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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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#SpaceWatchGL Share: NASA Names Headquarters After ‘Hidden Figure’ Mary W. Jackson

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine announced last Wednesday the agency’s headquarters building in Washington, D.C., will be named after Mary W. Jackson, the first African American female engineer at NASA. Jackson started her NASA career in the segregated West Area Computing Unit of the agency’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. …

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#SpaceWatchGL Column: ESPI Brief 40 – USA seeking support for recovery and use of space resources

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and the European Space Policy Institute, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and briefs. This is ESPI Briefs No. 40: ‘USA seeking support for recovery and use of space resources’, originally published in April 2020. 1. The Executive Order and a broader rationale …

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Thuraya and Telespazio Sign Partnership Agreement for Global Distribution

Thuraya, the mobile satellite services subsidiary of the UAE’s Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat), has signed a partnership agreement with Telespazio, a joint venture between Leonardo (67%) and Thales (33%), to distribute its products and services worldwide. Telespazio customers in critical sectors such as government, maritime, energy and relief …

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GREEK TEAM DEVELOPS DEPLOYABLE ANTENNA FOR SMALL SATELLITE UNDER EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY PROJECT

A flagship ESA project has just landed in Greece! Being kicked off amidst the coronavirus crisis and the consequent financial uncertainty, ESA has entrusted the Greek consortium led by Adamant Composites to develop a deployable structure that can work as an antenna for small satellites. The activity was kicked-off via teleconference on the …

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HISPASAT’s Amazonas Nexus Satellite will embed the Pathfinder 2 mission for the United States Space Force

The Amazonas Nexus, a more efficient, safer and more flexible latest generation satellite, will be launched in mid-2022. HISPASAT, the Spanish telecommunications satellite operator, has won a contract with Artel to embed the U.S. Space Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center’s Pathfinder 2 mission on its Amazonas Nexus Satellite, which …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op’ed: Data of Space: Understanding the question

By Ralph “Dinz” Dinsley, Executive Director, Northern Space & Security From the timing signal provided by the Global Navigation Satellite System[1] to spectacular photographic observations of changes to our planet,[2] space technology is intertwined in modern society.  In addition, countries and corporations alike are becoming aware that a vibrant space economy …

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#SpaceWatchGL on the road: Engaging the Western Balkans in the space domain: How to take advantage of Earth Observation data

by Anja Nakarada Pecujlic On Thursday June 18, 2020, Serbian Case for Space Foundation (SCS) organized its first webinar, titled “Engaging the Western Balkans in the space domain: How to take advantage of Earth Observation data”. This topic was chosen for the first webinar, as the problems SCS has encountered …

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Forsway introduces Xtend Saga EMS – a comprehensive, high performance Encapsulator-Modulator System

Forsway, a leading provider of innovative solutions tapping satellite and existing terrestrial technologies to enable cost-efficient broadband, today announced the introduction of the Forsway Xtend Saga EMS. The new Forsway-branded EMS product is a high-performance DVB-S2 Modulator and IP Encapsulator featuring ACM (adaptive coding and modulation) and MPE (Multiprotocol Encapsulation) support, fully …

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International Astronautical Federation announced IAF Young Space Leaders 2020

The International Astronautical Federation (IAF) is pleased to announce the 2020 IAF Young Space Leaders who have distinguished themselves by demonstrating exceptional leadership in their academics or early careers. Through various activities and programmes the IAF commits to include and inspire young minds who are active in the space field …

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