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Canada’s Kepler Communications To Build Satellites In-House With New Manufacturing Facility

Kepler Communications, a Canadian satellite telecommunications company, is to begin production in its newly commissioned satellite manufacturing facility in Toronto, Canada. It is being described as an essential step towards delivering the company’s proposed fleet of 140 satellites for high-capacity global connectivity services with applications in maritime, agriculture, research and …

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UK’s OneWeb Signs Distribution Agreement With Alaska’s Pacific Dataport Inc. For Arctic Coverage

OneWeb, the global communications company whose goal is to connect everyone everywhere, announces a new distributor partnership with Pacific Dataport Inc. (PDI), a company founded by Microcom – the leading supplier of satellite communication systems in Alaska. The collaboration will enable delivery of OneWeb’s high speed, low latency, communications services …

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UK’s OneWeb Forging Relationship With Republic Of Georgia

British-headquartered satellite communications company OneWeb is courting the Republic of Georgia with the aim of establishing a ground station in the country and providing its satellite services to bridge the digital divide in the South Caucasus, according to a report from the Azerbaijani Trend News Agency. Senior executives from OneWeb …

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Russia Willing To Assist Turkmenistan With Second Satellite, Turkmen Astronaut

Russia is willing to assist the Central Asian republic of Turkmenistan in developing its second satellite and in the selection, training, and launch of the first Turkmen astronaut, according to Yuri Baturin – vice president of the Tsiolkovsky Russian Academy of Cosmonauts, politician, and a former cosmonaut – during a …

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UK’s OneWeb Signs Distribution Agreement With Georgian Telecoms Provider SilkNet

OneWeb, the global communications company, whose goal is to connect everyone everywhere, announces the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to bring high-speed, low-latency internet coverage to Georgia with JSC Silknet, a leading convergent Georgian telecommunications company. The partnership agreement was signed by the Chairman of Silknet’s supervisory board, …

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Iran Preparing To Launch Zafar Earth Observation Satellites

Iran is believed to be preparing to launch two satellites from its Imam Khomeini Satellite Launch Centre over the coming days, according to numerous reports in Iranian and international news media. Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi, Iran’s Minister of Communication and Information Technology, announced the imminent launch of the Zafar-1 and …

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NASA Announces First Commercial Moon Delivery Assignments To Advance Artemis Programme

NASA has finalized the first 16 science experiments and technology demonstrations, ranging from chemistry to communications, to be delivered to the surface of the Moon under the Artemis program. Scheduled to fly next year, the payloads will launch aboard the first two lander deliveries of the agency’s Commercial Lunar Payload …

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France To Support Indian Human Spaceflight And Space Station Ambitions

Centre national d’études spatiales (CNES) President Jean-Yves Le Gall was the guest of honour at the international Human Spaceflight Symposium organized in Bangalore, India, on 24 January 2020 by the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA), the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), and the Astronautical Society of India (ASI). On this …

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UK’s OneWeb Signs MoU With Kazakhstan’s Astana International Finance Centre To Expand Connectivity

OneWeb, the global communications company, whose goal is to connect everyone everywhere, has announced that it signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC), the largest financial hub in Central Asia, to accelerate broadband connectivity in Kazakhstan. The MoU marks the start of a partnership focused …

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JAXA To Provide Satellite Imagery To Support UN Food And Agriculture Organisation Forestry Land-Use Assessments

The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) will bolster the scale and scope of its geospatial monitoring toolkit thanks to collaboration with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) that will expand the capacity of FAO’s accessible platforms for forestry and land-use assessments. A three-year agreement signed last week will enhance …

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