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Positioning Navigation and Timing

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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Space Café Radio – on tour in Paris at WSBW – with Niels Buus

SpaceWatch.Global publisher Torsten Kriening spoke with Niels Buus, CEO of GomSpace Group, a European manufacturer of high-end nanosatellites, during the World Satellite Business Week, held in Paris, from the 12th to the 16th of September 2022. During this episode, Niels talked about some fundamental challenges in the satellite sector today and about strategies to deal with those. Tune in to hear more!

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: AMOS Conference 2022: A Political Wrap-Up

This year the 23rd AMOS (Advanced Maui Optical and Space Surveillance Technologies) Conference, held in Hawaii from the 27th to the 30th of September 2022, hosted 1212 in-person attendees at the Wailea Beach Resort and 259 guests virtually. The conference sold-out way in advance. Maybe a sign of a post-Covid desire to travel, or maybe a sign that Hawaii never loses its exotic allure, nevertheless the enthusiastic attendance also reflected a growing interest in space sustainability and space commerce initiatives across all sectors, from national governments to private companies, from non-governmental entities to the science community.

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ESA plans to demonstrate low Earth orbiting PNT satellites

The European Space Agency’s (ESA) Navigation Directorate is planning an in-orbit demonstration with new low Earth orbit (LEO) navigation satellites supplementing Europe’s 23 Galileo satellites. The LEO-PNT satellites will investigate a new multi-layer satellite navigation system-of-systems approach to deliver seamless Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT). ESA states that the technology could enable much more accurate, robust and available-to-all services.

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Celestia UK wins navigation contract from ESA

Hi-tech startup Celestia UK, has won a €800,000 ESA NAVSIP (Navigation, Innovation and Support Programme) contract to develop LEO-SYN+, an innovative PNT (Positioning, Navigation and Timing) solution based on low Earth orbit (LEO) satellite constellations for 5G networks and applications, the company said. The project’s aim is to boost the reliability and performance of GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System).

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