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Voyager Space Holdings Names President and COO and Board Members

Voyager Space Holdings has confirmed that Matthew Kuta will join the team as President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) and add three world-class leaders to its Board of Directors. As the market’s first vertically integrated NewSpace holding company, Voyager will help enable engineer founded and run subsidiaries to focus on …

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Japan’s AxelSpace Partners With Rwanda’s Broadband Systems Corporation To Provide Satellite Imagery To African Countries

Axelpace Corporation announces the partnership with Broadband Systems Corporation to provide Earth observation data from AxelGlobe, the Daily Earth Observation Platform, to African nations. Axelspace and BSC signed the partnership agreement, as BSC visited Japan to participate at the Japan & Africa Business Expo, held in Yokohama. Rwanda’s ICT Minister …

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Rocket Lab To Loft Astro Digital Payload From New Zealand Launch Site

Rocket Lab, the global leader in dedicated small satellite launch, has announced Astro Digital as the customer for Rocket Lab’s ninth Electron mission, and fifth mission of 2019. The dedicated mission is scheduled to take place during a 14-day launch window opening on 15 October 2019 NZDT (14 October UTC). …

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Italian Air Force To Use Virgin Galactic For Suborbital Research Flight

Virgin Galactic has announced a new contract with the Italian Air Force for a research flight on the company’s SpaceShipTwo system during which Italian researchers will actively conduct experiments while they are in space. The contract marks the first time a government department has funded a human-tended research flight on …

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Astroscale And The University Of Southampton To Cooperate On Space Debris Removal Business Case

Astroscale, the market-leader in developing a service to remove space debris and secure long-term orbital sustainability, has announced that it will collaborate with the University of Southampton on a project to investigate collision risks between satellites, highlighting the necessity for financial incentives for satellite operators to engage with active debris …

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Astrobotic Commends Senate NASA Funding Bill’s Strong Resources For Lunar Science, Exploration

Astrobotic commends the Senate Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations Subcommittee for providing strong funding for NASA’s Lunar Discovery and Exploration initiative in its FY2020 bill. Under the leadership of Subcommittee Chairman Jerry Moran (R-KS) and Ranking Member Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and full Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby (R-AL) and Vice Chairman Patrick …

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Spire Global Raises Over $40 Million To Increase Weather Data Service And Expand To Asia-Pacific

Spire Global, the world’s largest earth observation constellation of satellites for advanced weather data, maritime analytics, and aircraft tracking, has announced over U.S.$40m in new funding from strategic partners including ITOCHU, Mitsui, and Scottish Investment Bank and financial investors led by the GPO Fund, Perennial Value Management Limited, and Bessemer …

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Astrobotic’s John Thornton Named ‘CEO of the Year’ at the Pittsburgh Tech50 Awards

John Thornton of Astrobotic was named CEO of the Year by the Pittsburgh Technology Council. The award was announced at the 23rdannual Tech50 awards ceremony, held in Pittsburgh. Thornton was selected from among eight finalists representing some of the region’s most innovative tech companies. The award recognises his leadership of …

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#SpaceWatchGL Column: On war, debris, and commerce in space

By Dr. Bleddyn Bowen SpaceWatch.Global is delighted to work with Bleddyn Bowen as its columnist. Bleddyn contributs his column every quarter. On 25-26th June the Secure World Foundation convened their inaugural Summit for Space Sustainability in Washington, DC, with SpaceWatch Global participating as a media partner for the event. I attended …

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