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China’s LandSpace Set For Inaugural Launch Of Zhuque-1 SLV By End Of 2018

Chinese New Space satellite launch company LandSpace has announced that it intends to carry out the inaugural launch of its Zhuque-1 satellite launch vehicle (SLV) by the end of 2018. The Zhuque-1 SLV is a three-stage solid-fuel rocket that is 19 metres tall, 1.35 metres in diameter, and weighs 27 …

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Inmarsat And Australia’s Auxilium Partner To Provide Industrial Internet of Things Solutions

Inmarsat, the UK-based global satellite communications company, is partnering with Auxilium, an Australian mining company, for the provision of Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT) and communications solutions to the mining sector. In this formal partnership, Auxilium will deploy satellite connectivity from Inmarsat in its IIoT solutions to ensure that mining …

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Expert Says What Needs To Be Done To Help Russian Private Space Companies


If one wants to attract private companies and investments to the Russian space industry, it is necessary to amend the existing legislation, Valentin Uvarov, vice-president of the International Association of Space Activities Participants, member of the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Space Council, says. As previously stated by Dmitry Rogozin, General …

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India’s Antrix Corporation To Launch SSTL’s NovaSAR-1 And SSTL-S1-4 In September 2018

India’s Antrix Corporation Limited, the commercial arm of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), has signed an agreement with the UK’s Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. (SSTL), for the launch of NovaSAR-1, a small Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellite, into a 580-kilometer altitude Sun-synchronous orbit, and SSTL S1-4, a high-resolution Earth …

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Turkey’s 100-Day Space Plan Undermined By Collapse Of Lira And Erdogan’s Defiance

Amidst a worsening economic crisis, largely self-inflicted by the unorthodox economic policies of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and deteriorating relations with its longstanding ally the United States, Turkey has rolled out a 100-day action plan to initiate its space ambitions. The 100-day action plan has been prepared by the Turkish …

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Australia’s Buccaneer Risk Mitigation Mission CubeSat Paves Way For Future Missions

Australia’s Buccaneer Risk Mitigation Mission Cubesat, a joint mission between the Australian Defence Science and Technology (DST) Group and the University of New South Wales (UNSW), has performed according to plan since its launch in late 2017 and is paving the way for follow-on Buccaneer missions. The mission was launched …

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UK’s Goonhilly Earth Station Partners With Spacebit To Provide Blockchain SATCOM Solutions

The UK’s Goonhilly Earth Station is partnering with Spacebit, a pioneer in space blockchain applications, to provide blockchain solutions for satellite communications, Internet of Things, space exploration, and satellite security. The partnership aims to lower the barrier to entry to access to space communication and application networks. Blockchain technology can …

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Australian-Singaporean Gilmour Space Technologies Successfully Conducts Eris Rocket Engine Test

The Australian and Singaporean New Space launch company, Gilmour Space Technologies, conducted its most powerful orbital engine test to date on 16 August 2018 as part of its preparations for a key suborbital test flight in the fourth quarter of this year. “We achieved a record 80 kilonewtons (kN – or 18,000 pounds) of thrust from a 17-second …

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