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Iran’s President Rouhani Claims Indigenous Satellite Launch To Happen “In The Coming Weeks”

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani struck a defiant note on 11 January 2019 when he countered the U.S. threat of consequences should his government carry out the launch of two satellites using an Iranian satellite launch vehicle. “Today, our rockets are defensive means and a source of our pride. We will …

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Indian Space Exploration: Chandrayaan-2 Lunar Mission Launch Expected In April 2019

India’s second lunar mission, Chandrayaan-2, will be attempted in mid-April 2019, a senior Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) official said on 11 January 2019. Chandrayaan-2 will comprise a lander and a lunar rover. “We are targeting mid-April to launch Chandrayaan-2 as there were certain tests which could not be done …

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Japan Reaches Out To Allies For Satellite Reconnaissance And Intelligence Cooperation

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has visited London and Paris as part of an effort to strengthen Tokyo’s ties with Western intelligence in order to counter increasing Chinese military and espionage activities throughout the Asia-Pacific region. These visits to the United Kingdom and France have been coupled with greater engagement …

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Intelsat Joins GSMA To Advance Hybrid Networks And 5G Development

Intelsat S.A., operator of the world’s first Globalized Network and leader in integrated satellite communications, announced that it has joined the Global System for Global Communications Association (GSMA – originally known as the Groupe Spécial Mobile), the organization representing mobile operators worldwide, to further strengthen the integration of satellite and …

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Deployed British Forces To Receive BFBS Broadcasts Via SES Networks

Greater numbers of British forces and their families stationed abroad, including Royal Navy ships at sea, will receive a range of popular British TV and radio programming from the British Forces Broadcasting Service (BFBS) via SES satellites in a new multi-year agreement announced today by SES. The increased capacity will …

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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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