GOVSATCOM 2023

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Smallest version of HPS’s ADEO braking sail deploys successfully

HPS’ (High Performance Space Structure Systems) ADEO braking sail has successfully deployed aboard D-Orbit’s ION satellite carrier, which will now sail to the edge of Earth’s atmosphere in the shortest possible time to then fully burn up, HPS said. The “Show me your Wings” mission is the final proof-of-concept flight.

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L3Harris to acquire Aerojet Rocketdyne

Aerospace and defense technology innovator, L3Harris Technologies, signed a definitive agreement with propulsion systems and energetics provider, Aerojet Rocketdyne, for L3Harris to acquire Aerojet Rocketdyne for US $58 per share, in an all-cash transaction valued at US $4.7 billion, inclusive of net debt, L3Harris said. The deal is expected to close in 2023.

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SES Successfully Launches First Two O3b mPOWER Satellites

SES has announced that it has successfully launched the first two O3b mPOWER satellites into space aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida, United States. With a design that will deliver unprecedented performance with a first-of-its-kind software-driven payload, O3b mPOWER is SES’s second-generation medium earth orbit (MEO) system.

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Space Café Israel by Meidad Pariente: Dr. Reut Sorek Abramovich – Biotech and health issues – who is up for the challenge?

In the sixth episode of Space Café Israel, Meidad Pariente is in conversation with Dr. Reut Sorek Abramovich. Can you share something personal that isn’t written in your LinkedIn profile? So my special thing started when I was doing my PhD in Sydney, Australia, and I decided I needed to gain something that will help me mentally and psychologically. So I started doing belly dancing. And people don't know this but I was pretty good at it.

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Space Café Radio – on tour in Scotland – with Dr. Hina Khan

In this Space Café Radio - SpaceWatch.Global publisher Torsten Kriening spoke with Dr. Hina Khan , the first appointed Executive Director of Space Scotland, an initiative of like-minded Scottish space industry professionals who recognised the huge potential for the sector to develop in Scotland. Hina spoke with Torsten about her new role, the Scottish space sector, the opportunities and the challenges.

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Euroconsult predicts global commercial EO data and services to reach US $7.9 billion by 2031

Consulting firm Euroconsult’s latest ‘Earth Observation Data & Services Market’ report on the EO satellite-based downstream and upstream data and service markets predicts a steady growth in the next decade. The analysis also shows an increasing demand predicted for more expensive datasets below 30 cm resolution, 3D modelling and near-real-time global mapping, the firm said.

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Advent to Acquire Maxar Technologies for $6.4 Billion

Maxar Technologies has announced that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement which will see Advent International (“Advent”), one of the largest and most experienced global private equity investors, acquire the Company. The acquisition will feature an all-cash transaction that values Maxar at an enterprise value of approximately $6.4 billion. Following the closing of the transaction, Maxar will remain a US-controlled and operated company.

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VS03 Mission Scheduled for Lift Off

On 15 December 2022, ATSpace prepared a Kestrel I rocket for the VS02 mission from the Whalers Way Orbital Launch Complex in South Australia. During the oxidizer filling process, the launch operators discovered a leak and subsequently halted launch preparations. After further investigation, they determined that it should postpone the launch.

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