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Space Café WebTalk Recap: Elina Morozova on the 50th Anniversary of Intersputnik

In this week’s Space Cafè WebTalk, Elina Morozova, Executive Director of the Intersputnik International Organization of Space Communications (Intersputnik), Moscow, Russia talked about the current status of intergovernmental satellite organizations focusing on Intersputnik, which celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2021. She also talked about the role of Intersputnik and its counterparts in refining …

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#SpaceWatchGL Column: Dongfang Hour China Aerospace News Roundup 1 – 7 Feb 2021

by Blaine Curcio and Jean Deville As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and Orbital Gateway Consulting we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and texts. We are pleased to present “Dongfang Hour China Aerospace News Roundup 1 – 7 Feb 2021”. Hello and welcome to another episode …

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Register Today For Our Space Café WebTalk “33 minutes with Blaine Curcio” On 2 March 2021

Join SpaceWatch.Global for an interesting and informative Space Café WebTalk featuring Blaine Curcio, Founder of Orbital Gateway Consulting and Senior Affiliate Consultant at Euroconsult, Hong Kong. This event will take place on 2 March 2021 at 4:00 pm CET. Blaine Curcio will discuss the rapidly evolving Chinese space sector, the …

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Telesat asks Thales to build 298 Lightspeed satellites

Paris, 10 February 2021. – Light and bright: Thales Alenia Space and its affiliate Telespazio will build Telesat’s new LEO constellation Lightspeed, the Canadian satellite operator announced. Comprised of 298 satellites and an advanced ground network, Lightspeed “is the most innovative, cutting-edge broadband satellite network ever conceived”, Telesat said. Operating …

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Rocket Lab brings its 100th satellite into space

Paris, 10 February 2021. – They Go Up So Fast, that’s how it’s called: Rocket Lab’s next mission in mid-March will bring the total number of satellites launched by Electron to 104, the launch provider said. Its mission will deploy a range of satellites for commercial and government operators and …

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NASA contracts SpaceX to launch first lunar outpost elements

Paris, 10 February 2021. – The U.S. space agency NASA has selected SpaceX to provide launch services for two foundational elements of its lunar outpost Gateway, NASA announced. SpaceX will launch the agency’s Power and Propulsion Element (PPE) and Habitation and Logistics Outpost (HALO). PPE and HALO are targeted to launch …

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Eutelsat to develop, host and operate EGNOS GEO-4

Paris, 10 February 2021. – The European GNSS Agency (GSA) in Prague has selected Eutelsat for the development, integration and operation of its next-generation EGNOS GEO-4 service. The contract covers 15 years of service provision and represents a total value of €100 million, of which €85 million are still subject …

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JAXA and ESA cooperate on Hera and MMX missions

Paris, 8 February 2021. – Two agencies, two missions: The European Space Agency (ESA) and Japan’s space agency JAXA continue their cooperation in Earth observation, space science and exploration and put a new focus on two missions: Hera and MMX. Hera is an international asteroid and planetary defence mission which …

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OQ works with Dubai’s MBRSC on 5G and IoT

Paris, 8 February 2021. – OQ Technology, a satellite start-up working on 5G and IoT, partners with the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) in Dubai, the start-up based in Dubai and Luxembourg said. OQ Technology is building a global constellation of nanosatellites to extend the cellular 5G Internet-of-things (IoT) …

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