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Austrian Space Forum postpones Mars Analog Mission by one year

The Austrian Space Forum (OeWF) announced the postponement of its international Mars analog mission “AMADEE-20”. The simulation of a crewed mission to the Red Planet was originally scheduled to take place later this year in October in Israel. Due to pandemic related safety concerns the Austrian Space Forum in accordance …

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TNO delivers optical module for Sentinel-5 space mission

TNO is the first to deliver an optical module to German Airbus Defence & Space which is assembling the Sentinel-5 satellite instrument. The aim of Sentinel-5 is to accurately monitor the composition of the Earth’s atmosphere on a daily basis. In developing a spectrometer and a telescope for the satellite, …

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Swarm taps Exolaunch to put 24 SpaceBEE satellites into orbit on Falcon 9

Exolaunch, a Berlin-based rideshare launch-and-deployment solutions provider, signed a launch agreement with Swarm Technologies, a Mountain View-based satellite company providing low-cost global connectivity for IoT devices, to launch 24 satellites aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rideshare mission. Under the contract, Exolaunch will provide launch, integration and deployment services to the …

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Register Today For Our Space Café WebTalk “33 minutes With Thomas Jarzombek” On 25 August 2020

Join SpaceWatch.Global for an interesting and informative Space Café WebTalk featuring Thomas Jarzombek, Federal Government Coordinator of German Aerospace Policy. This event will take place on 25 August 2020 at 4:00 pm CEST. Thomas Jarzombek will share some thoughts about Germany’s role in the European and global space sector. He will highlight the national …

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#SpaceWatchGL Perspective: SpaceWars: “Those aren’t the droids you’re looking for”

by Dr. Moriba Jah and John Holden The only way to achieve transparency between actors in space is through the development of a civil-space situational awareness (SSA) and space-traffic management (STM) entity that can monitor, assess, and make evidence widely accessible to all. The first Space Security Exchange (SSE) bi-lateral meeting …

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Astroscale U.S. Appoints Carolyn Belle as Director, Advanced Systems, and Rob Staples as Program Manager

Astroscale U.S. Inc., (“Astroscale U.S.”), the U.S. unit of Astroscale Holdings Inc., the market leader in securing long-term orbital sustainability, announced that Carolyn Belle and Rob Staples have joined Astroscale U.S. Belle is serving as Director, Advanced Systems as of July 2020, and Staples is serving as Program Manager as …

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VIPER Rover to use Thales Alenia Space tech for Earth comms

Thales Alenia Space, a joint venture between Thales (67%) and Leonardo (33%), signed a contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Johnson Space Center (JSC) for the delivery of the X-Band Transceiver and X-Band Diplexer. These critical systems will ensure communications for the Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover …

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#SpaceWatchGL Feature: Survey on space norms highlights issues

By Jessica West and Gilles Doucet Specialists in space security constantly call for more responsible norms of behavior in outer space. As the number of users and uses of space grows, the calls get louder and more urgent. Meanwhile, many states claim to want the same thing. Canada’s national defense …

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