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Japan’s Canon Electronics Aims To Be All-Encompassing Space Company

Japanese company Canon Electronics has outlined its plan to become a turnkey space venture that builds and launches rockets from its own space launch site, and building and operating its own Earth observation satellites and selling the satellite imagery on the open market. In a wide-ranging interview published in The …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op’ed: UK – The Next Space Hub

The UK space sector is on the cusp of entering a new and golden age. As a country, the UK already has a thriving space sector with leading companies that have pioneered the small satellite industry, for example. Now, however, with the announcement of the first spaceport to be built …

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#SpaceWatchGL Interviews: Olga Gershenzon of LoReTT Innovative Engineering Startup

Olga Nikolaevna Gershenzon is the deputy director general of the engineering company LoReTT, as well as a co-founder of the SCANEX holding. She has more than 25 years of experience in the field of practical application of remote sensing in various branches of economy. She supports the idea of accessible, …

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Japan Mulls Maritime Domain Awareness Satellites For Monitoring China

Japan is considering building a constellation of microsatellites for maritime domain awareness (MDA) operations over the South China Sea, East China Sea, and the Sea of Japan to monitor Chinese maritime and naval activities, especially around the disputed Senkaku/Diaoyutai Islands. An article from the Japanese newspaper Sankei Shimbun, quoted in …

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China’s Hainan Earth Observation Constellation For South China Sea Monitoring To Launch Next Year

China’s Hainan Earth observation satellite constellation that is designed to “reinforce national sovereignty” over the South China Sea and other disputed territories is set to start launching its first satellites in 2019, according to Chinese state media reports. The Hainan Earth observation satellite constellation, once all satellites have been launched, …

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Pakistan’s SUPARCO Takes Control Of PRSS-1 And PakTES-1A From China

Pakistan has taken over control of its Pakistan Remote Sensing Satellite (PRSS)-1 and the PakTES-1A experimental satellite from Chinese operators just over a month after the two satellites were launched from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in China. The handover was announced on 14 August 2018 by a spokesperson for …

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Egypt Receives $45 Million Grant From China For EgyptSat-2 Earth Observation Satellite Completion

The Chinese government has provided Egypt with a U.S.$45 million grant for the completion of the EgyptSat-2 Earth observation satellite. The grant was given at a signing ceremony held in Cairo on 13 August 2018 involving Egyptian Minister of Investment and International Cooperation Sahar Nasr and the Chinese ambassador to …

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Singapore’s AddValue Technologies To Provide Connectivity For Open Cosmos Constellation

Singapore’s AddValue Technologies has signed an agreement with New Space Earth observation satellite company Open Cosmos for the provision of AddValue’s Inter-Satellite Data Relay System (IDRS™) that will link the Open Cosmos constellation in orbit in real time. This partnership will provide continuous communication and “data-burst as-a-service” to constellation-based remote sensing …

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Spire Global To Use Arianespace’s Vega SLV For Lemur-2 Cubesat Launches

Spire Global, the New Space company that provides meteorological, maritime, and aviation awareness data from low-Earth orbit, has selected Arianespace’s Vega launch vehicle to loft its LEMUR-2 Cubesats. The multi-launch contract will cover a significant number of CubeSats to be launched on Vega as part of the Small Spacecraft Mission …

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Soyuz Launch Dates From Guiana Space Centre Revealed

Russian Soyuz rockets will be launched from the European Guiana Space Centre in French Guiana on November 6 and December 14, 2018, a source in the rocket and space industry outed to RIA Novosti. The Soyuz-ST-B and Soyuz-ST-A launch vehicles built by the Progress Rocket Space Centre in Samara with …

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