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Positioning Navigation and Timing

Europe’s Galileo GNSS Now Replies To Distress Messages Around The Globe

As well as providing global navigation services, Europe’s Galileo satellite constellation is contributing to saving more than 2000 lives annually by relaying SOS messages to first responders. And from now on the satellites will reply to these messages, assuring people in danger that help is on the way. This ESA-design …

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#SpaceWatchGL Interviews: Dr. Patrick Henkel of ANavS (Advanced Navigation Solutions)

The NewSpace economy is drawing increasing attention and SpaceWatch.Global is following this new area with much interest. Opening a series of articles dedicated to this topic, Patrick Henkel, Founder and CEO of ANavS (Advanced Navigation Solutions) talks about his personal experience and his company, located in Munich, Germany with SpaceWatch.Global’s …

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#SpaceWatchGL Column: ESPI Brief 36 – European RTD Policy, Competitiveness and Space

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. 36: ‘European RTD Policy, Competitiveness and Space’, originally published in November 2019. 1. A successful European RTD framework … Research and technological development …

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Kleos And Geollect Sign Channel Partner And Integrator Agreement

Kleos Space S.A, a space-powered Radio Frequency Reconnaissance data-as-a-service (DaaS) company, has entered into a channel partner and data integrator agreement with UK geospatial intelligence and analysis company Geollect. Geollect will procure and integrate data from Kleos’ satellites as it becomes a global leader in dark vessel tracking capability whereas …

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China Prepares For Banner Year In Space

China is looking forward to 2020 being a banner year for its ambitious space programme, according to a Chinese government report released on 17 January 2020. China expects to break its own satellite launch record by lofting over 60 satellites into various Earth orbits on more than 40 launches from …

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Spain’s Hisdesat Partners With exactEarth To Provide Domain Awareness Data To European Maritime Safety Agency

exactEarth Ltd. and Hisdesat have announced that in partnership they have been selected by the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) to provide satellite-AIS data services for a four-year period. Hisdesat, as prime contractor, will provide EMSA with exactView RT, exactEarth’s second-generation real-time satellite-AIS data service. Actual revenues under this framework contract …

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ESA And European Defence Agency Cooperate On Space Solutions For Extreme Disasters And Environments

The European Space Agency (ESA) and the European Defence Agency (EDA) are embarking on new cooperative projects for exploring unknown or potentially hazardous environments: harnessing drones for the monitoring of disaster-stricken regions or toxic spill sites and making use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to navigate across the surface of asteroids …

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CNES’s Jean-Yves Le Gall Looks Ahead At French Space Programme For 2020

Centre national d’études spatiales (CNES) President Jean-Yves Le Gall presented his New Year wishes to the press at the agency’s Head Office in Paris Les Halles on 7 January 2020. He hailed the unstinting efforts of journalists covering space and working to raise its profile and bring the sector’s everyday …

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Dutch Researchers Choose Globalstar Satellite Trackers To Understand The Changing North Atlantic Great Sargassum Belt

Globalstar Europe Satellite Services Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Globalstar Inc. and the leader in satellite messaging and emergency notification technologies, announced on 9 January 2020 that researchers from the NIOZ Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, The University of Amsterdam (UvA) and Utrecht University are using drifter buoys …

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Israel’s Orbit Communication Systems To Supply Inmarsat With Large Block Of Airborne SATCOM Terminals

Orbit Communication Systems Ltd., a leading global provider of airborne communications and satellite-tracking maritime and ground-station solutions, and Inmarsat Government, a leading provider of global mobile satellite communications and managed network services to the US government, today announced an initial order from Inmarsat Government for Orbit’s Multi-Purpose Terminal (MPT) 46WGX. …

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