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NanoRacks Delivers UAE Science Experiments To ISS For Upcoming Emirati Astronaut Mission

ISS, courtesy NASA

The 18th cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station from SpaceX delivered a historic mission for NanoRacks. NanoRacks, the leading provider of commercial access to low-Earth orbit, transported the materials for the science experiments that will be conducted by the first Emirati astronaut upon his arrival to the International …

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#SpaceWatchGL Themes: ESPI Brief 30 – The U.S. Space Force and the Rising Stakes for Europe in Space Defence

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. 30: ‘The U.S. Space Force and the Rising Stakes for Europe in Space Defence ’, originally published in March 2019. 1. The U.S. …

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#SpacewatchGL Interviews: Eli Tamanaha of UP42

UP42 is reinventing geospatial data by developing a marketplace that brings together service and analytic providers’ services, enabling customers to get the very best out of the plethora of information available to today’s users via a simple interface. Torsten Kriening, COO & Editor, Spacewatch.Global seized the opportunity to sit down …

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Speedcast Wins Multi-Year Contract with Sasol for Fully-Managed Communications Solutions and IT Support in Mozambique

Speedcast has that the company has been awarded a new multi-year contract to provide communications and onsite IT support services at four operations camps for Sasol’s oil & gas exploration and well delivery camps operating in Mozambique. This contract marks Speedcast’s first project for this South African-based customer and the …

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Competitors in the Swiss Epic Mountain Bike Race to Use SPOT Satellite Messengers for Tracking and SOS

Globalstar Europe has announced that competitors and support personnel at this summer’s Graubünden Swiss Epic mountain bike race will again rely on SPOT satellite messengers for GPS tracking and supporting riders in the case of an emergency or injury. The Swiss Epic takes place from August 20th to 24th 2019, and covers 358km including …

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Luxembourg and NorthStar to cooperate on a common Clean Space initiative

During the visit of Luxembourg’s Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of the Economy, Étienne Schneider to the NorthStar Earth & Space headquarters in Montreal, a cooperation was launched to enable a Clean Space initiative to foster sustainability in space. The Clean Space initiative would evaluate the use of NorthStar Earth and Space Information services …

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HiberDrive Brings New Level of Control to Cubesat Market

Backed by the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Netherlands Space Office via the ARTES programme, HiberDrive brings capabilities to CubeSats, previously accessible only to large satellites. HiberDrive is a brand new Attitude and Orbit Control System (AOCS) miniaturized to 1U for the global CubeSat market. Hyperion’s Attitude Determination and …

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Kepler Communications Demonstrates LEO Tracking and Data Transfers on Kymeta’s Electronically Steered Antenna

Kepler Communications, a pioneer of nano-satellite telecommunications solutions, today announces that it has successfully demonstrated compatibility between its low-Earth orbit (LEO) satellites with a commercially-available, flat-panel satellite antenna purchased from Kymeta. This testing marks the first time a Kymeta antenna has been used to demonstrate integration with an operational LEO …

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Cheops Passes Final Review Before Shipment to Launch Site

The Characterising Exoplanet Satellite, Cheops, has successfully passed the final analysis review for its launch on a Soyuz rocket from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. All technical evaluations performed by Arianespace on the mission’s key aspects, including the launch trajectory and payload separation, have shown positive results. “We are …

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