GSTC 2023

Positioning Navigation and Timing

EUSPA Extends Cooperation with CNES for the Galileo SAR Services

The European Union Agency for the Space Program (EUSPA) has extended cooperation with the National Centre for Space Studies (CNES) to deliver the Galileo Search and Rescue Service. This new Contract will further expand the long-lasting and excellent collaboration between EUSPA and CNES in the SAR activities. Furthermore, it will ensure the continuation of the operations, maintenance, and hosting services of the SAR/Galileo. It will also ensure the uninterrupted delivery of SAR signals and SAR data needed to guarantee the SAR/Galileo Service contribution to Cospas-Sarsat to the utmost standards.

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Space Economy Reaches $424 billion in 2022

Euroconsult has released the 9th edition of its annual space market overview to cover the past 12 months and forecast the next 10 years for the industry. The report charts highs that contributed to the continued growth of many aspects of the commercial sector, together with the ongoing challenges of the world geopolitical and world economic environment.

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Space Café Radio – ILA Spezial – mit Sabine von der Recke

In this Space Café Radio in german language – SpaceWatch.Global Event coordinator and Space Café Young Global Talents Host Chiara Moenter spoke with Sabine von der Recke, head of the Berlin office of the space company OHB. The interview was conducted during this year’s ILA Berlin, which is the largest aerospace trade show in Germany which took place June 22 – 26.

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NeuralAgent and Miratlas Partner on Optical-Laser Communications

NeuralAgent GmbH, a Munich, Germany-based software intelligence Start-Up, and Miratlas SAS, a French atmospheric data characterization Start-Up, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to join forces for the new space market around building a predictive and robust networking capability for global space to earth optical communications around heavy atmospheric conditions.

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NASA Awards SpaceX Launch Services Contract for Sentinel-6B

NASA has selected Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) to provide launch services for the Sentinel-6B mission. Sentinel-6B will continue the long-term global sea level data record begun in 1992 by Topex/Poseidon, followed by Jason 1, 2, 3, and Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich. The mission is a partnership between NASA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the European Space Agency (ESA), and the European Organization for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT).

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GMV joins forces with Lockheed Martin to develop SouthPAN system

Multinational technology firm GMV has signed an agreement with aerospace, arms, defense, information security, and technology corporation Lockheed Martin, to develop the processing and control centers for the Southern Positioning Augmentation Network system (SouthPAN), GMV said. SouthPAN is a joint effort of the Australian and New Zealand governments to provide a satellite-based augmentation system (SBAS) for navigation and precise point positioning services. 

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#SpaceWatchGL Exclusive interview with Dr. Josef Aschbacher after CM-22

CEO and Publisher Torsten Kriening and Chief Editor Emma Gatti had the chance to interview Dr. Josef Aschbacher, ESA's Director General, the day after the end for the Paris CM-22. Listen up the radio interview, or read the shorter version here below.

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Space Café Radio – on tour in Paris – with Dr. Josef Aschbacher

In this special episode of SpaceWatch.Global Editor in Chief Dr. Emma Gatti and  Publisher Torsten Kriening spoke with Josef Aschbacher, Director General of the European Space Agency ESA about the results of the ESA Ministerial Meeting in Paris in November 2022.

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Countries Disclose Commitment to ESA Programs at CM22

At the Council Meeting at Ministerial Level (CM22), European Government Ministers in charge of space activities met to discuss and affirm their commitment to the European Space Agency's programs for the future.

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Norway Announces Plan to Launch Maritime Surveillance Constellation

Norway has announced plans to launch a satellite constellation in collaboration with the European Space Agency (ESA) to provide continuous real-time maritime surveillance. The announcement came during the ESA Ministerial Council in Paris, France. The Norwegian Minister, who made the disclosure, revealed that Space Norway will launch two communications satellites to provide broadband in the arctic region in the meantime.

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