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India’s Gaganyaan Mission: ISRO’s Human Spaceflight Plans Starting To Take Shape

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is aiming for the first crewed Gaganyaan human spaceflight mission to take place in December 2021. Following the Indian government’s recent allocation of U.S.$1.4 billion for the Gaganyaan mission, ISRO has revealed how much of this budget boost will be spent in achieving an …

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Sky & Space Global Signs Further MoUs, Bolstering African Customer Base

Nanosatellite operator, Sky and Space Global (SAS), has signed two Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) that will strengthen its growth strategy on the African continent. The first has been signed with Extensia Bridge, a company that works with different tier-1 solution providers utilising innovative technologies for businesses, organisations and customers especially …

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Kacific Selects Newtec Dialog Platform For Kacific-1 Asia-Pacific Satellite Broadband

Newtec, a leader in the design, development and manufacture of equipment for satellite communications, announced on 9 January 2019 that its Newtec Dialog® VSAT multiservice platform has been selected by broadband satellite operator, Kacific, for its new High Throughput Satellite, Kacific-1, to significantly expand its broadband service delivery in underserved …

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UK’s Surrey Satellite Completes EUTELSAT QUANTUM Small GEO Platform

Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. (SSTL) has completed the build of the platform for EUTELSAT QUANTUM, the world’s first geostationary telecommunications satellite that will be fully reconfigurable in orbit. The EUTELSAT QUANTUM satellite is being built under a public–private partnership between the European Space Agency (ESA) and the satellite operator Eutelsat …

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GomSpace Luxembourg To Offer Constellation Operations Management As A Service

GomSpace Luxembourg, a subsidiary of Denmark-based GomSpace, has announced that it will start offering constellation operations management-as-a-service for clients in 2019. GomSpace argues that, “satellites are getting smaller and cheaper, constellations are getting larger and more complex. The cost reductions achieved by nanosatellites have enabled new business models, but few …

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CORRECTED: Sky and Space Global Responds To Gomspace Nonpayment Reports

Following reports earlier this week that Australian Stock Exchange-listed Sky and Space Global (SAS) had missed scheduled payments to its satellite manufacturer GomSpace, the narrowband satellite communications company that aims to put in orbit a constellation of Nanosatellites called ‘Pearls’ by 2020, said that the outstanding payments will be settled …

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Small Satellite Launch Market Revenues To Exceed $69 Billion By 2030 – Report

Frost & Sullivan forecasts an estimated launch demand for 11,746 small satellites for new constellation installations and replacement missions by 2030. Such demand would take the small-satellite launch services market past the U.S.$69 billion mark and present significant growth opportunities throughout the industry. In order to keep up with market …

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Switzerland’s Astrocast Launches 3 New ‘Pilots’ For Affordable IoT

Swiss satellite operator, Astrocast, has lofted three new pilot Nanosatellites that promote affordable Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity. The pilots are designed specifically for IoT applications and Astrocast’s two-way system allows companies to monitor and control their remote assets, including over-the-air upgrades at lower latency and cost than existing satellite …

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DigitalGlobe’s WorldView-4 Imaging Satellite Suffers Technical Failure In Orbit

Maxar Technologies Inc., a global technology innovator powering the new space economy, today reported that its WorldView-4 satellite experienced a failure in its control moment gyros (CMGs), preventing the satellite from collecting imagery due to the loss of an axis of stability. Efforts are ongoing in conjunction with its suppliers …

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