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#SpaceWatchGL Perspectives: Kazuto Suzuki On Need For International Rules For Transparent Rendezvous And Proximity Operations

One of the more notable space stories of the past few weeks is that of two Russian satellites allegedly ‘stalking’ a KH-11 reconnaissance satellite operated by the US National Reconnaissance Office (NRO). Given heightened geopolitical tensions between great powers and the increasing occurrence of Rendezvous and Proximity Operations (RPO) in …

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Kongsberg Contributing To Broadband Connection For The International Space Station

Equipment from Norwegian firm Kongsberg Group is to enable broadband transmission for the International Space Station (ISS), significantly improving communication between the European Space Agency (ESA) astronauts manning the station and Earth. This will be a great benefit for onboard personnel, and Kongsberg is proud to deliver technology to the …

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Four New Chinese Beidou GNSS Satellites Declared Operational

Four new satellites for the Chinese BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) recently passed technical and system tests and checks in orbit, and have started operations within the BeiDou global navigation satellite servive (GNSS) network, according to China’s Satellite Navigation System Management Office. The four new satellites are the 41st, 49th, …

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Finland Needs Its Own Space Research Centre, According to Government Report

Finland must increase its investments in the business and technologies of space, according to a report commissioned by the Finnish Prime Minister’s Office. The report recommended setting up a “Space Situation Centre” so that authorities could monitor data on satellite systems observing Finnish territories as well as study the effects …

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Russia Attempts To Shift Blame To United States Over Satellite Inspection Allegations

The Russian government has accused the United States of using an allegation that two Russian satellites are stalking a US reconnaissance satellite as an excuse to “fuel an arms race in space,” according to Sputnik, a Russian media outlet. A spokesperson for the Russian Foreign Ministry told Sputnik that the …

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UAE’s Mohammed Bin Rashid Attends Installation Of Final Component Of Hope Probe For Emirates Mars Mission

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, has said that the Hope Probe mission, also called the Emirates Mars Mission, is a testament to the capabilities of the youth of the UAE. “The project, which represents a historic achievement for the …

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#SpaceWatchGL Perspectives: Malcolm Davis On Russia’s Orbital Rendezvous With The United States

One of the more notable space stories of the past few weeks is that of two Russian satellites allegedly ‘stalking’ a KH-11 reconnaissance satellite operated by the US National Reconnaissance Office (NRO). Given heightened geopolitical tensions between great powers and the increasing occurrence of Rendezvous and Proximity Operations (RPO) in …

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France And Russia Hold Space Cooperation Talks In Moscow

Centre national d’études spatiales (CNES) President Jean-Yves Le Gall and Dmitry Rogozin, Director General of the Russian federal space agency Roscosmos, met for a status check on the development of the two nations’ cooperation in space. The meeting was hosted by the French ambassador to Russia, Pierre Levy, at the …

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Bridgecomm And Cailabs Announce Partnership

US telecom firm BridgeComm, Inc., a leader in optical wireless communications (OWC) solutions and services, announces a partnership with Cailabs, a French deeptech company and global leader in light beam shaping. The objective is to significantly improve laser communications between space, airborne, and terrestrial OWC solutions thanks to Cailabs products. …

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ICEYE Expanding In US And Evaluating US Satellite Manufacturing

  ICEYE, the global leader in small satellite synthetic-aperture radar (SAR) technology, announced it has hired Dr. Mark Matossian, an aerospace industry expert, as CEO of ICEYE US, Inc. Dr. Matossian most recently served for more than a decade in program management at Google, including carrying the responsibility of manufacturing …

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