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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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Royal Thai Air Force Taps ISISpace For Next-Generation Earth Observation CubeSat

The Royal Thai Air Force has awarded a contract to ISIS – Innovative Solutions In Space B.V. to realize their next satellite mission, based on an ISISpace 6U CubeSat. This will be the second Earth Observation satellite of the Royal Thai Air Force, with the objective to further strengthen their …

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#SpaceWatchGL Column: On war, debris, and commerce in space

By Dr. Bleddyn Bowen SpaceWatch.Global is delighted to work with Bleddyn Bowen as its columnist. Bleddyn contributs his column every quarter. On 25-26th June the Secure World Foundation convened their inaugural Summit for Space Sustainability in Washington, DC, with SpaceWatch Global participating as a media partner for the event. I attended …

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Take a sneak peek at Space Tech Talks speakers at the Dubai Airshow 2019

With the global space market forecast to double in size by 2030, countries are focusing on space-based services to help grow their economy.  According to space-market specialists Euroconsult, last year 18 countries spent $200 million on space-related activities, from satellites to exploration. Space investment and innovation has hit an all-time high. During the Space …

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A Perspective on APSCO TUBITAK Uzay Training Course on Space Law

by Muhammad Hossein Ouji The biennial “space law” training course of the Asia-Pacific Space Cooperation Organization (APSCO) was held this time in cooperation with TUBITAK Uzay and UNOOSA for four days from 18th to 21st September, 2019 at Istanbul Technical University (ITU), Turkey. This year, as a new initiative, in …

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UK and Australian Space Agencies Agree to Step Up Cooperation

The UK and Australian Space Agencies have agreed to take their cooperation to the next level and to develop a ‘Space Bridge’. The agreement, announced on Tuesday at the UK Space Conference will further the ambitions set out in the Memorandum of Understanding signed by the two agencies in October …

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Thaicom and RSCC Enter into Partnership Agreement

Thaicom has signed an Agreement of Intention with Russian Satellite Communications Company (RSCC) to collaborate on the joint development of a service offering for maritime satellite broadband connectivity. According to the framework of the agreement, Thaicom and RSCC will initially study roaming options on their proprietary maritime VSAT networks. Roaming …

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