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Secure Satellite IoT To Be Delivered By Partners, Cog And Fleet

Cog and satellite-based IoT start-up, Fleet have joined forces to advance the security of satellite-connected Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices. Cog, a provider of IoT security solutions, will provide Fleet with its D4 platform on trial projects around the world. Fleet connects hundreds, thousands or tens of thousands of industrial devices that …

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Japan’s Space One Aims To Provide Commercial Launch Services By 2022

Japan’s Space One has declared that it will begin commercial launch operations in 2022, revealing an ambitious agenda for a company entering a very crowded regional and international market. Space One plans to begin commercial launches of satellites in the fiscal year ending March 2022, as the growing field of …

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Thailand’s THEOS-2 Will Be Built By Airbus

In order to accelerate its priorities, the Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency of Thailand (GISTDA) has selected Airbus as partner for its next-generation national geo-information system. Known as THEOS-2, the programme will deliver significant benefits for Thailand’s society including capacity building and is fully in line with the country’s …

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Bambu Wireless Partners With Eutelsat For Satellite Broadband Coverage Of Philippines

Filipino company Bambu Wireless will use the Eutelsat-172 Satellite to provide broadband, maritime, and government connectivity services throughout the Philippines. The multi-year contract between Bambu and Eutelsat for capacity on the Eutelsat-172B satellite will be commercialised under the brand BambuSat, and it will enable connectivity services across the Philippines’ 6,000 …

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Planet and Airbus Collaborate on New Satellite Imagery Products

Taking the best of both company offerings, Planet and Airbus have signed an agreement to jointly develop a new range of satellite imagery products. Both companies have different strengths. Planet’s small satellites deliver daily global coverage of the Earth in lower resolution and Airbus delivers high resolution, but with less …

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Pakistan’s PakTES-1A and PRSS-1 Set To Be Launched By China In July 2018

Pakistan is set to have its indigenously-built Earth observation satellite, PakTES-1A, as well as its Pakistan Remote Sensing Satellite (PRSS)-1, launched by China in July 2018 in a bid to catch up with its geopolitical rival, India. The 285kg PakTES-1A observatory satellite will be fItted with sensors and cameras; it …

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China Accused Of Hacking Into U.S. and Southeast Asian Satellites

Cyber security company Symantec has identified a Chinese hacking group (also called an Advanced Persistent Threat – APT) known as Thirp, which the company believes has the ability, potentially, to take over the computers of satellite communications operators in Southeast Asia and the United States that control their satellites. Reuters …

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#SpaceWatchGL EXCLUSIVE: Thailand’s mu Space Issues Proposal Request To Build A Satellite Covering Asia-Pacific

Thai New Space company, mu Space Corporation, has approved the release of a Request for Proposal (RFP) for a manufacturer to build the company’s satellite with coverage spanning across Asia-Pacific. The high throughput satellite will be on a geostationary orbit (GEO) location at 50.5-degree East, an orbital slot secured on …

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