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Report to Congress warns of China’s aims

Report to Congress warns of China’s aims

In its 2019 Report to Congress, the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission has specifically highlighted China’s ambitious goals for space leadership, and warns of Beijing’s aims to establish a leading position in the future space-based economy and capture important sectors of the global commercial space industry. The report notes China’s dedicated high-level attention and […]

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Ministers commit to biggest ever ESA budget at Space19+
By November 28, 2019 0 Comments Read More →

Ministers commit to biggest ever ESA budget at Space19+

ESA’s council at ministerial level, Space19+, has concluded in Seville, Spain, with the endorsement of the most ambitious plan to date for the future of ESA and the whole European space sector. The meeting brought together ministers with responsibility for space activities in Europe, along with Canada and observers from the EU. The member states […]

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ESA Director warns on the dangers of space debris
By November 26, 2019 0 Comments Read More →

ESA Director warns on the dangers of space debris

ESA Director General, Jan Wörner spoke about the growing issues around Space debris at the Space Tech Expo in Bremen, Germany. He put the case forward that too little was being done by satellite operators and insisted: “We don’t have to wait all the time for regulations.” He highlighted the potential damage that megaconstellations could […]

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Harnessing sea change: Navigating the mega-constellations
By November 25, 2019 0 Comments Read More →

Harnessing sea change: Navigating the mega-constellations

In the present seas of change in the satellite telecommunications sector it is important to know how to navigate. Every discussion you have regarding future communications architecture will very quickly get into the sheer number of permutations of orbit, data rate, modulation scheme, optical versus radio, that small matter of clouds, latency, backhaul, revisit times, […]

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Satellite Applications Catapult publishes 2019 annual report
By November 21, 2019 0 Comments Read More →

Satellite Applications Catapult publishes 2019 annual report

The Satellite Applications Catapult has released its annual report detailing its activities in the year ending 31 March 2019, looking at its achievements, restating its goals and detailing its ambitions for the future. The Catapult’s strategy is guided by three principles: Energising the market – unlocking customer demand and opening new markets to the space […]

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Next generation Electron booster on the pad for Rocket Lab’s tenth mission
By November 21, 2019 0 Comments Read More →

Next generation Electron booster on the pad for Rocket Lab’s tenth mission

The window for Rocket Lab’s milestone tenth flight opens on 25 November. The rideshare mission will launch multiple microsatellites from five different countries from Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1 on New Zealand’s Māhia Peninsula. Electron’s first stage will not be recovered from this mission, however the stage includes new hardware and sensors to inform future […]

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Mobile satellite services to see CAGR of 6.2% to 2024
By November 20, 2019 0 Comments Read More →

Mobile satellite services to see CAGR of 6.2% to 2024

The mobile satellite services market is expected to register a CAGR of over 6.2% during the forecast period from 2019 to 2024, according to a new study from Mordor Intelligence. The usage of satellite communication services for IoT, as well as in the disaster management areas in developed regions, is expected to boost the market […]

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UK Space Agency details plan for UK to be EO world leader
By November 17, 2019 0 Comments Read More →

UK Space Agency details plan for UK to be EO world leader

The UK Space Agency has a 10-year vision for the UK to be a world leader in new EO technologies. The aim is that over the next decade innovative new technologies developed by the UK EO space sector will make substantial contributions to economic growth, new jobs and societal benefit, with UK entities competitive in […]

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Best practices developed for sustainable space operations
By November 13, 2019 0 Comments Read More →

Best practices developed for sustainable space operations

Since the first orbital launch in 1957, the number of artificial objects in Earth orbit has been growing. The corresponding increase in close approaches and collision risk to active space objects from collisions may lead to interruption of crucial space services. Orbital debris population modelling indicates the potential for further increases in collision risk. Some […]

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SSTL announces NovaSAR-1 data deal with the Philippines
By November 12, 2019 0 Comments Read More →

SSTL announces NovaSAR-1 data deal with the Philippines

SSTL has signed an agreement with the Republic of the Philippines’ Department of Science and Technology-Advanced Science and Technology Institute (DOST-ASTI) to provide a share of the tasking and data acquisition services from NovaSAR-1. The agreement gives DOST ASTI tasking priorities over the Philippines and the ability to access the raw data directly from the […]

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