their global alliance. Tokyo-based Synspective Inc., will develop a constellation of small Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellites over the next few years aimed at providing solutions and data for the global market, …

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#SpaceWatchGL Interviews: Chris Blackerby of Astroscale

Millions of pieces of space debris can cause potential damage to many active satellites. Founded in 2013, Astroscale is focused on the development of new and innovative technologies necessary to remove space debris and ensure space sustainability. Maruska Strah of SpaceWatch.Global interviewed Mr. Chris Blackerby, Group COO and Director of …

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ICEYE Partners with ST Engineering to Develop South East Asia Markets for SAR Imagery and Analytics

ICEYE has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and a commercial reseller agreement with ST Engineering Geo-Insights Pte Ltd. to serve the commercial and government markets in South East Asia. As a part of the agreement, the two companies will provide mutual support to develop the regional and global market …

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Japan’s AxelSpace Partners With Rwanda’s Broadband Systems Corporation To Provide Satellite Imagery To African Countries

Axelpace Corporation announces the partnership with Broadband Systems Corporation to provide Earth observation data from AxelGlobe, the Daily Earth Observation Platform, to African nations. Axelspace and BSC signed the partnership agreement, as BSC visited Japan to participate at the Japan & Africa Business Expo, held in Yokohama. Rwanda’s ICT Minister …

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Rocket Lab To Loft Astro Digital Payload From New Zealand Launch Site

Rocket Lab, the global leader in dedicated small satellite launch, has announced Astro Digital as the customer for Rocket Lab’s ninth Electron mission, and fifth mission of 2019. The dedicated mission is scheduled to take place during a 14-day launch window opening on 15 October 2019 NZDT (14 October UTC). …

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Astroscale And The University Of Southampton To Cooperate On Space Debris Removal Business Case

Astroscale, the market-leader in developing a service to remove space debris and secure long-term orbital sustainability, has announced that it will collaborate with the University of Southampton on a project to investigate collision risks between satellites, highlighting the necessity for financial incentives for satellite operators to engage with active debris …

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ST Engineering Completes Acquisition of Newtec Group NV

ST Engineering has announced that further to its announcement made on 27 March 2019, its subsidiary Singapore Technologies Engineering (Europe) Ltd has today completed the acquisition of a 100% ownership in Newtec following the fulfilment of completion conditions, including the receipt of applicable regulatory approvals. This Newtec acquisition, together with …

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Spire Global Raises Over $40 Million To Increase Weather Data Service And Expand To Asia-Pacific

Spire Global, the world’s largest earth observation constellation of satellites for advanced weather data, maritime analytics, and aircraft tracking, has announced over U.S.$40m in new funding from strategic partners including ITOCHU, Mitsui, and Scottish Investment Bank and financial investors led by the GPO Fund, Perennial Value Management Limited, and Bessemer …

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