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ESA’s Copernicus Earth observation programme overlooks UK Space

The European Space Agency (ESA) is expanding its Copernicus Earth observation satellite programme but the UK is being left behind as the organisation decides its six prime contractors for missions. The development contracts are worth €2.5 billion, and companies in France, Germany, Italy and Spain will lead work on the various missions – Thales Alenia ...

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Canada signs up to build Canadarm3 for Lunar Gateway

Canada has formalised its involvement in the Lunar Gateway program by committing to build the space robotics system that is dubbed Canadarm3. Navdeep Bains – Canada’s Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry – announced Canada intends to enter into a contract with Brampton-based company MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates (MDA) to build the system. It will ...

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Amazon Web services aim for space with new space business segment

Amazon has announced that it is introducing a new business segment dedicated to the aerospace and satellite industry. The Aerospace and Satellite Solutions business segment will bring AWS services to space enterprises, it says, and work with customers and partners around the world. A company blog post by Teresa Carlson, vp for Amazon Web Services’ ...

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Keynotes and topics announced for first-ever Wales Tech Week

The first-ever Wales Tech Week has confirmed more than 50 virtual events as part of the festival, which runs 13 – 17 July and is free to access. It is designed to showcase the Welsh technology industry and its applications in use across the world, and the first keynote is by Lee Waters MS, Deputy Minister ...

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Keynotes and topics announced for first-ever Wales Tech Week

The first-ever Wales Tech Week has confirmed more than 50 virtual events as part of the festival, which runs 13 – 17 July and is free to access. It is designed to showcase the Welsh technology industry and its applications in use across the world, and the first keynote is by Lee Waters MS, Deputy Minister ...

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Raytheon wins THAAD contract for GaN-based AN/TPY-2 radars

Raytheon Technologies has been awarded a $2.3 billion contract, by the US government’s Missile Defense Agency, for seven gallium nitride (GaN)-based AN/TPY-2 radars. The radars will be part of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system, which is designed to detect incoming ballistic missiles. Specifically, Raytheon Missiles & Defense – one of the four ...

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Raytheon wins THAAD contract for GaN-based AN/TPY-2 radars

Raytheon Technologies has been awarded a $2.3 billion contract, by the US government’s Missile Defense Agency, for seven gallium nitride (GaN)-based AN/TPY-2 radars. The radars will be part of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system, which is designed to detect incoming ballistic missiles. Specifically, Raytheon Missiles & Defense – one of the four ...

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Virgin Galactic completes second test flight of SpaceShipTwo

Virgin Galactic has successfully completed the second SpaceShipTwo test flight from Spaceport America, in the Jornada del Muerto desert basin in New Mexico. The company is specialising in human spaceflight for private individuals and researchers, as well as being a manufacturer of air and space vehicles. The flight marks a milestone toward the launch of ...

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Royal Society takes its Summer Science Exhibition online

This year, in the wake of Covid-19, the Royal Society’s Summer Science Exhibition is going online. Running from 13 – 17 July, the free event aims to celebrate advances in science and scientific research. It features a week of interactive quizzes, creative challenges and a range of talks on science topics, including the science of ...

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Tuya joins Zigbee Alliance Board for Project Connected Home over IP 

IoT specialist Tuya is the latest company to join the Zigbee Alliance Board of Directors, to help steer the low-power wireless comms standard. The aim of the alliance is to simplify product development for manufacturers and increase device compatibility for consumers. Tuya helps consumer electronics brands add IoT control and connectivity to electronic devices for smart control ...

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