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INRED Partners with SES Networks to Enable 1,000 Free Wi-Fi Hotspots to Connect Colombia

INRED Partners with SES Networks to Enable 1,000 Free Wi-Fi Hotspots to Connect Colombia

The Colombian Ministry of Telecommunications (Mintic) has selected local services provider INRED to install, operate and maintain 1,000 Wi-Fi hotspots in rural areas around the country as part of the Sustainable Universal Access project. Enabled by SES Network’s Signature Enterprise Solutions INRED will leverage managed satellite services with flexibility on …

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Exolaunch Successfully Completes Payload Integration of 28 Small Satellites

Exolaunch has completed a successful payload integration for a Soyuz launch from the Vostochny launch site. In total, Exolaunch has contracted and integrated for launch 28 commercial and educational satellites from Germany, France, the USA, Israel, the United Kingdom, Sweden, Finland, Thailand, Ecuador, the Czech Republic and Estonia. The complete …

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Ball Aerospace Successfully Commissions Small Satellite, Begins On-Orbit Testing of Green Fuel

Ball Aerospace commissions small satellite for NASA's Green Propellant Infusion Mission, begins on-orbit testing of propellant.

Ball Aerospace has officially commissioned NASA’s Green Propellant Infusion Mission (GPIM) and begun on-orbit testing of a non-toxic, high-performance propellant. GPIM launched on June 25, 2019 at 2:30 a.m. EDT on board a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket. “We are excited for the opportunity to advance in-space propulsion for the entire …

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Equatorial Space Industries joins ANSYS Startup Program

Volans launch vehicle, courtesy ESI

Singapore’s rocket tech startup, Equatorial Space Industries has joined the ANSYS Startup Program which offers industry-leading simulation tools to eligible startups. Access to ANSYS simulation tools will support ESI’s efforts in becoming Southeast Asia’s first commercial space launch startup. ESI plans to leverage ANSYS mechanical and fluid dynamics simulation capabilities …

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#SpaceWatchGL Themes: Interview Annalisa Donati of ESPI

The so-called New Space trend is developing, creating new opportunities and new challenges for all actors of the space sector. Understanding what is happening and (potential) implications is essential for sound decision-making. Yet, European stakeholders significantly rely on foreign evaluations and data, in particular to monitor private investment and assess …

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Research Concludes Space Weather Radiation Causes Damage to Electrically Propelled Satellites

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The use of electric propulsion for raising satellites into geostationary orbit can result in significant solar cell degradation according to a new study. The extended journey results in greater exposure to the damaging effects of space weather. Understanding the size of this risk is essential for commercial operators to take …

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Northrop Grumman to Design, Build and Integrate Two Arctic Satellites for Space Norway

Northrop Grumman Awarded Contract to Deliver Space-Based Broadband Communication Satellites to North Polar Region for Space Norway

Northrop Grumman has been awarded a contract by Space Norway to deliver its Arctic Satellite Broadband Mission (ASBM) system. Northrop Grumman will design, manufacture and integrate two satellites in addition to providing critical ground infrastructure. The ASBM satellites will carry multiple hosted payloads including an X-Band payload for the Norwegian …

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Hughes JUPITER System Selected to Power New Indonesian High-Throughput Satellite

Pictured, left to right, at a signing ceremony in Jakarta, Indonesia: Mr. Timotius Sulaeman, PT. Dian Semesta Sentosa; Mr. Adi Rahman Adiwoso, PT. PSN; Mr. Erry Riana Hardjapamekas, PT. PSN; Mr. Rudiantara, Minister of Communication & Information Technology; Mr. Ramesh Ramaswamy, Hughes; Mr. Vaibhav Magow, Hughes; Mr. Arif Medianto, PT. Pintar Nusantara Sejahtera; and Mr. Adi Widjonarko, PT. Nusantara Satelit Sejahtera.

HUGHES’ JUPITER System has been chosen as the ground network platform for a new satellite over Indonesia. The contract for construction and operation of the 150 Gbps “Multifunctional Satellite” has been awarded by the Government of Indonesia, through its Ministry of Communication and Informatics, to the PSN Consortium led by PT …

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