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Australian Space Agency Signs Collaboration Agreement With Boeing For Aussie Space Development

Boeing and the Australian Space Agency have signed a Statement of Strategic Intent to help advance the agency’s goals to expand Australia’s domestic space industry. By 2030, Australia would like to grow the space market segment from AU$3.9 billion to AU$12 billion and double space industry employment from about 10,000 …

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Singapore’s Spacechain Expands Operations To The United Kingdom

Singapore-based SpaceChain has expanded its operations to the United Kingdom to leverage Europe’s advanced space technologies and to drive economic development through SpaceChain’s satellite infrastructure and blockchain technology. SpaceChain UK Limited will be based in Harwell, Oxfordshire at the Satellite Applications Catapult (SAC), an independent innovation and technology company created …

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Rocket Lab To Produce In-House Designed Photon Satellite Platform

U.S. small satellite launch company Rocket Lab has announced the next evolution of its mission services; the in-house designed and built Photon™ satellite platform. As the global leader in small satellite launch, Rocket Lab now delivers an integrated spacecraft build and launch service. The end-to-end mission solution enables small satellite …

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Brexit In Orbit: U.S. Think Tank Publishes Report On Brexit And Its Impact On The UK Space Sector

The impending separation of the United Kingdom from the European Union (or “Brexit”) will have a seismic effect upon British society and commerce, and the growing British space sector will be no exception. A new report by The Aerospace Corporation’s Center for Space Policy and Strategy (CSPS), What Brexit Means …

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UK’s Avanti Communications Signs Long-Term Bandwidth Contract With Turksat

Avanti Communications, a leading provider of satellite data communications services in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, has signed a long term bandwidth contract with the Turkish communications satellite operator Turksat. Under the contract, Turksat will commit to 1.8 ghz of capacity on Hylas 2 for the next three years …

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Denmark’s GomSpace And Sky And Space Global Revise Satellite Production Agreement

GomSpace and Sky and Space Global have entered into a “Heads of Agreement” for one new agreement and replacement of the original agreement entered into in 2017 (as amended). GomSpace Group AB and Sky and Space Global have conducted recent evaluation discussions regarding the provision and manufacturing by GomSpace of …

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European Space Agency To Help Germany’s PTScientists Get To The Moon In 2020

European Space Agency (ESA) operations specialists are helping flight planners at new European space startup PTScientists, headquartered in Berlin, pilot their way to the Moon. PTScientists are planning to launch lunar landers and rovers as a regular service in the future, with an inaugural flight expected in 2020. Specialists from …

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Space Silk Road: China And Arab States Pledge To Increase Applications For Beidou GNSS

The second China-Arab States BDS Cooperation Forum was held in the Tunisian capital city of Tunis on 1 April 2019 to discuss measures and initiatives that will increase the use of China’s Beidou navigation satellite system (BDS) in the Arab world with the aim of elevating cooperation in high-technology between …

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German Space Innovation: DLR And The University Of Stuttgart Test Laser Communications For Satellite Imagery

Earth observation satellites play a key role in weather forecasting, climate research, monitoring of the planet’s surface and the detection of forest fires. These tasks require satellites to transmit very large amounts of data to the ground for analysis. Today’s radio systems are reaching their limits in this area. Optical …

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Amazon Looking To Bridge Digital Divide With Proposed Project Kuiper Satellite Broadband Mega-Constellation

Online retail and cloud computing giant Amazon is likely joining the satellite communications mega-constellation competition according to filings made at the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) on its behalf by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC), GeekWire.com reports. The proposed mega-constellation is dubbed Project Kuiper and will, if it goes ahead, consist of …

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