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5G And Satellites: Israel’s Gilat Announces 5G-Ready Satellite Backhaul Solution

Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, has announced the launch of a new powerful backhaul solution designed to deliver the high-performance required for next-generation services. The global trend of demand for higher throughputs and greater efficiencies will be further accelerated with 5G, …

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O3b MEO Satellites Arrive At Guiana Space Centre For Late March 2019 Launch

Four new O3b Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) satellites have arrived safely at the Guiana Space Centre in Kourou, French Guiana, in preparation for launch by a Soyuz rocket from Arianespace in late March 2019, SES has announced. The new Ka-band satellites will join SES’s existing constellation of 16 MEO satellites …

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Thailand’s Thaicom Reveals Shrunk Revenue In Latest Financial Results

Thaicom Public Company Limited (THCOM), Thailand’s first satellite operator, today announced financial results for the full-year ended 31 December 2018. The Company’s consolidated revenue from sales of goods and rendering of services for 2018 was Baht 6,008 million (U.S.$191 million), a decrease of 10.2% from Baht 6,689 million U.S.$212 million) …

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Russia And France Celebrate Historic Space Cooperation Ties

The head of the French national space agency, the Centre national d’études spatiales (CNES), Jean-Yves Le Gall, spoke at the French-Russian seminar organized by GIFAS, the French aerospace industries association, at the Espace Hamelin in Paris on 30 January 2019. President Le Gall kicked off the round table session on ‘The …

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Arianespace Successfully Lofts Communications Satellites For India, Saudi Arabia

Arianespace has successfully orbited two telecommunications satellites: the Saudi Geostationary Satellite 1/Hellas Sat 4 condosat for operators King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) and Hellas Sat; and GSAT-31 for the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). Arianespace’s first launch of the year took place on Tuesday, 5 February 2019 …

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Climate Change: France’s CNES Hosts Space Climate Observatory Meeting

The French national space agency, the Centre national d’études spatiales (CNES), hosted the first international meeting of the Space Climate Observatory (SCO) at its head office in Paris on 1 February 2019. This working meeting brought together more than 25 space agencies and four international organizations, with representatives from the …

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Exolaunch backs Momentus’ Vigoride service for bespoke in-orbit transportation

Reaching a desired orbit in space is set to become easier and more cost-effective, as space transportation start-up Momentus is soon to prove with its Vigoride service. German launch service provider, Exolaunch has signed a contract worth over U.S.$6 million with the Momentus to move its CubeSats and Microsatellites into …

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Brexit In Orbit: UK Space Industry Added 3,400 Jobs In Two Years In Spite Of Uncertainty

The UK’s space sector has seen significant growth in income, exports and employment with total income now standing at 14.8 billion pounds (U.S.$19.2 billion), Science Minister Chris Skidmore has announced. The main findings from the independent ‘UK space industry: size and health report’ show that, compared to the 2016 survey: …

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