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Archive for January 23rd, 2020

Faulty battery may blow up Spaceway-1

January 23rd, 2020 by

AT&T Inc.’s DirecTV unit said there is “a significant risk” that battery cells aboard its Spaceway-1 satellite could burst. DirecTV received permission to conduct an emergency operation to reduce risks of an accidental explosion.

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Second space data highway satellite completes tests

January 23rd, 2020 by

The second satellite in the European Data Relay System has reached its intended orbit at 31.2 degrees East and completed its in-orbit tests.

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Astroscale awarded up to US$4.5 million for active debris removal

January 23rd, 2020 by

Astroscale Holdings Inc. announced it has been awarded a grant of up to US$4.5 million from the Tokyo Metropolitan Government’s “Innovation Tokyo Project” to build a roadmap for commercialising active debris removal (ADR) services.

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Agreement on data utilisation of Earth observation satellite with FAO

January 23rd, 2020 by

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency has agreed to collaborate with Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) on data utilisation of Earth observation satellites.

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