SpaceTalks 4.0 - 2024

Satellite

CesiumAstro Unveils IFC Terminal with Airbus Demonstrations

CesiumAstro has announced its entry into the in-flight connectivity (IFC) market, providing an advanced multi-beam active phased array for airborne satellite communications applications. As a designer of active phased array technology for low-Earth orbit (LEO) space, CesiumAstro will provide the multi-beam phased array supporting multiple Ka-band constellations for airborne commercial and defense markets.

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Dawn Aerospace and Lynk Partner for Satellite Propulsion Systems

Dawn Aerospace has announced its selection by Lynk to provide satellite propulsion systems. The partnership will enable Lynk to enhance deployment, life extension, collision avoidance, and de-orbit capabilities as its satellite constellation of 'cell towers in space' grows. 

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Pale Blue Operates Water-Based Propulsion System in Orbit

Pale Blue has announced successfully operating the water vapor propulsion system (resistojet) in low earth orbit. Pale Blue’s propulsion system got installed on “EYE,” a nano-satellite for STAR SPHERE Project, and tested for the first time in space. Going forward, the company will innovate and expand the commercial use of its water-based propulsion systems for small satellites

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Have you thought about integrating Social Media and Satellite data for disaster management?

Landsat. Credit: Swarnajyoti Mukherjee

The Earth Observation (EO) market is expected to grow in the area of prediction and detection of risks, post-disaster rescue, recovery efforts, infrastructure planning, urban development utilities, and national mapping agencies. Satellite data can be integrated into system control to construct warning systems for assets management, to effectively decrease the response time in operation and increase management of precise and predictive maintenance. In other words, the growth of EO data creates a potential growth both in mitigating against climate damage and economic and efficiency growth across industries, across regions. But this potential will only come to fruition if utilized.

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Rymdkapital empowers next steps for satellite provider Forsway

Rymdkapital

Forsway, a Swedish-based satellite broadband provider, announced on the 9th of March that Rymdkapital, the first Nordic investment firm dedicated to European space start-ups has endorsed Forsway with an unspecified amount of new funding and support. This new collaboration is part of Rymdkapital’s vision to provide capital, support and networks for new business areas for emerging new space start-ups in Europe aiming for a global market. 

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GMV Wins Contract for National SST Capacity

The National Observatory of Athens (NOA), with support from the Ministry of Digital Governance of Greece - General Secretariat of Telecommunications & Posts, awarded a contract to GMV to supply the core software as a complement to the existing national SST capacity to run the Greek Space Surveillance and Tracking and Space Awareness (SST/SSA) Program.

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EU Council Gives Final Approval for Secure Connectivity

The Council of the EU has given its final approval for the EU’s secure connectivity program for 2023-2027 by adopting a regulation on it. The program sets goals for the EU to deploy an EU satellite constellation called 'IRIS²' (Infrastructure for Resilience, Interconnectivity and Security by Satellite).

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Register Today for our Space Café ,,33minutes with Dr. Gilles Rabin” – 28 March 2023

"French-German Space - Of course, I still love you" The failure of Vega C and the delay of Ariane 6 put Europe and the Franco-German couple in front of their responsibilities. Do we accept being dependent on our best friend, the USA, for access to space? Do we renounce the ambition to remain in Europe, a great space power?

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