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GEOINT 2024 – Interview with Clement Galic, Unseenlabs

Unseenlabs is a French company based in Rennes, Brittany, and founded in 2015 by the Galic brothers. At the GEOINT 2024 , Torsten Kriening spoke with Clement Galic, CEO and Co Founder about the unique idea of RF detection services, use cases and future development. Unseenlabs has developed a new technology using radio frequency signals detection − or space-based RF detection − to geolocate vessels whose emitters are turned off. Unseenlabs uses satellites to provide data to its private and public customers (governments, shipping companies, NGOs, shipowners, etc.) worldwide.

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Bahrain and Turkey Meet to Discuss Joint Space Initiatives

NSSA Bahrain

Dr. Mohamed Al-Aseeri, Director General of the National Space Science Agency (NSSA) of Bahrain and H.E. Mr. Yusuf Kıraç, President of the Turkish Space Agency (TUA) met for a meeting on April 25th, 2024. This meeting marked a significant milestone in enhancing bilateral cooperation and fostering a robust relationship between Saudi Arabia and Turkey in the space sector.

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Isar Aerospace to Establish New Headquarters in Vaterstetten

Isar Aerospace has announced that it will establish its new company headquarters near Munich in the municipality of Vaterstetten after signing a contract with VGP Group. VGP Group will consequently develop and build the facility for Isar Aerospace in the industrial area of Parsdorf III. The new site will accommodate the production, development, and corporate headquarters of Isar Aerospace.

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Vega-C to Launch ESA and CAS Smile Mission in 2025

Smile mission

The European Space Agency (ESA) has secured the launch of "Smile" on a Vega-C from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana, currently expected for late 2025. Smile is a collaboration between ESA and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). Standing for "Solar wind Magnetosphere Ionosphere Link Explorer", its goal is to enable a better understanding of the interaction between the Sun and Earth. The launch is a major European contribution to the mission.

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SES to Acquire Intelsat to Create a Stronger Multi-Orbit Operator

SES

SES S.A. ("SES") and Intelsat S.A. ("Intelsat") have announced an agreement for SES to acquire Intelsat through the purchase of 100% of the equity of Intelsat Holdings S.a.r.l. for a cash consideration of $3.1 billion (€2.8 billion) and certain contingent value rights. The combination will create a stronger multi-orbit operator with greater coverage, improved resiliency, an expanded suite of solutions, enhanced resources to profitably invest in innovation, and benefit from the collective talent, expertise, and track record of both companies.

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ADEO De-orbit Data Exceeds Expectations for HPS

After around twelve years of development, several zero-G parabolic campaigns and a first test flight with Rocket Lab, HPS has launched the current IOV flight of ADEO with D-Orbit on the Italian space company's ION platform. The current flight data and the orbit and position calculations based on it are now available. They show ADEO has been steering its satellite safely towards Nirvana without a scratch since it deployed the deorbit brake sail.

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Saudi Space Agency and WEF Establish Space C4IR Center

Saudi Space Agency and World Economic Forum

The World Economic Forum has signed an agreement with the Saudi Space Agency to establish a Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (C4IR) focused on space. The Center will consequently contribute to local and global advances in space technologies and sustainability. The Center for Space Futures will tentatively open in Autumn of 2024, with the aim of facilitating public-private discussions on space collaboration, incorporating best practices from the Forum and its communities into the global space sector,

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EUSPA Oversees the LEOP of L12 Galileo Satellite Mission

The EU Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA) is now in the Launch and Early Orbit Phase (LEOP) stage of the two new L12 Galileo satellites that SpaceX launched. They will join the current Galileo operational fleet in the upcoming months. The inclusion of these two new satellites rounds up a total of thirty Galileo satellites in orbit, providing continuous improvements to the Galileo services. 

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