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Australia’s Sky and Space Global Demonstrates Diamonds Testbed in Caribbean

Sky and Space Global (SAS), the New Space satellite communications company listed on the Australian Stock Exchange, successfully demonstrated the capabilities of its Diamonds test-bed Cubesats to the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) in Guyana, opening up the possibility of offering its narrowband communications service to the Caribbean. Prior to the …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op’Ed: UNISPACE+50: It Was The Best Of Times – It Was The Worst Of Times

By Dr. Michael K. Simpson The good, the bad, the great, and the ugly were all on display as the United Nations community gathered in Vienna last month to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first UN space policy conference. Dubbed UNISPACE+50, the celebration commemorated UNISPACE I, a conference that …

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NPO Avtomatiki to Develop Control System for Suborbital Tourist Launches


The Russian commercial space company CosmoCours has selected NPO Avtomatiki to develop the control system for its suborbital complex currently under development. The Yekaterinburg-based NPO Avtomatiki (the State Enterprise Scientific Production Association Of Automation) is a Roscosmos subsidiary. It is a leader in the development and production of electronic control …

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Singapore Targeted By France’s Thales Alenia Space For High-Resolution Earth Observation Satellite

Thales Alenia Space, one of France’s leading satellite manufacturers, is mounting an intense marketing campaign in Singapore to sell the small Southeast-Asian city-state a high-resolution Earth observation satellite. According to Intelligence Online, Thales Alenia Space intends to offer Singapore a high-end satellite system with resolution as low as 30 centimetres. …

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Planet to Provide Earth Monitoring Services to Thailand’s GISTDA

Planet is set to provide its imagery and analysis to Thailand under an agreement with the Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (GISTDA), an agency under Thailand’s Ministry of Science and Technology. The company will provide the organisation with Planet Basemaps over the country on a quarterly basis which will …

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Indonesia Eyes Partner Operator For National Broadband Satellite Initiative

Indonesia, the world’s largest island nation, is looking for an operator with which to partner on a 150Gbps High Throughput Satellite (HTS) satellite that will deliver Internet connectivity to its as yet unconnected population. The announcement was made on July 3, at the APSAT conference by Ir. Ismail, the ministry’s …

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Yuzhnoye Design Office and National Metallurgical Academy of Ukraine Sign Cooperation Agreement

The Yuzhnoye Design Office and the National Metallurgical Academy of Ukraine signed an agreement on scientific and technological as well as educational cooperation. The goal of the agreement is a business partnership and joint development of the scientific and innovation potential of both Yuzhnoye and the Academy. The agreement provides …

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#SpaceWatchGL Interviews: Sergey Sopov of S7 Space. Part II

S7 Space is the first Russian commercial company providing a full service on the launches of spacecrafts with use of the Zenit launch vehicles. Activity of S7 Space also includes operation support of space-rocket system “Zenit M” (“Land Launch” project) at Baikonur Cosmodrome. Our contributor Vitaly Egorov talked with Mr Sopov, …

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Australia’s Sky & Space Global Signs MoU With China Great Wall Industry Corporation For Pearl Constellation Launch

Sky and Space Global Ltd. (SAS), the New Space satellite communications company that is listed on the Australian Stock Exchange, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with China Great Wall Industry Corporation (CGWIC) for the potential launch of SAS’s Pearl constellation of satellites. Under the terms of this MOU, …

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