DGI 2023

Satellite

Space Cafe Radio – on tour in Riyadh – with HE Dr. Mohammed Altamimi

In this Space Café Radio - SpaceWatch.Global publisher Torsten Kriening spoke with HE Dr. Mohammed Altamimi, the Governor of the Communications, Space & Technology Commission of Saudi Arabia (CST). This interview took place during the Connecting the World from the Skies forum, which was held in Riyadh from the 8th to the 10th of November 2022.

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CAPSTONE successfully enters NRHO around the Moon

The Terran Orbital-developed CAPSTONE (Cislunar Autonomous Positioning System Technology Operations and Navigation Experiment) spacecraft successfully arrived in a Near-Rectilinear Halo Orbit (NRHO) around the Moon, the satellite product manufacturer said. The successful orbit insertion is the first step of the pathfinding lunar mission’s next phase.

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Morpheus Space partners with Kayhan Space to provide collision avoidance system

Spaceflight safety software-as-a-service provider Kayhan Space, and spacecraft electric propulsion systems provider Morpheus Space, entered into a strategic partnership to offer satellite operators and missions a mobility-as-a-service collision avoidance solution, Kayhan said.

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Synspective and GCRS Partner for Satellite-Based Risk Analysis Solutions

Synspective, a synthetic aperture radar (SAR) satellite data and solutions provider, has announced a new partnership for SAR-based analysis with Geo Climate Risk  Solutions Pvt. Ltd. (GCRS), a solution provider, consultancy, and advisory services firm. The SAR-based analysis is for the critical infrastructure and mining industries in India and South Asia. 

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Space Café Radio – on tour in Prague at EU Space Week 2022 – with Philippe Bertrand

In this Space Café Radio - SpaceWatch.Global publisher Torsten Kriening spoke with  Philippe Bertrand, Chairman of the Security Accreditation Board at EUSPA - EU Agency for the Space Programme. In May 2022, Philippe Bertrand was elected as the Chairman of the Security Accreditation Board (SAB) of the EU Space Programme. An independent body within EUSPA, SAB is the security accreditation authority for all of the EU Space Programme’s components.

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Apple launches Emergency SOS via satellite on iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro

Apple’s Advanced Manufacturing Fund invested US $450 million in critical infrastructure supporting Emergency SOS via satellite for iPhone 14 models in the US and Canada. The new service will be available later this month, making the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro models capable of connecting to a satellite directly. The connection in turn, will allow for messaging emergency services even without cellular or Wi-Fi coverage.

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EUSPA Publishes its Second Horizon Europe Call

The European Union Agency for the Space Program (EUSPA) has published its second Horizon Europe call with a total value of €48.1 million. The goal is to stimulate the development of innovative space downstream applications. As a result, the call will bring forth the added-value EU Space Program data and services, namely Galileo, EGNOS, and Copernicus.

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Expleo Reaches Milestone for NewSpace Satellite Launches

Expleo, a global engineering, technology, and consulting service company, announced that it has completed the assembly, integration, and test of payloads for two nanosatellite projects. As a result, the payload subsystems are qualified, validated, and ready for integration into their respective satellite systems, marking a significant step towards the realization of the two missions and their anticipated launches in early 2023.

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Game-changing Geospatial Data for Earth Applications – SGAC STEA Group

Space Technology for Earth Applications (STEA) is a rapidly growing project group of the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC). As of today, the group consists of 376 members from 78 countries worldwide. The mission of the group is to provide a platform for space enthusiasts to discuss various topics related to the usage of space-related technology to monitor the Earth such as climate change adaptation, disaster management, environmental monitoring, urban planning, and pollution mapping. This year, two of our most active projects are related to flood assessments through the usage of satellite imagery and social media data.

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