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AIAA Calls Upon U.S. Policymakers To Protect Mission-Critical Aerospace And Defense Workforce And Supply Chain

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), the world’s largest aerospace technical society, issued a statement on 20 March 2020, calling on federal government officials and lawmakers to be mindful of and support the aerospace and defense industry during this challenging time. A press release from the AIAA reads: …

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Rocket Lab’s Electron Launch Vehicle Certified By NASA

NASA has certified Rocket Lab’s Electron launch vehicle, providing confidence for NASA’s low cost scientific, educational and technology demonstration small satellites, the company announced on 17 March 2020. The certification milestone was achieved largely through the successful launch of the NASA ELaNa-19 mission which saw 13 NASA CubeSats delivered to …

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EU’s Farming By Satellite Prize 2020 Launched On 16 March

The Farming by Satellite Prize rewards young innovators exploring the use of satellite technologies to improve agriculture and reduce environmental impact. Applications for the 2020 Prize opened 16 March 2020. Kicking off its 5th edition, the Farming by Satellite Prize is designed to encourage young professionals, farmers and students in …

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OneWeb In Trouble Despite Successful Launch Of Another 34 Satellites

British-headquartered satellite communicatons company OneWeb announced on 21 March 2020 that another 34 satellites were successfully launched on board a Soyuz satellite launch vehicle from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. This successful launch – the second in six weeks – comes a day after a story appeared in Bloomberg suggesting …

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#SpaceWatchGL Column: Space-Based Global Maritime Awareness Is A House

By Guy Thomas As space-based Global Maritime Awareness has become more and more robust, I have come to think of it as a house, even my home. The latest addition to this house, provided by the new Radio Frequency Geolocation satellites, have finally made this house truly livable. Let me …

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Afghanistan Seeks Use Of Indian Satellite For Distance Learning During Covid-19 Crisis

In a recent South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) videoconference to develop a joint strategy to combat Covid-19, Afghan president Ashraf Ghani asked India to make a satellite available to Afghan residents to assist with online education and help ensure social distancing to prevent spread of the virus, according …

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OneWeb Confirms Third Launch; Dedicates It To Late Cosmonaut Alexei Leonov

OneWeb, the global communications company with a mission to bring connectivity to everyone everywhere, confirmed its next launch will take place on Saturday, 21 March 2020 at 17:06 GMT from the historic Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The second launch for OneWeb in 2020, these additional 34 satellites will bring the …

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