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India’s Pixxel Partners With Italy’s Leaf Space For Leaf Line Service Agreement

Pixxel, India’s first private earth imaging company announced their agreement with Leaf Space, a company delivering complete ground segment expertise for microsatellites. The announcement was made at the 70th International Astronautical Congress in Washington, DC, wherein Leaf Space will provide the ground segment support for the satellite to be launched …

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Iran Claims To Be Developing One-Metre Resolution Earth Observation Satellite

The head of the Iran Space Agency, Morteza Barari, told Iranian media that Iran plans to develop and build a high-resolution Earth observation satellite capable of taking images of one-metre resolution. “We are after putting into the orbit a sensing satellite with the precision power of one meter,” Barari told …

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Egypt’s TIBA-1 Communications Satellite Prepped For November Launch By Arianespace

Processing is now underway with the TIBA-1 satellite passenger for Arianespace’s next dual-payload Ariane 5 mission, which is scheduled for a November liftoff from the Spaceport in French Guiana. Preparations so far have included TIBA-1’s fit-check – an initial milestone validating the satellite’s compatibility with the adapter that will serve …

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Italy’s MetaSensing Italia Tapped To Build StarSAR-X Earth Observation Satellite

MetaSensing Italia, has been awarded the “HUB Research and Innovation” call issued by Lombardia Region, for the manufacturing of the phased array X band SAR payload of the “NOCTUA Landscape Monitoring. For everyone. From space” project. The €10M project, nominated in the “Connectivity and Information” category, will develop a land monitoring service …

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Sweden’s GomSPACE Tapped By ESA To Develop Miniaturized Electric Propulsion System

GomSpace’s subsidiary in Sweden and ESA have signed a contract to develop a miniaturized electric propulsion system suitable for small spacecrafts going on interplanetary missions. The contract will be carried out under ESA’s General Support Technology Program during the next 18 months, and the value is EUR 700,000. The work …

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UAE To Make Smart Map Of Emirati Natural Resources And Capital Using Satellite Imagery

The UAE’s Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) announced on 2 November 2019 that it has commenced work on the Smart Map of Natural Capital of the UAE. The two-phased initiative aims to identify local biologically rich ecosystems and the services they provide to the indigenous environment, in addition …

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Italy’s D-Orbit Selected By OneWeb For Active Debris Removal In ESA Project Sunrise Framework

OneWeb has awarded a subcontract to D-Orbit SpA for the development of an active debris removal (ADR) mission in the frame of European Space Agency (ESA) Project Sunrise. Project Sunrise is a public-private partnership (PPP) between OneWeb, currently developing a world-wide communications network based on a proprietary satellite constellation, and …

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#SpaceWatchGL Interviews: Dmitry Loskutov of Glavkosmos

During an intense week of the 70th annual International Astronautical Congress in Washington D.C. in which all space players gathered to discuss the development and progress of space in its various features, SpaceWatch.Global’s Ksenia Synkova had the chance to interview Dmitry Loskutov, Director General of Glavkosmos about its key activities, …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op’ed: Dig deep: Australia’s mining know-how makes it the perfect $150m partner for NASA’s Moon and Mars shots

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and Prof. Andrew Dempster, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and texts. This is “Dig deep: Australia’s mining know-how makes it the perfect $150m partner for NASA’s Moon and Mars shots”, originally published 25  September 2019 at The Conversation. In …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op’ed: 4th Global Space Traffic Management Workshop – A Review

Hosted by Lockheed Martin and the Royal Observatory Edinburgh, and in collaboration with Northern Space & Security Limited (NORSS) and Northumbria University Faculty of Law, the fourth instalment of the Global Space Traffic Management Workshop (GSTMW) brought together a variety of international participants from across the strands of academic, government, …

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