GOVSATCOM 2023

Earth observation

NASA builds Earth System Observatory with ISRO radar

NASA builds a new Earth System Observatory to cope with climate change, forest fires and hurricanes and to support a “real-time agriculture”, the U.S. agency said. “With the Earth System Observatory, each satellite will be uniquely designed to complement the others, working in tandem to create a 3D, holistic view of Earth, from bedrock to the atmosphere,” NASA said.

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#SpaceWatchGL Share: NewSpace Industry Report 2020 Germany

There is a significant lack of publicly available Market Research about the NewSpace Industry in Germany. At Capitol Momentum, it is our goal to close this information gap and begin to map the German NewSpace landscape. We are aiming to increase market transparency and raise awareness for NewSpace technologies in order

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#SpaceWatchGL Share: FROM ORBIT TO SOIL: How Earth Observation Can Help Achieve the European Green Deal 

As the EU aspires to lead climate mitigation in the face of global warming, it is critical that action be informed by reliable and accurate data. Thanks to unprecedented technological innovations, data now allows decision-makers to identify risks, tailor policy response and resource allocation, monitor progress and identify trends.

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Building Blocks in the Space sector, Tunisia Case

by Rania Toukebri All the eyes have been turned to the launch of the first satellite Challenge One built by the Tunisian private telecommunications company TelNet, blasted off along with 37 other satellites aboard a Russian Soyuz rocket from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on March 22nd, 2021.

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York expands manufacturing with new ‘mega’ plant

Paris, 19 May 2021. – York Space Systems wants to open a new “mega” manufacturing facility at its headquarters in Denver, to meet the growing demand from government and commercial customers, the company said. York's Manufacturing Technology Center will be the hub of the company's next phase to expand its production capacity by four times, the space mission solution provider said.

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Financing Space trough SPACs

$15.5 billion is the total initial valuation of nine space companies that went or are planning to go public via SPACs: Virgin Galactic, Momentus, AST & Science, Astra, BlackSky, Velo3D, Redwire, Rocket Lab, and Spire. Silvio Marenco, a former CEO of two SPACs (Glenalta and Glenalta Food), and current advisor of Galileo Acquisition Corporation, defines a SPAC as a listed investment vehicle

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Rocket Lab’s 20th Electron fails and loses BlackSky payloads

After 17 successful launches, Rocket Lab’s 20th Electron mission ‘Running Out Of Toes’ failed, the company announced on Sunday. Following a successful lift-off, first stage burn, and stage separation, Rocket Lab experienced an anomaly, the company said. The issue occurred following second stage ignition, resulting in the loss of the mission, it said.

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Axelspace funds five of its ten Earth observation satellites

Give me five: The Japanese Earth observation startup Axelspace raised $24 million to fund a half of its planned ten satellite constellation, the company announced. Axelspace said it completed its series C funding round raising $ 23.8 million; the round allocates new shares to The Space Frontier Fund and several other venture capitals and corporate investors.

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Finland, A Small Nation Aiming High In Space

by Maija Lönnqvist, You may know Finland from its stable society, digitalization, innovativeness, even from being the world’s happiest nation, but did you know that Finland is also a rising star in space activities? Recent years have seen the first Finnish satellites, revision of the national space strategy

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