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Space Café Brazil Recap: Prof. Dr. Olavo de O. Bittencourt Neto of the Catholic University of Santos

In this week’s Space Café Brazil, Prof. Dr. Olavo de O. Bittencourt Neto, of the Catholic University of Santos, Brazil, talked about the space race’s history and the beginning of the golden era of the United Nations treaties on outer space. He also talked about the role of international space …

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Register Today For Our Space Café Brazil by Ian Grosner On 10 February 2021

Join SpaceWatch.Global for an interesting and informative Space Café Brazil featuring Prof. Dr. Olavo de O. Bittencourt Neto, of the Catholic University of Santos. This event will take place on 10 February 2021 at 11:00 pm CET. Prof. Dr. Olavo de O. Bittencourt Neto is a professor at the Catholic …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Space Sustainability Trends 2020/2021 and Beyond

by Dr. Olga Stelmakh-Drescher and Prof. Steven Freeland Space Sustainability is the crucial requirement for a long-term and effective operational space environment. Being highly multifaceted, it has many interdependent and complementary constituent elements, facets and vectors – it is an enabler of continuous and unconditionally safe activities in space, as well as a driver of change as regards …

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Iridium launches global maritime distress and safety service

Luxembourg, 16 December 2020. – Iridium Communications launched its Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) service, giving seafarers, “for the first time in history”, “a real-time emergency response and rescue service that works everywhere in the world”. “No other maritime emergency response system matches the coverage and real-time communications …

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French CNES to track small-scale fishing with Nemo device

Paris, 7 December 2020. – Fishing for information: A satellite mission of the French space agency CNES wants to monitor the activities of small-scale fishing globally, the Economist reported. CLS, a CNES subsidiary that monitors transponders on large fishing vessels around the world, wants to place a small, solar-powered transponder …

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Arecibo radio-telescope in Puerto Rico collapsed

Luxembourg, 2 December 2020. – The giant radio-telescope in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, collapsed last night, with the heavy instrument platform falling into the metal structure. “The instrument platform of the 305m telescope at Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico fell overnight,” the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), the operator of the …

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Arecibo radio telescope in Puerto Rico to be decommissioned

Luxembourg, 25 November 2020. – It’s sad, but true: the 300 meter Arecibo Observatory radio telescope in Puerto Rico will go into a “controlled decommissioning”, the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) said. The nearly 60 years old telescope suffered two cable failures in August and last year which have damaged …

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Colombian Air Force to extend smallsat program with GomSpace

Paris, 1 November 2020. – The Colombian Air Force extends its smallsat program and signed with Denish GomSpace for a second mission, GomSpace said. GomSpace has signed a contract with the Colombian Air Force (FAC) to initiate the FACSAT-2 satellite mission and an associated virtual technology transfer program, the company …

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Kleos to help fight illegal fishing at Galapagos Islands

Paris, 11 October 2020. – Kleos Space expands its activities to monitor suspect and illegal fishing activities in Ecuador which includes the Galapagos Islands, the Luxembourg-based space data service provider said. Kleos Space has appointed the maritime consulting firm Atlantis SIM as its territory agent for Ecuador, the company said. …

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SES opens new sports broadcasting hub at Stockley Park near London

Luxembourg, 17 September 2020. – SES, leader in global satellite-based connectivity solutions, has opened a new sports broadcasting facility in the Greater London area, the Luxembourg-based company announced. “As remote production for sports ramps up around the globe, SES is providing broadcasters with a newly opened, full-service sports and events facility” …

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