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San Francisco start-up to launch first Gas Station in Space

Paris, 19 November 2020. – Refueling instead of graveyard: The Californian company Orbit Fab opens the first gas station in space, the company said. The San Francisco-based start-up agreed with Spaceflight, the rideshare and mission provider, to launch its first operational fuel depot, dubbed Tanker 001 Tenzing, into space next …

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Space Café WebTalk Recap: Mari Eldholm on Norway’s space ambitions

In this week’s Space Cafè WebTalk,  Mari Eldholm, the Director of NIFRO, Oslo, Norway, talked about Norway’s space ambitions from oil to orbit.  Norway may not be as famous for its space efforts as its oil and gas sector, but that might be about to change. The Nordic nation has in …

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Register Today For Our Space Cafe Summit “Anarchy in Space?” On 10 December 2020

Join SpaceWatch.Global for an interesting and informative new format: Space Cafe Summit “Anarchy in Space?” on 10 December 2020 at 4:00 pm CET. Never before has security in space been more challenged. Never before has space been more elaborately used for military and security purposes on Earth. And never before was …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: The future of communications

by Jose Salgado In 2018, global mobile data traffic amounted to 19.01 Exabytes per month and is expected to reach 77.5 Exabytes per month worldwide by 2022, according to Statista. Mobile data use radio frequencies traveling through the electromagnetic spectrum, but this is a finite resource. For example, 5G technology …

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Eutelsat’s High Throughput Satellite Konnect starts services

Paris, 17 November 2020. – Nearly a year after its launch, Eutelsat’s next generation High Throughput satellite Konnect has now entered into services at its orbital position 7 degrees East, the company announced. The spacecraft was launched in January 2020 but could not start because the Covid lockdown delayed the …

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“Series of human errors” likely reason for loss of Vega VV17

Paris, 17 November 2020. – A human error in the integration of the fourth stage seems to be a likely reason for the loss of the Vega mission VV17 from Kourou Monday night, Arianespace said. Initial investigations, conducted overnight with the available telemetry and production data, led to the assumption …

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Speedcast transfers maritime customers to Inmarsat

Paris, 17 November 2020. – Speedcast is selling its prime maritime customers to Inmarsat, the companies announced. Speedcast and Inmarsat reached an agreement on the sale of Speedcast’s primary Fleet Xpress, Fleet Broadband and Fleet One service contracts, London-based Inmarsat said in a press release. “The agreement marks another significant …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Quantum Technology and Impact of the Global Space Security

by Rania Toukebri Cyberattacks are exponentially increasing over time, improving the security of communications is crucial for guaranteeing the protection of sensitive information for states and individuals. For states, securing communications is mandatory for a strategic geopolitical influence. Most technologies have been based on classical laws of physics. Modern communication …

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Vega VV17 fails, Taranis and SEOSAT-Ingenio satellites both lost

Paris, 17 November 2020. – A Vega rocket with France’s Taranis and Spain’s SEOSAT-Ingenio satellites on board failed yesterday, Arianespace said; both satellites were lost. “8 minutes after liftoff of Vega mission VV17, following the first ignition of the engine of the Avum upper stage, a deviation of trajectory was …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Eyes on the Sky on its way to SXSW 2021

by Erin Reilly We have submitted our project to SXSW 2021. We’d love it if you’d VOTE UP our panel so we can be chosen to participate on this global stage and gain more interest in this project. As Extended Reality technologies continue to grow exponentially and recent studies suggest learning enhancement …

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