World Bank and Space & Technology launch Digital Earth Partnership Technology Challenge on Urban Heat

Yahoo!Finance, Dec 23, 2021 SINGAPORE, Dec. 23,?2021 /PRNewswire/ — Space & Technology Limited?(SSTL) announces the second year of its partnership with the World Bank Group, to organize a Digital Earth Partnership Technology Challenge focused on the measurement and analysis of extreme urban heat. The challenge aims to improve our understanding of the Urban Heat…

Japan launches huge Inmarsat-6 F1 communications satellite into orbit

space.com, Dec 22, 2021 The I-6 pair “are the largest and most sophisticated commercial communications satellites ever launched.” A huge, highly advanced commercial communications satellite just took to the skies. The Inmarsat-6 F1 satellite launched atop a Mitsubishi Heavy Industries?H-2A rocket?on Wednesday (Dec. 22) from Japan’s?Tanegashima Space Center?at 10:32 a.m. EST (1532 GMT). The 12,060-pound…

Japan space agency starts recruiting astronauts for 1st time in 13 years

JapanToday, Dec 21, 2021 For the first time in 13 years, Japan’s space agency on Monday started recruiting new astronauts to carry out missions on the International Space Station and participate in a U.S.-led lunar exploration program. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency aims to finish the recruitment drive by February 2023, accepting applications through March…

Klepsydra raises CHF 1 million to further advance and certificate its edge computing software

venturelab.swiss, Dec 20, 2021 Inspired by algorithmic trading techniques, Klepsydra develops high-performance software for edge data processing applications in real-time. Its unprecedented results can be applied today to all kinds of small computers that are found in thousands of devices used daily in sectors such as space, aerospace, automobiles, robotics, IoT, smart agriculture, and medicine.…

Dhruva Space secures Rs 22 crore funding from IAN, Blue Ashva Capital

The Economic Times, Oct 25, 2021 Bengaluru: Indian space technology startup Dhruva Space has raised Rs 22 crore in funding led by Indian Angel Network (IAN) Fund and Blue Ashva Capital as it eyes the global market for integrated satellite manufacturing, launch and ground station services. The Hyderabad, India and Austria-based company, which claims it is already executing projects worth…

Skyrora agrees decade-long launch deal with Shetland spaceport

Insider, 12 Oct, 2021 Rocket company Skyrora has agreed a multi-launch deal with the SaxaVord spaceport on Unst, the most northerly of the Shetland Islands, as it moves closer to launching its XL rocket in 2022. This is the first agreement Skyrora has made with a Scottish Spaceport. If successful, this could be the first…

Synspective Starts SAR Demo in Guatemala for Disaster Prevention

Via Satellite, 7 Oct, 2021 Japanese satellite company?Synspective?has begun a demonstration for a disaster prevention management system in Guatemala. Synspecitve is working with the?Japan International Cooperation Agency?(JICA) on this pilot project, announced Thursday.??Synspective provides Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) imagery, which can capture data through cloud and darkness. The company is testing its Land Displacement Monitoring…