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Space Café WebTalk Recap: “33 minutes with Dr. Brian Weeden”

This week’s Space Café WebTalk took place on 21 April 2020, featuring Dr. Brian Weeden, Director of Program Planning for Secure World Foundation in conversation with Torsten Kriening, co-publisher of SpaceWatch.Global and COO of ThorGroup GmbH. Dr. Brian Weeden gave a briefing about key elements from the newly released 2020 Global …

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#SpaceWatchGL Perspective On US Space Resources Executive Order: Alice Gorman On How The EO Is A Rejection Of Longstanding Principles

On 6 April 2020, US President Donald J. Trump signed an Executive Order (EO) on Encouraging International Support for the Recovery and Use of Space Resources. This order addresses US policy regarding the recovery and use of resources in outer space, including the Moon and other celestial bodies. Over the next …

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Airbus Will Support France And India To Monitor Climate Change With TRISHNA

The Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES) announced on 20 April 2020 that it had recently signed a contract with Airbus Defence and Space for the development and manufacture of the thermal infrared instrument for the TRISHNA satellite. TRISHNA (Thermal infraRed Imaging Satellite for High resolution Natural resource Assessment) will be …

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Equatorial Space Signs Letter Of Intent With UK’s Responsive Access

Singapore’s Equatorial Space announced on 17 April 2020 that it has signed a letter of intent to work with Scottish launch aggregator Responsive Access, on finding customers for launches of its small satellite launch vehicle. The company’s fully hybrid launch vehicle, Volans, is being designed to carry up to 200kg …

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Space BD and Space Basil Sign MoU Concerning Business Alliance Agreement

Space BD Inc., a leading Japanese space startup which provides access to space using ISS Japanese module, Kibo, as well as piggyback capacity of its flagship launch vehicle “H3”, and Space Basil, the Japanese first space advertisement company, signed a Memorandum of Understanding Concerning Business Alliance Agreement on 24 March …

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Axelspace Announces Partnership With Japan Space Systems

On 15 April 2020, as part of their continuing efforts to contribute to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Axelspace Corporation signed a memorandum of understanding with Japan Space Systems (“J-spacesystems”) to promote the use of satellite data in the field of capacity building and human resource development. Since …

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#SpaceWatchGL Perspective On US Space Resources Executive Order: Steven Freeland On The Importance Of The Outer Space Treaty In The EO

On 6 April 2020, US President Donald J. Trump signed an Executive Order (EO) on Encouraging International Support for the Recovery and Use of Space Resources. This order addresses US policy regarding the recovery and use of resources in outer space, including the Moon and other celestial bodies. Over the next …

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Marubeni Announces New Partnership With Interstellar Technologies And D-Orbit SpA

Marubeni Corporation, Interstellar Technologies Inc., and D-Orbit SpA have recently signed a Letter of Intent to study the development of an agile satellite release system to be mounted on the small satellite launch vehicle named “ZERO”. Marubeni started its business collaboration with IST in 2016. Since then, Marubeni has commissioned …

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Rocket Lab To Launch Dedicated Mission For Japanese Space Start-Up Synspective

Rocket Lab has signed a deal with Japanese satellite company Synspective to launch a synthetic aperture radar (SAR) satellite in late 2020. The signing was announced on 14 April 2020. Synspective’s StriX-α satellite will be launched on an Electron launch vehicle as a dedicated mission from Launch Complex 1 in …

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#SpaceWatchGL Perspective On US Space Resources Executive Order: Raji Rajagopalan On The EO’s First Mover Advantage

On 6 April 2020, US President Donald J. Trump signed an Executive Order (EO) on Encouraging International Support for the Recovery and Use of Space Resources. This order addresses US policy regarding the recovery and use of resources in outer space, including the Moon and other celestial bodies. Over the …

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