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GomSpace Tapped By ESA To Design Nano-Spacecraft For Asteroid Rendezvous Mission

GomSpace’s subsidiary in Luxembourg and the European Space Agency (ESA) have signed a contract of 400,000 Euros for the Phase A design of the Miniaturised Asteroid Remote Geophysical Observer (M-ARGO) mission. Under the contract GomSpace will be in charge of preliminary design of the mission, spacecraft and implementation planning. A …

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High-Level Space Security Officials And Experts Will Gather For 5th PSSI Space Security Conference In Prague

The Prague Security Studies Institute’s (PSSI) 5th invitation-only Space Security Conference will be held in Prague on 9-11 June 2019. According to Professor Scott Pace, formerly of the Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University, Washington, DC, “The PSSI Space Security Conference series is a unique and valuable opportunity …

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Celtic New Space: Scotland’s Clyde Space To Provide CubeSat Platform For Ireland’s EIRSAT-1

Sweden’s ÅAC Microtec AB has announced the first Celtic connection in space as Clyde Space, Scotland’s largest space company and subsidiary of ÅAC Microtec AB, signed a contract with University College Dublin (UCD).  The contract is of minor value but will see Clyde Space supply CubeSat platform equipment for Ireland’s …

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UAE’s YahClick and Zimbabwe’s ZodSat Partner To Provide Satellite Broadband

YahClick, the leading satellite broadband service from UAE-based global satellite operator Yahsat and its partner Hughes Network Systems has announced the start of a strategic partnership with Zodsat, a market-leading teleport, satellite, and terrestrial network operator in Zimbabwe. Under the agreement, Zodsat is committed to capacity on Yahsat’s Ka-band Al …

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UNOOSA and ESA join forces to address the space debris challenge

The UN Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and the European Space Agency (ESA) have signed a joint statement on their wish to cooperate on the challenge of space debris. The two organisations agreed to work together to increase global understanding and the consolidation of knowledge on space debris; to …

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France And Indian State of Kerala To Cooperate Developing New Space Ecosystems

On the occasion of the meetings between CNES’s Directorate of Innovation, Applications and Science (DIA) and the Government of Kerala, India, on 16, 17 and 18 May 2019, the Centre national d’études spatiales (CNES), through its Connect-by-CNES programme (CbC), and the Kerala Start-Up Mission (KSUM) signed a Letter of Intent …

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UNOOSA and ESA sign MoU to help countries leverage space for the SDGs

In order to help all countries identify how space can sustain their efforts to reach the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and the European Space Agency (ESA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to facilitate access to space solutions …

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AWS Announces General Availability of AWS Ground Station

Amazon Web Services has announced the general availability of AWS Ground Station, a new service that makes it easy and cost-effective for customers to control satellites from AWS and download data from satellites into AWS Global Infrastructure Regions using a fully managed network of ground station antennas located around the …

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#SpaceWatchGL interviews: John Thornton of Astrobotic

We know that there is a future beyond our planet, and today there are private companies that are striving towards making humanity’s journey to the Moon and beyond as sustainable as possible. One of these companies is Astrobotic. The Pittsburgh-based company is developing two lunar landers that will eventually fly …

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