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India’s ISRO Opens Up To Private Industry For Substantial Satellite Manufacturing

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has signed contracts with three Indian companies for the manufacture of up to 27 satellites over the next three years, marking a change of direction for the ISRO in allowing Indian private industry to build space systems, rather than building them in-house. The two …

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Thailand’s mu Space Explores Developing Earth Observation Satellites With Space Systems Loral

Following its request for proposals from satellite manufacturers for the build of a communications satellite, Thailand’s mu Space has announced that it is working with U.S. satellite manufacturer Space Systems Loral (SSL), a subsidiary of Maxar Technologies, to develop concepts for communications and Earth observation satellites. mu Space has previously …

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GK Launch Services And Lavochkin Research and Production Association Sign Agreement On Fregat Upper Stage Production

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GK Launch Services and Lavochkin Research and Production Association have signed an agreement on the Fregat upper stage production, its adaptation to the launch vehicle and its delivery to the Baikonur cosmodrome. The upper stage will be used in the first commercial mission of GK Launch Services to launch the …

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Zimbabwe Creates National Space Agency – ZINGSA

Zimbabwe has become the latest African country to create a national space agency to help enable the country’s economic and social development and growth. The announcement of the agency was made Tuesday, 10 July 2018, by Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who hailed it as a “milestone,” according to various press reports. …

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UK’s Goonhilly Looks To Expand Business In Australia And Asia-Pacific

Industry veteran Bob Gough has joined the team at Goonhilly Earth Station as the company bids to expand its operations and develop new business opportunities across Australia and the Asia-Pacific. Gough will oversee commercial expansion across the region and will grow Goonhilly’s customer base in this new market, one that …

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Future Of Finland In Space Discussed At Arctic15

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On May 30-31, 2018 the annual Arctic15 event dedicated to establishing links between startups, corporations and investors was held in Helsinki, Finland. Every summer the capital of Finland welcomes attendees of Arctic15, the largest matchmaking event for young startups. This time, 1500-2000 people and 15 startups in various fields, from …

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