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Sea Launch to be restored at cost of about $470 million

The floating spaceport Sea Launch, currently based at Russia’s Slavyanka port in the Primorye Territory, will be restored. This will require about 35 billion rubles (roughly $470 million), Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov told the media on the sidelines of the Army-2020 forum on Monday. “Certainly, the Sea Launch will …

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Angara heavy rocket delivered to Russia’s Plesetsk launch center

Russia’s Angara-A5 heavy carrier rocket was recently delivered to the Plesetsk space center in northwestern Russia for pre-launch preparations, a rocket and space industry source told TASS. “A train with the heavy Angara-A5 rocket arrived to the space center recently,” the source said. Earlier, a source in the rocket and …

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Secure World Foundation Releases Fact Sheets on Anti-satellite Testing

Over the last fifteen years there has been a resurgence of anti-satellite (ASAT) testing in space by multiple countries. During the Cold War between 1960 and 1991, the United States and the Soviet Union conducted dozens of tests of both direct ascent and co-orbital ASAT weapons, some of which destroyed …

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Space Tech Expo Europe 2020 postponed

Space Tech Expo Europe is the continent’s major dedicated supply-chain and engineering event for manufacturing, design, test and engineering services for spacecraft, subsystems and space-qualified components. The exhibition and conference draw attendance from thousands of industry leaders, decision makers, engineers, specifiers and buyers to meet manufacturers across the supply chain …

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Summer webinars begin at European Center for Space Law

From the 24 – 28th of August 2020, the European Center for Space Law will be organizing an one week online webinars called the ECSL Summer Webinars. If you are interested in joining the online event, you can register until August 23rd by sending an email to [email protected] mentioning: first name …

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#SpaceWatchGL Share: From Safety to Security – 2020 Project Ploughshares Survey Report

by Jessica West and Gilles Doucet Thank-you to everyone who took the time to complete the survey on space norms that Gilles Doucet and I organized in May and June of this year. The feedback that we received was incredibly detailed and thoughtful. Reading through the comments felt like having …

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Russia to place seventh Glonass ground station in Brazil

The Precision Instrument-Making Systems research and production corporation (part of the State Space Corporation Roscosmos) has signed a contract to place a non-request measuring station of the SM-Glonass satellite navigation system in the municipality of Colorado do Oeste (the state of Rondonia in Brazil), Roscosmos reported. “This is the seventh non-request …

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Azercosmos and iSAT Africa to provide satellite services

Azercosmos established a cooperation with iSAT Africa, a leading data, video and internet service provider serving Telco’s, ISP’s, Media companies, Enterprise Govt and others in Africa and Middle East. iSAT Africa services include MPLS, SDWan, Media solutions, OTT using terrestrial and satellite technologies. According to the agreement, iSAT Africa will …

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