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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Malaysia inaugurates its first Space Forum in conjunction with LIMA 2023

An image captured by Pleiades Neo image on 24 May of the LIMA showsite, showing aircraft on static display including Airbus A400M and H225M operated by the Royal Malaysian Air Force. Credit Airbus

The 16th Edition of Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA), a biennial exhibition/conference, officially commenced on 23rd May 2023 in Langkawi (Malaysia) after a covid break. An exhibition traditionally focused on defence and military applications of aerospace and maritime is no stranger to displays of missiles, gun and automatic weapon prototypes and drones.

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Nelco invests in router maker to improve Indian satcoms network

Photo by Donald Giannatti on Unsplash Nelco

Nelco, an Indian satellite communications provider, has invested around $122 million in Piscis Networks, a network equipment start-up based in Mumbai, to bolster its services amid a growing competitive threat from international players. Nelco said in a stock exchange filing that it had bought an initial stake of just over 9% in Piscis Networks. Under the deal, Nelco can increase its stake to 30%. 

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Momentus to Deliver Nine Satellites to Orbit for Apogeo Space

Vigoride is a space tug that is under development by Momentus Space. Credit Momentus

Business Wire reported on the 5th of June that Momentus, a US commercial space company offering orbital transportation and in-space infrastructure services, has signed an agreement with Apogeo Space to provide orbital transportation services for nine satellites. These satellites are part of Apogeo’s planned 100-satellite Internet of Things (IoT) constellation. 

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