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Oneweb to resume Arianespace launches in December 2020

Berlin, 21 September 2020. – OneWeb intends to resume its satellite launches on Soyuz in December 2020 and has amended its existing launch contracts with Arianespace, the London-based operator said today. The new plan removes two Soyuz launches and the inaugural Ariane-6 flight. “Launches for OneWeb are scheduled to resume …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Arctic Space Challenge for NATO Emerging from China’s Economic and Financial Assertiveness

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and Joint Air Power Competence Centre, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and texts. We are pleased to present “Arctic Space Challenge for NATO Emerging from China’s Economic and Financial Assertiveness”, originally published in the Joint Air Power Competence Centre …

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Modernization of Sea Launch space facility to begin in two months

MOSCOW, 13 September 2020 – Reconstruction and modernization of the Sea Launch space complex, currently based in Russia’s Far East, is expected to begin in November 2020, Roscosmos Director General Dmitry Rogozin said in a video posted on YouTube. “I think that [we need to] solve all problems, legal issues, and …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: New Space – Overview and investment Trends

by Malak Trabelsi Loeb Humankind’s interest in space is not a new phenomenon. [1] It is by nature that man pursues his endeavors to explore new dawns which evolved with his evolution, despite its associated risks [2]. Historically, human space exploration was initiated by the Soviet Union with the Sputnik launch into …

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Russian satellite maker develops lunar navigation system with at least 24 satellites

Moscow, 1 September 2020. – The Russian satellite maker Information Satellite Systems (ISS) JSC develops two dozens of lunar mission satellites, the news agency TASS reports. ISS JSC already works on the functionality and composition of an upcoming Moon navigation system, which would include at least 24 spacecraft and which …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Moon missions: exciting times coming

by Joshua Carlson It is an exciting time for space enthusiasts, particularly those who aim for economic development of the Moon. The Moon is awash in new flights, plans, and missions over the next decade – and very likely, far beyond that. A recent graphic by the ESA captures the …

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#SpaceWatchGL Column: Global Maritime Awareness is Gaining Focus

by Guy Thomas, Contributing Editor The US Naval Intelligence Maritime Intelligence Integration Office (NMIO) recently hosted a virtual meeting sponsored by NATO ACT (Allied Command Transformation) on tools being used to combat illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (IUU).  It was heartening to learn of the tools and processes that are …

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Glavkosmos ends research into using Russian equipment on Indian spacecraft

Russia’s company Glavkosmos (an affiliate of Roscosmos corporation) has handed over to Indian customers the results of its research into the possibility of using Russian flight equipment on India’s crewed spacecraft Gaganyan, Glavkosmos CEO Dmitry Loskutov told TASS on the sidelines of the forum Army-2020. “The Russian side has honored …

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Glavkosmos to promote ISS-Reshetnev space systems abroad

Glavkosmos JSC and JSC Academician M.F. Reshetnev Information Satellite Systems (ISS-Reshetnev Company) signed a Memorandum on joint participation in the implementation of the Comprehensive Scientific and Technical Program of the Full Innovation Cycle “Global information satellite systems” (GISS Program) on the sidelines of the International military-technical forum Army-2020. Dmitry Loskutov, …

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