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Kymeta to Acquire Lepton Global Solutions

Kymeta Corporation (www.kymetacorp.com) announced the successful acquisition of Lepton Global Solutions (www.leptonglobal.com), which will become a wholly-owned direct subsidiary of Kymeta Corporation. Established in 2013, Lepton Global Solutions is a leading provider of satellite-based customized turn-key communications solutions and services, with expertise in the Intelligence Community, Special Operations Command, and …

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Skylo and Sony Semiconductor Israel to deploy IoT over satellite

Skylo, maker of an affordable network that connects any machine or sensor, announced a partnership with Sony Semiconductor Israel (formerly known as Altair Semiconductor). With the partnership, Skylo and Sony are the first to develop and deploy cellular IoT chipsets (branded “Altair”) that can connect via geostationary satellites, leveraging the …

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Planets SkySat Constellation now Complete

The fleet of high-resolution imaging satellites at Planet just welcomed three new satellites to the family. On August 18, 2020, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket launched SkySats 19, 20 and 21 on yet another successful Starlink rideshare mission. Much like SkySats 16-18, which were launched by SpaceX on June 13, 2020, …

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Indian space startup Pixxel secures $5 million in seed funding

Indian space-technology startup Pixxel said on Wednesday it has raised $5 million in seed round led by Blume Ventures, growX ventures and Lightspeed India. The round also included contributions from Inventus Capital India and other angel investors including Stanford Angels and Ryan Johnson, a veteran in the earth imaging space, it said in a statement. The …

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Latest BlackSky Satellites Deliver First Images

BlackSky, a leading provider of global monitoring services, geospatial intelligence, and satellite imagery, announced it has completed initial system checkouts and has begun delivering imagery from its fifth and sixth satellites 58 hours after launch. Taking full advantage of the advanced analytics offered by its Spectra AI platform, BlackSky is …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: What Bedouins can teach us about Space Sustainability 

by Alyssa Goessler  Sustainability has been practiced as a precondition for survival by many indigenous groups throughout the span of history. For those of us concerned with sustainability in space—or “the ability of all humanity to continue to use outer space for peaceful purposes and socioeconomic benefit over the long …

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Exolaunch to Deliver Kepler’s Next-Gen Satellites into Orbit

Kepler, a developer of next-generation satellite communications technologies, and Exolaunch, a rideshare launch and deployment solutions provider, signed a launch agreement for two of Kepler’s 6U XL satellites. Under the contract, Exolaunch will provide launch, mission management, integration and deployment services to Kepler’s satellites on a Soyuz rideshare mission, targeted …

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Space Café Podcast Episode 9 with Moriba Jah Is Now Available

SpaceWatch.Global is pleased to present the 9th episode in our podcast series The Space Cafe Podcast: Moriba Jah on space debris, and why it may be too late Episode 009 features special guest Moriba Jah. Astrodynamicist Moriba Jah is one of the most dazzling figures on the international space scene, …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: the Space Law Games begin

by Christopher Newman and Ralph ‘Dinz’ Dinsley Monday 10th August 2020 saw the commencement of the first event in the Space Law Games, an event focusing on a fictional rendezvous and proximity operation (RPO) for a mission extension occurring in Geostationary orbit. The Space Law Games is a collaborative endeavor …

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