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Kacific1 Moves Into Final Phase Of Construction

Following the successful completion of payload and bus integration, Boeing will begin antenna range testing and core testing of the Kacific1 satellite. The satellite is on track to begin service delivery later this year. Kacific’s first satellite is a high throughput satellite (HTS) currently in production at Boeing’s El Segundo, California …

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Forsway Kicks off European Space Agency Co-Funded 5G Development Project

Forsway has been awarded a co-funded development contract from the European Space Agency (ESA). The scope of the development project entails integration of the Forsway Xtend Hub with the 5G/NFV architecture (Network Function Virtualization). Forsway’s comprehensive 5G project aims to enable and simplify a communication service provider’s (CSP) ability to …

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China Satcom Partners With ViaSat To Provide Inflight Connectivity For Airlines In China

Viasat and China Satcom have entered into a strategic partnership to jointly provide in-flight connectivity (IFC) services within China for domestic and international airlines. Viasat and China Satcom will work in partnership to enable Viasat’s global airline customers to have roaming connectivity when flying over China; provide IFC service to …

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Kepler Communications and Magellan Aerospace Sign Letter of Intention to Fly Innovative Smart Radiator Device on Satellite Mission

Kepler Communications, a Canadian satellite telecommunications provider, and Magellan Aerospace Corporation have signed a Letter of Intention to fly an innovative Smart Radiator Device (SRD) on Kepler’s third satellite, scheduled for launch later this year. The unique SRD, designed to significantly improve temperature management on-board future satellites, is being developed …

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Space Forum to Focus on Leveraging Data from Space

On May 21st and 22nd, space and digital experts will share their knowledge and discuss the latest trends during the next edition of Space Forum. Organised in parallel with ICT Spring, a global tech conference, Space Forum will take place at the European Convention Center, Luxembourg, at the very heart …

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Tongan Government Signs Deal with Kacific for Remote Island Connectivity and fibre back-up

Kacific Broadband Satellites Group has signed a fifteen-year agreement with Tonga Satellite Limited, a Tongan government company, to provide high-speed broadband via satellite to the Pacific Island nation. The bandwidth supplied by Kacific’s high throughput satellite, Kacific1, will be used to connect communities in 89 remote outer islands with high-quality …

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Northumbria University Leads 60-day Study to Improve Astronauts’ Health

Astronauts spending time in space experience significant deconditioning of their bodies due to the reduced gravity environment. Their muscles become smaller and weaker, and their bones lose density. The ‘bedrest study’ is supported by the European Space Agency (ESA), NASA and German Aerospace Centre (DLR). It will take place until …

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SmartSat CRC Set to Propel Australia into the Global Space Industry

The Federal Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews has announced the success of the SmartSat Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) proposal led by The University of South Australia and Nova Systems. Positioned to propel Australia into the global space industry, the SmartSat CRC initiative is a collaborative research and …

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