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Mynaric to supply laser links to Telesat’s U.S. Blackjack showcase

Paris, 25 October 2020. – The space laser communications specialist Mynaric has been selected by Telesat to supply inter-satellite links to U.S. DARPA’s Blackjack program, the Gilching/Munich-based company announced. The Canadian Telesat had announced last week that it will develop two Low Earth Orbit (LEO) spacecraft buses for the U.S. …

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SpaceX completes 100th Falcon launch with another Starlink mission

Paris, 25 October 2020. – SpaceX completed its 100th successful Falcon launch since Falcon 1’s first flight in 2008, the company announced. SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket launched another 60 Starlink satellites to orbit on Saturday from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, SpaceX said. …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Australia one step closer to a sovereign launch capability

  by Dr. Malcolm Davis As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and The Strategist, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles. This is “Australia one step closer to a sovereign launch capability″ by Malcolm Davis, originally published on 15 October 2020. Australia’s commercial space sector is moving quickly towards …

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Kratos launches OpenSpace as platform for virtual ground services

Luxembourg, 22 October 2020. – Kratos Defense & Security Solutions launched OpenSpace, a platform for the software-based creation of virtual ground systems, the Nasdaq-listed U.S. company said. OpenSpace is a software platform and family of virtual products that enable satellite operators and ground service providers to create fully software-defined, dynamic …

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Morgan Stanley doubles value estimate for SpaceX to $100 billion

Luxembourg, 22 October 2020. – Morgan Stanley doubled its long-term valuation for SpaceX since July to at least $100 billion, CNBC reported, citing a note to investors of the bank’s analyst Adam Jones. “The pieces are coming together for SpaceX to create an economic and technological flywheel,” Jonas said, according …

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Microsoft partners with Starlink for its Azure Space cloud

Luxembourg, 21 October 2020. – Microsoft partners with SpaceX’s Starlink to provide satellite connectivity to its cloud computing platform Azure Space, the company announced. “Our new partnership with SpaceX Starlink will provide high-speed, low-latency satellite broadband for the new Azure Modular Datacenter (MDC),” Tom Keane, Corporate Vice President Azure Global, …

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Register Today For Our Space Café WebTalk “33 minutes with Ole Dokka” On 10 November 2020

Join SpaceWatch.Global for an interesting and informative Space Café WebTalk featuring Ole Dokka, project manager of Newspace North, Andoya, Norway. This event will take place on 10 November 2020 at 4:00 pm CET. Norway and Andøya Space will soon have one of few commercial spaceports for small satellites in Europe. The project received the first …

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NASA supports Nokia to deploy cellular network on the Moon

Luxembourg, 21 October 2020. – Nokia is to deploy the first cellular network on the Moon, the Finnish company said. The company was selected by NASA in its recently announced Tipping Point technology program to deploy the first LTE/4G communications system in space, helping pave the way towards sustainable human presence …

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#SpaceWatchGL Interviews: “International and cooperative” – Review of the 71th International Astronautical Congress by Prof. Dr. Pascale Ehrenfreund

2020 changed everything, also the International Astronautical Congress. Instead of meeting the global space community in person in Dubai this year, we met in CyberSpace during the first edition of the International Astronautical Congress earlier last week from 12-14 Oct 2020. SpaceWatch.Global Editor-in-Chief Markus Payer had the opportunity to talk …

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