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SES-12 Successfully Launched To Serve Middle East And Asia-Pacific Markets

SES announced that it has successfully launched SES-12 to serve the Asia-Pacific and Middle East regions, increasing the capacity to provide connectivity for mobile, video, fixed data and government customers. SES-12 was launched onboard a flight-proven SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral in Florida, United States, at 00:45 local …

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Myanmar Signs With Intelsat for Nationwide Satellite Telecommunications Infrastructure Solutions

Intelsat will provide satellite communications support to Myanmar to bolster the Southeast Asian country’s telecommunications infrastructure and increase its mobile telephone network capacity. Intelsat, one of the largest companies in integrated satellite communications, announced this week that Myanmar‘s Ministry of Transport and Communications (MOTC) has broadened their relationship to accelerate …

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India Calls for Rules-Based Order in Space in Indo-Pacific Region, Bolsters Space Cooperation In SE Asia

India has solidified its space cooperation relationships in Southeast Asia, and called for rules-based order throughout the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) – to include space – during visits to Indonesia, Singapore, and Malaysia by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi this past week. Speaking at the annual international security conference sponsored …

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Thailand’s mu Space Appoints New Executives As Part Of ASEAN Market Expansion Strategy

Thai New Space satellite communications company mu Space has announced the appointment of new executives in key positions to significantly expand its business into new markets. Michael Soodjinda and Suwit Pruckwattananon have been appointed Chief Financial Officer and Chief Business Development Officer respectively at mu Space. Soodjinda’s appointment “is part …

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Luxembourg’s Kleos Space Readies for Australian Stock Exchange Listing

Luxembourg-based Kleos Space, a private satellite intelligence-gathering space technology operator that will launch and operate its first earth observation satellite system by mid-2019, is completing the administrative details in order to be ready for its impending listing on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) with the change of its legal name. …

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Australian and Singaporean New Space Company Gilmour Space Successfully Completes Rocket Engine Test

Gilmour Space Technologies, the Australian and Singaporean New Space commercial launch company, conducted its second static test-firing of its proprietary hybrid rocket engine on 28 May 2018, the company announced. “This was a 12-second static fire of what will be our first-stage orbital rocket engine. It demonstrated stable thrust, and peaked at 75 kilonewtons (or 16,900 pounds) of …

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Japanese Spaceplane Startup PD Aerospace Raises U.S.$4.78mn In Funds

Japanese New Space startup, PD Aerospace, has successfully raised U.S.$4.78 million in funding from five investors that include ANA Holdings, parent company of Japanese airline All Nippon Airlines (ANA), and H.I.S., one of Japan’s largest travel agencies. PD Aerospace is developing an unmanned spaceplane that will be the precursor to …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op‘ed: Post-Brexit British Space Policy Requires A More Strategic Approach – Space Policy Experts

What are the prospects for Britain cooperating with other countries around the world to meet its satellite navigation needs after it leaves the European Union? Is such cooperation a good use of scarce financial and industrial resources for these countries? Dr. John B. Sheldon, Chairman and President of ThorGroup GmbH …

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Tokyo-Based Start-Up InfoStellar Poised to Transform Communications in Space

InfoStellar is an innovative Japanese start-up with a vision: to extend the Internet that we know on Earth into outer space by creating the largest space communications infrastructure in history. This vision is set to be achieved through a unique antenna-sharing platform and also a one-stop small satellite shop that …

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Thailand Mulls Military Space Options, Imaging Satellite Lease

The Thai Ministry of Defence (MoD) is to take on national security space missions, and incorporate military space concepts of operations and their associated threats and opportunities in its defence strategy, operations, tactics, techniques, and procedures. According to Thai media reports, the MoD in Bangkok is considering options that include …

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