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IISL-ECSL Symposia On Space Law For The Global Space Economy

Every year the International Institute of Space Law (IISL) and the European Centre for Space Law (ECSL) organise a Symposium to bring together academic experts and leading practitioners from the fields of space law, policy, and regulation to discuss pressing issues and propose solutions to the international community. The 2020 …

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Kongsberg Contributing To Broadband Connection For The International Space Station

Equipment from Norwegian firm Kongsberg Group is to enable broadband transmission for the International Space Station (ISS), significantly improving communication between the European Space Agency (ESA) astronauts manning the station and Earth. This will be a great benefit for onboard personnel, and Kongsberg is proud to deliver technology to the …

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Finland Needs Its Own Space Research Centre, According to Government Report

Finland must increase its investments in the business and technologies of space, according to a report commissioned by the Finnish Prime Minister’s Office. The report recommended setting up a “Space Situation Centre” so that authorities could monitor data on satellite systems observing Finnish territories as well as study the effects …

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France And Russia Hold Space Cooperation Talks In Moscow

Centre national d’études spatiales (CNES) President Jean-Yves Le Gall and Dmitry Rogozin, Director General of the Russian federal space agency Roscosmos, met for a status check on the development of the two nations’ cooperation in space. The meeting was hosted by the French ambassador to Russia, Pierre Levy, at the …

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Bridgecomm And Cailabs Announce Partnership

US telecom firm BridgeComm, Inc., a leader in optical wireless communications (OWC) solutions and services, announces a partnership with Cailabs, a French deeptech company and global leader in light beam shaping. The objective is to significantly improve laser communications between space, airborne, and terrestrial OWC solutions thanks to Cailabs products. …

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ICEYE Expanding In US And Evaluating US Satellite Manufacturing

  ICEYE, the global leader in small satellite synthetic-aperture radar (SAR) technology, announced it has hired Dr. Mark Matossian, an aerospace industry expert, as CEO of ICEYE US, Inc. Dr. Matossian most recently served for more than a decade in program management at Google, including carrying the responsibility of manufacturing …

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Kleos Space Secures €3.41 Million To Drive Satellite Roll-Out

Kleos Space S.A., a space-powered Radio Frequency Reconnaissance data-as-a-service (DaaS) company, has entered into a €3.41 million (approximately US$3.7 million) secured loan agreement with Dubai-based family office Winance to progress its commercialisation plans and to redeem existing convertible notes. The agreement was announced on 18 February 2020. “This funding provides …

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Arianespace Orbits Two Satellites – JCSAT-17 And GEO-KOMPSAT-2B – To Support Connectivity And Environmental Monitoring In Asia

On Tuesday, 18 February  2020 at 22:18 UTC (Universal Time Coordinates), Arianespace successfully launched two satellites using an Ariane 5 rocket from the Guiana Space Centre (CSG), Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana: JCSAT-17 for the Japanese operator SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation, and GEO-KOMPSAT-2B for the Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI). …

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Exotrail Secures Contract With AAC Clyde Space To Equip Their Customers’ Spacecrafts

Exotrail, a French company dedicated to providing innovative on-orbit transportation solutions for the small satellite market, announced on 19 February 2020 that they have signed a contract with AAC Clyde Space, Europe’s leading nanosatellite solutions specialist. Exotrail will equip them with cutting-edge propulsion solutions for their customers, including global satellite …

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Astrocast And Spaceflight Ink New Launch Contract

Swiss space startup Astrocast announced the signing of a new contract with Spaceflight for the launch of 10 additional Internet of Things (IoT) nanosatellites. This new contract, announced 6 February 2020, will be Astrocast’s sixth launch booked with Spaceflight. Both its test and fully functional satellites were also launched with …

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