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Euroconsult estimates EO manufacturing revenues to grow to US $76.1B by 2030

Euroconsult, the space consulting and market intelligence firm, estimates the Earth Observation (EO) manufacturing market to grow to US $76.1B in revenue by 2030. The data were released in the company’s ''Earth Observation Satellite Systems Market'' report. Between 2011-2020, 65% of EO satellite launches were commercial but only captured a negligible 4% of the market value.

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President nominates new eighth lead for NGA

President Joe Biden has nominated Navy Vice Admiral Frank Whitworth to lead the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), the institution responsible for analyzing and distributing satellite imagery for intelligence purposes. Career intelligence official Whitworth, currently serves as a director among top military officers advising the president and senior defense officials.

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Government space budgets hit record high in 2021 despite COVID

Space consulting and market intelligence firm Euroconsult has released its “Government Space Programs” report for 2021. The highlight of this year’s findings is an accelerated volume of governmental investment in the space sector. This is due to ambitious space exploration programmes and the militarization of space.

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#SpaceWatchGL Column: Dongfang Hour China Aerospace News Roundup 13 – 19 December

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and Orbital Gateway Consulting we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and texts. We are pleased to present “Dongfang Hour China Aerospace News Roundup 13 - 19 December 2021”. Hello and welcome to another episode of the Dongfang Hour China Aero/Space News Roundup!

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Airbus and OneWeb connect European governments and armies

Airbus partners with OneWeb to provide Low Earth Orbit (LEO) communication services for military and governmental use, the companies said. Airbus and OneWeb plan to develop a complete range of secure services dedicated to the specific needs of armed forces for all their operations on land, at sea, and in the air.

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#SpaceWatchGL Column: E2MC Update On Space-Financing Rounds in November 2021

No SPAC mergers with space companies in November, but a blockbuster round of US$1.4 billion for Sierra Space. We also had ‘traditional’ public listings by Telesat and Mynaric (of ADSs). It was also an interesting month on the M&A front with deals including Redwire / Techshot, Inmarsat / Viasat, Planet / VanderSat, and Rocket Lab / Planetary Systems Corp

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Fleet Space Technologies to establish satellite Hyper Factory

Fleet Space Technologies announced they will establish a satellite Hyper Factory in the new Australian Space Park in Adelaide, to develop a constellation of 3D printed small satellites. The South Australian Government will invest AUS $20M into the project.   The Hyper Factory, established in the Space Park, will be Australia’s first dedicated space manufacturing hub.

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ESA helps Greece to contribute to European GovSatCom

Greece builds up its national satellite capabilities and received support from the European Space Agency (ESA) to do that. The Greek Ministry of Digital Governance said it will implement its Greek National Satellite Space Project, with the technical support of ESA. The project is part of Greece´s Recovery and Resilience Facility plans

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