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E2MC Update On Space Financing Rounds in March 2020

By Raphael Roettgen US$158 million of announced space-related financing rounds in March 2020 bring the total for the first quarter of 2020 to approximately US$550 million. The March number is the lowest monthly number so far, but it is worth noting that it does not include SpaceX’s ongoing funding round, …

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Astroscale UK Appoints Kumar Singarajah As Director Of Government & Regulatory Affairs

Astroscale Ltd., a market-leader in developing a space debris removal service to secure long-term orbital sustainability, has announced the strengthening of its management team with the appointment of Kumar Singarajah as Director of Government & Regulatory Affairs (UK & Europe) effective 23 March 2020. Singarajah joins with 30 years experience in …

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White Paper Focuses On ‘Major Takeaways’ From The 2019 Mining Space Summit

A White Paper from the Luxembourg Space Agency, announced on 27 March 2020, focuses on opportunities for collaboration between terrestrial and space mining sectors On 9 October 2019, the second Mining Space Summit gathered more than 180 experts, from 24 countries, working in fields as diverse as oil & gas, …

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Exotrail Releases Cloud-Based Mission Design Software And Secures Eutelsat As Its Anchor Customer

Exotrail has announced the official release of its cloud-based mission design software, ExoOPS™ – Mission Design, which, after extensive testing, is now available for customers. On the occasion of the release, Exotrail has secured a contract for the utilization of the software with leading satellite operator, Eutelsat. The mission envisioned …

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OneWeb Files For Bankruptcy As Softbank Funding Talks Collapse

OneWeb, the British-headquartered satellite communications company, announced on 27 March 2020 that it has filed for Chapter 11 protection from creditors under the provisions of the Bankruptcy Code in the US Bankruptcy Court in New York’s Southern District. According to a company press release, OneWeb intends to use the Chapter …

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Looking Up: ArianeGroup’s GEOTracker Space Surveillance Network Gets Even Bigger

ArianeGroup’s GEOTracker network continues to expand around the world. Its seventh observatory has already been installed at its site of Ottobrunn in Germany, and an eighth station will be located in Australian’s Northern Territory at the Centre for Appropriate Technology Ltd. (CfAT) site, around 10 km south of Alice Springs. …

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ICEYE Unveils 25 CM SAR Imaging Capability With Current SAR Satellite Constellation

Finnish New Space leader ICEYE unveiled its latest capability of 25 cm resolution imaging with synthetic-aperture radar (SAR) small satellites, utilizing the company’s current commercial SAR satellite constellation in-orbit. With this very high resolution imaging capability, ICEYE SAR data achieves the same resolution class provided by larger, conventional commercial SAR …

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CloudFerro Inks Agreement To Provide Very High Resolution Satellite Imagery

Polish cloud computing service provider CloudFerro, which operates cloud platforms providing Earth observation satellite images, has established a cooperation agreement with a Chinese operator, CG Satellite. Thanks to this agreement, CloudFerro can now provide satellite images and video in very high resolution, taken both night and day. The image archive …

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