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Thaicom and RSCC Enter into Partnership Agreement

Thaicom has signed an Agreement of Intention with Russian Satellite Communications Company (RSCC) to collaborate on the joint development of a service offering for maritime satellite broadband connectivity. According to the framework of the agreement, Thaicom and RSCC will initially study roaming options on their proprietary maritime VSAT networks. Roaming …

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Australian Government Commits to Join NASA in Lunar Exploration and Beyond

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced his nation’s intention to join the United States’ Moon to Mars exploration approach, including NASA’s Artemis lunar programme. The announcement took place at a ceremony on Saturday at NASA Headquarters in Washington during which NASA Deputy Administrator, Jim Morhard, and Head of the …

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Satellogic Partners With China’s ABDAS To Provide Earth Observation Data

Satellogic, the world’s first vertically integrated geospatial analytics company, has announced that they have partnered with ABDAS, based in Henan Province, China, to deliver exclusive access to a dedicated constellation of satellites. The total amount of the agreement is more than U.S.$38 million. As a result of this agreement, ABDAS …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op’ed: China extends terrestrial rivalries into orbit with new space race

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and Dr. Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and texts. This is “China extends terrestrial rivalries into orbit with new space race”, originally published 23 August 2019 at The Nikkei Asian Review. On Friday (23 August 2019), …

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Clearbox Systems and Kythera Space Solutions Announce Strategic Partnership

Clearbox Systems Pty Ltd, Australia’s leading provider of SATCOM ground control systems, and Prime Contractor for the Australian Defence Force’s (ADF) SATCOM ground control element, and Kythera Space Solutions, the industry leader in dynamic management systems for next-generation satellites and networks, announced they have entered into a strategic partnership to offer …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op’ed: India’s strategy in space is changing. Here’s why

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and Dr. Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and texts. This is “India’s strategy in space is changing. Here’s why”, originally published 14 August 2019 at World Economic Forum website. After a gap of more than a …

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NTT DOCOMO Awards Gilat an LTE Satellite Backhaul Project to Expand Its LTE Footprint

Gilat has announced that NTT DOCOMO has awarded Gilat a project for LTE satellite backhaul, to expand its LTE footprint. Gilat, in partnership with SKY Perfect JSAT, will provide NTT DOCOMO with a solution for rural coverage extension, while ensuring secure and robust coverage even in the most challenging weather …

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Satellite technology saves lives in Indonesia

Inmarsat has marked the successful closure of a three-year fisheries innovation project using a dedicated Vessel Monitoring System, as part of the UK Space Agency’s International Partnership programme (IPP). Working with the Indonesian Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF) and its Department of Fisheries, the project used low-cost, solar-powered …

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GomSpace and UnseenLabs Commission BRO-1 in Record Time

GomSpace has successfully delivered and commissioned the satellite bus for UnseenLabs BRO-1, launched from New Zealand by Rocket Lab on August 19. The launch and early operations phase was successfully completed in only a few days, and the spacecraft is ready to commence operation for UnseenLabs. GomSpace Launch and Early …

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China’s first medium-scale launcher with LOX/LCH4 propellants ZQ-2 soliciting payloads worldwide

Chinese commercial launcher developer and launch service provider LandSpace announced during the MAKS 2019 show, that the company is seeking and accepting payloads from around the world for the maiden launch of its proprietary ZhuQue-2 (ZQ-2) launcher powered by a LOX/LCH4 liquid-propellant rocket engine (LRE). LandSpace President Zhang Long stated, “As China’s …

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