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HawkEye 360 Secures $70 Million In Series B Funding To Build Full Constellation

HawkEye 360 Inc., the first commercial company to use formation flying satellites to create a new class of radio frequency (RF) data and data analytic products, announced on 6 August 2019 that it has secured $70 million in Series B financing. This financing capitalizes the company’s business plan to include …

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Saber Astronautics Given Mission Control Status For University of Sydney’s CUAVA-1

Professor Iver Cairns, Director of the ARC Training Centre for CubeSats, UAVs and their Applications at the University of Sydney, has announced that Saber Astronautics has been awarded the satellite operations contract which will provide essential flight software, satellite integration and mission control support for the inaugural flight of a …

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#SpaceWatchGL Themes: ESPI Brief 33 – EU-ESA Space Council Revival: First step toward a European Space Council?

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. 33: ‘EU-ESA Space Council Revival: First step toward a European Space Council?’, originally published in June 2019. 1. Revival of the EU-ESA …

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SpaceX Successfully Launches AMOS-17 For Israel’s Spacecom

On Tuesday, 6 August 2019, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket successfully lifted off from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, carrying the AMOS-17 satellite for Spacecom. Liftoff occurred at 7:23 p.m. EDT, or 23:23 UTC and the satellite was deployed approximately 31 minutes after liftoff. …

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Australia’s Neumann Space Boosts Adelaide’s New Space Hub At Lot Fourteen

South Australian startup Neumann Space has joined the growing space ecosystem at Lot Fourteen, bolstering the precinct’s reputation as the ideal place for innovative collaboration across high-growth industries. The company, which is developing cutting-edge propulsion technology to improve the thrust performance of satellites, is among a raft of new tenants …

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Arianespace Successfully Launches ESA And Intelsat Payloads

Arianespace marked another success for global telecommunications with launch of the Intelsat 39 and EDRS-C satellites, which were deployed to geostationary transfer orbit on its latest flight using a workhorse Ariane 5. This mission – designated Flight VA249 in Arianespace’s numbering system – was performed from the Spaceport’s ELA-3 launch …

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#SpaceWatchGL Themes: ESPI Brief 32 – The Role of the 2019-2024 European Parliament in the European Space sector

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. 32: ‘The Role of the 2019-2024 European Parliament in the European Space sector’, originally published in June 2019. 1. The powers of …

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Capella Space Partners With Addvalue And Inmarsat To Provide Real-Time SAR Imagery

Capella Space, an information services company that provides Earth observation data on demand, today entered into an agreement with Addvalue, a one-stop digital, wireless and broadband communications technology products innovator, for use of its Inter-Satellite Data Relay System (IDRS™) via Inmarsat’s global L-Band satellite communications network. The Inmarsat network provides satellite …

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Airbus Selects exactEarth As AIS Partner For New Maritime Applications Platform

exactEarth Ltd., a leading provider of Satellite-AIS data services, announces that it has been selected by Airbus Defence and Space (“Airbus”) as AIS partner to support its Ocean Finder maritime service. Under the terms of this two-year agreement, exactEarth will provide Airbus with live and archived data from exactView RT, …

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