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André-Hubert Roussel Appointed President of Eurospace

The Eurospace General Assembly has just appointed André-Hubert Roussel President of the organization, succeeding Jean-Loïc Galle. Following his appointment, André-Hubert Roussel, CEO of ArianeGroup and now also President of Eurospace, the association of European space industry, said: “Space activities are one of the building blocks of Europe and, by definition, …

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ICEYE Now Contributing to the International Disasters Charter

The Finnish New Space company ICEYE is now providing radar imaging data from its commercial synthetic-aperture radar (SAR) satellite constellation to the International Charter Space and Major Disasters for use in monitoring and response activities. ICEYE provides these images at no cost to the Charter’s Authorised Users to enable wider …

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B-LiFE, SES and GovSat Deploy Mobile COVID-19 Testing Laboratory to Italy

The Piedmont regional government in Italy and healthcare professionals will be using the satellite-enabled mobile Biological Light Fieldable Laboratory for Emergencies, known as B-LiFE, to scale COVID-19 screening operations. The mobile laboratory will be deployed to one of the worst-hit regions in Italy and will support COVID-19 testing of frontline …

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Decisions from the 290th ESA Council meeting

ESA’s 22 Member States approved the Director General’s proposal to appoint Elodie Viau as Director for Telecommunications from 1 September 2020, succeeding the current director, Magali Vaissiere. For the past 12 years, Elodie Viau has worked for SES, one of the world’s leading satellite owners and operators, based in Betzdorf, …

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#SpaceWatchGL Share: NASA Names Headquarters After ‘Hidden Figure’ Mary W. Jackson

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine announced last Wednesday the agency’s headquarters building in Washington, D.C., will be named after Mary W. Jackson, the first African American female engineer at NASA. Jackson started her NASA career in the segregated West Area Computing Unit of the agency’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. …

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#SpaceWatchGL on the road: Engaging the Western Balkans in the space domain: How to take advantage of Earth Observation data

by Anja Nakarada Pecujlic On Thursday June 18, 2020, Serbian Case for Space Foundation (SCS) organized its first webinar, titled “Engaging the Western Balkans in the space domain: How to take advantage of Earth Observation data”. This topic was chosen for the first webinar, as the problems SCS has encountered …

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International Astronautical Federation announced IAF Young Space Leaders 2020

The International Astronautical Federation (IAF) is pleased to announce the 2020 IAF Young Space Leaders who have distinguished themselves by demonstrating exceptional leadership in their academics or early careers. Through various activities and programmes the IAF commits to include and inspire young minds who are active in the space field …

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NASA and Partner Space Agencies to Release Global View of COVID-19 Impacts

NASA, ESA (European Space Agency) and JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) will unveil a dashboard of satellite data showing impacts on the environment and socioeconomic activity caused by the global response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic during a media teleconference at 9 a.m. EDT Thursday, June 25. The COVID-19 Earth …

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Leading UK space industry consortium calls for greater SME engagement for future satcom services

The UK’s space industry leader Airbus, has teamed with KBR, Leidos UK, Northrop Grumman, and QinetiQ to bring new thinking to future space solutions and to launch the Open Innovation – Space initiative. The aim of Open Innovation – Space is to further increase SME involvement in UK future satellite communications services and space activities creating high value …

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