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UK Space Sector Lands In Singapore

More than 30 representatives from the UK space industry, universities and government—supported by the UK Space Agency—are visiting Singapore this week to explore new partnerships and opportunities in the Asia-Pacific region. The delegation will visit GeoWorks, ST Engineering, the National University of Singapore and the Nanyang Technological University, before attending …

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AzerCosmos Reports 70 Percent Increase In Satellite Services Export Revenues For 2019

AzerCosmos, the state space company of Azerbaijan, reports that it generated revenues of U.S.$43.4 million from the export of its satellite communications and Earth observation services in the calendar year of 2019, a 70 percent increase over its exports in 2018. In 2018 AzerCosmos generated only U.S.$25.6 million in export …

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Singapore’s Global Space And Technology Convention Opens With Project Cyclotron Investment Inititiative

Asia’s largest space and technology convention, the Global Space and Technology Convention (GSTC) is a cornerstone of the space industry in Asia. Organised by Singapore Space and Technology Limited (SSTL), the Convention is among the most comprehensive gathering of space agencies, industry leaders and future players, in Asia. GSTC 2020 …

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New South Wales And Luxembourg Sign MOU On Future Space Activities

The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and the State of New South Wales, Australia, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on future space activities. This agreement sets up a framework for cooperation on space-related activities in areas including space science and space policy and law. Particular emphasis is given to …

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Kazakhstan To Start Its Own Satellite Design And Manufacturing Industrial Base

Kazakhstan has revealed that it intends to stand up and establish its own satellite manufacturing capabilities and industry with the aim of being able to build and launch its own communications and Earth observation satellites, as well as scientific and technological testbed spacecraft. According to an unnamed official from the …

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Royal Thai Air Force’s First Satellite Expected To Be Launched In March 2020

The first satellite of the Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF), named Napa-1, is expected to be launched on board an Arianespace Vega satellite launch vehicle on 24 March 2020. This satellite is part of the RTAF’s new focus on the space domain, which is also likely to include a space …

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Skyrora Holds Successful Ground Tests Of Its Eco-Fueled Rocket Engine

Edinburgh-based satellite launch company Skyrora held successful ground tests on its 3D printed 30kN (kilonewton) liquid bi-propellant rocket engine in late January 2020. The engine uses an innovative environmentally friendly, proprietary process, high grade fuel called Ecosene, made from waste plastics, which aims to minimise the environmental impact of rocket …

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UK’s OneWeb Schedules Launch Of Second Batch Of 34 Satellites From Baikonur

OneWeb, the UK-headquartered global satellite communications company, is scheduled to launch its second batch of 34 satellites on 6-7 February 2020 on board a Soyuz 2.1B satellite launch vehicle from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. This marks the start of OneWeb’s regular launch campaign for 2020, which will grow its …

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RUAG Space Contributes Key Components To Sun Explorer Solar Orbiter Mission

A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket with Sun Explorer Solar Orbiter is scheduled to launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida on 7-8 February 2020. RUAG Space is supplying the thermal insulation, the structure of the satellite, and the on-board computer. “We have delivered key components, which enable this important …

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