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Luxembourg Space Agency And Germany’s DLR To Cooperate On Space Resources Utilization

The German Aerospace Center, the Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt DLR), and Luxembourg Space Agency (LSA), have agreed to cooperate in the exploration and use of space. The signing ceremony took place at the 70th International Aeronautical Congress (IAC) in Washington, DC, the U.S. capital. Representatives of DLR and …

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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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Arctic Space: IRSA Consortium Of European And North American Remote Sensing Companies To Provide Coverage Of Warming Arctic

A new consortium of international companies, called IRSA Development Group (IDG), was announced 1 October 2019 at DEFSEC Atlantic in Halifax, Canada. IDG consists of international companies with expertise in selected technology domains to bring the world an advanced remote sensing network. Integrated Remote Sensing for the Arctic (IRSA) is …

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France’s CNES And U.S. Department Of Commerce Sign Agreement Opening Up Cooperation On SSA And Space Traffic Management

On 23 October 2019, on the sidelines of the International Astronautical Congress, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross signed a Declaration of Intent with Centre national d’études spatiales (CNES) President Jean-Yves Le Gall. The Declaration charts a path forward for expanded cooperation between the Department and the French space agency …

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French Space Agency Partners With Development Institute To Promote GIS Applications In Africa

Centre national d’etudes spatiales (CNES) President Jean-Yves Le Gall and Jean-Paul Moatti, Chairman and CEO of the Institut de recherche pour le développement (IRD), the French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development, signed a framework cooperation agreement at the agency’s Toulouse Space Centre on space supporting the development of Southern …

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SpaceApps’ HOTDOCK Takes Centre Stage at IAC 2019

SpaceApps is highlighting its pioneering HOTDOCK device for in-orbit servicing to delegates at IAC 2019 in Washington, DC from 21-25 October at booth 481. “The development of the LEO economy and the life extension of the International Space Station (ISS) are important aspects of SpaceApps’ activities,” said Michel Ilzkovitz, Systems …

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Luxembourg Space Agency And NASA Deepen Lux-US Space Cooperation

Representatives of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and of the Luxembourg Space Agency (LSA), signed a Joint Statement of Intent to explore different areas through technical and programmatic discussions with the objective of identifying opportunities for collaboration. In parallel, NASA and LSA intend to pursue a Framework Agreement …

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Turkey And Italy Seek To Boost Space Collaboration And Satellite Development

Ankara recently hosted its Turkey-Italy Innovation Day event where space cooperation between the two countries was highlighted by senior officials and corporate executives. Among the agenda items of the event was a common desire to increase space cooperation and satellite development between the two countries. Lokman Kuzu, director of the …

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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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