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OneWeb Places Bet On Ariane-6 Launch Vehicle To Loft Satellites On Maiden Flight

OneWeb is the developer of a new global, high-speed, low latency satellite-based network designed to address the most demanding global connectivity challenges worldwide. Ariane 6 will be available to OneWeb from the second half of 2020 to provide launch capacity that supports the full deployment and replenishment of the OneWeb …

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France And China Step Up Space Exploration Cooperation After Xi State Visit

On the occasion of the state visit to France of the President of the People’s Republic of China, the French national space agency, the Centre national d’études spatiales (CNES), and the China National Space Administration (CNSA) have stepped up their cooperation in the fields of planetary exploration and climate action. …

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India And France To Fly ARGOS-4 Instrument On OceanSat-3 In 2020

Argos is the only global satellite-based data collection and location system of its kind dedicated to studying and preserving the environment. Created in 1978 on the initiative of the French national space agency, the Centre national d’études spatiales (CNES) and the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), it is …

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FireFly Aerospace To Develop Launch Solutions For Airbus Customers Under MoU

Firefly Aerospace, Inc., a provider of economical and dependable launch vehicles, spacecraft and in-space services, announced today the execution of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Airbus Defence and Space to develop new space launch solutions for Airbus customers. “Firefly is pleased to enter into an MOU with Airbus to …

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UAE Space Agency Signs MoU With Virgin Galactic For Al Ain Operations

Dr. Mohammed Al Ahbabi, Director General of the UAE Space Agency, and George Whitesides, CEO of Virgin Galactic and The Spaceship Company (TSC), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that outlines cooperation across a range of areas including plans to bring Virgin Galactic spaceflights to the UAE for education, science …

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Pakistan’s SUPARCO Said To Be In Talks With UAE On Space Cooperation

Pakistan’s space agency, the Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO), is believed to be in talks with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on developing an agenda for possible space cooperation, according to a senior SUPARCO official quoted in the UAE newspaper Khaleej Times. SUPARCO were in the UAE last …

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Italy’s PRISMA Earth Observation Satellite Successfully Launched On Arianespace Vega Rocket

On its third launch of the year, Arianespace has successfully orbited the PRISMA Earth observation satellite on behalf of the ASI Italian space agency, within the scope of a contract with OHB Italia. This was the first Vega launch in 2019, and the 14th successful launch in a row for …

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Senegal And France To Cooperate In Developing Space Cluster

According to Joseph Ibeh of Space in Africa, the Government of Senegal is set to grow the nation’s capability in the development of small satellites and space applications following a recommendation resulting from national consultations on the future of higher education in the prominent West African country. On 14 January …

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CNES’s Jean-Yves Le Gall In Abu Dhabi For Bilateral Talks, GSC, And To Present IAC 2020 To Dubai

A delegation from the French national space agency, the Centre national d’études spatiales (CNES) attended the third Global Space Congress (GSC) held in Abu Dhabi from 19 to 21 March 2019, organized by the United Arab Emirates Space Agency (UAESA) under the high patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin …

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Central Asian States Discuss Cooperation On Common Earth Observation Satellite Project

Kazakhstan proposed an Earth observation satellite programme to the official governmental delegations of Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Kyrgyzstan at a meeting of the first Central Asian Economic Forum at Uzexpocenter, according to a Trend News Agency report via Uzbek media. The Kazakh-proposed satellite collaboration, if accepted, would be the latest …

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