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HawkEye 360 Secures $70 Million In Series B Funding To Build Full Constellation

HawkEye 360 Inc., the first commercial company to use formation flying satellites to create a new class of radio frequency (RF) data and data analytic products, announced on 6 August 2019 that it has secured $70 million in Series B financing. This financing capitalizes the company’s business plan to include …

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#SpaceWatchGL Themes: ESPI Brief 33 – EU-ESA Space Council Revival: First step toward a European Space Council?

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and the European Space Policy Institute, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and briefs. This is ESPI Briefs No. 33: ‘EU-ESA Space Council Revival: First step toward a European Space Council?’, originally published in June 2019. 1. Revival of the EU-ESA …

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Capella Space Partners With Addvalue And Inmarsat To Provide Real-Time SAR Imagery

Capella Space, an information services company that provides Earth observation data on demand, today entered into an agreement with Addvalue, a one-stop digital, wireless and broadband communications technology products innovator, for use of its Inter-Satellite Data Relay System (IDRS™) via Inmarsat’s global L-Band satellite communications network. The Inmarsat network provides satellite …

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Airbus Selects exactEarth As AIS Partner For New Maritime Applications Platform

exactEarth Ltd., a leading provider of Satellite-AIS data services, announces that it has been selected by Airbus Defence and Space (“Airbus”) as AIS partner to support its Ocean Finder maritime service. Under the terms of this two-year agreement, exactEarth will provide Airbus with live and archived data from exactView RT, …

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ScoutPro Partners with Farmers Edge to Boost Crop Monitoring Capabilities with Daily Satellite Imagery

ScoutPro Inc. has partnered with Farmers Edge, a global leader in digital agriculture, to deliver the best-in-class imagery solution available for crop monitoring to their customers. Daily satellite imagery, state-of-the-art processing technology, and unique map layers are now integrated into the ScoutPro scouting app. Highly rated among retailers and other …

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NASA Targets Coastal Ecosystems with New Space Sensor

NASA has selected a space-based instrument under its Earth Venture Instrument (EVI) portfolio that will make observations of coastal waters to help protect ecosystem sustainability, improve resource management, and enhance economic activity. The selected Geosynchronous Littoral Imaging and Monitoring Radiometer (GLIMR) instrument, led by principal investigator Joseph Salisbury at the …

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#SpacewatchGL Interviews: Eli Tamanaha of UP42

UP42 is reinventing geospatial data by developing a marketplace that brings together service and analytic providers’ services, enabling customers to get the very best out of the plethora of information available to today’s users via a simple interface. Torsten Kriening, COO & Editor, Spacewatch.Global seized the opportunity to sit down …

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Japanese Space Industry Startup Synspective Raises US $100 Million in Funding

StriX-α, demonstration satellite, courtesy Synspective

Synspective, a Japanese startup which provides satellite data solutions using small-sized SAR (Synthetic Aperture Radar) satellites, has accumulated $100 million USD in funding since its foundation in February 2018. Raising that amount in less than 17 months makes Synspective the world’s fastest and Japan’s second-highest funded space startup. The investment will …

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Space Park Leicester Receives £13.75 Million Meteoric Boost from Government

The University of Leicester is delighted to announce that its new Manufacturing, Engineering, Technology and Earth Observation Research Centre (METEOR) has received nearly £14 million in funding through Round 6 of Research England’s flagship capital investment scheme, the UK Research Partnership Investment Fund (UKRPIF). This funding will leverage a further …

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