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Italy’s D-Orbit Selected By OneWeb For Active Debris Removal In ESA Project Sunrise Framework

OneWeb has awarded a subcontract to D-Orbit SpA for the development of an active debris removal (ADR) mission in the frame of European Space Agency (ESA) Project Sunrise. Project Sunrise is a public-private partnership (PPP) between OneWeb, currently developing a world-wide communications network based on a proprietary satellite constellation, and …

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#SpaceWatchGL Interviews: Dmitry Loskutov of Glavkosmos

During an intense week of the 70th annual International Astronautical Congress in Washington D.C. in which all space players gathered to discuss the development and progress of space in its various features, SpaceWatch.Global’s Ksenia Synkova had the chance to interview Dmitry Loskutov, Director General of Glavkosmos about its key activities, …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op’ed: 4th Global Space Traffic Management Workshop – A Review

Hosted by Lockheed Martin and the Royal Observatory Edinburgh, and in collaboration with Northern Space & Security Limited (NORSS) and Northumbria University Faculty of Law, the fourth instalment of the Global Space Traffic Management Workshop (GSTMW) brought together a variety of international participants from across the strands of academic, government, …

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Switzerland’s Astrocast And Italy’s D-Orbit Sign Launch Services Agreement

Astrocast and D-Orbit announced on 30 October 2019 the signing of an agreement for the launch and deployment in LEO low inclination orbit of ten Astrocast nanosatellites through D-Orbit ‘s InOrbit NOW Launch Service. The agreement calls for the Astrocast nanosatellites to be launched onboard an Arianespace Vega or Vega …

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FindMy Launches Next Generation Satellite IoT Livestock Tracker Powered by Globalstar

Globalstar Europe has launched its next-generation tracker. The FindMy e-Bell Model 2 collar is more robust, smaller and lighter, and now features Bluetooth for easy set-up and a longer-life replaceable battery for lower maintenance. Today, as FindMy marks its 10-year partnership with Globalstar, and with over 45,000 collars deployed in …

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Eutelsat Orders EUTELSAT 10B Satellite for Inflight and Maritime Connectivity Services

Eutelsat has signed a letter of agreement with Thales Alenia Space for the procurement of EUTELSAT 10B, a new all-electric satellite built on the Spacebus NEO platform. Scheduled to be launched in 2022, the satellite will be located at 10° East, an orbital position that offers a unique visibility spanning …

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France’s CNES Enjoys Success At 70th International Astronautical Congress

On 25 October 2019 the 70th International Astronautical Congress (IAC) came to a close in Washington, D.C. More than 6,800 representatives of the space community gathered from over 80 countries for a week of events, meetings and collaborations that will shape the future of space. The General Assembly of the …

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Germany’s Mynaric Receives 1.7 Million Euro Order For Laser Satellite Communication Terminals

Mynaric announced on 17 October 2019 that it will deliver multiple laser communication flight terminals to an undisclosed customer in an initial deal valued at EUR 1.7 million. The company’s space products are scheduled to be launched on a product validation mission which will serve as a pathfinder to integrate …

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Germany’s DLR Teams With U.S. Federal Aviation Administration For Commercial Space Traffic Management

The German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum fur Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) and the Office of Commercial Space Transportation of the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) are seeking to identify the data that may need to be exchanged between United States and European Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSP’s) prior to, during …

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