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Sudan’s First Satellite SRSS-1 Launched By China

Sudan’s first satellite, the Sudan Remote Sensing Satellite (SRSS)-1, was successfully launched in the morning on 3 November 2019 by a Chinese Long March 4B satellite launch vehicle from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Centre in China’s northern Shanxi Province, according to reporting in Space in Africa. The Long March 4B …

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UK And Australia Partner For Satellite Monitoring Of Pacific Islands Under Climate Change Threat

The UK Space Agency is looking for project ideas, to be delivered through UK aid, that use the data collected by satellites to improve decision-making for disaster risk reduction, ocean monitoring, mangrove mapping and maritime management. This will also see Australia’s national science agency, the Commonwealth Scientific Industrial Research Organisation …

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Azerbaijan’s AzerCosmos Reports Revenue Increase Of 81% For First 3Q Of 2019

Azerbaijan’s state space company, AzerCosmos Open Joint Stock Company (OJSC), posted revenues of U.S.$30.2 million for the period January-September 2019, an increase of 81 per-cent for the same period in 2018, according to Azerbaijani press reports. Over the period of January-September 2019, Azercosmos exported services to 24 countries. During the …

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Market for Earth observation data and services forecast to grow by 9% annually over next decade

In its new survey titled, “Satellite-Based Earth Observation Market Prospects to 2028”, Euroconsult forecasts that the market for data and services derived from Earth observation (EO) satellites is expected to grow by 9.4 percent each year for the next ten years for a total upside market value of $12.1 billion …

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India’s Pixxel Partners With Italy’s Leaf Space For Leaf Line Service Agreement

Pixxel, India’s first private earth imaging company announced their agreement with Leaf Space, a company delivering complete ground segment expertise for microsatellites. The announcement was made at the 70th International Astronautical Congress in Washington, DC, wherein Leaf Space will provide the ground segment support for the satellite to be launched …

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Iran Claims To Be Developing One-Metre Resolution Earth Observation Satellite

The head of the Iran Space Agency, Morteza Barari, told Iranian media that Iran plans to develop and build a high-resolution Earth observation satellite capable of taking images of one-metre resolution. “We are after putting into the orbit a sensing satellite with the precision power of one meter,” Barari told …

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Egypt’s TIBA-1 Communications Satellite Prepped For November Launch By Arianespace

Processing is now underway with the TIBA-1 satellite passenger for Arianespace’s next dual-payload Ariane 5 mission, which is scheduled for a November liftoff from the Spaceport in French Guiana. Preparations so far have included TIBA-1’s fit-check – an initial milestone validating the satellite’s compatibility with the adapter that will serve …

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Italy’s MetaSensing Italia Tapped To Build StarSAR-X Earth Observation Satellite

MetaSensing Italia, has been awarded the “HUB Research and Innovation” call issued by Lombardia Region, for the manufacturing of the phased array X band SAR payload of the “NOCTUA Landscape Monitoring. For everyone. From space” project. The €10M project, nominated in the “Connectivity and Information” category, will develop a land monitoring service …

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Sweden’s GomSPACE Tapped By ESA To Develop Miniaturized Electric Propulsion System

GomSpace’s subsidiary in Sweden and ESA have signed a contract to develop a miniaturized electric propulsion system suitable for small spacecrafts going on interplanetary missions. The contract will be carried out under ESA’s General Support Technology Program during the next 18 months, and the value is EUR 700,000. The work …

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UAE To Make Smart Map Of Emirati Natural Resources And Capital Using Satellite Imagery

The UAE’s Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) announced on 2 November 2019 that it has commenced work on the Smart Map of Natural Capital of the UAE. The two-phased initiative aims to identify local biologically rich ecosystems and the services they provide to the indigenous environment, in addition …

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