Space Suppliers Summit Glasgow 2024


Leaf Space Raises Series B Funding Towards Sat Connectivity

Leaf Space SpA (‘Leaf Space’) has announced that it has successfully completed a capital increase for a total of €20 million ($22 million) on top of the availability by the European Investment Bank of a loan for a further €15 million through Venture Debt.​​ ​The round featured lead investors CDP Venture Capital Sgr (through Fondo Evoluzione) and Neva Sgr, alongside SIMEST and Digital Transition Fund – part of the CDP S.p.A. group.

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Space Café BeNeLux by Dr. Heike Poignand: Rudy Stranen – Europe’s Quantum Communication Infrastructure: Science Fiction in the making?

This Space Café BeNeLux by Dr. Heike Poignand featured Rudy Stranen, Advisor at the Department of Media, Connectivity and Digital Policy (“SMC”), a department of the Ministry of State in Luxembourg and asked: Europe’s Quantum Communication Infrastructure: Science Fiction in the making?

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ReOrbit joins HydRON programme

HydRON optical communication for broadband in space. Credit ESA

ReOrbit, a Helsinki-based provider of software-enabled satellites, announced on the 1st of August that it is joining ESA’s high throughput optical network (HydRON) programme as a space segment partner. The two existing consortia, led by Airbus Defence and Space (ADS) and Thales Alenia Space, have both contracted ReOrbit

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Space Cafe Radio – EUSPA Ep.01 – with Piotr Sitek

In this Space Café Radio -  SpaceWatch.Global's Dr. Emma Gatti  spoke with Piotr Sitek,  governmental and new components, security governance officer in the security authority department of EUSPA. This radio episode is part of a joint collaboration between SpaceWatch.Global and EUSPA, the EU Agency for the Space Programme.

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Stellar Gathers Internet Data on Tour de France Routes

Stellar, a mobility-driven, deep-tech, and sustainable connectivity company uniting cellular, Wi-Fi, and satellite, has successfully gathered data on the thousands of kilometers of Tour de France 2023 routes. The Company did this as part of its connectivity mapping product "streets." Through this, Stellar has been monitoring and assessing the true quality of the internet while traveling.

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Astrocast Extends Partnership with Airbus for SatIoT Technology

Astrocast, a satellite IoT operator, has announced the extension of its partnership with Airbus Defence and Space (Airbus) to enhance the capabilities of satellite Internet of Things (SatIoT) technology. As a result, it enables Astrocast to further increase its network capacity to provide the most reliable and cost-effective SatIoT solutions to its customers.

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Viasat Inc Provides Status Update on ViaSat-3 Americas Satellite


Viasat, Inc. has disclosed that an unexpected event occurred during reflector deployment that may materially impact the performance of the ViaSat-3 Americas satellite. Viasat and its reflector provider are conducting a rigorous review of the development and deployment of the affected reflector to determine its impact and potential remedial measures.

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HawkEye 360 Raises Series D Funding for Satellite Architecture

HawkEye 360 Inc. has announced that it has closed $58 million in new funding to develop new space systems and expand analytics that support high-value defense missions. This Series D-1 enjoyed participation from BlackRock, Manhattan Venture Partners, and existing investors, including Insight Partners, NightDragon, Strategic Development Fund (SDF), Razor’s Edge, Alumni Ventures, and Adage Capital.

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GSMA and ESA Launch Communications Innovation Partnership

The GSMA and European Space Agency (ESA) have signed a Memorandum of Intent (MOI) to bring the mobile and satellite industries closer together to collaborate on developing new, innovative satellite and terrestrial network technologies. The partnership aims to further strengthen the competitiveness of both mobile and satellite network industries by creating an ecosystem that can fast-track the development of new complementary technology solutions for businesses and consumers

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