📡Space news of the week #43/2020

Issue 25

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Hi folks 🖖;

🍪 Cookie of the week

A short video made by The Guardian explaining why the space tourism industry has not yet taken off.


🚀 Toward orbit

🇺🇸 Owner: SpaceX
Satellite: Starlink 14
Rocket: Falcon 9 Block 5
Site: Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

🇷🇺 Owner: Russian Space Forces
Satellite: Glonass-K1
Rocket: Soyuz 2.1b/Fregat
Site: Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russia


🛰 Here is what you missed

👉 Phi-Sat 1, first satellite with AI onboard is operational on orbit. This European observation satellite was built by the Irish startup Ubotica  and relies on the Intel Movidius Myriad 2 Vision Processing Unit…[+]

👉 SpaceX wins license to operate Starlink in Canada…[+]

👉 Lockheed Martin is developing UK launch operations from Shetland Space Center on the Scottish Island of Unst…[+]

👉 Airbus Ventures is investing $1.85 million in Singapore Startup Zero Error systems to deploy their smart chip technology to protect satellites from radiation damage…[+]

👉 Microsoft partners with Starlink to deploy satellite connectivity to its cloud computing solution Azure Space…[+]

👉 After successful final tests on the engines (cf the last issue of SatRdv) The upper stage of Ariane 6 is assembled in Bremen Germany…[+]

👉 Hainan authorities, an island in southern China, finalised its plans to deploy a quantum satellite communication network for secure information exchange with the country. Cost of this deployment is estimated at $74 million…[+]

👉 Several malfunctions occur on the ISS last Tuesday. “All of the station’s systems are operating normally, there is no danger to the crew’s safety and the ISS journey” announced a spokesman from Roscosmos…[+]


🍕 Chill corner

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Nothing for this month…


Here you are debriefed 👌. Rendezvous next week!