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#SpaceWatchGL Interviews: Dr. Patrick Henkel of ANavS (Advanced Navigation Solutions)

The NewSpace economy is drawing increasing attention and SpaceWatch.Global is following this new area with much interest. Opening a series of articles dedicated to this topic, Patrick Henkel, Founder and CEO of ANavS (Advanced Navigation Solutions) talks about his personal experience and his company, located in Munich, Germany with SpaceWatch.Global’s …

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Rocket Lab To Launch U.S. NRO Mission From New Zealand

Rocket Lab, the global leader in small satellite launch, has announced today that it will launch a dedicated mission for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO). The launch window is scheduled to open on 31 January 2020 NZDT and the mission, called ‘Birds of a Feather,’ will lift off from Rocket …

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Firefly Aerospace Signs Launch Services Agreement With Innovative Space Logistics BV

Firefly Aerospace, Inc., a provider of economical and dependable launch vehicles, spacecraft and in-space services, announced on 21 January 2020 the execution of a Launch Services Agreement with Innovative Space Logistics BV (ISILAUNCH), a launch services subsidiary of Netherlands based ISIS – Innovative Solutions in Space B.V. (ISISPACE). Under the …

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Deutsche Bank Talks Up Possible SES And Eutelsat Merger In 2020

A Deutsche Bank research note written ahead of SES’s 2019 earnings report due on 26 February 2020 is raising the possibility that SES and its smaller rival Eutelsat could merge sometime in 2020, according to a 14 January 2020 report in online television industry publication Advanced Television. In the research …

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Russia, Kazakhstan, and UAE To Proceed With Modernization Of Gagarin’s Start Launch Facility At Baikonur

Russia, Kazakhstan, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are set to proceed with a trilateral agreement to modernise the ‘Gagarin’s Start’ launch complex at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, according to a 16 January 2020 report in Azerbaijan’s Trend News Agency citing Russian and Kazakh sources. The trilateral agreement is …

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European Commission And European Investment Bank Put Up €200 Million For Space Sector

The European Commission is partnering with the European Investment Bank Group, announcing €200 million of investments into the EU space sector, supporting ground-breaking innovation in the industry. During the European Space Policy Conference in Brussels, EIB Vice-President Ambroise Fayolle signed an agreement with André-Hubert Roussel, CEO of ArianeGroup, confirming a …

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Kleos And Geollect Sign Channel Partner And Integrator Agreement

Kleos Space S.A, a space-powered Radio Frequency Reconnaissance data-as-a-service (DaaS) company, has entered into a channel partner and data integrator agreement with UK geospatial intelligence and analysis company Geollect. Geollect will procure and integrate data from Kleos’ satellites as it becomes a global leader in dark vessel tracking capability whereas …

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ICEYE Dark Vessel Detection Now Globally Available For Government Organisations

ICEYE announced on 20 January 2020 the launch of its global Dark Vessel Detection solution for governmental maritime security customers. The unique solution combines synthetic-aperture radar (SAR) satellite data from ICEYE, and automatic identification system (AIS) data from vessels. Dark Vessel Detection is used as a source of actionable information …

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Scotland’s Skyrora And Space Iceland Search For Possible Launch Sites

Skyrora, the Edinburgh-based satellite launch company, is looking in Iceland for a possible space launch location, according to reports in the Icelandic news media. The Skyrora visit was hosted and assisted by Iceland’s own space body, Space Iceland. Skyrora is developing its Skyrora XL satellite launch vehicle and is already …

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GoGo Buys Capacity On Hispasat’s Amazonas Nexus HTS Satellite

Gogo, the leading global provider of broadband connectivity products and services for aviation, and Spanish satellite operator, HISPASAT, announced on 16 January 2020 a capacity agreement on Amazonas Nexus satellite to meet the growing global demand for high-speed inflight connectivity services. Gogo has leased multi-gigahertz of Ku-band capacity onboard HISPASAT’s …

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