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Astroscale Selected As Commercial Partner For JAXA’s Commercial Removal Of Debris Demonstration Project

Japan’s Astroscale Holdings has been selected as the commercial partner for Phase I of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s (JAXA) first debris removal project, a groundbreaking step by Japan to commercialize space debris removal, the company announced 12 February 2020. The JAXA Commercial Removal of Debris Demonstration project (CRD2) consists …

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SBI Holdings Announces Fundraising For New Venture Capital Fund To Focus On Tech Startups

Japanese financial company SBI Holdings announced at the end of January 2020 that it is raising as much as 100 billion Yen (U.S.$920 million) for a new venture capital fund that will focus on Japanese and foreign 5G network, robotics, Internet of Things (IoT), and healthcare startups. The announcement is …

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Japan Successfully Launches Latest IGS Reconnaissance Satellite

A Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) H-IIA satellite launch vehicle successfully lofted an electro-optical Intelligence Gathering Satellite (IGS) on behalf of the Japanese Cabinet Office from the Tanegashima Space Centre, Kagoshima Prefecture, in southwest Japan on 9 February 2020. The launch of the IGS satellite, dubbed IGS Optical 7, was initially …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op-Ed: Australia Should Take The Next Steps To Be A New And Important Space Power

By Dr. Malcolm Davis There’s been great interest about the establishment of a “United States Space Force” by the Trump Administration. President Trump began promoting the concept of a sixth and fully independent military force for space since early 2018, and the actual space force was formalised under a Congressional …

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South Australia’s Space Incubator Seeks Global Startup Applicants

The University of South Australia’s Innovation and Collaboration Centre (ICC) is now accepting applications for its 2020 Venture Catalyst Space programme. As Australia’s first space incubator, the programme forms part of the state government’s AUS$4 million (U.S.$2.7 million) Space Innovation Fund which is delivered by global partners including the South …

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UK Space Sector Lands In Singapore

More than 30 representatives from the UK space industry, universities and government—supported by the UK Space Agency—are visiting Singapore this week to explore new partnerships and opportunities in the Asia-Pacific region. The delegation will visit GeoWorks, ST Engineering, the National University of Singapore and the Nanyang Technological University, before attending …

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Singapore’s Global Space And Technology Convention Opens With Project Cyclotron Investment Inititiative

Asia’s largest space and technology convention, the Global Space and Technology Convention (GSTC) is a cornerstone of the space industry in Asia. Organised by Singapore Space and Technology Limited (SSTL), the Convention is among the most comprehensive gathering of space agencies, industry leaders and future players, in Asia. GSTC 2020 …

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New South Wales And Luxembourg Sign MOU On Future Space Activities

The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and the State of New South Wales, Australia, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on future space activities. This agreement sets up a framework for cooperation on space-related activities in areas including space science and space policy and law. Particular emphasis is given to …

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Royal Thai Air Force’s First Satellite Expected To Be Launched In March 2020

The first satellite of the Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF), named Napa-1, is expected to be launched on board an Arianespace Vega satellite launch vehicle on 24 March 2020. This satellite is part of the RTAF’s new focus on the space domain, which is also likely to include a space …

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Rocket Lab Successfully Launches First NRO Satellite From New Zealand

Rocket Lab, the commercial small satellite launch company, successfully launched a small classified payload into low-Earth orbit (LEO) for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) from Rocket Lab’s Launch Complex 1 in New Zealand on 31 January 2020. The launch mission, called ‘Birds of a Feather’, lifted off from the …

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