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CNES’s Jean-Yves Le Gall Looks Ahead At French Space Programme For 2020

Centre national d’études spatiales (CNES) President Jean-Yves Le Gall presented his New Year wishes to the press at the agency’s Head Office in Paris Les Halles on 7 January 2020. He hailed the unstinting efforts of journalists covering space and working to raise its profile and bring the sector’s everyday …

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South Korea’s Chollian-2B Environmental Satellite To Launch In February 2020

South Korean environmental monitoring and oceanographic satellite Chollian-2B is expected to be launched on board an Arianespace Ariane-5 satellite launch vehicle from the Guiana Space Centre on 18 February 2020, according to the South Korean Ministry of Science and Information Communication Technology. Chollian-2B is fitted with two sensors, the Geostationary …

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Kleos Space’s Scouting Mission To Be Launched On Upcoming ISRO PSLV C49 Mission

Kleos Space has announced that its Kleos Scouting Mission will be launched on board an Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) C49 mission from Chennai, India, in early 2020. The exact date and time of the launch has yet to be formally announced, but Kleos Space …

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South Korea’s KAI To Build Three Remote Sensing Satellites By 2025

South Korean news agency Yonhap reported on 31 December 2019 that South Korea’s largest aerospace company, the Korea Aerospace Industries Co. (KAI), has announced that it will build three remote sensing satellites with the Korean Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) by 2025. KAI and KARI will jointly develop and build the …

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IAI Wins Bid To Build Dror-1 Communications Satellite For Israeli Government

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) will develop and build Israel’s national communication satellite, the “Dror 1.” The Dror 1 is intended to meet the satellite communication needs of Israel for the next 15 years. The Dror 1 is comprised primarily of local Israeli technologies developed at IAI, including an advanced digital …

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Macao Contributes To Chinese Space Exploration With Satellite And Research Centre

Macao’s first space exploration satellite was named Macao Science 1, the special administrative region (SAR)’s Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Tam Chon Weng announced Sunday at an opening ceremony of an aerospace exhibition. During the opening ceremony, vice administrator of China National Space Administration (CNSA) Wu Yanhua also announced …

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Kleos Space Secures Nation-State Customer For Its RF Geolocation Services

Kleos Space, a space-powered Radio Frequency Reconnaissance data provider, has announced that it has reached an agreement to cooperate and collaborate with a sea bound nation state to enhance their maritime geospatial intelligence/analytics capability with data from the Kleos Scouting Mission. The collaboration activities may include, but are not limited …

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UK Creates Virtual Satellite Data Centre In Fight Against Climate Change

UK Ministers announced on 30 December 2019 backing for ground-breaking research analysing satellite images that will better predict the future impact of climate change in towns and cities and inform future government action. A new £5 million satellite data centre involving the Universities of Edinburgh and Leeds will use cutting-edge …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op’ed : The Future Of Secure Satellite Communications

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and Luxembourg Space Agency, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and texts. We are pleased to present “The Future Of Secure Satellite Communications”, originally published on 12 December 2019 at the space-agency.public.lu website. Interview with GovSat’s CEO Patrick Biewer about …

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5th PSSI Space Security Conference Summary Report is online

We are pleased to pass along the 5th PSSI Space Security Conference Summary Report that was just released. The gathering, entitled “Evolution of the Counterspace Threat and Strengthening of International Space Partnerships”, was convened in Prague on June 9-11, 2019 in partnership with Japan’s Cabinet Satellite Intelligence Center (CSICE), the …

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