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Astrobotic Confirm Leading Position with $5.6 Million NASA Contract to Deliver Prof. Whittaker’s MoonRanger

Astrobotic has been awarded a $5.6 Million contract by NASA’s Lunar Surface and Instrumentation and Technology Payload (LSITP) programme to cooperate with Carnegie Mellon University on development and delivery of a groundbreaking rover which enables a new paradigm of exploration autonomy. MoonRanger, the lunar rover, will establish transformational high-speed, long-range, …

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French-Swiss Space Cooperation Meeting Spotlights Innovation, Launch, And Space Exploration

In the presence of Frédérique Vidal, Minister for Higher Education, Research and Innovation, the 26th French-Swiss academic, scientific and technological cooperation forum took place on the campus of the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale (EPFL) in Lausanne, Switzerland, on 1 July 2019. Space cooperation between France and Switzerland was on the agenda …

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Indonesian Government Taps PSN/Thales Alenia Space Consortium To Build SATRIA Communications Satellite

Indonesia’s Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (Kominfo) has selected the consortium led by the domestic satellite operator Pasifik Satelit Nusantara (PSN) to deploy and operate a broadband telecommunication satellite. This consortium has awarded Thales Alenia Space (Joint Venture between Thales (67%) and Leonardo (33%)) to design and manufacture the …

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#SpaceWatchGL Themes: ESPI Brief 22 – Some Key Questions on the Commercial Future of the International Space Station

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and the European Space Policy Institute, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and briefs. This is ESPI Briefs No. 22: ‘Some Key Questions on the Commercial Future of the International Space Station’, originally published in April 2018. On the 11th of …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op’Ed: Australian Space Agency 1 Year On: A Message From Head, Dr. Megan Clark, AC

By Dr. Megan Clark, AC Very few things inspire quite like space, and this has been exemplified during the first year of the Australian Space Agency. We are incredibly grateful for the support from researchers, industry and the wider Australian community. In the last year, Australians have engaged with media …

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Airbus Expands Satellite Imagery Service Offering With SSTL’s S1-4 ‘Vision-1’ Capability

Airbus has enlarged its high-resolution imagery portfolio following an agreement to leverage capacity from the S1-4 satellite built by Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL). This new imagery offer called Vision-1 delivers full end-to-end imaging operations to Airbus’ customers. Vision-1 provides 0.9m resolution imagery in the panchromatic band and 3.5m in …

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Intelsat Partners With Lintasarta To Provide Satellite Internet And Mobile Coverage In Indonesia

Intelsat announced on 1 July 2019 that it has been selected by PT. Aplikanusa Lintasarta, a data communication, internet service, and IT services provider, to support the deployment and expansion of Indonesia’s broadband and wireless communications infrastructure, bringing reliable, consistent, and affordable connectivity to millions of Indonesians. Indonesia is home …

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#SpaceWatchGLThemes: ESPI Brief 20 – Uncontrolled Re-Entries: Outstanding Issues and Considerations for the Future

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and the European Space Policy Institute, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and briefs. This is ESPI Briefs No. 20: ‘Uncontrolled Re-Entries: Outstanding Issues and Considerations for the Future ’, originally published in February 2018. As communicated to the UN Secretary-General …

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