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Intelsat Selects SpaceX To Launch Intelsat 40e Satellite

Intelsat has selected SpaceX as its launch partner for Intelsat 40e (IS-40e). The launch is planned for 2022 on SpaceX’s American-built Falcon 9 launch vehicle. “We look forward to working with SpaceX to launch Intelsat 40e in 2022,” said Intelsat Chief Services Officer Mike DeMarco. “IS-40e will join the Intelsat Epic …

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UK’s Inmarsat Launches Connectivity Services In Saudi Arabia Across Land, Sea And Air

Global mobile satellite communications firm Inmarsat announced on 18 February 2020 that it will bring its world-leading maritime, aviation, and enterprise connectivity solutions to customers based in Saudi Arabia through new partner agreements. The company additionally announced that it has secured new spectrum licences to deliver both its narrow-band (L-band) …

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SpaceX Receives FCC Approval To Deploy One Million Starlink ‘UFO’ User Terminals In US

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has approved SpaceX’s February 2019 application to deploy up to one million user terminals throughout the United States for the Starlink satellite communications constellation. In a public notice posted on the FCC’s website on 18 March 2020, the US government agency granted SpaceX a …

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Lockheed Martin Selects SEAKR Wolverine Mission Processor For Protected Tactical SATCOM

SEAKR Engineering announced on 23 March 2020 that it has been selected to join Lockheed Martin’s team to help design and build a prototype payload for the U.S. Space Force’s Protected Tactical Satellite Communications (SATCOM), or PTS, program. PTS is a next-generation capability connecting warfighters with more agile and jam-resistant SATCOM. …

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GMV’s Space Business Grows By 30%

Spanish technology multinational GMV reports that 2019 was a red-letter year for its space business. Its turnover, topping €140 million (US$149.6 million) for a total €245 million (US$261.8 million) group revenue, is up nearly 30% on the previous year. These figures confirm that GMV’s space business is still booming, multiplying …

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UAE Space Agency And MBRSC Launch Kibo Robot Programming Challenge

The UAE Space Agency, in collaboration with Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC), has launched the Kibo Robot Programming Challenge (Kibo-RPC), an educational competition about creating a program to operate free-flying robots in the International Space Station (ISS).    Students from all over the UAE are invited to take part …

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