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Australia’s New South Wales Sends New Space Startups To AusTrade Landing Pad In United States

Australia’s New South Wales (NSW) is engaging in the emerging competition among other states such as South Australia to establish itself as Australia’s leading New Space hub by funding seven NSW space startups to attend the AusTrade Landing Pad last week. AusTrade Landing Pad, which was held in San Francisco, offered …

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UAE’s KhalifaSat To Be Launched From Japan In October 2018

KhalifaSat, the UAE Earth observation system that is also the first Emirati-built satellite, will be launched from Japan on 29 October 2018. KhalifaSat has been in development since 2013, and will be lofted into orbit from the Tanegashima Space Centre in Japan. The earth observation satellite will join the UAE’s …

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ASX-Listed Kleos Space Signs Cooperative Agreement With Airbus Defence & Space On Geolocation Opportunities

Kleos Space, the Luxembourg-based New Space company listed on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX), has been busy since its successful IPO on 24 August 2018 that raised approximately U.S.$8 million. On 31 August 2018 Kleos Space announced that it has signed a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Airbus Defence …

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India Looks To Enter Crowded Small Satellite Launcher Market With ISRO SSLV

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is developing a small launch vehicle that weighs no more than 100 tons that can loft a 500 kg satellite into a 500 km orbit. ISRO is currently earning about U.S.$40 million annually through launching small satellites for foreign customers, and aims to increase …

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Khrunichev Space Center Signed Contracts For 12 Angara Rockets

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The Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center has signed contracts for the production of 12 Angara-A5 heavy-lift launch vehicles. They are to be produced at the Center’s Production Association Polyot enterprise in the city of Omsk. According to Nikolai Sevastyanov, Khrunichev Space Center Chairman, Board of Directors, 12 launch …

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Turkish Hacktivist Group Ayyildiz Tim Hijack U.S. Journalist Social Media Account In Support Of Erdogan

In a textbook example of how cyber activity is often a mirror of geopolitics, a Turkish hacktivist group called Ayyildiz Tim has been accused of hacking and then hijacking the social media accounts of prominent U.S. journalists to spread messages in support of Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan. These cyber …

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China In Discussions With Belarus To Jointly Develop Earth Observation Satellite

China and Belarus are negotiating the joint development of an Earth observation satellite according to the Deputy Chairman of the Presidium of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus Sergei Kilin. Speaking with BelTA – the Belarusian news agency – on 28 August 2018, Kilin said, “We regularly discuss possible …

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Thailand and China Discuss Possible Joint Development And Manufacture Of Satellites As Part Of EEC-BRI Deal

Thai and Chinese officials have agreed to mutual trade and investments in a number of sectors – to include satellite manufacturing and applications – across and between Thailand’s Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) and the Chinese-led Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). The agreement ambitiously aims to increase Thai-Chinese trade from U.S.$73 …

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Australia’s Sky And Space Global Receives Frost & Sullivan Award As Best Global Nanosatellite Company

Sky and Space Global (SAS), the New Space narrowband satellite communications company listed on the Australian Stock Exchange, has been awarded a Company of the Year award by Frost & Sullivan as the best global nanosatellite company of the year. Previous winners of Frost & Sullivan’s Company of the Year awards …

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