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Voyager Space Holding names Eric Stallmer to lead its U.S. Government and public affairs

Washington, 17 September 2020. – The space exploration company Voyager Space Holdings has appointed Eric Stallmer as Executive Vice President of Government Affairs and Public Policy, the Denver-based company announced last week. Stallmer will lead Voyager’s Washington D.C. office and be responsible for representing Voyager to key government institutions including Congress, …

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Australian SmartSat and CSIRO to launch space-based water monitoring AquaWatch

Adelaide, Australia, 20 September 2020. – The Australian research agencies SmartSat and CSIRO launch AquaWatch, a project to improve the water quality management in Australia with the help of satellites, SmartSat said on 17 September. “Natural events such as toxic algal blooms, the contamination of drinking water, and excess runoff …

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UK Space Agency report sees soaring demand for space surveillance and tracking

Berlin, 20 September 2020. – A research report for the UK Space Agency sees the demand for Space Surveillance and Tracking (SST) services soar over the next decade, the “Future SST Markets Research” report published on 15 September said in its conclusion. “Over the coming decade, the number of operational …

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U.S. Space Force awards multi-million space cybersecurity contract to Northrop Grumman

Redondo Beach, California, 17 September 2020. – Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Space Force to develop a next generation of super cyber-secured military satellites, the company said on 17 September. U.S. Space Force mandated Northrop Grumman to deliver the prototype for the Evolved Strategic SATCOM …

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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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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Please, not another boring space launch!

by Anastasia Medvedeva, Charlie Bilsland, Raphael Roettgen On the day of the Crew Dragon launch, I asked a few friends if they would be watching it, as I was hosting a launch party.  As someone who is invested in the success of the space sector, I was surprised by their …

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#SpaceWatchGL Perspective: Next Gen ESA by Claudia Kessler

by Claudia Kessler, CEO Astronautin GmbH On 26 August 2020, SpaceWatch.Global Editor in Chief Markus Payer started a dialogue about the next generation ESA here. We reached out to representatives in all ESA member states and beyond to get their feedback on that topic. Here we publish their perspectives.  How …

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Swiss maxon and ANYbotics join forces to develop the ANYmal inspection robot

Sachseln, Switzerland Sep 15, 2020. The Swiss-based drive specialist maxon, renowned for its Mars motors, is joining forces with the robotics startup ANYbotics to supply the drive systems of the autonomous ANYmal inspection robot, both companies said in a press release. ANYmal is an autonomous, four-legged robot that is capable of …

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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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