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Space Café WebTalk Recap: Prof. Dr. Kai-Uwe Schrogl On The Challenges Of Space Law

In this week’s Space Cafe Web Talk Prof. Dr. Kai-Uwe Schrogl discussed space law for the future, offering his expert ideas and insights into space law-making, as well as describing some important goals and challenges to the process. “It is a remarkable achievement that, for nearly 50 years, outer space actors …

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Hughes JUPITER System Selected To Launch Satellite Internet Service In Philippines

Hughes Network Systems, LLC , the global leader in broadband satellite networks and services, announced on 27 May 2020 that Cignal TV Inc., the Philippines premier direct-to-home (DTH) satellite provider, has selected the Hughes JUPITER™ System to enable satellite broadband service to its two million subscribers. Under the agreement, Hughes will …

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USSF’s Next Gen OPIR Missile Warning Satellite System Completes Payload PDR

The U.S. Space Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center, Next Generation Overhead Persistent Infrared (OPIR) Geosynchronous Earth Orbiting (GEO) satellite program, commonly referred to as NGG, completed its preliminary design reviews (PDR) for its two candidate mission payloads on 21 May 2020. “NGG is a critical piece of our missile …

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Space Tech Companies Compete In HADR Challenge To Decrease Regional Flood Risks

Singapore Space and Technology Limited (SSTL) announced on 27 May 2020 its collaboration with the World Bank Group for the Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) Challenge. This challenge supports the Southeast Asia Disaster Risk Insurance Facility (SEADRIF), which has developed a regional catastrophe risk pool for flood risks developed …

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SES To Accelerate Clearing Of C-Band Spectrum To Support FCC’s 5G Plan For US

SES, the leader in global content connectivity solutions, elected on 26 May 2020 to clear a portion of the C-band spectrum in the United States in accordance with the accelerated timeline detailed in the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Order published in the Federal Register on 23 April 2020. SES …

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OneWeb Seeks To Increase Satellite Constellation Up To 48,000 Satellites To Meet Future Growth And Demand

OneWeb, the global communications company with a mission to connect governments, businesses and people everywhere, submitted a modification request to the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to increase the number of satellites in its constellation up to 48,000 satellites. This larger OneWeb constellation will allow for greater flexibility to meet …

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SpaceWatchGL Feature: The Space Law Context of the Artemis Accords (Part 2)

By Christopher Johnson (Part 1 of this article was published on 27 May. You can read it here). Developing and Expanding International Space Law As mentioned in Part One of this article, international space law is a modest, open regime, subject to expansion and clarification. At the international multilateral level, …

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Airbus Wins ESA Contract To Construct Third European Service Module For NASA’s Orion Spacecraft

The European Space Agency (ESA) announced on 26 May 2020 that it has signed a contract with Airbus for the construction of the third European Service Module (ESM) for Orion, the American crewed spacecraft. The contract is worth around €250 million. By ordering this additional service module, ESA ensures the …

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Researchers Harness Satellite Imagery And AI To Help Fight Poverty In Africa

Stanford University scholars Marshall Burke, David Lobell and Stefano Ermon have spent the past five years leading a team of researchers to home in on an efficient way to find and track impoverished zones across Africa. The powerful tool they’ve developed combines free, publicly accessible satellite imagery with artificial intelligence …

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