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Fleet Space Selects Tyvak To Mass-Produce Satellites For Its Low Earth Orbit constellation.

Australian New Space company Fleet Space Technologies has selected Italian aviation and aerosapce firm Tyvak International SRL to mass-produce satellites for its Low Earth Orbit constellation, according to an online statement by Flavia Tata Nardini, Fleet’s co-founder and CEO, posted on 21 February 2020. Fleet and Tyvak have been working …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op-Ed: ISRO And Satellites Launches – Why The Economic Survey Is Misleading

By Kartik Bommakanti The Economic Survey -2020, which preceded the Budget 2020-21 released by Nirmala Sitharaman’ first full budget as finance minister rather bizarrely focused almost exclusively on the number of launches undertaken by major space faring states including India as a good indicator of the strength and the health …

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Isotropic Demonstrates Performance Of Intellian’s NX-Series Antennas

US-based global internet services provider Isotropic Networks and Intellian, a South Korean provider of mobile satellite communication antenna systems, announced the completion of network acceptance testing on Intellian’’s new NX-Series of antennas. The testing was conducted at Isotropic’s Lake Geneva facility over its Amazonas-2 and Galaxy-28 networks and utilised ST …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op-Ed: The Global Space And Technology Convention 2020, Singapore: Pushing The Innovation Frontier 

By Anna Hazlett This was my second time attending the Global Space and Technology Convention (GSTC) in Singapore, held 5-7 February 2020. GSTC is just one example of the Singapore Space and Technology Association’s (SSTA) ongoing efforts to bolster Asia’s space & technology scene. The SSTA focuses on developing Singapore’s space …

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#SpaceWatchGL Perspectives: Kazuto Suzuki On Need For International Rules For Transparent Rendezvous And Proximity Operations

One of the more notable space stories of the past few weeks is that of two Russian satellites allegedly ‘stalking’ a KH-11 reconnaissance satellite operated by the US National Reconnaissance Office (NRO). Given heightened geopolitical tensions between great powers and the increasing occurrence of Rendezvous and Proximity Operations (RPO) in …

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Four New Chinese Beidou GNSS Satellites Declared Operational

Four new satellites for the Chinese BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) recently passed technical and system tests and checks in orbit, and have started operations within the BeiDou global navigation satellite servive (GNSS) network, according to China’s Satellite Navigation System Management Office. The four new satellites are the 41st, 49th, …

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#SpaceWatchGL Perspectives: Malcolm Davis On Russia’s Orbital Rendezvous With The United States

One of the more notable space stories of the past few weeks is that of two Russian satellites allegedly ‘stalking’ a KH-11 reconnaissance satellite operated by the US National Reconnaissance Office (NRO). Given heightened geopolitical tensions between great powers and the increasing occurrence of Rendezvous and Proximity Operations (RPO) in …

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Japanese Space Startup Space BD To launch Curtin University CubeSats Into Orbit

Curtin University and Tokyo-based start-up company Space BD Inc. will together launch two CubeSat satellites into orbit from the Japanese Experiment Module Kibo on the International Space Station (ISS). Space BD Inc. is the official service provider selected by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency  (JAXA) in the area of ISS utilisation …

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