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SKAO builds two large telescopes in South Africa and Australia

Paris, 5 February 2021. – One in Australia, the other one in South Africa: The UK-based observatory organization SKAO launched “a new era for radio astronomy”, building and operating “the two largest and most complex radio telescope networks ever conceived to address fundamental questions about our universe”, SKAO said. The …

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EU to invest €82.5 million in Pan-African Programme

Paris, 19 January 2021. – The European Union (EU) spends €82.5 million to support six infrastructure and digitalisation projects of the Pan-African Programme, Space in Africa reported. The six projects span multiple sectors such as air transport, digitalisation, regional integration and trade, and sustainable resource management, Space in Africa said. …

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Eutelsat’s High Throughput Satellite Konnect starts services

Paris, 17 November 2020. – Nearly a year after its launch, Eutelsat’s next generation High Throughput satellite Konnect has now entered into services at its orbital position 7 degrees East, the company announced. The spacecraft was launched in January 2020 but could not start because the Covid lockdown delayed the …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Quantum Technology and Impact of the Global Space Security

by Rania Toukebri Cyberattacks are exponentially increasing over time, improving the security of communications is crucial for guaranteeing the protection of sensitive information for states and individuals. For states, securing communications is mandatory for a strategic geopolitical influence. Most technologies have been based on classical laws of physics. Modern communication …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: SATELLITE IMAGERY MONITORING CONFLICT & ARMS EMBARGO

by Skye Boag, Marketing Manager at European Space Imaging Since February 2011, there has been an arms embargo imposed by the United Nations Security Council on Libya concerning the supply of arms and military equipment to and from Libya. This embargo is repeatedly violated by countries funnelling not only goods …

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EOS Data Analytics to provide precision farming tool on Dragonfly

Luxembourg, 21 October 2020. – The Californian satellite imagery provider EOS Data Analytics will launch two multispectral imagers with South-African Dragonfly Aerospace into Low Earth Orbit (LEO) in 2022, the company announced. The payloads will be “particularly useful for the commercial agricultural industry,” the company said. “Multispectral images are critical for tracking …

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L3Harris selected by Airbus for next-gen satellite antenna

L3Harris Technologies (NYSE:LHX) has been selected by Airbus Defence and Space to build a space reflector antenna for a next-generation satellite which will provide mobile telecommunication services throughout the Middle East, Africa, Europe and Central Asia. The geostationary satellite, owned and operated by Yahsat/Thuraya, will carry an L-band payload that will …

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Azercosmos and Globecast Extend Partnership to Deliver Satellite Services to Africa

Azercosmos, a leading satellite operator in the South Caucasus, has signed an extended partnership agreement with Globecast, the global solutions provider for media, to increase capacity and coverage across Africa. As a result of this expanded relationship with Azercosmos, Globecast is able to supply its customers across the continent with …

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