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Rocket Lab Successfully Launches ‘Make It Rain’ Mission From New Zealand

A Rocket Lab Electron launch vehicle successfully lifted off from Launch Complex 1 on New Zealand’s Māhia Peninsula at 04:30 UTC, Saturday 29 June 2019 (16:30 NZST). The Make It Rain mission launched seven satellites to orbit for rideshare and mission management provider, Spaceflight. At approximately 56 minutes after lift-off, …

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LeoLabs And New Zealand Space Agency Partner To Create Space Regulatory And Sustainability Platform

LeoLabs, Inc., the leading commercial provider of Low Earth Orbit (LEO) mapping and Space Situational Awareness (SSA) services announced on 25 June 2019 the world’s first dedicated regulatory platform for LEO: the Space Regulatory and Sustainability Platform, developed as a joint initiative between LeoLabs and the New Zealand Space Agency …

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SSTL Expertise Enables New Space Mission for the FORMOSAT-7 Weather Constellation

FORMOSAT-7 spacecraft at SSTL. Credit: SSTL

The successful launch on 24 June 2019 (EST) of 6 satellites for the FORMOSAT-7 joint US-Taiwanese weather forecasting constellation marks the start of another SSTL-enabled space mission, a cause for celebration at SSTL’s UK HQ.  The launch on the SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket from the Kennedy Space Centre was attended by …

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Indian New Space: Bellatrix Aerospace Raises $3 Million In Series A Funding For Satellite Propulsion Technology Development

Bellatrix Aerospace, an SID (Indian Institute of Science) incubated company, has raised U.S.$3 million in a pre-Series A round led by IDFC-Parampara, StartupXseed, Karsemven Fund (KITVEN) and Survam Partners (Suman Kant Munjal family office). Other notable investors participating in the round include Deepika Padukone (through KA Enterprises LLP), GrowX Ventures, …

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#SpaceWatchGL Interviews: Dr. Moriba Jah of The University of Texas

SSA or Space Situational Awareness is without doubt one of the most pressing challenges that the space industry faces. With orbits becoming increasingly crowded and a slew of mega constellations of small satellites either in the process of being lofted or expected in the near future, definitive action is required …

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Hughes JUPITER System Chosen by Five Service Providers to Power Satellite Broadband Services throughout Indonesia

Jupiter Multiservice Platform, courtesy Hughes

Hughes’ JUPITER System platform has been selected by five service providers to help bridge the digital divide across Indonesia. The service providers – including Lintasarta, Pasifik Satelit Nusantara (PSN), Teleglobal and Telkom/TelkomSat – won the tender bids from BAKTI, a division of the Indonesian Ministry of Communications and Information, to …

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UNOOSA and CMSA announce winners of opportunity to fly experiments on board China Space Station

The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and the China Manned Space Agency (CMSA) have announced the winners of their joint opportunity to conduct experiments on board the China Space Station (CSS). Six winning projects were selected, and three were conditionally selected. The winning institutions come from a …

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Thailand’s mu Space Corporation Signs Satellite Capacity And Connectivity Agreements With Seven Asia-Pacific Providers

Thai space technology company mu Space announced on 16 June 2019 that it has signed multiple satellite service deals with seven companies from Asia-Pacific. mu Space’s new partners, whose names will be revealed soon, consisted of telecommunication companies, technology service providers, and private enterprises. Based on the signed agreements, mu …

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China And France Hold Twelfth Space Cooperation Meeting In Shanghai

The President of the Centre Centre national d’études spatiales (CNES), Jean-Yves Le Gall, and Zhang Kejian, Administrator of the China National Space Administration (CNSA), chaired the 12th meeting of the French-Chinese space committee in Shanghai on 5 June 2019, devoted to reviewing and developing space cooperation between the two nations. …

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Japan And France Strengthen Space Cooperation In Preparation For Macron Visit

President of the Centre national d’études spatiales (CNES), Jean-Yves Le Gall, was in Tokyo on 6 June 2019 to lay the groundwork for the space agenda of the State Visit of President Emmanuel Macron to Japan on 26 and 27 June. On this occasion and in the presence of Laurent …

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