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#SpaceWatchGL Feature: Southeast Asian Space Programmes – Capabilities, Challenges, And Collaborations

By Nandini Sarma In many parts of the world, space technology is being used to improve people’s lives. Apart from their uses for everyday services like weather forecasting, long-distance communications, and GPS systems, the manifold applications of space technology assist in many other ways. Space-borne platforms, for example, have demonstrated …

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Hong Kong’s AsiaSat Posts Increased Profits For 2018 – ‘Cautiously Optimistic’ For 2019

Asia Satellite Telecommunications Holdings Limited – AsiaSat – one of Asia’s leading satellite operator, announced on 8 March 2019 its financial results for the full-year ended 31 December 2018. Financial Highlights: 2018 revenue was up 6% to HK$1,442 million (U.S.$183.7 million) from HK$1,354 million (U.S.$172.49 million) in 2017, driven by …

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Israel’s IAI Unveils ADA-O Capability To Counter GNSS Jammers

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is introducing ADA-O, an additional development in the Adaptive Antenna (ADA) lineup, which addresses satellite jammers to ensure Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) availability for land platforms. The land platform can be readily integrated in a range of capabilities, providing a unique operational response to helps …

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UAE’s YahLive To Broadcast RT France HD In The Middle East

Global television news network RT expands its partnership with Yahlive, the Abu Dhabi-based satellite joint venture between world leading satellite operator SES and the UAE satellite company Yahsat, by introducing RT France HD to French speakers in the MENA region via Yahlive’s MENA beam. For the next three years, RT …

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French And Indian Space Agencies To Establish Maritime Surveillance Centre In India

Centre national d’études spatiales (CNES) President Jean-Yves Le Gall and Dr. K. Sivan, Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), signed an agreement on 6 March 2019 in Bengaluru to implement the short-term plan for the French-Indian programme to develop a maritime surveillance system. This signature follows on from …

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SES-12 Communications Satellite Now Operational Over Asia-Pacific And The Middle East

SES has announced that its newest satellite, SES-12, is now ready to serve its video, fixed data, mobility and government customers across Asia-Pacific and the Middle East. The powerful satellite, which is designed with state-of-the-art wide beams and high throughput beams, will join SES-8 at 95 degrees East. SES-12 is …

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Scotland’s Clyde Space Selected To Build Hyperspectral CubeSat For Poland’s KP Labs

ÅAC Microtec AB’s subsidiary, Clyde Space, has been selected by KP Labs to deliver a 6U satellite for the mission Intuition-1. The order value is 500,000 British Pounds Sterling (U.S.$656,000). Clyde Space will be responsible for the design and manufacture of the satellite platform. Launch is currently scheduled for the …

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ASX-Listed Sky And Space Global Signs Trial Agreement With MTN Nigeria

Sky and Space Global, Ltd. (SAS) has announced that it has signed a trial agreement with Nigerian mobile telecommunications provider, MTN Nigeria. Under the agreement, SAS and MTN Nigeria will examine the potential for collaborative projects using advanced Internet of Things (IoT) and narrow band applications in several fields for …

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