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Space Café WebTalk Recap: Sebastien Moranta on COVID-19 and the European Space Sector

In this week’s Space Cafè WebTalk, Sebastien Moranta is Coordinator of Studies at the European Space Policy Institute talked about the new study on “COVID-19 and the European Space Sector”. Sebastien Moranta is Coordinator of Studies at the European Space Policy Institute (ESPI) in Vienna, an independent, public think-tank providing …

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Thuraya Users to Benefit from Ericsson Core Network Modernization

United Arab Emirates-based mobile satellite services operator Thuraya has signed an agreement with Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) for a core network modernization and upgrade to a 4G and 5G ready infrastructure. Ericsson will modernize and optimize Thuraya’s network to a virtualized core that supports existing and new features and services in …

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NASA Invests $51 Million in US Firms to Advance Space Research

NASA selected 409 technology proposals for the first phase of funding from the agency’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. The contracts will provide approximately $51 million to 312 small businesses in 44 states and Washington, D.C. “NASA depends on America’s small businesses for …

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Solar Orbiter commissioned in orbit despite Covid-19

Airbus has successfully completed the In-OrbitCommissioning (IOC) of the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Solar Orbiter spacecraft, by the teams working from home as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. At 165 million km away from Earth, Solar Orbiter is definitely keeping its social distance, but its commissioning presented a challenge …

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Space Café Podcast Episode 006 Featuring Dr. Adriana Marais Is Now Available

SpaceWatch.Global is pleased to present the 6th episode in our podcast series The Space Cafe Podcast: Proudly Human – the ambitious mission of a woman who seeks new knowledge for our civilization on Mars. Episode 006 features special guest Dr. Adriana Marais. She is a professional bartender, a quantum biologist, …

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Astronaut Tim Peake Joins Skyrora’s Advisory Board

Space rocket company Skyrora has announced the addition of British astronaut, Tim Peake to its advisory board. The experience Tim has gained as a European Space Agency astronaut, former International Space Station (ISS) crew member, and British Army Air Corps officer will be invaluable to Skyrora as the company continues …

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United States Space Force field command structure reduces command layers, focuses on space

The Department of the Air Force and the United States Space Force have finalized the new service’s organizational structure for echelons below the headquarters, reflecting the newest branch of the armed forces’ guiding principles of being a lean, agile and mission-focused organization. The USSF field organization will consist of three …

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In-Space sets sights on next phase of Faraday programme after devastating loss of Faraday-1 satellite

In-Space sets sights on next phase of Faraday programme after devastating loss of Faraday-1 satellit. In-Space Missions has vowed to continue its Faraday satellite programme after the extreme disappointment of losing their maiden satellite Faraday-1. The nanosat was launched on a Rocket Lab Electron rocket yesterday evening (4th July) from …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Estonia’s space policy – prioritizing e-gov, cybersecurity and AI

by Paul Liias Today the Space sector is growing faster than ever before and it opens up new opportunities and avenues for new players. To leverage these global developments, the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications of Estonia has created a new Estonian Space Policy and Program, for the period …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: The UAE and “the next frontier”​ – why we are keen to develop our space program, and doing so in a hurry

By Talal Al Kaissi How things began, and where they are now: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has long looked to space as a domain we would like to make a meaningful contribution to for a variety of reasons. A meeting between our late founder and President Sheikh Zayed with the Apollo …

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