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Speedcast and Australian Space Agency to Collaborate on Growth and Transformation of Australian Space Industry

Speedcast and the Australian Space Agency signed a statement of cooperation today outlining Speedcast’s intentions to support the agency’s ambitious goal of tripling the nation’s space sector in size and creating 20,000 new jobs by 2030. Referring to the Australian Civil Space Strategy 2019-2028, the statement identities key fields in …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op’ed: How India is catching up with China with the launch of Chandrayaan-2

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and Dr. Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and texts. This is “How India is catching up with China with the launch of Chandrayaan-2”, originally published 22 July 2019. On the day of India’s Chandrayaan 2 mission, …

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TriSept Corporation To Address Space Debris Challenge With Rocket Lab And Millennium Space Systems

TriSept Corporation, a leading provider of launch integration and mission management services, has signed comprehensive launch service agreements with Millennium Space Systems and Rocket Lab to support a unique mission aimed at helping to solve the ever-increasing low-Earth orbital debris challenge. Millennium Space Systems is designing and building, and will …

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Saber Astronautics Given Mission Control Status For University of Sydney’s CUAVA-1

Professor Iver Cairns, Director of the ARC Training Centre for CubeSats, UAVs and their Applications at the University of Sydney, has announced that Saber Astronautics has been awarded the satellite operations contract which will provide essential flight software, satellite integration and mission control support for the inaugural flight of a …

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NanoRacks Delivers UAE Science Experiments To ISS For Upcoming Emirati Astronaut Mission

ISS, courtesy NASA

The 18th cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station from SpaceX delivered a historic mission for NanoRacks. NanoRacks, the leading provider of commercial access to low-Earth orbit, transported the materials for the science experiments that will be conducted by the first Emirati astronaut upon his arrival to the International …

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NASA Targets Coastal Ecosystems with New Space Sensor

NASA has selected a space-based instrument under its Earth Venture Instrument (EVI) portfolio that will make observations of coastal waters to help protect ecosystem sustainability, improve resource management, and enhance economic activity. The selected Geosynchronous Littoral Imaging and Monitoring Radiometer (GLIMR) instrument, led by principal investigator Joseph Salisbury at the …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op’ed: The US Capital Celebrates a Moon Landing

By Michelle Hanlon, Associate Director of the Air and Space Law Program at the University of Mississippi School of Law, Co-Founder of For All Moonkind. It was a spectacle, perhaps one of the greatest ever to be hosted on the National Mall.  Projecting the pictorial narrative of what many, including …

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Cheops Passes Final Review Before Shipment to Launch Site

The Characterising Exoplanet Satellite, Cheops, has successfully passed the final analysis review for its launch on a Soyuz rocket from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. All technical evaluations performed by Arianespace on the mission’s key aspects, including the launch trajectory and payload separation, have shown positive results. “We are …

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ispace Selected by European Space Agency to Support Lunar Mission

ESA PROSPECT Project

ispace Europe has been selected by the European Space Agency (ESA) to be part of the Science Team for PROSPECT, a programme which seeks to extract water on the Moon. PROSPECT — which stands for Package for Resource Observation and in-Situ Prospecting for Exploration, Commercial exploitation and Transportation — is a payload package being developed by ESA …

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