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Spire Global Raises Over $40 Million To Increase Weather Data Service And Expand To Asia-Pacific

Spire Global, the world’s largest earth observation constellation of satellites for advanced weather data, maritime analytics, and aircraft tracking, has announced over U.S.$40m in new funding from strategic partners including ITOCHU, Mitsui, and Scottish Investment Bank and financial investors led by the GPO Fund, Perennial Value Management Limited, and Bessemer …

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Royal Thai Air Force Taps ISISpace For Next-Generation Earth Observation CubeSat

The Royal Thai Air Force has awarded a contract to ISIS – Innovative Solutions In Space B.V. to realize their next satellite mission, based on an ISISpace 6U CubeSat. This will be the second Earth Observation satellite of the Royal Thai Air Force, with the objective to further strengthen their …

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UAE’s First Astronaut Hazza Al Mansoori Begins Stint On Board International Space Station

The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre, MBRSC, has announced that the Soyuz MS-15 spacecraft, carrying the first Emirati astronaut Hazza Al Mansoori, along with Oleg Skripochka and Jessica Meir, successfully docked with the International Space Station, ISS. This marks the beginning of the first spaceflight to be undertaken by an …

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UK’s Ministry Of Defence Announces £1.5 Million Boost For Military Space Innovation

UK Defence Minister Anne-Marie Trevelyan has announced a £1.5 million investment in 12 ground-breaking space innovation projects. The announcement marks the next step in the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory’s (Dstl) ‘Space to Innovate’ competition, which sought to find and fund new technologies that could improve the UK’s resilience, awareness …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op’ed: New Space Debris Rules Stalled By Year-Long Interagency Spat

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and Theresa Hitchens, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and texts. This is “New Space Debris Rules Stalled By Year-Long Interagency Spat”, originally published 24 September 2019 at Breaking Defense. A US interagency working group has spent more than a …

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#SpaceWatchGL Column: On war, debris, and commerce in space

By Dr. Bleddyn Bowen SpaceWatch.Global is delighted to work with Bleddyn Bowen as its columnist. Bleddyn contributs his column every quarter. On 25-26th June the Secure World Foundation convened their inaugural Summit for Space Sustainability in Washington, DC, with SpaceWatch Global participating as a media partner for the event. I attended …

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Take a sneak peek at Space Tech Talks speakers at the Dubai Airshow 2019

With the global space market forecast to double in size by 2030, countries are focusing on space-based services to help grow their economy.  According to space-market specialists Euroconsult, last year 18 countries spent $200 million on space-related activities, from satellites to exploration. Space investment and innovation has hit an all-time high. During the Space …

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KSAT and ICEYE Extend Partnership with More Radar Satellite Imagery and Faster Data Analysis

ICEYE and Kongsberg Satellite Services (KSAT) have announced they have signed an extended cooperation agreement on providing Near Real-Time (NRT) SAR data services for government and commercial customers.  The newly signed contract covers further data purchases and extended operations of ICEYE’s Near Real-Time SAR processor within the KSAT Ground Network, …

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Speedcast Awarded Contract Supporting Leading Oil & Gas Engineering Services Customer in Iraq

Speedcast has been awarded a new multi-year contract with an Oil & Gas engineering services customer for fully managed Internet services and IT support across the company’s base in Iraq. This company is an existing customer of Speedcast in EMEA that, with this new contract, is extending the scope of …

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