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HiberDrive Brings New Level of Control to Cubesat Market

Backed by the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Netherlands Space Office via the ARTES programme, HiberDrive brings capabilities to CubeSats, previously accessible only to large satellites. HiberDrive is a brand new Attitude and Orbit Control System (AOCS) miniaturized to 1U for the global CubeSat market. Hyperion’s Attitude Determination and …

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Kepler Communications Demonstrates LEO Tracking and Data Transfers on Kymeta’s Electronically Steered Antenna

Kepler Communications, a pioneer of nano-satellite telecommunications solutions, today announces that it has successfully demonstrated compatibility between its low-Earth orbit (LEO) satellites with a commercially-available, flat-panel satellite antenna purchased from Kymeta. This testing marks the first time a Kymeta antenna has been used to demonstrate integration with an operational LEO …

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Cheops Passes Final Review Before Shipment to Launch Site

The Characterising Exoplanet Satellite, Cheops, has successfully passed the final analysis review for its launch on a Soyuz rocket from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. All technical evaluations performed by Arianespace on the mission’s key aspects, including the launch trajectory and payload separation, have shown positive results. “We are …

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Speedcast Wins Contract for Fully-Managed Communications with Color Line

Speedcast has been awarded a new multi-year, fully-managed communications contract with Color Line, onboard the Color Carrier vessel. Color Line is Norway’s largest cruiseferry company, and Color Carrier is the latest addition to the Cargo service fleet operating between Oslo, Norway and Kiel, Germany. The new communications service provided by …

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ispace Selected by European Space Agency to Support Lunar Mission

ESA PROSPECT Project

ispace Europe has been selected by the European Space Agency (ESA) to be part of the Science Team for PROSPECT, a programme which seeks to extract water on the Moon. PROSPECT — which stands for Package for Resource Observation and in-Situ Prospecting for Exploration, Commercial exploitation and Transportation — is a payload package being developed by ESA …

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Japanese Space Industry Startup Synspective Raises US $100 Million in Funding

StriX-α, demonstration satellite, courtesy Synspective

Synspective, a Japanese startup which provides satellite data solutions using small-sized SAR (Synthetic Aperture Radar) satellites, has accumulated $100 million USD in funding since its foundation in February 2018. Raising that amount in less than 17 months makes Synspective the world’s fastest and Japan’s second-highest funded space startup. The investment will …

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#SpaceWatchGL interviews: Bassam Alfeeli of Orbital Space Kuwait

During the Space Generation Advisory Council Event in Kuwait, SpaceWatch.Global Editor Chaitanya Gopal had the chance to sit down with Dr. Bassam Alfeeli, the Founder of Orbital Space,  the first private company in the Middle East to provide access to space through CubeSat technology. Here, he talks about his ambitions …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op’ed: Krystal Wilson of Secure World Foundation about Summit for Space Sustainability

Last March, Secure World Foundation was pleased to announce the inaugural Summit for Space Sustainability, to be held in Washington, DC on June 25-26, 2019. Our creation of the Summit was driven by the rapid growth in both the number and diversity of space actors, the emergence of new kinds …

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