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SES Helps Ivory Coast Accelerate Its Digital Transformation

Ivory Coast’s public broadcasting company, the Société Ivoirienne de Télédiffusion (SIDT), has selected SES as its digital partner in a major move to meet the country’s 2020 deadline for switching over from analogue to digital broadcasting. Under this multi-year agreement, 60 analogue turned digital channels will be broadcast with brighter, …

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UAE’s YahClick and Zimbabwe’s ZodSat Partner To Provide Satellite Broadband

YahClick, the leading satellite broadband service from UAE-based global satellite operator Yahsat and its partner Hughes Network Systems has announced the start of a strategic partnership with Zodsat, a market-leading teleport, satellite, and terrestrial network operator in Zimbabwe. Under the agreement, Zodsat is committed to capacity on Yahsat’s Ka-band Al …

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UNOOSA and ESA join forces to address the space debris challenge

The UN Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and the European Space Agency (ESA) have signed a joint statement on their wish to cooperate on the challenge of space debris. The two organisations agreed to work together to increase global understanding and the consolidation of knowledge on space debris; to …

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Canal Algérie Broadcasting From Arabsat-5C With GlobeCast DTH Solutions

Arabsat announced on 20 May 2019 that Canal Algerie is now available on Arabsat-5C, the leading Arabic satellite platform for Direct-To-Home (DTH) services over Africa. Canal Algerie is an Algerian French-speaking public television channel, owned by EPTV (Algerian Public Television), who also owns A3 (available on BADR-6), Terrestrial TV, Tamazight …

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UK’s Avanti Communications Signs Long-Term Bandwidth Contract With Turksat

Avanti Communications, a leading provider of satellite data communications services in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, has signed a long term bandwidth contract with the Turkish communications satellite operator Turksat. Under the contract, Turksat will commit to 1.8 ghz of capacity on Hylas 2 for the next three years …

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Senegal And France To Cooperate In Developing Space Cluster

According to Joseph Ibeh of Space in Africa, the Government of Senegal is set to grow the nation’s capability in the development of small satellites and space applications following a recommendation resulting from national consultations on the future of higher education in the prominent West African country. On 14 January …

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Inaugural Ariane 6 Flight Set to Loft OneWeb Satellites

The maiden flight of Ariane 6 will see the new vehicle carrying OneWeb satellites that will build out the company’s new global, high-speed, low latency satellite-based network designed to address the most demanding global connectivity challenges worldwide. Ariane 6 will be available to OneWeb from the second half of 2020 …

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SGAC Announces Malisetti Foundation Scholarship Winner

SGAC and the Malisetti Foundation are proud to announce that Senjuti Mallick will be sponsored to attend the 8th Space Generation Fusion Forum (5 – 8 April, 2019), and the 35th Space Symposium (8 – 12 April, 2019). The award from the Malisetti Foundation will partially cover the expenses up to a maximum amount …

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NSR Predicts Significant Growth of In-Orbit Servicing Market Over Next Decade

NSR’s In-Orbit Servicing Markets, 2nd Edition (IoSM2) report forecasts $4.5 billion in cumulative revenues from In-Orbit Satellite Services by 2028. While growth is anticipated across all applications in all orbits, GEO satellite life extension will yield the largest share of revenues. As more LEO constellations start to launch, NGEO players …

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OneWeb Follows Maiden Launch with Strong Investor Support

OneWeb has secured its largest fundraising round to date with the successful raise of $1.25 billion in new capital. This brings the total funds raised to $3.4 billion. This round was led by SoftBank Group Corp., Grupo Salinas, Qualcomm Technologies Inc., and the Government of Rwanda. The new funds, following …

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