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#SpaceWatchGL On The Road: A Report On The 5th Annual Conference on Maritime Reconnaissance & Surveillance Technology, 5-6 February 2020, Rome, Italy

By Guy Thomas This conference was groundbreaking in one important area: it acknowledged the increased significance of space to the understanding of maritime reconnaissance and surveillance technology. At the same conference five years ago, there were only two briefs which focused on the utility of space for these sectors. Each …

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HISPASAT and PLD Space Agree To Collaborate With Small Satellites And MIURA-5 Rocket

The Spanish companies HISPASAT and PLD Space announced that they signed an agreement on 3 March 2020 in Madrid with the intention of working together on defining the technical features and analysing compatibility to launch services on board the MIURA-5. Signing this agreement means the companies are committed to working …

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Swedish Space Corporation Signs Contract With Isar Aerospace

Swedish Space Corporation (SSC) and German space tech company Isar Aerospace have signed a long-term contract for testing of a new generation of European rocket engines for minilaunchers at Esrange Space Center in Sweden. The agreement includes a rocket stand for vertical tests, and the agreement can be extended to …

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#SpaceWatchGL Interview: Hunting Gravitational Waves, An Interview With Professor Catia Grimani

Like all waves, gravitational ones transport energy, producing perturbations. We can visualize them by imagining a rope which we hold at one end and is tightly fixed on the other one; when we give a vertical impulse to it, we produce a perturbation — a “wave” — that propagates forward …

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OroraTech Releases New Version Of Wildfire Detection System

  Today, OroraTech announces the release of a new version of their wildfire intelligence system. The company specializes in early wildfire detection and monitoring from space using satellite data. After carefully evaluating customer feedback received over the last months, OroraTech has added several new features to their system. The first …

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France’s Minister Of Armed Forces Visits New French Space Command HQ

CNES President Jean-Yves Le Gall, General Philippe Lavigne, Air Force Chief of Staff, Thierry Angel, Deputy Head, Forces, of the French defence procurement agency DGA, and General Michel Friedling, Chief of Space Command, welcomed the Minister of Armed Forces Florence Parly to the Toulouse Space Centre (CST) on 21 February …

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CNES President Participates In Inaugural Aerospace Europe Conference (AEC2020)

The Centre national d’études spatiales (CNES) President, Jean-Yves Le Gall, attended the first edition of the Aerospace Europe Conference (AEC2020), held 25-28 February 2020  in Bordeaux. The theme of the conference, organized by 3AF, the French aeronautical and astronautical association, was ‘Greener Aerospace Innovative Technologies and Operations for a human …

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