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#SpaceWatchGL Op-Ed: How Space Technologies Help Fight The Coronavirus In China

By Yue Yuan In this two-part study, exclusive to SpaceWatch.Global, researcher Yue Yuan examines the role of satellite technologies in detecting and monitoring the ongoing outbreak of the Coronavirus – also known as COVID-19 – and their wider role in national and global public health. The outbreak of a fast-moving …

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ANU To Lead Development Of First Australian Satellite Designed To Spot Bushfire Danger Zones

Researchers at The Australian National University (ANU) will lead the development of the first Australian satellite designed to predict where bushfires are likely to start and those that will be difficult to contain. The new satellite will accurately measure forest fuel load and vegetation moisture levels across Australia. The technology …

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China’s Geely Announces US$326 Million Satellite Investment For Mobility Revolution Connectivity

Chinese automotive and technology giant Zhejiang Geely Holding Group announced on 3 March 2020 that it is investing 2.27 billion Yuan (US$326 million) in a satellite manufacturing facility to be located in the coastal city of Taizhou, Zhejiang province, considered to be the ‘hometown’ of the company. The satellite manufacturing …

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Saber Astronautics Plans App To Allow Hobbyists To Track Satellites And Space Debris

Sydney-based Australian space company Saber Astronautics plans to launch an app to allow anyone with a telescope to track satellites and space debris, according to a report in spaceconnectonline.com/au published on 27 February 2020. This app would offer even backyard hobby astronomers a role in space situational awareness, keeping track …

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#SpaceWatchGL Interviews: Thomas Gruebler of Orora Technologies

The New Space sector continues to grow exponentially, and SpaceWatch.Global strives to introduce you to the sector’s brightest ideas, companies, and leaders. Torsten Kriening, SpaceWatch.Global’s co-publisher and COO, recently spoke with Thomas Gruebler, CEO of Orora Technologies. Orora Technologies is Germany’s best known, most visible New Space startup, and you …

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ISRO To Validate Design, Engineering Of Rocket To Carry India’s First Human Space Flight Mission

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will carry out a series of tests to validate the design and engineering of the rocket and orbital module system for India’s first planned human space flight mission, named Gaganyaan. A top official also said that the space agency would soon build its own …

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Fleet Space Selects Tyvak To Mass-Produce Satellites For Its Low Earth Orbit constellation.

Australian New Space company Fleet Space Technologies has selected Italian aviation and aerosapce firm Tyvak International SRL to mass-produce satellites for its Low Earth Orbit constellation, according to an online statement by Flavia Tata Nardini, Fleet’s co-founder and CEO, posted on 21 February 2020. Fleet and Tyvak have been working …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op-Ed: ISRO And Satellites Launches – Why The Economic Survey Is Misleading

By Kartik Bommakanti The Economic Survey -2020, which preceded the Budget 2020-21 released by Nirmala Sitharaman’ first full budget as finance minister rather bizarrely focused almost exclusively on the number of launches undertaken by major space faring states including India as a good indicator of the strength and the health …

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