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#SpaceWatchGL Interview: Aria Stirling Colton, Founder And CEO of National Space Innovation Hub

So much of the coverage of what happens in national, regional, and international space activities focuses on the technical aspects of space or on high-level policy making. A growing number of individuals and organisations, however, are bridging these two very different aspects of the space sector. In Australia, Aria Stirling Colton …

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Thailand’s Mu Space Taps Relativity Space To Launch First Satellite In 2022

Relativity, the world’s first autonomous rocket factory and launch services leader for satellite constellations, announced on 23 April 2019 a partnership with mu Space, the innovative Thai satellite and space technology company, to launch a satellite to Low Earth Orbit (LEO) on Relativity’s Terran 1 rocket, the world’s first and …

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Kacific1 Moves Into Final Phase Of Construction

Following the successful completion of payload and bus integration, Boeing will begin antenna range testing and core testing of the Kacific1 satellite. The satellite is on track to begin service delivery later this year. Kacific’s first satellite is a high throughput satellite (HTS) currently in production at Boeing’s El Segundo, California …

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China Satcom Partners With ViaSat To Provide Inflight Connectivity For Airlines In China

Viasat and China Satcom have entered into a strategic partnership to jointly provide in-flight connectivity (IFC) services within China for domestic and international airlines. Viasat and China Satcom will work in partnership to enable Viasat’s global airline customers to have roaming connectivity when flying over China; provide IFC service to …

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Infostellar Partners With Leading Ground Systems Manufacturers To Simplify StellarStation Integration

By Kristina Juul Infostellar together with Innovative Solutions in Space (ISIS) and Teledyne Paradise Datacom make StellarStation compatible with widely used ground station hardware options supporting time and cost sharing thus empowering New Space startups. As a result of these partnerships, the StellarStation ground station aggregator for New Space satellite …

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South Korea To Aid Turkmenistan In Remote Sensing Satellite Development

South Korean President Moon Jae-in visited Turkmenistan last week as part of a tour of Central Asian republics, and pledged South Korean expertise in helping the country to develop its first remote sensing satellite. At a signing ceremony on 17 April 2019 in Ashgabat, the capital city of Turkmenistan, Yoo …

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Space Wars: U.S.-Led Military Space Coalition Takes Shape In Response To Space Threats

Surrounded by air chiefs from 11 other nations, U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein plunged deep into discussion 11 April 2019 about the changing nature of space. The daylong meeting at a secure facility in Colorado Springs was the first time air chiefs from other countries …

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Military Space: Japan And United States Pledge Mutual Defence Cooperation In Space, Cyber

On 19 April 2019, the U.S.–Japan Security Consultative Committee convened in Washington, DC, with the participation of Secretary of State Pompeo, Acting Secretary of Defense Shanahan, Minister for Foreign Affairs Kono, and Minister of Defense Iwaya. During the meeting, the Ministers affirmed their strong commitment to realize a “free and …

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Tongan Government Signs Deal with Kacific for Remote Island Connectivity and fibre back-up

Kacific Broadband Satellites Group has signed a fifteen-year agreement with Tonga Satellite Limited, a Tongan government company, to provide high-speed broadband via satellite to the Pacific Island nation. The bandwidth supplied by Kacific’s high throughput satellite, Kacific1, will be used to connect communities in 89 remote outer islands with high-quality …

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