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Airbus and Salam Join Forces as Final Pléiades Neo Satellites Arrive for Launch

Airbus´ High Altitude Platform Station (HAPS) Connectivity Business has signed a strategic partnership with Salam as the last batch of Airbus' Pléiades Neo satellites arrives at the European Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana, following a transatlantic flight from Toulouse, France.

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Italy’s Strategy and Position at the next ESA’s CM-22

The space sector has completely changed in the past few years. France is now the driving force behind the European space sector (albeit more for its purposes rather than for shared European goals), and Germany, apparently distracted by national rearmament, is still determined to defend its ambitions, so as not to completely leave the ground to Paris. In the face of all this, what is Italy’s position? Further apart, it appears.

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Rivada Space signs agreement with SpeQtral to develop ultra-secure communications

Global network company Rivada Space Networks, has signed a partnership agreement with quantum-secure communications systems provider SpeQtral to advance secure, global connectivity for governments and enterprises, Rivada said. Quantum-secure communications systems like Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) technology are crucial for secure, satellite-enabled connectivity networks.

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Viasat sells tactical data communications business to L3Harris

Satellite communications company Viasat has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Link 16 Tactical Data Links (TDL) business to L3Harris Technologies for US $1.96 billion, Viasat said. The sale of Viasat’s Link 16 Tactical Data Link business includes the Multifunctional Information Distribution System (MIDS) platforms.

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: India in the “New” Space Era

The very existence of human life on earth today is dependent on space-based services. From banking and money transfers to streaming online content and using maps, the internet and other technological capabilities are being widely used by everyone across the world. From the individual level to the international level, space-based services play a crucial role. However, there are still many challenges and threats within the space domain, that need to be addressed at the national, regional, and global levels. All these imply the fact that space is both a competent and vulnerable domain in the contemporary world.

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The Space Café Podcast #65 – Noemie Alliel – Starburst Aerospace and how to accelerate space in the 21st century

SpaceWatch.Global is pleased to present: The Space Café Podcast #65: Noemie Alliel - Starburst Aerospace and how to accelerate space in the 21st century. Accelerators are not only spilling money into the thriving new space economy but also are changing the way things are done up there.

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: ISU SSP22 Special – Team Project – Down 2 Earth

This has been an amazing summer at Instituto Superior Técnico - Tagus Park in Oeiras, Portugal, especially for the energetic, driven, and inspiring people making up the Down 2 Earth Team Project. Under the proposed topic of Space for Non-Space, the team focused on the downstream value chain trying to identify potential gaps and suggesting new ideas to foster the uptake of space data by the non-space sectors. 

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