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Airbus Partners With Orbital Insight To Provide Geospatial Analytics To Global Client Base

Airbus Defence and Space has entered into a partnership with Orbital Insight, a U.S.-based geospatial analytics company, to build a suite of geospatial analytics services and tools. The agreement will provide Orbital Insight with access to Pleiades and SPOT satellite imagery at scale and provide Airbus with analytics services, making …

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Russia Formally Offers India Vyomanaut Selection And Training Assistance

Russia’s national space agency, Roscosmos, has formally offered its assistance to the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) in the selection and training of Vyomanauts as part of the Indian government’s human spaceflight programme, Gaganyaan. The offer was made during a meeting between Roscosmos and ISRO officials in Moscow on 14 …

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Arabsat And Newtec Sign Agreement To Provide HTS Coverage In Middle East And Africa

Newtec – the Belgian company specialising in designing, developing, and manufacturing equipment and technologies for satellite communications – and Arab Satellite Communications (Arabsat) have signed a new multi-million Euro contract, expanding their long-term partnership. The new agreement will enable the launch of new High Throughput Satellite (HTS) services throughout the …

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Jean-Yves Le Gall Unveils Details On Franco-Indian Maritime Surveillance Satellites

Jean-Yves Le Gall, the President of the French national space agency the Centre national d’études spatiales (CNES), has revealed details about the proposed Franco-Indian satellite-based maritime surveillance constellation that will provide Paris and New Delhi with maritime domain awareness (MDA) data across the Indian Ocean. In March 2018, India and …

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Singapore’s Kacific Selects Kratos To Build KACIFIC-1 Ground Stations

Singapore’s satellite broadband company Kacific has selected Kratos to design and build ground stations for the KACIFIC-1 Ka-band High Throughput Satellite (HTS) that will be launched in 2019. This U.S.$11 million deal will enable Kacific to deliver broadband services to the Pacific Rim and Southeast Asia. Kratos will help address …

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Japan’s PD Aerospace Defines Spaceplane Plans, Costs, And Timeline

Japanese New Space company PD Aerospace intends to develop a space plane capable of carrying passengers by 2023, making it the latest of a growing number of companies in the Asia-Pacific region seeking to enter the small satellite and space tourism market over the coming years. The Nagoya-based company plans …

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Luxembourg Space Agency Open For Business As New Space Hub

The Luxembourg Space Agency (LSA) officially launched operations on 12 September 2018 with the goal of promoting the further economic development of the Grand Duchy’s space industry by attracting businesses, developing human resources, providing innovative financial solutions, and supporting educational and research infrastructure. Unlike many similar organisations abroad, Luxembourg’s space …

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Sultanate Of Brunei To Host Indian Satellite Tracking And Telemetry Station

The Indian government cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has been briefed about a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between India and the Sultanate of Brunei Darussalam covering space cooperation and the establishment of a telemetry, tracking, and command (TT&C) station in the Southeast Asian country for orbiting satellites …

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UAE’s YahSat And Hughes Network Systems Create JV To Provide Satellite Broadband

The UAE’s Yahsat is creating a joint venture with U.S. company Hughes Network Systems to provide commercial Ka-band satellite broadband services across Africa, the Middle East, and Southwest Asia. Hughes will purchase a minority interest in the venture. The new venture will provide unserved and underserved communities with reliable, high-speed …

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