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Space Café Special Recap: Dr. Michael Kueppers on Asteroid Day

In this week’s Space Cafè Asteroid Day Special, Dr. Michael Kueppers, Mission Scientist for the Hera Mission at the European Space Agency talked about the hazards caused by asteroid impacts. Dr. Michael Kueppers discussed the hazards caused by asteroid impacts on earth and how today’s technology may allow us to avoid …

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Space Café WebTalk Recap: Dr. Bleddyn Bowen on War in Space: Strategy, Spacepower, Geopolitics

In this week’s Space Cafè WebTalk, Dr. Bleddyn E. Bowen, Lecturer in International Relations, Space Policy/Warfare Expert at University of Leicester talked about his new book War in Space: Strategy, Spacepower, Geopolitics Dr. Bleddyn E. Bowen talked about his new book War in Space: Strategy, Spacepower, Geopolitics, published by Edinburgh University …

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Capella uses space to bring you closer to Earth

Capella Space, a provider of on-demand Earth observation (EO) data via synthetic aperture radar (SAR), is going all-in on AWS. Capella runs its entire IT infrastructure on AWS to automate and scale its operations. AWS Ground Station makes it easy and cost-effective for Capella to command and control its constellation …

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André-Hubert Roussel Appointed President of Eurospace

The Eurospace General Assembly has just appointed André-Hubert Roussel President of the organization, succeeding Jean-Loïc Galle. Following his appointment, André-Hubert Roussel, CEO of ArianeGroup and now also President of Eurospace, the association of European space industry, said: “Space activities are one of the building blocks of Europe and, by definition, …

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£500,000 awarded to create new Deep Space Centre

A new centre dedicated to the exploration of deep space is to be built at the Space Park Leicester site, after the Wolfson Foundation awarded a £500,000 grant towards the project. The new Wolfson Deep Space Centre will foster collaboration between business and universities to develop solutions to major challenges …

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ICEYE Now Contributing to the International Disasters Charter

The Finnish New Space company ICEYE is now providing radar imaging data from its commercial synthetic-aperture radar (SAR) satellite constellation to the International Charter Space and Major Disasters for use in monitoring and response activities. ICEYE provides these images at no cost to the Charter’s Authorised Users to enable wider …

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Orbital Transports Announces “Get Spaceborne” Service for In-Orbit Demonstration and Space Qualification

Orbital Transports, Inc. announced its new service Get SpaceborneTM today. Get SpaceborneTM is a great new resource for small satellite component manufacturers. Rather than requiring an expensive, dedicated mission for in-orbit testing and qualification, products being qualified will share a spacecraft bus with other hosted payloads. “Our turnkey service for in-orbit demonstration is …

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Decisions from the 290th ESA Council meeting

ESA’s 22 Member States approved the Director General’s proposal to appoint Elodie Viau as Director for Telecommunications from 1 September 2020, succeeding the current director, Magali Vaissiere. For the past 12 years, Elodie Viau has worked for SES, one of the world’s leading satellite owners and operators, based in Betzdorf, …

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Canada looks to Canadian company MDA to build Gateway Canadarm3 for Artemis Deep Space Missions

Canada is taking another important step forward in its participation in the next chapter of Moon exploration. Today, the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, announced Canada intends to enter into a contract with Brampton-based company MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Inc. (MDA) to build Canadarm3. This smart …

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