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#SpaceWatchGL Themes: Interview Annalisa Donati of ESPI

The so-called New Space trend is developing, creating new opportunities and new challenges for all actors of the space sector. Understanding what is happening and (potential) implications is essential for sound decision-making. Yet, European stakeholders significantly rely on foreign evaluations and data, in particular to monitor private investment and assess …

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#SpaceWatchGL Themes: ESPI Brief 26 – Cyber Security: High Stakes for the Space Sector

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. 26: ‘Cyber Security: High Stakes for the Space Sector ’, originally published in November 2018. 1. Outer Space: An Increasingly Critical Socio-Economic …

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Research Concludes Space Weather Radiation Causes Damage to Electrically Propelled Satellites

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The use of electric propulsion for raising satellites into geostationary orbit can result in significant solar cell degradation according to a new study. The extended journey results in greater exposure to the damaging effects of space weather. Understanding the size of this risk is essential for commercial operators to take …

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Northrop Grumman to Design, Build and Integrate Two Arctic Satellites for Space Norway

Northrop Grumman Awarded Contract to Deliver Space-Based Broadband Communication Satellites to North Polar Region for Space Norway

Northrop Grumman has been awarded a contract by Space Norway to deliver its Arctic Satellite Broadband Mission (ASBM) system. Northrop Grumman will design, manufacture and integrate two satellites in addition to providing critical ground infrastructure. The ASBM satellites will carry multiple hosted payloads including an X-Band payload for the Norwegian …

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#SpaceWatchGL Themes: ESPI Brief 25 – Will maturing cubesat propulsion call for more regulation?

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. 25: ‘Will maturing cubesat propulsion call for more regulation?’, originally published in October 2018. 1. State-of-play in cubesat utilization and new opportunities …

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Cambridge Consultants And Iridium Complete $3 Billion Space Upgrade

Breakthrough innovation specialist Cambridge Consultants announces the completion of a decade long, multidisciplinary project with Iridium Communications Inc. Cambridge Consultants has been Iridium’s partner for the development of its core technology fueling the ground-based devices and infrastructure underpinning the revolutionary Iridium® NEXT satellite upgrade campaign. The new satellite constellation, a $3 …

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#SpaceWatchGL Themes: ESPI Brief 23 – Commercial Activities from the Open Ocean to Outer Space

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. 23: ‘Commercial Activities from the Open Ocean to Outer Space’, originally published in May 2018. 1. Regulation of space resources: Looking to …

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French-Swiss Space Cooperation Meeting Spotlights Innovation, Launch, And Space Exploration

In the presence of Frédérique Vidal, Minister for Higher Education, Research and Innovation, the 26th French-Swiss academic, scientific and technological cooperation forum took place on the campus of the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale (EPFL) in Lausanne, Switzerland, on 1 July 2019. Space cooperation between France and Switzerland was on the agenda …

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