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Skygate Technologies receives seed investment for Ground Station as a Service

Skygate Technologies, a Japanese space startup, has received seed investments from the Keio University-based venture capital firm Keio Innovation Initiative. The company, recently founded in February 2020, develops Ground Station as a Service (GSaaS), using  high-speed wireless technology and software radio. The funding will boost the development of the first …

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Vega’s SSMS rideshare mission rescheduled

Final preparations are underway for Arianespace’s historic Vega rideshare flight with Europe’s Small Spacecraft Mission Service (SSMS) dispenser system – which has been rescheduled within a launch window from September 1 to September 4 following multiple weather-related postponements. SSMS provides a new dedicated European rideshare solution with Vega that is …

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Report aims to mitigate effects of satellite constellations on astronomy

A report from the Satellite Constellations 1 (SATCON1) workshop, organized jointly by NSF’s NOIRLab and the American Astronomical Society (AAS), has been delivered to the National Science Foundation (NSF). Held virtually from 29 June to 2 July 2020, SATCON1 focused on technical aspects of the impact of existing and planned …

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Forsway and AiStream debut OTT-in-a-box multicast bundle

Forsway, and AiStream announced an innovative collaboration to bring content and critically needed connectivity to underserved communities around the world. Tapping AiStream Community Media Hub’s “edge” technology and Forsway’s hybrid Odin F-50 satellite broadband router, the partners are introducing a turn-key multicast content distribution solution to provide smart connectivity for bridging the …

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Dragonfly Aerospace Emerges from SCS Aerospace Group

Dragonfly Aerospace picks up the flag in latest chapter in the proud history of South African space engineering and space missions. This history starts with the national space program of the 1980’s and plots a path through 7 satellites and another 6 payloads built and launched with local and international …

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#SpaceWatchGL Column: Business as Usual in the Middle Kingdom

by Blaine Curcio As we near the 2/3 point for the year 2020, it is starting to feel like a “lost year” for some. With many people working from home for the majority of the year, with borders largely closed, and with governments in turmoil, many are starting to ask …

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Space Café WebTalk Recap: Thomas Jarzombek on European Space Development

In this week’s Space Cafè WebTalk, Thomas Jarzombek, Federal Government Coordinator of German Aerospace Policy talked about about Germany’s role in the European and global space sector. Thomas Jarzombek highlighted the national contribution to space security in a European context, such as EU SST. Also, he discussed ideas on larger questions related …

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Moon to Mars: opportunities for Australian businesses

The Australian Space Agency is partnering with NASA on its inspiring plan to go back to the Moon and on to Mars. As part of this, the Australian Government is investing $150 million to fuel the growth of Australian businesses so they can succeed in national and international space supply chains, …

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SpaceX to Launch Masten Lunar Mission in 2022

Masten Space Systems announced that it has selected SpaceX to launch Masten Mission One (MM1). As part of MM1, Masten’s lunar lander will deliver nine NASA-sponsored science and technology demonstration experiments and several commercial payloads to the lunar south pole. “Having SpaceX’s proven launch success behind us is not only …

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Australia’s First Launch from Australia’s First People

Southern Launch, DEWC Systems, T-Minus Engineering and the Koonibba Community will be entering the history books when Australia’s first space capable rocket will be launched to the edge of space. “This event is more than just Australia’s first launch, but a testament to Australian companies coming together with our international …

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