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Eutelsat America to Participate in NASA’s Space Relay Partnership and Services Study

Eutelsat America Corp., a subsidiary of Eutelsat Communications, has been selected by NASA for the Next Space Technologies for Exploration Partnerships-2 (NextSTEP-2) as part of the NASA Space Relay Partnership and Services Study. The NextSTEP-2 programme seeks to establish partnerships with US companies to evaluate the incorporation of commercial elements …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op’Ed: Britain’s Vital Strategic Interests In Space

By Dr. John B. Sheldon There are thousands of dedicated space professionals in the UK, who, between them, have established a world-class reputation in space science, commercial space and engineering, and in certain national security space operations. This group of remarkable men and women have until recently, with a few …

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ESPI Brief 27: Space Policy Directive 2: ITAR, an instrument of U.S. dominance

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and the European Space Policy Institute, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and briefs. This is ESPI Briefs No. 27: ‘Space Policy Directive 2: ITAR, an instrument of U.S. dominance’, originally published in December 2018. 1. The International Traffic in Arms …

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France’s CNES Showcases Space Cooperation Strategy To French Space Industry

Jean-Yves Le Gall, President of the French national space agency – the Centre national d’études spatiales (CNES), opened the International Affairs Seminar at the agency’s head office in Paris on 13 May 2019. This event, aimed principally at the French space industry, is designed to present a panorama of space …

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Scottish New Space: University Of Glasgow Opens Space Research Laboratory

The University of Glasgow’s stellar ambitions were given a boost on 8 May 2019 with the opening of the School of Engineering’s space research lab. Ivan McKee MSP, the Scottish Government’s Minister for Trade, Investment and Innovation, officially opened the Integrated Space and Exploration Technology Laboratory during a visit to …

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EBAN Space Gathering In France Seeks To Boost European New Space Sector

EBAN Space, Europe’s largest gathering of private angel and early-stage investors in space and space-tech, the European Space Agency Business Incubation Centres (ESA BICs) and Thales Alenia Space, joint venture between Thales 67% and Leonardo 33%, recently animated the “Innovation Showcase” in Cannes. This event hosted six innovative New Space …

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Finland’s ICEYE Partners With APSI To Provide SAR Satellite Imagery To South Korean Market

Asia Pacific Satellite Inc. (APSI), and ICEYE, the global leader in small satellite synthetic-aperture radar (SAR) technology, announced on 15 May 2019 that the organizations have signed a memorandum of understanding about working together to support the South Korean New Space market. As a part of the agreement, APSI will …

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SES Networks And PNG DataCo Restore Connectivity To Earthquake-Stricken Papua New Guinea

Mobile networks and broadband Internet access for corporate and consumer customers operated by PNG DataCo have been restored by SES Networks following a 7.2-magnitude earthquake that struck near the town of Bulolo, Papua New Guinea in the early morning hours of 7 May 2019, SES announced today. Connectivity for DataCo …

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Luxembourg And The United States Sign Landmark Commercial Space Cooperation Agreement

The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and the United States of America signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on 10 May 2019 that will serve to catalyze and significantly deepen cooperation between the two countries in the field of space. Étienne Schneider, Luxembourg’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Economy, …

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GomSpace And ESA Sign Deal For Deep Space Small Satellite Subsystems

GomSpace and the European Space Agency (ESA) have signed a contract to adapt and improve smallsat systems and subsystems for science missions in deep space. The contract value is €3,900,000 (U.S.$4,380,675) over 18 months. (€3,300,000 [U.S.$3,706,725] for GomSpace Denmark and €600,000 [U.S.$673,950] for GomSpace Sweden). The contract is carried out …

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