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NanoAvionics And Mexican Space Agency Introduce A Nanosatellite Pilot Project For Future Space Missions

Nanosatellite manufacturer and mission integrator NanoAvionics, together with the Mexican Space Agency (AEM) and students from the Polytechnic University of Atlacomulco will develop the first nanosatellite for the State of Mexico, (one of most important states of the country), the AtlaCom-1. Building the nanosatellite is part of a pilot project …

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Startup SAR Operator PredaSAR Appoints COO And CSO

PredaSAR, which is building and will operate the world’s largest and most advanced commercially operated Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellite constellation, announced the appointment of Col Michael Moran, USAF (Ret.) as Chief Operating Officer and Eric Truitt as Chief Solutions Officer, effective 15 April 2020. Moran joins PredaSAR from Peraton …

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Axelspace Announces Partnership With Japan Space Systems

On 15 April 2020, as part of their continuing efforts to contribute to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Axelspace Corporation signed a memorandum of understanding with Japan Space Systems (“J-spacesystems”) to promote the use of satellite data in the field of capacity building and human resource development. Since …

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Spire And VesselBot Announce Strategic Alliance To Develop Maritime, AI-Enabled Digital Products

Spire Global, a global data service provider and leader in AIS data solutions and weather forecasting, and VesselBot, a leading AI and Big Data technology company with deep shipping domain expertise, announced a new partnership to co-develop AI-enabled digital products for the maritime industry. These collaborative digital products will provide …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Russia’s Military Exploitation Of Outer Space

By Roger McDermott This essay was originally published by the Eurasia Daily Monitor of  The Jamestown Foundation on 8 April 2020, and is republished here with their kind permission. The original essay can be found here. In December 2019, President Donald Trump formally created the United States Space Force, a …

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Belarus And Russia Agree To Build Eight High-Resolution Earth Observation Satellites

Belarus and Russia have signed an agreement to jointly build a constellation of eight high-resolution Earth observation satellites, according to Belarusian and Russian news media sources. Belarusian satellite engineers have already completed a preliminary design and the new satellite series will feature a high-resolution camera capable of capturing images of …

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Rocket Lab To Launch Dedicated Mission For Japanese Space Start-Up Synspective

Rocket Lab has signed a deal with Japanese satellite company Synspective to launch a synthetic aperture radar (SAR) satellite in late 2020. The signing was announced on 14 April 2020. Synspective’s StriX-α satellite will be launched on an Electron launch vehicle as a dedicated mission from Launch Complex 1 in …

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#SpaceWatchGL Column: The Mystery Of The Non-Implementation Of Task One Of The US National Space Policy

By Guy Thomas As all my friends know, I recently received permission to publish my autobiography after a 19-month long review by NSA, FBI, CIA, USAF, USN, USCG and the National Security Council (NSC).  Yes, I had worked for or with all those agencies. But other than the USCG and …

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UK Space Technologies To Boost NHS Coronavirus Response

A new drive to fund space-enabled technology and services that can strengthen the NHS response to coronavirus has launched on 14 April  by the UK Space Agency. The UK space industry has some of the brightest minds in the country and is well placed to support the unprecedented national effort …

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