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First EU-ESA Space Council In Eight Years Held, Discusses Space As Enabler

The Centre national d’études spatiales’s (CNES) President and ESA Council Chair, Jean-Yves Le Gall, attended the 9th Space Council between ESA and the European Union (EU) on 28 May 2019. It was a day of very high-level discussions on potential key areas of contribution for European space policy and Europe’s …

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Vietnam And France Discuss Earth Observation And Space Climate Observatory Cooperation

The President of the Centre national d’études spatiales (CNES), Jean-Yves Le Gall, met with Chau Van Minh, President of the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST) at the CNES head office in Paris on 27 May 2019, in the presence of Pham Anh Tuan, Director of the Vietnam National …

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Thai Engineers Visit UK’s SSTL For THEOS-2 Technology Transfer

UK’s Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. (SSTL) welcomed Customer Engineers from Thailand’s Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (GISTDA) to its premises in Guildford, UK, to participate in the THEOS-2 SmallSAT Earth Observation project. The THEOS-2 SmallSAT project is centred around the transfer of knowledge to enable the Thai engineers to …

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Luxembourg Space Agency Establishes Data Centre To Promote Access To Copernicus Satellite Imagery

Marc Serres, CEO of the Luxembourg Space Agency, announced the establishment of the Luxembourg Space Agency (LSA) Data Centre at the Space Forum in Luxembourg on 22 May 2019. The LSA Data Centre has been created to support businesses in Luxembourg with reliable, fast and intuitive access to data streams …

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SES Helps Ivory Coast Accelerate Its Digital Transformation

Ivory Coast’s public broadcasting company, the Société Ivoirienne de Télédiffusion (SIDT), has selected SES as its digital partner in a major move to meet the country’s 2020 deadline for switching over from analogue to digital broadcasting. Under this multi-year agreement, 60 analogue turned digital channels will be broadcast with brighter, …

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European New Space: Netherlands’ ISISpace Selected By University Of Hawaii To Build 6U CubeSat

Innovative Solutions in Space was selected by the University of Hawaii at Manoa’s Hawaii Space Flight Laboratory (HSFL) to realize their 6U platform. ISISpace and HSFL will work closely on the design for this challenging mission. ISISpace will provide the platform while the payload integration and flight preparation will be …

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GomSpace Tapped By ESA To Design Nano-Spacecraft For Asteroid Rendezvous Mission

GomSpace’s subsidiary in Luxembourg and the European Space Agency (ESA) have signed a contract of 400,000 Euros for the Phase A design of the Miniaturised Asteroid Remote Geophysical Observer (M-ARGO) mission. Under the contract GomSpace will be in charge of preliminary design of the mission, spacecraft and implementation planning. A …

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Celtic New Space: Scotland’s Clyde Space To Provide CubeSat Platform For Ireland’s EIRSAT-1

Sweden’s ÅAC Microtec AB has announced the first Celtic connection in space as Clyde Space, Scotland’s largest space company and subsidiary of ÅAC Microtec AB, signed a contract with University College Dublin (UCD).  The contract is of minor value but will see Clyde Space supply CubeSat platform equipment for Ireland’s …

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UAE’s YahClick and Zimbabwe’s ZodSat Partner To Provide Satellite Broadband

YahClick, the leading satellite broadband service from UAE-based global satellite operator Yahsat and its partner Hughes Network Systems has announced the start of a strategic partnership with Zodsat, a market-leading teleport, satellite, and terrestrial network operator in Zimbabwe. Under the agreement, Zodsat is committed to capacity on Yahsat’s Ka-band Al …

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France And Indian State of Kerala To Cooperate Developing New Space Ecosystems

On the occasion of the meetings between CNES’s Directorate of Innovation, Applications and Science (DIA) and the Government of Kerala, India, on 16, 17 and 18 May 2019, the Centre national d’études spatiales (CNES), through its Connect-by-CNES programme (CbC), and the Kerala Start-Up Mission (KSUM) signed a Letter of Intent …

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