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#SpaceWatchGL Op’ed: Launching the next space era in Norway

by Mari Eldholm, Director of NIFRO Norway is a small but vibrant space nation. For decades sounding rockets have been launched from Andoya, K-SAT operates a global network of ground stations, and a number of small and large Norwegian satellites are in orbit. In addition, Norway is home to a …

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Get SAT and U.K.’s GRC Create Strategic Cooperation Relationship

Get SAT and GRC (Global RadioData Communication Ltd.) have annouced a strategic partnership that will see the firms target the U.K. security, defense and government markets with communications on-the-move (CoTM) broadband platforms based on Get SAT’s industry-leading, powerful terminals. Leveraging participation in the DSEi event from 10-13 September in London, Get SAT …

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Blue Canyon Technologies Joins Viasat’s Ecosystem to Build First-Ever Link 16 Low-Earth Orbit Spacecraft

Small satellite manufacturer Blue Canyon Technologies has been selected by Viasat to join its team supporting the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory Space Vehicles XVI pilot program to test the first-ever Link 16-capable LEO spacecraft. Under the agreement, BCT will design and manufacture a 12U small satellite bus. Viasat is the …

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Philippines Moves Forward with Philippine Space Agency Plans

The Philippines News Agency has reported that the Philippines is to move forward with the establishment of its own space agency.  Pangasinan fourth District Representative Christopher de Venecia hailed the creation of Philippine Space Agency (PhilSA) that will aid in the development of agriculture, disaster risk reduction, and telecommunications, as …

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DARPA Selects BAE Systems to Develop Machine Learning Capabilities for Space Situational Awareness

BAE Systems has been awarded a Phase 2 contract to develop machine learning capabilities aimed to help the military gain better awareness of space scenarios for the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). The goal of DARPA’s Hallmark Tools, Capabilities, and Evaluation Methodology (Hallmark-TCEM) programme is to not only …

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Spaceflight’s Second Rideshare Mission With Rocket Lab Slated For 16 August

Spaceflight, the leading satellite rideshare and mission management provider, has announced it has managed the procurement, integration, and mission management services for three spacecraft on Rocket Lab’s next mission aboard an Electron rocket. This mission, called “Look Ma, No Hands” by Rocket Lab, represents Spaceflight’s second of several launches scheduled …

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#SpaceWatchGL Interviews: Marco Aliberti of ESPI

Have you ever thought about the weather patterns that occur in space? Space Weather is something that is often overlooked but the weather events that happen in space can have a great effect on our space infrastructure such as satellites and the services they provide here on Earth. Along with …

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HawkEye 360 Secures $70 Million In Series B Funding To Build Full Constellation

HawkEye 360 Inc., the first commercial company to use formation flying satellites to create a new class of radio frequency (RF) data and data analytic products, announced on 6 August 2019 that it has secured $70 million in Series B financing. This financing capitalizes the company’s business plan to include …

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#SpaceWatchGL Themes: ESPI Brief 33 – EU-ESA Space Council Revival: First step toward a European Space Council?

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and the European Space Policy Institute, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and briefs. This is ESPI Briefs No. 33: ‘EU-ESA Space Council Revival: First step toward a European Space Council?’, originally published in June 2019. 1. Revival of the EU-ESA …

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#SpaceWatchGL Themes: ESPI Brief 32 – The Role of the 2019-2024 European Parliament in the European Space sector

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and the European Space Policy Institute, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and briefs. This is ESPI Briefs No. 32: ‘The Role of the 2019-2024 European Parliament in the European Space sector’, originally published in June 2019. 1. The powers of …

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