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KSAT Partners With Rocket Lab To Provide Electron And Photon Ground Station Support

Rocket Lab, the global leader in dedicated small satellite launch, has partnered with Kongsberg Satellite Services (KSAT), the world’s largest provider of ground station services, to be the sole provider of ground station services for the Electron launch vehicle and Photon satellite bus customers. The agreement sees Rocket Lab deliver …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op’ed: Australia can pick up its game and land a Moon mission

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and Prof. Andrew Dempster, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and texts. This is “Australia can pick up its game and land a Moon mission”, originally published 1 August 2019 at The Conversation. Now all the celebrations of the 50th …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op’ed: Space Force vs Space Command: A Primer

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and Secure World Foundation, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and texts. This is “Space Force vs Space Command: A Primer”, originally published Oct 5, 2019 in the ORF Space Alert, Vol VII, Issue 4. by Victoria Samson With U.S. …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op’ed: Modi-Xi Summit: A More Balanced China Policy?

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and Dr. Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and texts. This is “ Modi-Xi Summit: A More Balanced China Policy?”, originally published 11 October 2019 at Observer Research Foundation. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President …

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Australian Space Agency Signs Agreement With Maxar Technologies To Develop Strategic Collaboration

Maxar Technologies, a trusted partner and innovator in Earth Intelligence and Space Infrastructure, announced on 22 October 2019 it has signed a joint statement of strategic intent and cooperation with the Australian Space Agency. Under the statement, Maxar and Australian Space Agency will investigate collaboration in areas of mutual strategic …

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Space Silk Road: China Proposes Space Cooperation Agreement With Azerbaijan

China and Azerbaijan have great prospects for cooperation in the space sector, Chinese Ambassador to Azerbaijan Guo Min told reporters in Baku, Azerbaijan, according to a report by the Trend News Agency on 18 October 2019. “We look forward to cooperating with Azerbaijan in this direction,” the ambassador said. “China …

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Luxembourg’s Kleos Space Scouting Mission-1 To Launch On ISRO PSLV In December 2019

Kleos Space S.A., a space-powered Radio Frequency Reconnaissance data-as-a-service (DaaS) company, has received confirmation that the Kleos Scouting Mission-1 will launch on an Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) from Chennai, India, in December 2019. Kleos’ cluster of four satellites are confirmed as mission ready for …

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France And Japan Boost Space-Based Environmental Monitoring Cooperation At Kyoto Conference

On 5 and 6 October 2019 in Kyoto, Japan, Centre national d’études spatiales (CNES) President Jean-Yves Le Gall took part in the Science and Technology in Society (STS) forum 2019 and the 10th EU-Japan Science Policy Forum. On the sidelines of these events, he met Koji Omi, the President and …

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Singapore’s Addvalue And Capella Space Close To Launching Inter-Satellite Data Relay Terminal

Addvalue Innovation Pte. Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of SGX Mainboard-listed Addvalue Technologies Ltd., announced on 22 October 2019 the delivery of the first flight model of the company’s groundbreaking Inter-satellite Data Relay System (IDRS) terminal to Capella Space. Addvalue’s IDRS™ system, developed in tandem with Inmarsat, features Addvalue’s proprietary technology, …

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Rocket Lab To Start Offering Lunar Payload Launches With Photon Satellite Platform

Rocket Lab, the global leader in dedicated small satellite launch, unveiled on 21 October 2019 at the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Washington, DC, plans to support extended range missions to medium, geostationary, and lunar orbits with the company’s Photon satellite platform. Less than two years after opening access to …

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