Articles in the News Update Category

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INSAT-3D meteorological satellite was successfully launched from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota on the GSLV-F14. It deployed the INSAT-3DS into the intended geosynchronous transfer orbit.

The INSAT-3DS satellite is an exclusive mission designed for enhanced meteorological observations, monitoring of land and ocean surfaces for weather forecasting, and disaster warning.

The primary objectives of the mission …

Mar 2024 | No Comment

Capella Space Corp announced a partnership with TCarta to add high-resolution SAR satellite imagery to TCarta’s coastal monitoring and shoreline feature extraction solutions.

This partnership will enable more consistent and reliable identification of coastline changes so coastal managers have accurate and up-to-date information for mitigating the impacts of climate change.

Rising oceans and melting glaciers are quickly …

Mar 2024 | No Comment

Google and the Environmental Defence Fund (EDF) on February 14, 2024, announced a new partnership to track methane emissions from oil and gas operations. This collaboration leverages space technology to detect and expose leaks, holding companies accountable and ultimately aiding in climate change mitigation efforts.
The centrepiece is the launch of MethaneSAT, a new satellite specifically designed to detect methane …

Mar 2024 | No Comment

LeoLabs released a joint statement on debris remediation signed by representatives of commercial entities in collaboration with the Secure World Foundation (SWF).
LeoLabs and SWF led this effort in response to the continual accumulation of massive derelict objects (e.g. spent rocket bodies, etc.) in low Earth orbit (LEO).
As of January 2024, around 29% of the total mass in …

Mar 2024 | No Comment

The UK Space Agency recently allocated a £2m investment for research into the refuelling of a mission designated for the removal of space debris.
The funding is directed towards feasibility studies that will explore the capability to refuel a UK national debris removal mission. Additionally, the studies will consider the prospects of refuelling commercial satellites.
Currently, numerous …

Mar 2024 | No Comment

Viasat, Inc.  has demonstrated a UK satellite-based augmentation system (UK SBAS) for the first time, showing how highly accurate GPS data can maximize safety and improve efficiency.
The test flight, flown from Cranfield Airport using the National Flying Laboratory Centre’s Saab 340B aircraft, showcased a UK-based SBAS that delivers more precise, reliable navigation data. The UK is no …

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GMV, as part of the consortium led by Astroscale UK, has been awarded with a new activity within the ESA’s CREAM (Collision Risk and Automated Mitigation) cornerstone, as an extension to the CREAM#2 activity, to advance in an alternative commanding path for late collision avoidance manoeuvres (CAM) making use of the Galileo Return Link Service.
The …

Mar 2024 | No Comment

The U.S. Space Systems Command (SSC), part of the United States Space Force, is actively seeking insights from the GNSS industry through a Request for Information (RFI) regarding the development of a Global Positioning System (GPS) Rapid Prototype Demonstration, Tranche 0.

This initiative is part of a strategic effort to upgrade GPS capabilities to meet modern challenges in …

Mar 2024 | No Comment

The Volpe National Transportation Systems Center of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has issued a solicitation to obtain proposals from vendors with operationally ready complementary positioning, navigation and timing (CPNT) services to be used for testing and evaluation in the Rapid Phase of the DOT’s CPNT Action Plan.

The Volpe Center is seeking proposals from industry …

Mar 2024 | No Comment

The Korea Augmentation Satellite System (KASS), designed and implemented by Thales Alenia Space, has been officially certified by Korean national authorities and has entered operational service. The system was developed in partnership with the Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) on behalf of the Korean Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MOLIT).

The project has received support from various international …