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China’s New Space Race: LandSpace Expected To Attempt Zhuque-1 Orbital Launch On 27 October

Chinese New Space satellite launch company LandSpace is expected to attempt the maiden orbital launch of its Zhuque-1 launch vehicle from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre (JSLC) in China’s Gobi Desert on 27 October 2018, according to a report by Andrew Jones in GBTimes. If successful, the Zhuque-1 launch will …

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UAE’s MBRSC Shortlists 15 Space Startups As Part Of “Innovation Challenge”

WAM/SWGL – The UAE’s Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) has shortlisted 15 space technology startups for its “Innovation Challenge,” as part of its participation in the Gulf Information Technology Exhibition’s (GITEX) Future Stars. One of the largest events for startups and entrepreneurs in the region, GITEX Future Stars is …

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Rocket Lab Selects Wallops Flight Facility for U.S. Launch Site

U.S. orbital launch provider Rocket Lab has confirmed it will build its first U.S. launch pad for the Electron rocket at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, United States. The site will be Rocket Lab’s second dedicated launch complex and builds on Rocket Lab’s existing ability to launch up to …

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South Korea And France Join Forces For Space Climate Observatory

On the sidelines of a state visit to France by South Korean President Moon Jae-In, the French National space agency, the Centre national d’études spatiales (CNES), and the Korean Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) and the Korean Meteorological Administration (KMA) signed a letter of intent committing all parties to developing the …

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AzerCosmos Courted By Airbus In French Race For Central Asian Satellite Market

Airbus Defence and Space has offered to build capacity in and boost the Azerbaijani space industry, according to Airbus Vice-President for Eurasia Silvere Delaunay. “Airbus has developed important relationships with AzerCosmos. Airbus would like to become part of the Azerbaijan’s space industry as a long term partner for the future …

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Israel’s Gilat And Brazil’s Hispamar To Launch Satellite Broadband In Brazil

Israel’s Gilat and Brazil’s Hispamar have announced a partnership that will launch satellite-based broadband services throughout Brazil in order to expand Internet access and bridge the Digital Divide. The plan, announced by both companies in an event held in São Paulo as part of the Futurecom fair, will offer a …

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ASX-Listed Kleos Space Signs 2nd MoU With Airbus For Manufacturing In-Space Cooperation

Luxembourg-based and ASX-listed Kleos Space S.A, a New Space technology operator, today has announced the signature of a second Memorandum of Understanding with Airbus Defence and Space, as both companies investigate opportunities to collaborate for the manufacture In-Space of structural elements. Kleos Space and parent company Magna Parva (UK) have …

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Singapore’s AddValue Partners With Network Innovations For U.S. IFleetOne Push

Addvalue, the Singaporean mobile satellite communications company, has announced that it is partnering with U.S. company Network Innovations Inc. to jointly market Addvalue’s iFleetOne TM maritime satellite communications terminal along with its proprietary Vessel Monitoring System (VMS), the Addvalue iFleetOne VMS TM, to the Northwest American fisheries sector. Singapore Exchange …

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Israel’s SpaceIL Receives $2 Million From ISA; SpaceX Launch Deferred To January 2019

Israel’s Space Agency (ISA) and the Israeli Ministry of Science and Technology announced on 10 October 2018 that they will support the Lunar projects of the SpaceIL organization with up to U.S.$2 million in funding. SpaceIL is an Israeli startup founded in 2010 by engineers Yariv Bash, Kfir Damari, and …

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