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Avio resisted COVID crisis with continued operations and earnings increase

Rome, 14 September 2020. – The Italian aerospace company Avio resisted the COVID-19 lockdown and crisis by maintaining its operational continuity and with the successful return to flight of the Vega VV16 small satellite mission in early September, the company said in its half year results announcement on 14 September. …

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Register Today For Our Space Café WebTalk “33 minutes with Fahad Al Mheiri” On 6 October 2020

Join SpaceWatch.Global for an interesting and informative Space Café WebTalk featuring Fahad Al Mheiri, Acting Executive Director – Space Sector United Arab Emirates Space Agency (UAESA) in the United Arab Emirates.  This event will take place on 6 October 2020 at 4:00 pm CEST. Fahad Al Mheiri will discuss recent developments and updates in the …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: NASA’s regolith solicitation: perhaps more than even they expected

by Daniel Porras* Last week, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstein announced a solicitation for proposals for the collection of lunar regolith by private companies. This surprising announcement is yet another part of NASA’s efforts to return to the Moon (with the first woman and next man) and establish a sustained presence …

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Microsoft challenges Amazon on satellite cloud computing, CNBC reports

New York, 14 September 2020. – Microsoft is challenging Amazon in using satellites for cloud connectivity, CNBC reported on 11 September. Microsoft is looking to challenge Amazon in offering a service that connects satellites directly to the company’s cloud computing network, according to documents the company filed with the U.S. Federal …

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Blue Canyon Technologies moves ahead with climate change micro-satellite mission MethaneSAT

Boulder, Colorado, 14 September 2020. – Blue Canyon Technologies completed the Critical Design Review for the climate change monitoring MethaneSAT mission, the Colorado-based company said on 9 September. Blue Canyon Technologies is manufacturing the micro-satellite for an advanced high-resolution detection and quantification of methane emissions from oil and gas facilities worldwide, …

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Announcing Homestead: satellite ground station coming soon to Chippewa County

KINROSS, MI – 14 September, 2020 – Oakman Aerospace, Inc. (OAI) and Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation (CCEDC) are pleased to announce a partnership to establish a ground station, referred to as the Homestead ground station, at Chippewa County International Airport (CIU). The Homestead ground station, expected to be fully …

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Astra’s Rocket 3.1 launch from Alaska shut down shortly after lift-off

Alameda, California/ Kodiak, Alaska, 12 September 2020. – Californian-based Astra’s first orbital launch attempt was successful at lift-off but had to be shut down shortly after, the company said on Saturday. “At 8:19pm PT, Rocket 3.1 left the Alaskan coast at Astra’s Kodiak launch site,” the company said in a …

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Boeing to face independent ethics probe over lunar lander bid, Reuters reports

Washington, DC, 10 September 2020. – Boeing is facing an independent review of its compliance and ethics practices, according to an agreement struck with NASA and the U.S. Air Force and seen by Reuters, the news agency reported. “The agreement, signed in August, comes as federal prosecutors continue a criminal investigation …

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Canadian GHGSat secures $30 million funding to finance further satellites and ground facilities

Montreal, Canada, 10 September 2020. – Canadian GHGSat, leader in high resolution greenhouse gas monitoring from space, has successfully completed the first tranche of Series B funding, raising US$30m and more than doubling the total amount raised since GHGSat was founded in 2011, the company said in an announcement on …

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Modernization of Sea Launch space facility to begin in two months

MOSCOW, 13 September 2020 – Reconstruction and modernization of the Sea Launch space complex, currently based in Russia’s Far East, is expected to begin in November 2020, Roscosmos Director General Dmitry Rogozin said in a video posted on YouTube. “I think that [we need to] solve all problems, legal issues, and …

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