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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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#SpaceWatchGL Op’ed: Why 2020 will be big for space – beyond the glamour of astronaut launches

2020 promises to be a big year in space, but not only for the well-known events you keep on hearing about, such as the expected crewed launches from U.S. soil on SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule and Boeing’s Starliner. In the background, thousands of new space entrepreneurs are executing on business plans that take advantage of the tremendous decrease of the costs of accessing space and operating in it. Many of these entrepreneurs have important milestones in 2020.

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JAXA To Provide Satellite Imagery To Support UN Food And Agriculture Organisation Forestry Land-Use Assessments

The UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) will bolster the scale and scope of its geospatial monitoring toolkit thanks to collaboration with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) that will expand the capacity of FAO's accessible platforms for forestry and land-use assessments.

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