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Switzerland’s Astrocast Launches 3 New ‘Pilots’ For Affordable IoT

Swiss satellite operator, Astrocast, has lofted three new pilot Nanosatellites that promote affordable Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity. The pilots are designed specifically for IoT applications and Astrocast’s two-way system allows companies to monitor and control their remote assets, including over-the-air upgrades at lower latency and cost than existing satellite …

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DigitalGlobe’s WorldView-4 Imaging Satellite Suffers Technical Failure In Orbit

Maxar Technologies Inc., a global technology innovator powering the new space economy, today reported that its WorldView-4 satellite experienced a failure in its control moment gyros (CMGs), preventing the satellite from collecting imagery due to the loss of an axis of stability. Efforts are ongoing in conjunction with its suppliers …

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Japan’s Infostellar Partners With UK’s Satellite Applications Catapult For Ground Station Access

The Satellite Applications Catapult and Infostellar have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to provide UK businesses with enhanced access to the Satellite Applications Catapult’s ground station in Goonhilly, Cornwall. The Catapult’s ground station is the primary ground location for its In Orbit Demonstration (IOD) programme – a unique service …

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India Installs SATCOM Ground Stations And Terminals In SAARC Member-States

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will deliver five ground stations and a total of 500 Very Small Aperture Terminals (VSAT) to enable its neighbours to benefit from satellite-based services such as TV, Internet, telephone, disaster management, and telemedicine. This programme is in response to China’s growing influence across Asia. …

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Indian Military Space: Hughes India And Sterlite Tech Enable Satcom Connectivity For Indian Navy

Hughes Communications India has been selected to provide a high-performance satellite broadband system for India’s Naval Communication Network (NCN). Sterlite Tech, a global data network solutions company, chose the Hughes system to deliver C- and Ku-band satellite services as part of its hybrid IP-MPLS (Internet Protocol – Multi Protocol Label …

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Indian Government Aims To Build LEO And MEO Satellite Communications Constellation

The Indian government is considering building a constellation of communications satellite is low-Earth and Medium-Earth orbits (LEO and MEO) in order to provide improved connectivity across the country with reduced latency, as the South Asian country seeks to be the latest entity to build a large constellation of satellites, albeit …

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U.S. Warns Of Consequences As Iran Prepares To Launch Satellites

As Iran makes preparation to launch three satellites using Iranian launch vehicles, the United States has warned Tehran not to conduct the launches and condemned the Iranian space programme as a deceptive measure that in reality is designed to help build long-range ballistic missiles. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo …

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ASX-Listed Sky And Space Global Misses Payments To GomSpace For Pearls CubeSats

Danish CubeSat manufacturer has apparently slow-rolled manufacturing of 200 Pearl CubeSats for the Australian Stock Exchange-listed New Space company Sky and Space Global after two payments thought to be worth U.S.$2.3 million have been missed, according to a report in Space News. The total contract between GomSpace and Sky and …

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Israel’s Ben Gurion University Develop Nanosatellite Imagery Technology

Ben-Gurion University (BGU) researchers in Israel have developed a new satellite imaging system that could revolutionize the economics and imagery available from space-based cameras and even Earth-based telescopes. “This is an invention that completely changes the costs of space exploration, astronomy, aerial photography, and more,” says Angika Bulbul, a BGU …

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Ethiopia’s Ethio Telecom May Acquire Communications Satellite

Ethiopia’s state-owned telecommunications provider, Ethio Telecom, is considering acquiring a communications satellite in order to provide connectivity to rural Ethiopia as well as to economic sectors in the northeast African country that will benefit from telecommunications infrastructure, such as agriculture and mining, according to a news story published in Ethiopian …

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