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ESA partners with SES to boost European Secure Connectivity with quantum encryption

The European Space Agency (ESA) and satellite operator SES, signed a contract with support from the European Commission for the development of Eagle-1, Europe’s first space-based quantum key distribution satellite system, the companies announced at a press conference at the International Astronautical Congress 2022 in Paris last week. 

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Reflex Aerospace and HPS partner for sustainable use of space

Satellite manufacturer Reflex Aerospace, and space-tech company HPS (High Performance Space Structure Systems), signed a letter of intent to prevent space debris, the companies announced. According to the agreement, Reflex will remove all its satellites from orbit at the end of their operational life.

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cosine’s HyperScout selected for multiple space missions

Dutch optical and in-situ measurement space systems provider cosine’s three-in-one instrument combining hyperspectral and thermal imaging with high-level data processing and Artificial Intelligence (AI) capabilities, HyperScout 2, selected for the Australian Kanyini satellite mission, is now ready to be integrated into the spacecraft. The launch of the 6U CubeSat is part of the South Australia Space Sector Strategy 2030.

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Kayhan Space and Precious Payload team up to boost space traffic management

Spaceflight safety software-as-a-service provider Kayhan Space, and space tech company Precious Payload, entered into a strategic partnership to provide more access to breakthrough spaceflight safety solutions, Kayhan said. According to the agreement, Precious Payload will offer Kayhan's collision avoidance and conjunction assessment software, Pathfinder, to customers.

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Berlin Space Technologies emerges from stealth mode with new German factory

Small satellite manufacturer Berlin Space Technologies (BST), said it was coming out of stealth mode by building new satellite factory in Berlin, Germany. This is BST’s second factory which will focus on the mass manufacturing of satellites in high demand by both commercial and institutional users in Europe.

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Intelsat & Infinite Orbits sign collaboration for in-orbit services

Satellite telecom network operator Intelsat, chose in-orbit servicer developer and operator Infinite Orbits, to develop in-orbit service technologies for its satellite fleet, Infinite Orbits said.  Intelsat operates one of the world’s largest integrated satellite and terrestrial networks. The company also provides inflight connectivity.

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SpeQtral and Thales Alenia Space to jointly demonstrate satellite quantum communications

Satellite quantum communication technology provider SpeQtral, and Thales Alenia Space, a joint Venture between Thales (67 %) and Leonardo (33 %), have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to research, develop and demonstrate quantum communications from space to Earth, the companies announced.

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CisLunar Industries and Sierra Space sign Memorandum of Understanding

Metal and industrial equipment provider CisLunar Industries, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with commercial space company Sierra Space, to support and enable Sierra Space’s Dream Chaser spaceplane, Orbital Reef, LIFETM habitat, and other innovative technologies currently under development, the companies said.

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KSAT’s ground network to enable Pixxel take-off

Ground network services provider KSAT, has joined forces with Earth imaging technology company, Pixxel, to support its work building the world’s highest resolution hyperspectral imaging satellite constellation, KSAT said. The company will provide access to its global ground network to enable Pixxel’s constellation to reveal key data about Earth’s health.

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