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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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Gilat posts lower revenues and loss, but confident for second half 2020

Gilat Satellite Networks, a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, today reported its results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2020. Key Financial Highlights are: Revenues for Q2 2020 totaled $38.3 million compared with $59.7 million for Q2 2019. Q2 2020 – GAAP operating loss was …

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Dragonfly Aerospace Emerges from SCS Aerospace Group

Dragonfly Aerospace picks up the flag in latest chapter in the proud history of South African space engineering and space missions. This history starts with the national space program of the 1980’s and plots a path through 7 satellites and another 6 payloads built and launched with local and international …

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UK global-sustainability space projects receive £3.4 million cash boost

On World Humanitarian Day, the UK Space Agency announced £3.4 million of new funding for 10 leading-edge projects, backing UK academics using space to tackle global development problems – from the spread of malaria to human trafficking and forced labor. In 2018, there were an estimated 228 million cases and 405,000 …

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Space4Impact opens call for NewSpace companies to join

Space4Impact (www.space4impact.org) believes that space can do more for the Earth. Space4Impact will create an international ecosystem of governmental and non-governmental organisations, investors, entrepreneurs & corporates. The goal is to maximize the positive impact that space technologies, infrastructures and data can bring to the planet for a sustainable future. Through the …

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