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Register Today For Our Space Café WebTalk “33 minutes with Martin Coleman” On 15 December 2020

Join SpaceWatch.Global for an interesting and informative Space Café WebTalk featuring Martin Coleman, Member of the Advisory Board at Satellite Innovation Group, Unitd Kingdom. This event will take place on 15 Dezember 2020 at 4:00 pm CET. Martin Colman will talk about the importance of data sharing in the Space …

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Copernicus Sentinel-6 launched to observe our oceans

Paris, 23 November 2020. – A new family member: Copernicus Sentinel-6 was launched successfully on a SpaceX Falcon 9 on Saturday. The 1.2 tons satellite lifted off from SpaceX’s Vandenberg Air Force Base in California and entered its orbit one hour after lift-off, the European Space Agency (ESA) said. Sentinel-6 …

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OneWeb emerges with new CEO and return to flight launch date

Paris, 23 November 2020. – On the safe side now: The Low Earth Orbit operator OneWeb has emerged from bankruptcy and appointed a new CEO, the company announced. OneWeb emerged from U.S. Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, the company said, and achieved all relevant regulatory approvals. A consortium of the UK …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: The Case of PEGASUS

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and Joint Air Power Competence Centre, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and texts. We are pleased to present “The Case of PEGASUS”, originally published in the Joint Air Power Competence Centre Journal 30. The Development of Competences for Space …

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Rocket Lab “returns to sender” with Electron’s 1st first stage recovery

Paris, 20 November 2020. – Successful return to sender: Rocket Lab has, for the first time, brought a first stage of its Electron back to Earth in tonight’s “Return to Sender” mission. “Splashdown of Electron’s first stage confirmed,” Rocket Lab tweeted this morning, “recovery ops are underway”. Approximately two and …

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Viasat buys Eutelsat’s KA-SAT and European broadband platform

Paris, 20 November 2020. – Divorce completed: Viasat buys Eutelsat’s 51% share in their former European broadband partnership and its KA-SAT satellite platform, the Californian company announced. Viasat acquires Eutelsat’s 51% share of Euro Broadband Infrastructure (EBI), the wholesale broadband services business that both companies jointly created in Europe. It will …

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San Francisco start-up to launch first Gas Station in Space

Paris, 19 November 2020. – Refueling instead of graveyard: The Californian company Orbit Fab opens the first gas station in space, the company said. The San Francisco-based start-up agreed with Spaceflight, the rideshare and mission provider, to launch its first operational fuel depot, dubbed Tanker 001 Tenzing, into space next …

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Register Today For Our Space Cafe Summit “Anarchy in Space?” On 10 December 2020

Join SpaceWatch.Global for an interesting and informative new format: Space Cafe Summit “Anarchy in Space?” on 10 December 2020 at 4:00 pm CET. Never before has security in space been more challenged. Never before has space been more elaborately used for military and security purposes on Earth. And never before was …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: The future of communications

by Jose Salgado In 2018, global mobile data traffic amounted to 19.01 Exabytes per month and is expected to reach 77.5 Exabytes per month worldwide by 2022, according to Statista. Mobile data use radio frequencies traveling through the electromagnetic spectrum, but this is a finite resource. For example, 5G technology …

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