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Japan’s MELCO Lead Contractor For JAXA’s Innovative Satellite Technology Demonstration-2

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (MELCO) announced on 23 December 2019 it has been designated by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) as the prime contractor of the new satellite for Innovative Satellite Technology Demonstration-2. Under the program, Mitsubishi Electric aims to establish a standardized platform for designing, manufacturing and operating small …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op’ed: My 2019 in a review – Great Power Politics and Global Governance by Dr. Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan

SpaceWatch.Global asked its staff and contributors to review 2019 and provide an outlook into 2020. These personal reviews are being published during the holiday season. This is Dr. Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan of Observer Research Foundation. by Dr. Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan This has been an exciting year for me in a …

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Luxembourg And Canada’s Northstar Create Centre Of Excellence For Clean Space

The Luxembourg Government and NorthStar Earth & Space signed a Letter of Intent to create a Centre of Excellence for Clean Space in Luxembourg and to consider a contribution to NorthStar and its innovation activities in order to promote the safe and sustainable use of outer space for the benefit …

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Israel’s Orbit Communication Systems To Supply Inmarsat With Large Block Of Airborne SATCOM Terminals

Orbit Communication Systems Ltd., a leading global provider of airborne communications and satellite-tracking maritime and ground-station solutions, and Inmarsat Government, a leading provider of global mobile satellite communications and managed network services to the US government, today announced an initial order from Inmarsat Government for Orbit’s Multi-Purpose Terminal (MPT) 46WGX. …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op’ed: A Quick Overview Of Major Satellite-Related Decisions At WRC-19

By Thomas Weber and René Woerfel The World Radio Conference 2019 (WRC-19) in Sharm-el-Sheikh, Egypt, took place on 28 October to 22 November 2019. The conference brought together 3500 participants from the ITU membership representing the world of frequency management on this planet. The following commentary is a quick overview …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op’ed: 2019 and 2020 – arms control and the security of outer space – by Jessica West, PhD

SpaceWatch.Global asked its staff and contributors to review 2019 and provide an outlook into 2020. These personal reviews are being published during the holiday season. This is Jessica West of Project Ploughshares. by Jessica West, PhD Reflection: 2019 and 2020 – arms control and the security of outer space Jessica …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op’ed: Reflections on 2019 – A Turning Point In the Space Industry? – By Blaine Curcio

SpaceWatch.Global asked its staff and contributors to review 2019 and provide an outlook into 2020. These personal reviews are being published during the holiday season. This is Blaine Curcio of Orbital Gateway Consulting. By Blaine Curcio Reflections on 2019—A Turning Point In the Space Industry? Every year seems to be …

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Saudi Space Commission To Submit National Space Strategy To King Salman “Soon”

The Saudi Arabian Space Commission is reportedly about to submit a National Space Strategy and other legal and policy documents that consolidate the commission’s roles and missions to King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, according to a senior Saudi Space Commission advisor speaking at a recent space event in Riyadh. …

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European And Japanese SAR Imaging Satellites Lead The Way In Arctic Climate Change Research

Spare a thought this Christmas for researchers hunkered down on their Polarstern icebreaker, adrift in the frozen Arctic Ocean. Subjected to temperatures as low as -45 C and the perpetual darkness of the polar winter, they are willing participants in MOSAiC – the world’s largest and longest polar research expedition. …

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Ethiopia’s ETRSS-1 Successfully Launched By Chinese Long March 4B

Ethiopia’s first Earth observation satellite, the Ethiopian Remote Sensing Satellite (ETRSS-1), was successfully launched on board a Chinese Long March 4B satellite launched vehicle from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Centre on 20 December 2019. The launch was delayed by several days due to inclement weather in the Taiyuan SLC area. …

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