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#SpaceWatchGL Op-Ed: How Space Technologies Help Fight The Coronavirus In China (Part 2)

By Yue Yuan In this two-part study, exclusive to SpaceWatch.Global, researcher Yue Yuan examines the role of satellite technologies in detecting and monitoring the ongoing outbreak of the Coronavirus – also known as COVID-19 – and their wider role in national and global public health. Satellite Remote Sensing and Earth …

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Saudi Space Commission Casts Wide Net For Space Cooperation

The Saudi Space Commission (SSC) is casting a wide net in its aim to create space cooperation arrangements with friendly countries around the world, with agreements or discussions underway with countries such as Greece, Kuwait, Brazil, Australia, and France. On 5 February 2020, the acting CEO of the Saudi Space …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op-Ed: How Space Technologies Help Fight The Coronavirus In China

By Yue Yuan In this two-part study, exclusive to SpaceWatch.Global, researcher Yue Yuan examines the role of satellite technologies in detecting and monitoring the ongoing outbreak of the Coronavirus – also known as COVID-19 – and their wider role in national and global public health. The outbreak of a fast-moving …

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QuadSAT To Introduce Its UAV Antenna Testing Technology At SATELLITE 2020 Startup Pavilion

Danish startup QuadSAT has announced it will exhibit its Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Antenna Testing technology at SATELLITE 2020  for the first time. QuadSAT will showcase its solution at SATELLITE’s Startup Pavilion (stand SP3) from 10-12 March 2020, in Washington, DC. QuadSAT’s debut at SATELLITE follows a successful year in …

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Peraton Awarded US$219M Contract To Provide Satellite Communications to Africom

Peraton has been awarded a US$218.6 million contract to provide commercial satellite communications services for the United States Africa Command (AFRICOM). The single award blanket purchase agreement was issued by the U.S. Air Force Space Command (AFSPC) in coordination with the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). Known as CTC0307, the …

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UK’s OneWeb Receives Permission To Operate In Armenia

British-headquartered satellite communications company OneWeb has received permission to operate in the South Caucasus country of Armenia, according to the company’s CEO Adrián Steckel in a 1 March 2020 interview with Russian newspaper Vedomosti. “We have signed a memorandum of understanding with Georgia, Kazakhstan and Armenia also because our constellation can play …

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HISPASAT and PLD Space Agree To Collaborate With Small Satellites And MIURA-5 Rocket

The Spanish companies HISPASAT and PLD Space announced that they signed an agreement on 3 March 2020 in Madrid with the intention of working together on defining the technical features and analysing compatibility to launch services on board the MIURA-5. Signing this agreement means the companies are committed to working …

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Rakuten and Vodafone Invest in AST & Science’s Space Venture

Rakuten and Vodafone have become the lead investors in a venture to extend mobile coverage to more people and devices across the planet, using the first mobile broadband network that will be broadcast from space. Branded SpaceMobile, the low-Earth-orbit (LEO), low-latency satellite network from AST & Science will be the …

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China’s Geely Announces US$326 Million Satellite Investment For Mobility Revolution Connectivity

Chinese automotive and technology giant Zhejiang Geely Holding Group announced on 3 March 2020 that it is investing 2.27 billion Yuan (US$326 million) in a satellite manufacturing facility to be located in the coastal city of Taizhou, Zhejiang province, considered to be the ‘hometown’ of the company. The satellite manufacturing …

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E2MC Update On Space Financing Rounds In February 2020

By Raphael Roettgen The over US$220 million of announced space-related financing rounds in February 2020 handily beat the January number (US$170 million). Two satellite communication companies, American Astranis (with its $90 million in equity and venture debt) and French Kinéis, were responsible for US$200 million of the total amount. Just …

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