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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Communications from MEO: Smart SkyNet – The Next Competitive Frontier?

In an age of LEO constellation mania, it’s easy to forget that there are other non-GEO orbits that can be used very effectively for connecting the unconnected. In particular, I refer to Medium-Earth Orbit, or MEO, an orbit long-frequented by navigation satellites, and, less long-frequented by communications satellites, namely SES’s O3b constellation.

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Space Café Russia Recap: Dr Victor Strelets on the uniqueness of radio frequencies and satellite orbits and the future of their utilization

Elina Morozova in conversation with Dr Viсtor Strelets, a high-caliber expert in the field of radio frequencies and satellite orbits with 40-years’ practical experience, including within the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), regional telecommunications organizations, and the telecommunications administration of the Russian Federation. 

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#SpaceWatchGL Column: Dongfang Hour China Aerospace News Roundup 31 May – 6 June 2021

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 31 May - 6 June 2021”. Hello and welcome to another episode of the Dongfang Hour China Aero/Space News Roundup!

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Register Today For Our Space Café Canada On 18 June 2021

This Space Café Canada will feature Tim Kopra, Vice President of Robotics and Space Operations at MDA, one of Canada’s most successful space technology companies, in conversation with Dr. Jessica West, Senior Researcher at Project Ploughshares and a friend of SpaceWatch.Global.

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Register Today For Our Space Café WebTalk – “33 minutes with Prof. Kazuto Suzuki” On 15 June 2021

This Space Café WebTalk will feature Prof. Kazuto Suzuki , Professor of Science and Technology Policy, Graduate School of Public Policy at the University of Tokyo, Japan, in conversation with Torsten Kriening, publisher of SpaceWatch.Global. Space Policy in Japan – the new challenge for setting international norms

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LeoLabs raises $65 million for its LEO data services

The Californian startup LeoLabs has closed a $65 million Series B financing round, led by Insight Partners and existing investor Velvet Sea Ventures. With this round, LeoLabs has raised over $100 million in total capital, the company said. LeoLabs provides commercial low Earth orbit (LEO) mapping and Space Situational Awareness (SSA) services.

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Precious Real Estate: The APT Mobile Satcom Tower

China and real estate go together like satellites and rockets. As the country’s economy has grown by leaps and bounds over the past several decades, so too has its real estate market, as literally hundreds of millions of young Chinese families have bought (or more accurately, 99-year leased) flats in China’s booming megacities.

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OroraTech to advance its climate change nanosat platform

The Munich-based New Space startup OroraTech has closed a €5.8 million Series A funding to finance its wildfire and climate crisis observation nanosatellite platform, the company said. OroraTech is “the first NewSpace start-up to provide global wildfire detection and monitoring services”, the company said.

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Airbus leads European quantum internet consortium

The European Commission has selected a consortium of companies and research institutes to study the design of the future European quantum communication network, EuroQCI. EuroQCI is to enable ultra-secure communication between critical infrastructures and government institutions across the European Union. The consortium is led by Airbus and includes Leonardo, Orange, and PwC.

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