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ESA choses Harmony for its next Earth Explorer mission

Paris, 24 February 2021. – Harmony is on its way: The European Space Agency (ESA) has chosen the Harmony satellite concept to move forward with its tenth scientific Earth Explorer mission. Harmony is conceived as a mission with two satellites that orbit in formation with one of the Copernicus Sentinel-1 …

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EU wants more synergies between industry, defense and space

Paris, 23 February 2021. – The European Commission wants more synergies between civil, defense and space industries and presented a related action plan yesterday. The plan’s aim is to enhance Europe’s technological edge and support its industrial base, the Commission said. For “the first time, EU funding presents opportunities to …

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Northrop Grumman orders two more Cygnus from Thales

Paris, 23 February 2021. – Two more: Northrop Grumman has ordered two more Cygnus cargo modules from Thales Alenia Space, the joint venture between Thales and Leonardo said in Turin yesterday. Thales will deliver pressurized cargo modules for the 18th and 19th Cygnus cargo mission, the company said, a contract …

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Survey for Polish Space Law: its a good time to create Polish Space Law Act

by Prof. Katarzyna Malinowska, Prof. Małgorzata Polkowska, Bartosz Malinowski and Mariusz T. Kłoda Poland has a long history in space legislation – ratified 4 Space Treaties. Poland is a UNCOPUOS and ESA member. In 2014 r. the Polish Space Agency POLSA was created. The main task of POLSA is to …

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ECSL Winter Webinar Series Launches Today

Berlin, 22 February 2021. – The ECSL Seminar series is back: Following the success of the ECSL Summer Webinars held in August 2020, the European Centre for Space Law (ECSL) is glad to announce that it will continue its series of webinars with the ECSL Winter Webinars, set to take place …

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Québec to invest $300m in Telesat’s Lightspeed

Paris, 22 February 2021. – Québec invests $317 million in Telesat’s new LEO constellation Lightspeed, the satellite operator announced. The Government of Québec invests $158 million in preferred equity and grant a loan of the amount, Telesat said. “This collaboration comes on the heels of Telesat’s selection of Thales Alenia …

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EOS to launch LEO system for digital precision agriculture

Paris, 22 February 2021. – The satellite imagery analytics provider EOS plans to launch seven optical satellites into LEO by 2024, the Californian company said. By launching its own satellite imaging constellation, the company aims to establish a full satellite data production vertical – from direct imagery collection to processing, analysis …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Bridging Space and Asia with Multi-GNSS

by Sam Claydon, The Sustainability Project Asia; the most populous and largest continent in the world, mostly known for its diverse foods, rich culture and strong global economic presence, is also home to a unique fusion of Global Navigation Satellite Services (GNSS); an unparalleled characteristic that holds a pool of potential …

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