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Peraton Awarded US$219M Contract To Provide Satellite Communications to Africom

Peraton has been awarded a US$218.6 million contract to provide commercial satellite communications services for the United States Africa Command (AFRICOM). The single award blanket purchase agreement was issued by the U.S. Air Force Space Command (AFSPC) in coordination with the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). Known as CTC0307, the …

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AfricaXP Selects Eutelsat For DTH Satellite Services Across Sub-Saharan Africa

Channel network and content distributor AfricaXP has signed multi-year agreements with Eutelsat Communications for Ku-band capacity on two Eutelsat satellites, positioned at 16° East and 7° East. This capacity will enable AfricaXP to extend the reach of its DTH free-to-air TV platform, Premium.Free and launch an inaugural, 10 channel French language …

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SANSA And NASA Sign Deep Space Communications Study Agreement

The South African National Space Agency (SANSA) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) recently signed an agreement to partner in a study to conduct technical and environmental research on the potential to establish a ground station in South Africa. This station will support future near-Earth and deep space …

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Belgian Development Agency Partners With SES To Connect Foreign Aid Projects In Africa Via Satellite

The Belgian development agency Enabel and SES S.A., a leader in global content connectivity solutions, will deliver satellite-based communications for the development and foreign aid projects spearheaded by the Belgian and other European governments. Under the multi-year framework contract awarded following a public tender, SES will bring managed end-to-end connectivity …

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Eutelsat KONNECT Successfully Launched For African Connectivity Operations

The EUTELSAT KONNECT satellite was successfully launched into Geostationary Transfer Orbit by Arianespace using an Ariane 5 rocket that lifted off from the Guiana Space Centre in Kourou, French Guiana, at 9.05 pm Universal Time (10.05 pm CET) on 16 January 2020. The separation of the all-electric satellite occurred after …

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#SpaceWatchGL Interviews: Adrian Zevenbergen and Skye Boag of European Space Imaging

European Space Imaging is a leading supplier of high-resolution satellite imagery to customers in Europe, North Africa and CIS. The company was founded in 2002 and is based in Munich, Germany. SpaceWatch.Global’s Torsten Kriening had the chance to speak with Managing Director Adrian Zevenbergen at SpaceTechExpo Europe in Bremen about …

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UK’s OneWeb Awarded Satellite Communications Landing Rights In Nigeria

The Nigerian Communicatons Commission (NCC) has released a list of 55 authorised space stations and the licensees allowed to provide satellite communications services across Nigerian sovereign territory, with the UK’s OneWeb being the only megaconstellation provider listed. Other satellite communications providers on the list include Inmarsat, Eutelsat, SES, Intelsat, Avanti …

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#SpaceWatchGL Interviews: André Rypl of UN COPUOS

SpaceWatch.Global recently caught up with Andre Rypl, Chair of the 62nd session of the UN COPUOS, to get an update on the 21 Guidelines for the Long-Term Sustainability of Outer Space Activities. Thank-you for the opportunity to provide some background information and details on the 21 Guidelines for the Long-Term …

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