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Viasat Forms Regional Partnerships to Build a Real-Time Earth Ground Station in Australia

Building on its existing presence in Australia, Viasat plans to launch a Real-Time Earth (RTE) facility in Alice Springs, Australia. Viasat has partnered with the Centre for Appropriate Technology (CfAT), an Aboriginal not-for-profit science and technology company based in Alice Springs, which will build and own the facility through its …

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Equatorial Space Industries Secures Angel Funding

Equatorial Space Industries has secured Angel capital from individual investors earlier this year enabling the company to continue the development of its innovative, hybrid rocket systems. The investment round allows the previously all-volunteer organisation to move towards a full-time business operations, and to secure new premises in the Pioneer area …

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Vietnam And France Discuss Earth Observation And Space Climate Observatory Cooperation

The President of the Centre national d’études spatiales (CNES), Jean-Yves Le Gall, met with Chau Van Minh, President of the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST) at the CNES head office in Paris on 27 May 2019, in the presence of Pham Anh Tuan, Director of the Vietnam National …

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Thai Engineers Visit UK’s SSTL For THEOS-2 Technology Transfer

UK’s Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. (SSTL) welcomed Customer Engineers from Thailand’s Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (GISTDA) to its premises in Guildford, UK, to participate in the THEOS-2 SmallSAT Earth Observation project. The THEOS-2 SmallSAT project is centred around the transfer of knowledge to enable the Thai engineers to …

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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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France And Indian State of Kerala To Cooperate Developing New Space Ecosystems

On the occasion of the meetings between CNES’s Directorate of Innovation, Applications and Science (DIA) and the Government of Kerala, India, on 16, 17 and 18 May 2019, the Centre national d’études spatiales (CNES), through its Connect-by-CNES programme (CbC), and the Kerala Start-Up Mission (KSUM) signed a Letter of Intent …

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Third France-South Korea Space Forum Takes Place In Seoul

The President of the French national space agency (Centre national d’études spatiales – CNES), Jean-Yves Le Gall, and Lim Cheol-Ho, President of the Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI), in the presence of Agnès Pannier-Runacher, Secretary of State to the Minister of the Economy and Finance, and Fabien Penone, France’s Ambassador …

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China Private Space: LandSpace Successfully Tests Oxygen-Methane Engine

TQ 12 Engine, courtesy LandSpace

Private Chinese company, LandSpace, has successfully tested an oxygen-methane engine. Called TQ-12, the 80-tonne thrust engine completed the 20-second test and has the third highest thrust level in comparison with the same engine type, in the world. Using gas that is readily available, the engine is low cost and also …

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