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#SpaceWatchGL Column: Dongfang Hour China Aerospace News Roundup 15 – 21 Feb 2012

by Blaine Curcio and Jean Deville As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and Orbital Gateway Consulting we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and texts. We are pleased to present “Dongfang Hour China Aerospace News Roundup 15 – 21 Feb 2012”. Hello and welcome to another episode …

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NATO installs space excellence centre in Toulouse

Paris, 25 February 2021. – NATO has selected Toulouse for its new centre of excellence dedicated to space, the French government said. The centre will be “at the heart of Europe’s largest space ecosystem”, surrounded by the French Space Command and Space Academy, the Space Lab, leading international space industries, …

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Europe takes next step towards STM conference

Paris, 25 February 2021. – European States and institutions set the roadmap for their European Conference on Space Traffic Management (STM) to be held in July. The preparation of the conference, which was requested by the EU-ESA Space Council in November last year, is moderated by Germany, which had initiated …

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OHB invests in food security start-up ConstellR

Paris, 25 February 2021. – OHB invests in the human food security start-up ConstellR, the German space company said. Venture Capital, the strategic investment arm of space and technology group OHB, has invested in ConstellR, whose mission aims at supporting human food security, OHB said. The Freiburg-based start-up, a spin-off …

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ESA choses Harmony for its next Earth Explorer mission

Paris, 24 February 2021. – Harmony is on its way: The European Space Agency (ESA) has chosen the Harmony satellite concept to move forward with its tenth scientific Earth Explorer mission. Harmony is conceived as a mission with two satellites that orbit in formation with one of the Copernicus Sentinel-1 …

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EU wants more synergies between industry, defense and space

Paris, 23 February 2021. – The European Commission wants more synergies between civil, defense and space industries and presented a related action plan yesterday. The plan’s aim is to enhance Europe’s technological edge and support its industrial base, the Commission said. For “the first time, EU funding presents opportunities to …

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Québec to invest $300m in Telesat’s Lightspeed

Paris, 22 February 2021. – Québec invests $317 million in Telesat’s new LEO constellation Lightspeed, the satellite operator announced. The Government of Québec invests $158 million in preferred equity and grant a loan of the amount, Telesat said. “This collaboration comes on the heels of Telesat’s selection of Thales Alenia …

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EOS to launch LEO system for digital precision agriculture

Paris, 22 February 2021. – The satellite imagery analytics provider EOS plans to launch seven optical satellites into LEO by 2024, the Californian company said. By launching its own satellite imaging constellation, the company aims to establish a full satellite data production vertical – from direct imagery collection to processing, analysis …

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Register Today For Our Space Café Russia by Elina Morozova on 5 March 2021

Join SpaceWatch.Global for an interesting and informative Space Café Russia featuring Dr Olga Volynskaya, LL.M, Corresponding Member of the Russian Tsiolkovsky Academy of Cosmonautics, Individual Member of the International Institute of Space Law, Moscow, Russia. This event will take place on 5 March 2021 at 3:00 pm CET. Dr Olga …

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Singapore opens competition for sat-based health care

Luxembourg, 16 February 2021. – Singapore launches a student competition to develop a satellite-based assistant in the care of the elderly, the Singapore Land Authority (SLA) and Singapore Space & Technology (SSTL) said. The organisations are launching offer college and tertiary students an opportunity to use the GNSS high precision …

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