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Glavkosmos ends research into using Russian equipment on Indian spacecraft

Russia’s company Glavkosmos (an affiliate of Roscosmos corporation) has handed over to Indian customers the results of its research into the possibility of using Russian flight equipment on India’s crewed spacecraft Gaganyan, Glavkosmos CEO Dmitry Loskutov told TASS on the sidelines of the forum Army-2020. “The Russian side has honored …

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Rocket Lab Successfully Deploys Capella’s SAR Satellite on 14th Mission 

Rocket Lab, a space systems company and a global leader in dedicated small satellite launch, has successfully launched its 14th Electron mission and deployed a single microsatellite for Capella Space. The mission was Rocket Lab’s fourth this year and takes the company’s total number of satellites deployed to 54. The ‘I …

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Skygate Technologies receives seed investment for Ground Station as a Service

Skygate Technologies, a Japanese space startup, has received seed investments from the Keio University-based venture capital firm Keio Innovation Initiative. The company, recently founded in February 2020, develops Ground Station as a Service (GSaaS), using  high-speed wireless technology and software radio. The funding will boost the development of the first …

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#SpaceWatchGL Column: Business as Usual in the Middle Kingdom

by Blaine Curcio As we near the 2/3 point for the year 2020, it is starting to feel like a “lost year” for some. With many people working from home for the majority of the year, with borders largely closed, and with governments in turmoil, many are starting to ask …

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Moon to Mars: opportunities for Australian businesses

The Australian Space Agency is partnering with NASA on its inspiring plan to go back to the Moon and on to Mars. As part of this, the Australian Government is investing $150 million to fuel the growth of Australian businesses so they can succeed in national and international space supply chains, …

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Australia’s First Launch from Australia’s First People

Southern Launch, DEWC Systems, T-Minus Engineering and the Koonibba Community will be entering the history books when Australia’s first space capable rocket will be launched to the edge of space. “This event is more than just Australia’s first launch, but a testament to Australian companies coming together with our international …

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Secure World Foundation Releases Fact Sheets on Anti-satellite Testing

Over the last fifteen years there has been a resurgence of anti-satellite (ASAT) testing in space by multiple countries. During the Cold War between 1960 and 1991, the United States and the Soviet Union conducted dozens of tests of both direct ascent and co-orbital ASAT weapons, some of which destroyed …

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UK global-sustainability space projects receive £3.4 million cash boost

On World Humanitarian Day, the UK Space Agency announced £3.4 million of new funding for 10 leading-edge projects, backing UK academics using space to tackle global development problems – from the spread of malaria to human trafficking and forced labor. In 2018, there were an estimated 228 million cases and 405,000 …

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Space4Impact opens call for NewSpace companies to join

Space4Impact (www.space4impact.org) believes that space can do more for the Earth. Space4Impact will create an international ecosystem of governmental and non-governmental organisations, investors, entrepreneurs & corporates. The goal is to maximize the positive impact that space technologies, infrastructures and data can bring to the planet for a sustainable future. Through the …

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Space Tech Expo Europe 2020 postponed

Space Tech Expo Europe is the continent’s major dedicated supply-chain and engineering event for manufacturing, design, test and engineering services for spacecraft, subsystems and space-qualified components. The exhibition and conference draw attendance from thousands of industry leaders, decision makers, engineers, specifiers and buyers to meet manufacturers across the supply chain …

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