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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Estonia’s space policy – prioritizing e-gov, cybersecurity and AI

by Paul Liias Today the Space sector is growing faster than ever before and it opens up new opportunities and avenues for new players. To leverage these global developments, the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications of Estonia has created a new Estonian Space Policy and Program, for the period …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: The UAE and “the next frontier”​ – why we are keen to develop our space program, and doing so in a hurry

By Talal Al Kaissi How things began, and where they are now: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has long looked to space as a domain we would like to make a meaningful contribution to for a variety of reasons. A meeting between our late founder and President Sheikh Zayed with the Apollo …

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ANYWAVES & SYRLINKS: A Winning Combination for New Space

ANYWAVES, the only « pure player » European antenna equipment manufacturer for New Space, and SYRLINKS, one of the world leaders in space radio communication equipment for small satellite constellations, has signed a partnership agreement for the supply and marketing of S-band and X-band antennas on an international scale. On June the …

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Space Café WebTalk Recap: Dr. Bleddyn Bowen on War in Space: Strategy, Spacepower, Geopolitics

In this week’s Space Cafè WebTalk, Dr. Bleddyn E. Bowen, Lecturer in International Relations, Space Policy/Warfare Expert at University of Leicester talked about his new book War in Space: Strategy, Spacepower, Geopolitics Dr. Bleddyn E. Bowen talked about his new book War in Space: Strategy, Spacepower, Geopolitics, published by Edinburgh University …

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Capella uses space to bring you closer to Earth

Capella Space, a provider of on-demand Earth observation (EO) data via synthetic aperture radar (SAR), is going all-in on AWS. Capella runs its entire IT infrastructure on AWS to automate and scale its operations. AWS Ground Station makes it easy and cost-effective for Capella to command and control its constellation …

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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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