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THALES ALENIA SPACE WILL PROVIDE TWO KEY PRESSURIZED ELEMENTS FOR AXIOM COMMERCIAL SPACE STATION

Thales Alenia Space, Joint Venture between Thales (67 %) and Leonardo (33 %) announced the signature of an ATP (Authorization To Proceed) with Axiom Space of Houston, Texas to initiate the development of two key pressurized elements dedicated to the world’s first commercial space station. In January, NASA selected Axiom’s …

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Sateliot Low Orbiting Internet of Things Satellites Will Provide Full Coverage for Telecommunication Operators to Deploy Their IoT Services

Sateliot’s Plan: 400 Million Euros in Turnover in 2022 Sateliot, the first satellite telecommunications operator that will provide global and continuous 5G connectivity to all the elements of the Internet of Things (IoT), will invest more than 100 million euros ($113 million) through 2022 to launch its first constellation of nanosatellites. The …

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NASA and Partner Space Agencies to Release Global View of COVID-19 Impacts

NASA, ESA (European Space Agency) and JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) will unveil a dashboard of satellite data showing impacts on the environment and socioeconomic activity caused by the global response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic during a media teleconference at 9 a.m. EDT Thursday, June 25. The COVID-19 Earth …

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#SpaceWatchGL Column: ESPI Brief 39 – High Altitude Platform Stations (HAPS): which perspectives 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. 39: ‘High Altitude Platform Stations (HAPS): which perspectives for the space sector?’, originally published in March 2020. 1. What is a HAPS? According to …

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ATLID completes the European set of EarthCARE instruments

With the successful integration of the ATLID-Instrument, the EarthCARE satellite (Clouds Aerosols and Radiation Explorer) has passed a crucial milestone, as it concludes the “onboarding” of the three European instruments. EarthCARE is a joint mission of the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Japanese Space Agency (JAXA), with Airbus Defence and Space in Friedrichshafen (Germany) …

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Leading UK space industry consortium calls for greater SME engagement for future satcom services

The UK’s space industry leader Airbus, has teamed with KBR, Leidos UK, Northrop Grumman, and QinetiQ to bring new thinking to future space solutions and to launch the Open Innovation – Space initiative. The aim of Open Innovation – Space is to further increase SME involvement in UK future satellite communications services and space activities creating high value …

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CarboNIX Separation Systems Deploy Planet SkySats into Orbit on Falcon 9

Exolaunch, a German rideshare launch and deployment solutions provider, confirmed that CarboNIX, its newly developed separation system, successfully deployed three Planet SkySats microsatellites into low Earth orbit on SpaceX’s ninth Starlink mission. Each 110 kilogram SkySat was mounted on top of the Starlink stack using the CarboNIX systems, and was …

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