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Microsoft partners with Starlink for its Azure Space cloud

Luxembourg, 21 October 2020. – Microsoft partners with SpaceX’s Starlink to provide satellite connectivity to its cloud computing platform Azure Space, the company announced. “Our new partnership with SpaceX Starlink will provide high-speed, low-latency satellite broadband for the new Azure Modular Datacenter (MDC),” Tom Keane, Corporate Vice President Azure Global, …

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Register Today For Our Space Café WebTalk “33 minutes with Ole Dokka” On 10 November 2020

Join SpaceWatch.Global for an interesting and informative Space Café WebTalk featuring Ole Dokka, project manager of Newspace North, Andoya, Norway. This event will take place on 10 November 2020 at 4:00 pm CET. Norway and Andøya Space will soon have one of few commercial spaceports for small satellites in Europe. The project received the first …

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NASA supports Nokia to deploy cellular network on the Moon

Luxembourg, 21 October 2020. – Nokia is to deploy the first cellular network on the Moon, the Finnish company said. The company was selected by NASA in its recently announced Tipping Point technology program to deploy the first LTE/4G communications system in space, helping pave the way towards sustainable human presence …

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#SpaceWatchGL Interviews: “International and cooperative” – Review of the 71th International Astronautical Congress by Prof. Dr. Pascale Ehrenfreund

2020 changed everything, also the International Astronautical Congress. Instead of meeting the global space community in person in Dubai this year, we met in CyberSpace during the first edition of the International Astronautical Congress earlier last week from 12-14 Oct 2020. SpaceWatch.Global Editor-in-Chief Markus Payer had the opportunity to talk …

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Swedish AAC Clyde Space to acquire U.S. SpaceQuest

Berlin, 19 October 2020. – AAC Clyde Space grows its small satellite portfolio and acquires the U.S. satellite technology company SpaceQuest for $ 8.4 million, the Swedish company announced. The acquisition is subject to approval by AAC’s Extraordinary General Meeting and the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). …

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#SpaceWatchGL Column: Dongfang China Aerospace News Roundup 12-18 Oct 2020

by Blaine Curcio and Jean Deville As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and Orbital Gateway Consulting we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and texts. We are pleased to present “Dongfang Hour Weekly Aerospace News Roundup, 12-18 Oct”. Welcome to the Dongfang Hour Weekly China Aerospace News …

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Telesat to develop two LEO buses for U.S. DARPA’s Blackjack

Luxembourg, 18 October 2020. – Telesat wins another Blackjack: the Canadian satellite company will develop two Low Earth Orbit (LEO) spacecraft buses for the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the Ottawa-based company said. Telesat U.S. Services has been awarded a DARPA contract to develop and demonstrate in-orbit commercial …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Let’s not make Newspace a paradise for hackers

by Dr Mathieu Bailly In the race to launch smallsats into low earth orbit quickly and cost-effectively, operators and manufacturers have compromised on security and left themselves vulnerable to cyber attacks. Let’s not make Newspace a paradise for hackers. Smallsat operators and manufacturers need to consider why their smallsats are …

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Register Today For Our Space Café WebTalk “33 minutes with Chris Stott” On 3 November 2020

Join SpaceWatch.Global for an interesting and informative Space Café WebTalk featuring Chris Stott, Executive Chair, ManSat LLC, Isle of Man ,UK. This event will take place on 3 November 2020 at 4:00 pm CET. Let’s have a conversation about permissions! “What’s the single hardest thing about getting into space? A rocket? A spacecraft? Raising …

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