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Spire Global Launches AirSafe – An Aircraft Tracking Technology That Uses ADS-B

Spire Global, the world’s largest privately-owned earth observation constellation of satellites for advanced weather data, maritime analytics, and aircraft tracking, has announced the company’s first product from Spire Aviation with the launch of their new AirSafe API. Spire Aviation’s AirSafe product uses Low Earth Orbit ADS-B technology combined with leading …

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Luxembourg’s OQ Technology Tests 5G IoT Capability On GomSpace CubeSats

OQ Technology, a Luxembourg-based satellite IoT and M2M service company has successfully tested Narrow-Band IoT waveforms and synchronisation procedures using a third-party nanosatellite. The Tiger mission, which was approved and signed on 26 July 2019, demonstrates that NB-IoT technology can be used on flying Software-Defined Radio payloads by uploading the …

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UAE Unveils National Space Strategy 2030 And National Space Investment Plan

The UAE Space Agency, UAESA, has announced the details of its National Space Strategy 2030 and National Space Investment Plan, complementing the regulatory and legislative framework of the UAE’s national space sector and in line with the strategic objectives of the Agency. The announcement was made during an official ceremony …

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Japan’s Astroscale On Path To Commercial Space Debris Removal Operations With ELSA-D Mission

Astroscale Holdings Inc., the market-leader in developing a service to remove space debris and secure long-term orbital sustainability, has announced it has entered the assembly, integration and test (AIT) phase of its End-of-Life Services by Astroscale-demonstration (ELSA-d) mission, following completion of rigorous design reviews and subsystem testing. “We are excited …

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Norway’s KSAT Partners With Japan’s Synspective To Support Global SAR Constellation

Norwegian Ground Network specialist and provider of EO services, KSAT, and Japanese Space Industry Start-up, Synspective, are announcing their global alliance. Tokyo-based Synspective Inc., will develop a constellation of small Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellites over the next few years aimed at providing solutions and data for the global market, …

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Virgin Orbit Partners With SatRevolution And Polish Universities For Mars Consortium

Scientists and engineers from nearly a dozen Polish universities have teamed up with Poland-based satellite company SatRevolution and Sir Richard Branson’s small satellite launch company Virgin Orbit to establish a new consortium to design and carry out the world’s first dedicated commercial small satellite mission to Mars. The parties established …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op’ed: Tumours in Space studies tumours, cancer risk of cosmic radiation

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and Norwegian SciTech News, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and texts. This is “Tumours in Space studies tumours, cancer risk of cosmic radiation”, originally published by Nancy Bazilchuk and Hanne Strypet on October 3, 2019. Can weightlessness stop cancer from growing? One …

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#SpaceWatchGL Interviews: Chris Blackerby of Astroscale

Millions of pieces of space debris can cause potential damage to many active satellites. Founded in 2013, Astroscale is focused on the development of new and innovative technologies necessary to remove space debris and ensure space sustainability. Maruska Strah of SpaceWatch.Global interviewed Mr. Chris Blackerby, Group COO and Director of …

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Satelles, Inc. Secures $26 Million in Series C Funding Round Led by C5 Capital

Satelles has announced that it has raised $26 million in Series C funding. C5 Capital led the round, with participation from Iridium Communications and existing investors. This new investment brings Satelles’s total funding since the launch of its platform to $39 million and will help the company expand its sales and marketing efforts, broaden its …

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