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World View Stratollite fleet To Provide High Resolution Imagery And Data Analytics In The Americas

World View Enterprises, the stratospheric data and information services company, has announced their plans to build and deploy a fleet of Stratollites, known as World View Orbits, over North and Central America starting this summer. After a series of successful test and development flights to sharpen vehicle flight and navigation …

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ANU To Lead Development Of First Australian Satellite Designed To Spot Bushfire Danger Zones

Researchers at The Australian National University (ANU) will lead the development of the first Australian satellite designed to predict where bushfires are likely to start and those that will be difficult to contain. The new satellite will accurately measure forest fuel load and vegetation moisture levels across Australia. The technology …

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#SpaceWatchGL On The Road: A Report On The 5th Annual Conference on Maritime Reconnaissance & Surveillance Technology, 5-6 February 2020, Rome, Italy

By Guy Thomas This conference was groundbreaking in one important area: it acknowledged the increased significance of space to the understanding of maritime reconnaissance and surveillance technology. At the same conference five years ago, there were only two briefs which focused on the utility of space for these sectors. Each …

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Zoé Berthiaume-Dutrisac Joins Satellogic as Chief of Engineering

Satellogic, the first company to develop a scalable earth observation platform with the ability to remap the entire planet at both high-frequency and high-resolution, today announced the appointment of Zoé Berthiaume-Dutrisac as Chief of Engineering. Berthiaume-Dutrisac will oversee satellite development, production and operations for Satellogic’s global team, including managing technical …

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OroraTech Releases New Version Of Wildfire Detection System

  Today, OroraTech announces the release of a new version of their wildfire intelligence system. The company specializes in early wildfire detection and monitoring from space using satellite data. After carefully evaluating customer feedback received over the last months, OroraTech has added several new features to their system. The first …

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PredaSAR Completes US$25 Million Seed Financing Round, Names CEO

PredaSAR Corporation which is building and will operate the world’s largest and most advanced commercially operated Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellite constellation, announced on 2 March 2020 that it successfully completed a US$25 million seed financing round. Funds were raised from a diverse network of global institutional investors, including Miami-based lead investor, …

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France’s Minister Of Armed Forces Visits New French Space Command HQ

CNES President Jean-Yves Le Gall, General Philippe Lavigne, Air Force Chief of Staff, Thierry Angel, Deputy Head, Forces, of the French defence procurement agency DGA, and General Michel Friedling, Chief of Space Command, welcomed the Minister of Armed Forces Florence Parly to the Toulouse Space Centre (CST) on 21 February …

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CNES President Participates In Inaugural Aerospace Europe Conference (AEC2020)

The Centre national d’études spatiales (CNES) President, Jean-Yves Le Gall, attended the first edition of the Aerospace Europe Conference (AEC2020), held 25-28 February 2020  in Bordeaux. The theme of the conference, organized by 3AF, the French aeronautical and astronautical association, was ‘Greener Aerospace Innovative Technologies and Operations for a human …

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E2MC Update On Space Financing Rounds In February 2020

By Raphael Roettgen The over US$220 million of announced space-related financing rounds in February 2020 handily beat the January number (US$170 million). Two satellite communication companies, American Astranis (with its $90 million in equity and venture debt) and French Kinéis, were responsible for US$200 million of the total amount. Just …

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#SpaceWatchGL Interviews: Thomas Gruebler of Orora Technologies

The New Space sector continues to grow exponentially, and SpaceWatch.Global strives to introduce you to the sector’s brightest ideas, companies, and leaders. Torsten Kriening, SpaceWatch.Global’s co-publisher and COO, recently spoke with Thomas Gruebler, CEO of Orora Technologies. Orora Technologies is Germany’s best known, most visible New Space startup, and you …

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