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Japan’s MELCO Lead Contractor For JAXA’s Innovative Satellite Technology Demonstration-2

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (MELCO) announced on 23 December 2019 it has been designated by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) as the prime contractor of the new satellite for Innovative Satellite Technology Demonstration-2. Under the program, Mitsubishi Electric aims to establish a standardized platform for designing, manufacturing and operating small …

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Luxembourg And Canada’s Northstar Create Centre Of Excellence For Clean Space

The Luxembourg Government and NorthStar Earth & Space signed a Letter of Intent to create a Centre of Excellence for Clean Space in Luxembourg and to consider a contribution to NorthStar and its innovation activities in order to promote the safe and sustainable use of outer space for the benefit …

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Israel’s Orbit Communication Systems To Supply Inmarsat With Large Block Of Airborne SATCOM Terminals

Orbit Communication Systems Ltd., a leading global provider of airborne communications and satellite-tracking maritime and ground-station solutions, and Inmarsat Government, a leading provider of global mobile satellite communications and managed network services to the US government, today announced an initial order from Inmarsat Government for Orbit’s Multi-Purpose Terminal (MPT) 46WGX. …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op’ed: A Quick Overview Of Major Satellite-Related Decisions At WRC-19

By Thomas Weber and René Woerfel The World Radio Conference 2019 (WRC-19) in Sharm-el-Sheikh, Egypt, took place on 28 October to 22 November 2019. The conference brought together 3500 participants from the ITU membership representing the world of frequency management on this planet. The following commentary is a quick overview …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op’ed: U.S.-India Space Cooperation: Moving Away From The Burden Of The Past

By Kartik Bommakanti Beyond space launches, India and the U.S. have started cooperating in the area of Satellite Navigation. Since the 2000s, India and the U.S. have forged ahead and sought to intensify civilian and commercial cooperation in the domain of space. U.S.-India space cooperation have come a long way …

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Spain’s Hispasat And Hispatec Partner On Agricultural Technology

Hispasat, the Spanish communications satellite operator, and the Hispatec Group, a leader specialising in software and digitalisation solutions for the agricultural sector, have signed an agreement to promote the use of new technologies in this sector in Europe, the Americas and North Africa. Thanks to this agreement, both companies will …

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GMV Avionics System To Be Integrated Into Spain’s PLD Space MIURA-1 Launch Vehicle

After a long field-testing campaign the GMV -developed avionics system for PLD Spaces’ MIURA 1 launch vehicle has successfully passed its Qualification Acceptance Review (QAR), clearing it for fitting in this suborbital launch vehicle, one of the essential prelaunch conditions. Since 2017 GMV has been working on the design, development …

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Indian Navy Taps Canada’s exactEarth For Satellite-Based AIS Services

exactEarth Ltd., a leading provider of satellite-AIS data services, has announced that it has renewed its contract with Antrix Corporation Ltd., the commercial arm of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), to provide satellite-AIS data services to the Indian Navy. The two-year subscription revenue contract is valued at U.S.$1.2 million …

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