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#SpaceWatchGL On The Road: What Are You Adding? #DLD20 And The Deep Dive About Space Debris

By Torsten Kriening DLD20, the Digital-Life-Design Conference was held in Munich on 18-21 January 2020. More than 200 speakers and 1300 attendees touched base at #DLD20. For the 16th time, “Europe‘s hottest conference” brought together the most influential opinion-makers, industry leaders, start-ups, and digital giants. The conference theme was “What …

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SpaceX Receives FCC Approval To Deploy One Million Starlink ‘UFO’ User Terminals In US

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has approved SpaceX’s February 2019 application to deploy up to one million user terminals throughout the United States for the Starlink satellite communications constellation. In a public notice posted on the FCC’s website on 18 March 2020, the US government agency granted SpaceX a …

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GMV’s Space Business Grows By 30%

Spanish technology multinational GMV reports that 2019 was a red-letter year for its space business. Its turnover, topping €140 million (US$149.6 million) for a total €245 million (US$261.8 million) group revenue, is up nearly 30% on the previous year. These figures confirm that GMV’s space business is still booming, multiplying …

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TheAngle And ABS Consolidate Their Relationship To Serve Customers In The MENA Region

ABS, a leading satellite operator, and TheAngle, a satellite network services integrator, announced on 10 March 2020 that they have extended their joint activities in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, serving customers across the ABS’ footprints at 75 degrees East. The collaboration focusses on providing energy, enterprise …

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AIAA Calls Upon U.S. Policymakers To Protect Mission-Critical Aerospace And Defense Workforce And Supply Chain

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), the world’s largest aerospace technical society, issued a statement on 20 March 2020, calling on federal government officials and lawmakers to be mindful of and support the aerospace and defense industry during this challenging time. A press release from the AIAA reads: …

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Rocket Lab’s Electron Launch Vehicle Certified By NASA

NASA has certified Rocket Lab’s Electron launch vehicle, providing confidence for NASA’s low cost scientific, educational and technology demonstration small satellites, the company announced on 17 March 2020. The certification milestone was achieved largely through the successful launch of the NASA ELaNa-19 mission which saw 13 NASA CubeSats delivered to …

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EU’s Farming By Satellite Prize 2020 Launched On 16 March

The Farming by Satellite Prize rewards young innovators exploring the use of satellite technologies to improve agriculture and reduce environmental impact. Applications for the 2020 Prize opened 16 March 2020. Kicking off its 5th edition, the Farming by Satellite Prize is designed to encourage young professionals, farmers and students in …

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OneWeb In Trouble Despite Successful Launch Of Another 34 Satellites

British-headquartered satellite communicatons company OneWeb announced on 21 March 2020 that another 34 satellites were successfully launched on board a Soyuz satellite launch vehicle from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. This successful launch – the second in six weeks – comes a day after a story appeared in Bloomberg suggesting …

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#SpaceWatchGL Column: Space-Based Global Maritime Awareness Is A House

By Guy Thomas As space-based Global Maritime Awareness has become more and more robust, I have come to think of it as a house, even my home. The latest addition to this house, provided by the new Radio Frequency Geolocation satellites, have finally made this house truly livable. Let me …

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