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May, 2019

  • 22 May

    China Launches Additional Beidou Satellite

    China has successfully launched a further satellite to augment its Beidou satellite navigation system on 17 May. Beidou-2G8  was launched from the Xichang Satellite Launch Centre in Sichuan Province on a Long March -3C/G2 launch vehicle. Developed by China to create a completely independent satellite navigation system to aid its …

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  • 22 May

    Eutelsat’s Quantum Satellite Payload is Integrated with Platform

    The payload and platform of the first European satellite that can be completely reprogrammed after launch have been successfully joined together. The assembly of Eutelsat Quantum took place in the Airbus facility in Toulouse, France, on 10 May. The satellite has been developed as an ESA Partnership Project with satellite …

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  • 22 May

    China Private Space: LandSpace Successfully Tests Oxygen-Methane Engine

    TQ 12 Engine, courtesy LandSpace

    Private Chinese company, LandSpace, has successfully tested an oxygen-methane engine. Called TQ-12, the 80-tonne thrust engine completed the 20-second test and has the third highest thrust level in comparison with the same engine type, in the world. Using gas that is readily available, the engine is low cost and also …

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  • 21 May

    IISC Appoints New Managing Director

    The world’s leading open source think tank on the economics and commerce of space, the ISU’s International Institute of Space Commerce (IISC), has appointed Dr. Michael Simpson as its new Managing Director and Board Member. “It was a privilege to be a founding director of the Institute during my Presidency …

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  • 21 May

    MANTA®+ Adopted by the US SOF Community

    Paradigm, Lepton Global Solutions and Kymeta are proud to announce that the MANTA+ solution has been adopted by the United States Special Operations Forces community and is now commercially available for other users. This fully integrated satcom and LTE solution ensures constant connectivity by seamlessly switching between satellite, cellular and …

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