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EOS Data Analytics to provide precision farming tool on Dragonfly

Luxembourg, 21 October 2020. – The Californian satellite imagery provider EOS Data Analytics will launch two multispectral imagers with South-African Dragonfly Aerospace into Low Earth Orbit (LEO) in 2022, the company announced. The payloads will be “particularly useful for the commercial agricultural industry,” the company said. “Multispectral images are critical for tracking …

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Frontex selects Airbus and Heron for maritime surveillance

Luxembourg, 20 October 2020. – The European Border and Coast Guard Agency Frontex contracted Airbus and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) to operate a long-endurance maritime aerial surveillance system for the Mediterranean Sea, Airbus announced. The service includes the provision of a Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) platform and all necessary …

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#SpaceWatchGL Interviews: “International and cooperative” – Review of the 71th International Astronautical Congress by Prof. Dr. Pascale Ehrenfreund

2020 changed everything, also the International Astronautical Congress. Instead of meeting the global space community in person in Dubai this year, we met in CyberSpace during the first edition of the International Astronautical Congress earlier last week from 12-14 Oct 2020. SpaceWatch.Global Editor-in-Chief Markus Payer had the opportunity to talk …

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Swedish AAC Clyde Space to acquire U.S. SpaceQuest

Berlin, 19 October 2020. – AAC Clyde Space grows its small satellite portfolio and acquires the U.S. satellite technology company SpaceQuest for $ 8.4 million, the Swedish company announced. The acquisition is subject to approval by AAC’s Extraordinary General Meeting and the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). …

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#SpaceWatchGL Column: Dongfang China Aerospace News Roundup 12-18 Oct 2020

by Blaine Curcio and Jean Deville As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and Orbital Gateway Consulting we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and texts. We are pleased to present “Dongfang Hour Weekly Aerospace News Roundup, 12-18 Oct”. Welcome to the Dongfang Hour Weekly China Aerospace News …

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Telesat to develop two LEO buses for U.S. DARPA’s Blackjack

Luxembourg, 18 October 2020. – Telesat wins another Blackjack: the Canadian satellite company will develop two Low Earth Orbit (LEO) spacecraft buses for the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the Ottawa-based company said. Telesat U.S. Services has been awarded a DARPA contract to develop and demonstrate in-orbit commercial …

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Thuraya to launch SatTrack to track and monitor fishing vessels

Luxembourg, 18 October 2020. – The mobile satellite operator Thuraya launches a cloud-based tracking and monitoring service for fishing vessels, the company announced. Thuraya SatTrack provides interactive, real-time fleet tracking to monitor vessels, the Dubai-based operator said. It enables operations with detailed maps, up-to-date weather layers, real-time fish-catch reports and …

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Space Café Podcast Episode 013 Featuring Nicole Buettner Is Now Available

SpaceWatch.Global is pleased to present the 13th episode in our podcast series The Space Cafe Podcast: Nicole Buettner – how bringing AI and traditional companies together can work miracles Episode 013 features special guest Nicole Buettner. Nicole Buettner, CEO of Merantix, a venture studio for artificial intelligence, brings AI experts and …

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ICEYE opens archive of 18,000 radar satellite images to the public

Luxembourg, 13 October 2020. – The Finnish space start-up ICEYE released its rapidly growing archive of tens of thousands of radar satellite images to the public, the company announced in Helsinki today. The ICEYE archive includes nearly 18,000 radar images in various modes taken with ICEYE’s SAR satellite constellation between …

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#SpaceWatchGL Interviews – Kai-Uwe Schrogl: “Europe has to stand united”

On 1 July 2020, Germany has taken its term in the EU Presidency. Space and space-related initiatives were on the agenda in the preparation. Now, halfway through the term, SpaceWatch.Global Editor-in-Chief Markus Payer had the opportunity to talk with Prof. Dr. Kai-Uwe Schrogl who is seconded from the European Space …

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