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Iceye forges new partnerships with G42 and Aon

ICEYE announced having signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on developing advanced SAR products. The collaboration builds on G42’s recent agreement with Yahsat to develop a geospatial data fusion of different sensor modalities. Finnish Synthetic-Aperture Radar (SAR) satellite and analytics provider, ICEYE

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Australian SingTel Optus to launch on Ariane 64

The Australian operator SingTel Optus will launch its Optus-11 communications satellite on an Ariane 6 in 2023, ArianeGroup said. SingTel Optus will use an Ariane 64 configuration with four side boosters to inject its new Optus-11 satellite into its geostationary transfer orbit. Optus-11 is a Ku-band satellite serving Australia and New Zealand with several thousand beams, Arianespace said.

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Dawn Aerospace and Orbit Fab to enable ´green´on-orbit refuelling

Orbit Fab and Dawn Aerospace announced a collaboration to make on-orbit refuelling available to satellites utilising green propellants such as nitrous oxide and propylene. The collaboration was announced at Space Tech Expo Europe in Bremen. The “Gas Stations in Space” company Orbit Fab offers refuelling services in space and developed a port known as RAFTI.

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Vega launches three French military Ceres satellites

Arianespace has successfully launched three French military Ceres satellites on a Vega from the European spaceport in French Guiana, Airbus and Arianespace said. The satellites were built by Airbus Defence and Space and Thales for the French Armament General Directorate. CERES stands for Space-based Signal Intelligence Capability.

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Leanspace emerges from stealth with Cloud poduct

New Space company Leanspace, announced its launch out of stealth mode with several customers and a new product, Leanspace Cloud. The Seraphim Space backed start-up, has already raised over €2M in seed funding from institutional and angel investors. As a first offering, the company offers Leanspace Cloud, to be launched at Space Tech Expo Europe.

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Rocket Lab acquires dispenser company Planetary Systems

Rocket Lab acquires Planetary Systems, a spacecraft separation systems company based in Maryland, for $42 million in cash and a 1.7 million share package, Rocket Lab said. The deal includes a nearly one million Rocket Lab share option as a performance earnout. Planetary Systems is a provider of mechanical separation systems and satellite dispensers.

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Russia destroys own satellite and endangers ISS

The Russian Federation conducted a destructive test of a direct-ascent anti-satellite (DA-ASAT) missile against one of its own defunct satellites. The resulting space debris endangered the crew on the ISS, who had to be evacuated. The test has generated over 1,500 pieces of trackable orbital debris.

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Astroscale launches tow hook for satellites

Astroscale Holdings revealed a universal docking device, the Docking Plate, at Space Tech Expo Europe in Bremen. The technology works like a car “tow hook” and is designed to future-proof space missions. Over 12,000 satellites were launched in the last 6 decades and tens of thousands are to be deployed within the next 10 years.

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Register Today For Our Space Café “Law Breakfast with Steven Freeland” On 25 November 2021

In our next Space Café “Law Breakfast with Steven Freeland”, Host Steven Freeland, Emeritus Professor of International Law at Western Sydney University, Sydney and Professorial Fellow at Bond University, Australia, and Co-Host Torsten Kriening, SpaceWatch.Global’s Publisher, welcome Joanne Wheeler and Ram Jakhu at the wonderful and cosy Café in London.

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Space Café Radio: On Tour –Thomas Gruebler, CEO of OroraTech

In this Space Café Radio – on tour, SpaceWatch.Global publisher Torsten Kriening spoke in this episode with Thomas Gruebler, Co-Founder and CEO of OroraTech direct after Thomas and his team received The Spark award in Berlin. In this interview, they spoke about the award, the mission of OroraTech

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