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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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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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Welsh Aerospace Company Smallspark Aims To Reignite The UK Space Sector

Cardiff-based Smallspark Space Systems announced on 26 May 2020 that it has received three major grants to develop its low-cost, environmentally-friendly rocket engines. Smallspark are redefining the UK space sector by bringing to market a new generation of low-cost, eco-friendly engines and propulsion systems, making cost-effective and environmentally friendly access …

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Russia’s Sputnix Inks Deal With Mitsui & Co To Supply Satellite Components

Sputnix, a Russian privately-owned satellite component manufacturer, has signed a memorandum with Mitsui & Co. Moscow, the Russian subsidiary of Japanese company Mitsui & Co., on 25 May 2020. The agreement allows Sputnix to manufacture and export microsatellite components as well as provide microsatellite-based services for Mitsui & Co. “Within …

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Aerospace Corporation Study Explores Space’s Impact On Our Daily Lives

Satellites surveying the environmental and economic impacts of COVID-19, rocket launches, and plans for the next lunar landing have been featured in the news recently. Despite this, it is still easy to miss all of the ways in which satellites contribute to daily life. A new study released by The Aerospace …

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Equatorial Space Systems Signs MoU With Southern Launch Australia

Equatorial Space Systems announced on 25 May 2020 that it has signed a memorandum of understanding to use the facilities of Southern Launch Australia for its upcoming suborbital mission programme. The Singapore-based launcher company, notable for its innovative hybrid propulsion systems, revealed the Dorado sounding rocket, capable of delivering up …

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Space BD Successfully Launches Its Payload To The ISS

Space BD Inc. has announced that the H-II Transfer Vehicle No.9 (HTV9) successfully launched from Tanegashima Space Station to the International Space Station via H-IIB launch vehicle. HTV9 is carrying a payload of Space BD’s customer, SATLANTIS MICROSAT S.L.’s Integrated Standard Imager for Microsatellites (iSIM). The launch occurred on 21 …

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