Articles in the News Update Category

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The Greek Ministry of Digital Governance has announced that the country is going ahead with the development of a €60-million Earth observation microsatellite constellation. Once operational, the constellation will provide the country with optical, multispectral, and hyperspectral Earth observation data.
An initial call for information for what was then referred to as the National Programme for …

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The European Space Agency (ESA) officially launched its Maritime Sustainability Task Force at EUROMARITIME in Marseille where several members of the new collaboration joined ESA representatives at the event.

Initiated by ESA’s Business Applications and Space Solutions (BASS) programme, the new Task Force will see ESA working together with a number of major players in the …

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Synspective, a Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellite data and analytics solution provider, entered into an agreement with the National Remote Sensing Department of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of Vietnam and Fujitsu Vietnam. The National Remote Sensing Department monitors natural resources, environmental protection, disaster prevention, socio-economic development, security, and defense. Fujitsu Vietnam, a …

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BlackSky, an Earth observation and data analytics firm, will provide satellite imagery services and imaging spacecraft to the Republic of Indonesia under a $50 million deal announced Feb. 8.

BlackSky will work with Thales Alenia Space to establish the building blocks of a sovereign Earth imaging satellite network tailored to Indonesia’s national security needs.

Thales Alenia Space …

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Amazon Web Services (AWS) India Private Limited has announced the AWS Space Accelerator: India, a technical, business, and mentorship opportunity designed to foster startups focused on space technology, and accelerate their development, with support from, T-Hub, and Minfy. This is AWS’s first accelerator program in India focused on startups in the space sector, and follows the MoU it …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …