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Social Distancing App Uses Space To Save Lives

A free app that helps people observe social distancing to slow the spread of coronavirus is about to launch. Devised by Lanterne, a UK startup company supported by the European Space Agency (ESA), “Crowdless” uses satellite data and artificial intelligence technologies to identify where people are congregating anywhere in the …

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NanoAvionics And Mexican Space Agency Introduce A Nanosatellite Pilot Project For Future Space Missions

Nanosatellite manufacturer and mission integrator NanoAvionics, together with the Mexican Space Agency (AEM) and students from the Polytechnic University of Atlacomulco will develop the first nanosatellite for the State of Mexico, (one of most important states of the country), the AtlaCom-1. Building the nanosatellite is part of a pilot project …

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Intelsat 901 Satellite Returns To Service Using Northrop Grumman’s Mission Extension Vehicle

Intelsat announced on 17 April 2020 that Intelsat 901 has returned to service following the successful docking with the first Mission Extension Vehicle (MEV-1) from Northrop Grumman Corporation and the company’s wholly-owned subsidiary, SpaceLogistics LLC, on 25 February – the first time that two commercial spacecraft docked in geostationary orbit. …

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Equatorial Space Signs Letter Of Intent With UK’s Responsive Access

Singapore’s Equatorial Space announced on 17 April 2020 that it has signed a letter of intent to work with Scottish launch aggregator Responsive Access, on finding customers for launches of its small satellite launch vehicle. The company’s fully hybrid launch vehicle, Volans, is being designed to carry up to 200kg …

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Startup SAR Operator PredaSAR Appoints COO And CSO

PredaSAR, which is building and will operate the world’s largest and most advanced commercially operated Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellite constellation, announced the appointment of Col Michael Moran, USAF (Ret.) as Chief Operating Officer and Eric Truitt as Chief Solutions Officer, effective 15 April 2020. Moran joins PredaSAR from Peraton …

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#SpaceWatchGL Perspective On US Space Resources Executive Order: Michael Listner On The EO’s Bottom-Up Approach To Rulemaking

On 6 April 2020, US President Donald J. Trump signed an Executive Order (EO) on Encouraging International Support for the Recovery and Use of Space Resources. This order addresses US policy regarding the recovery and use of resources in outer space, including the Moon and other celestial bodies. Over the next …

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#SpaceWatchGL Perspective On US Space Resources Executive Order: Elina Morozova On The Unappreciated Importance Of The Moon Agreement

On 6 April 2020, US President Donald J. Trump signed an Executive Order (EO) on Encouraging International Support for the Recovery and Use of Space Resources. This order addresses US policy regarding the recovery and use of resources in outer space, including the Moon and other celestial bodies. Over the next …

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Space BD and Space Basil Sign MoU Concerning Business Alliance Agreement

Space BD Inc., a leading Japanese space startup which provides access to space using ISS Japanese module, Kibo, as well as piggyback capacity of its flagship launch vehicle “H3”, and Space Basil, the Japanese first space advertisement company, signed a Memorandum of Understanding Concerning Business Alliance Agreement on 24 March …

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Axelspace Announces Partnership With Japan Space Systems

On 15 April 2020, as part of their continuing efforts to contribute to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Axelspace Corporation signed a memorandum of understanding with Japan Space Systems (“J-spacesystems”) to promote the use of satellite data in the field of capacity building and human resource development. Since …

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Spire And VesselBot Announce Strategic Alliance To Develop Maritime, AI-Enabled Digital Products

Spire Global, a global data service provider and leader in AIS data solutions and weather forecasting, and VesselBot, a leading AI and Big Data technology company with deep shipping domain expertise, announced a new partnership to co-develop AI-enabled digital products for the maritime industry. These collaborative digital products will provide …

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