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Singapore’s Addvalue And Capella Space Close To Launching Inter-Satellite Data Relay Terminal

Addvalue Innovation Pte. Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of SGX Mainboard-listed Addvalue Technologies Ltd., announced on 22 October 2019 the delivery of the first flight model of the company’s groundbreaking Inter-satellite Data Relay System (IDRS) terminal to Capella Space. Addvalue’s IDRS™ system, developed in tandem with Inmarsat, features Addvalue’s proprietary technology, …

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Algeria And Russia Discuss Expanding Space Cooperation And Development

Algeria and Russia discussed expanding space cooperation and increased development of Algerian space capabilities during a visit to Algiers by a Russian delegation consisting of officials and executives from the Russian state space agency Roscosmos, Russian commercial launch provider Glavkosmos, and the All-Russian Scientific Research Institute of Electromechanics (VNIIEM) that …

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Egypt And UAE Bolster Space Ties: Cairo Looks To Send Egyptian To ISS

The head of the Egyptian Space Agency announced that Egypt intends to send an astronaut to the International Space Station (ISS) during a visit to Cairo by a delegation from the UAE Space Agency (UAESA) on 16 October 2019. Mohammed El-Qousy, the Director-General of the Egyptian Space Agency, said that …

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Vietnam Formally Orders EO LotuSat-1 From Japan’s NEC And Sumitomo Corp.

The Vietnamese government has finally made the formal order for its LotuSat-1 Earth observation satellite from Japanese satellite manufacturer NEC and Sumitomo Corp. The order was made in Tokyo on Friday, 18 October 2019. LotuSat-1 is based on the Japanese-designed ASNARO-2 Earth observation satellite, and will be used to help …

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Egypt’s TIBA-1 Military Communications Satellite Headed For Guiana Space Centre Launch

TIBA-1, the communications satellite for the Government of Egypt developed by Airbus and Thales Alenia Space (TAS) left the Airbus Defence and Space clean rooms in Toulouse. The spacecraft was flown to French Guiana on 16 October 2019, ahead of its launch from Kourou on an Ariane 5. Airbus Defence …

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Finland’s Iceye Makes High-Resolution SAR Imagery Commercially Available

ICEYE, the global leader in small satellite synthetic-aperture radar (SAR) technology, has announced that its recently developed Spotlight imaging mode, which enables 1-meter radar imaging from the company’s satellite constellation, is now commercially available to its customers around the world. ICEYE Spotlight imaging is purpose-built to achieve a high resolution …

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Rocket Lab Successfully Launches Astro Digital Payload From New Zealand

Rocket Lab, the global leader in dedicated small satellite launch, has successfully launched its ninth Electron mission, deploying a single spacecraft to orbit for satellite manufacturer Astro Digital. The mission, named ‘As The Crow Flies,’ lifted off from Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1 on New Zealand’s Māhia Peninsula at 01:22 UTC, …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op’ed: Spectrum Interference: 5G and Meteorological Observations

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and Secure World Foundation, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and texts. This is “ Spectrum Interference: 5G and Meteorological Observations”, originally published 10 October 2019 at Secure World Foundation Website. By Krystal Wilson, Director of Space Applications Programs and Josh …

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UAE Unveils National Space Strategy 2030 And National Space Investment Plan

The UAE Space Agency, UAESA, has announced the details of its National Space Strategy 2030 and National Space Investment Plan, complementing the regulatory and legislative framework of the UAE’s national space sector and in line with the strategic objectives of the Agency. The announcement was made during an official ceremony …

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Norway’s KSAT Partners With Japan’s Synspective To Support Global SAR Constellation

Norwegian Ground Network specialist and provider of EO services, KSAT, and Japanese Space Industry Start-up, Synspective, are announcing their global alliance. Tokyo-based Synspective Inc., will develop a constellation of small Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellites over the next few years aimed at providing solutions and data for the global market, …

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