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Norway endorses space budget supporting ESA and EU priorities

Paris, 12 October 2020. – The Norwegian government has endorsed the country’s budget for the European Space Agency (ESA) as well as for continued participation in the EU space programs, Norway’s Space Agency said. “The new national budget for 2021 expands Norway’s participation in ESA’s and EU’s space programs as …

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UNOOSA sets up emergency response office in Israel

Paris, 12 October 2020. – The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) sets up an office for disaster management and emergency response in Israel, the agency in Vienna said. UNOOSA signed an agreement with the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev to create a Regional Support Office of UNOOSA’s program …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Space Situational Awareness Together We Stand, Divided We Fall

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and Joint Air Power Competence Centre, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and texts. We are pleased to present “Space Situational Awareness Together We Stand, Divided We Fall ”, originally published in the Joint Air Power Competence Centre Journal 30.  …

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Comtech and Gilat call off merger and settle litigation

Luxembourg, 6 October 2020. – The U.S. satcom company Comtech and the Israeli satellite network operator Gilat called off their merger and settled their related litigation, the two Nasdaq-listed companies announced yesterday. “(T)he companies have agreed to terminate the merger agreement first announced on January 29, 2020 and have settled …

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U.S. Space Development Agency contracts L3Harris and SpaceX for missile tracking

Luxembourg, 6 October 2020. – The U.S. Space Development Agency awarded contracts worth more than $342 million to L3Harris and SpaceX to build an advanced missile tracking system, the agency announced yesterday. The two companies won bids to build out Tranche 0 of the tracking layer for the National Defense …

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China pushes ahead with giant 13,000 satellite LEO constellation

Paris, 4 October 2020. – China is pushing ahead with developing a giant Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite constellation competing with SpaceX, Amazon and OneWeb, according to the Washington DC-based analyst Bhavya Lal and California State University’s Professor Larry Press. Press, professor of information systems at the California State University, …

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U.S. Space Force awards $298 million military contract to Boeing

Paris, 4 October 2020. – Boeing received a $298 million contract from U.S. Space Force to develop a jam-resistant military satellite system, the company in El Segundo, California, announced on 1 October. Boeing has received one of three development contracts to build a satellite payload prototype and develop a new …

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U.S. DARPA tasks Gryphon with supporting nuclear thermal propulsion system

Berlin, 30 September 2020. – The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) tasked DC-based Gryphon Technologies to support the development of a nuclear thermal propulsion system, the firm announced yesterday. Gryphon provides digital engineering, analytics, cyber and cloud solutions to U.S. security organizations. It was awarded a $14million DARPA task …

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Czech Defense Ministry buys SPYDER from Israel’s Rafael Advanced Systems

Berlin, 28 September 2020. – The Czech Ministry of Defence decided to equip its military with air defense systems from Israel’s Rafael Advanced Systems, the ministries of both countries announced on 27 September. Following an international tender process, which lasted several years, the Czech Ministry of Defense informed the Directorate …

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Leonardo CEO Profumo nominated head of AeroSpace and Defence Industries Association

Berlin, 24 September 2020. – Alessandro Profumo, CEO of Leonardo, has been nominated President of the AeroSpace and Defence Industries Association of Europe (ASD), the company headquartered in Rome announced. Profumo will lead the organisation for the next two years, representing large companies of the sector and over 3,000 SMEs and …

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