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SpaceX to Launch PredaSAR’s First Satellite

PredaSAR announced that the first of 48 advanced commercial Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellites will launch on SpaceX’s Falcon 9 launch vehicle. Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems is the launch integration provider, in addition to manufacturer of the spacecraft. As part of the agreement, PredaSAR, Tyvak, and SpaceX will be working together …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: The Future of EO Satellite Operations

by Thys Cronje Over the next decade, Earth Observation (EO) satellites will stop streaming simple image data to the earth. Instead, the instruments onboard the EO satellites will tell us more detailed information about what is happening below. In addition, these satellites will be able to take control of their …

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UAE space program to boost Asia’s stake in space development

The UAE’s space programs, especially the successful launch of its Mars Mission, will give a boost to Asia’s lead in Industry 4.0, and make the Emirates “a big stakeholder in the development of developing countries across the globe,” a senior academic told Emirates News Agency, WAM. “Asians are leading the race …

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#SpaceWatchGL Share: The Libyan Conflict through the Lens of Very High Resolution Satellite Imagery

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and European Space Imaging, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and briefs. This is “The Libyan Conflict through the Lens of Very High Resolution Satellite Imagery”, originally published in 24 June 2020. Very High Resolution Satellite Imagery at True 30 cm …

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Using satellite tech to help create a sustainable livestock feed

RHEA Group has won a contract to use its Earth-observation data expertise to support UK start-up DryGro, which is developing a sustainable animal feed alternative to soy. DryGro’s pioneering project which is under a program of and funded by the European Space Agency, is using a floating macrophyte commonly known …

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Telespazio UK awarded ESA contract for satellite-data QA tool

Telespazio UK, a subsidiary of Telespazio has been awarded a European Space Agency (ESA) contract to further develop a tool to automate quality assurance analysis of Satellite-based Earth Observation (EO) data products. The tool uses advanced machine learning techniques to automate processing of EO Products within a high-performance Cloud Computing environment. …

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ICEYE SAR satellite imagery available through ESA’s Earthnet

  ICEYE, Finnish New Space’s small satellite synthetic-aperture radar (SAR) technology is providing its SAR satellite data for assessment via ESA’s Earthnet Third Party Mission (TPM). Through this program, ESA sponsors the cost to access ICEYE’s SAR data for research and Earth Observation (EO) based application development. “We are very …

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European Space Agency taps Thales Alenia Space for the Copernicus project

Thales Alenia Space, a Joint Venture between Thales (67 %) and Leonardo (33 %), has recently been selected  by the European Space Agency (ESA) or major Copernicus missions. Copernicus is the core satellite Earth observation program of the European Commission and ESA. It provides Earth observation data for environmental protection, …

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