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Australia’s Sky and Space Global Successfully Validates Nanosatellite Narrowband Communications Capability

Sky and Space Global, the Australian New Space company that intends to provide narrowband satellite communications through its planned 200 Nanosatellite fleet in 2020, has successfully completed proof-of-concept tests using three pilot Nanosatellites in South America. Partnering with U.S.-based mobile telephone provider GlobalSat Group, Sky and Space Global validated its …

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China Successfully Launches “Magpie Bridge” Relay Satellite in Run-Up to Historic Chang’e-4 Mission

China is on the verge of a space exploration breakthrough with the launch of the “Magpie Bridge” relay satellite for its Chang’e-4 lunar mission that will explore the dark side of the Moon, further establishing itself as a preeminent global space power. China’s space agency has launched a relay satellite, …

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South Korea’s KSLV-II Launch Vehicle Now On Track

After a number of delays and starts, South Korea is finally pressing ahead with the development of its second Korean Space Launch Vehicle (KSLV-II) as well as its lunar exploration programme. The KSLV-II is a three-stage launch vehicle which will put  a 1.5-ton multipurpose satellite into low orbit at 600 …

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Thaicom and Croatia’s MediaVision Partner to Broadcast Content to Africa

Thaicom, one of the largest commercial satellite communication companies in the Asia-Pacific, has announced an agreement with MediaVision as part of the expansion of its broadcast platform in Africa. The Thaicom-MediaVision agreement will utilise Thaicom’s MCPC broadcasting platform to broadcast MediaVision content from Europe via the THAICOM-6 satellite located at …

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China’s OneSpace Makes Maiden Launch Amidst Subsidy Claims, BRI Involvement

Chinese private launch company OneSpace successfully carried out the maiden launch of its rocket, marking the first entry of a private launch company from China into the increasingly crowded global small satellite launch market. The launch took place amidst revelations that OneSpace might be the recipient of Chinese government subsidies …

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#SpaceWatchGL Interviews: Daniel Porras of United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research

From 7–8 May 2018, Geneva, Switzerland played host to this years’ Space Security Conference. Entitled ‘Space Security: The Next Chapter’, the events explored the existing framework for space governance in the context of a growing and evolving space industry and with an increasing number of private actors moving into the …

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Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia to Receive NASA Remote Sensing Aid

The US space agency, NASA, has officially launched a project to provide remote sensing data to Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos, aiding regional environmental and population monitoring as part of a wider effort for sustainable resource management and planning in these countries. More than 60 international scientists from these countries participated …

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Pakistan Reveals Ambitious Space Programme Plans, Including PakNav GNSS

Pakistan has revealed plans for its expanded space programme that includes a second high-resolution Earth observation satellite, a satellite navigation system, and telecommunication links with China as part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) infrastructure project. As part of its annual development plan for the next fiscal year, Pakistan will …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op’Ed: The Geopolitics of Rail and Space Power in Eurasia

The infrastructure boom across Eurasia is creating its own demand for satellite data and services. In this essay, Dr. John B. Sheldon of ThorGroup GmbH looks at the growing interconnections between satellites and the expanding rail networks across Eurasia. The transformation of the geopolitical and geoeconomic order of Eurasia is …

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Australian Government Announces Space Budget for Agency, PNT, and Earth Observation

The Australian government has announced inaugural seed funding of AUS$26 million over four years to establish an Australian Space Agency, as part of a larger AUS$41 million investment in space-related funding. Although this funding is less than the predicted AUS$50 million due to an overall reduction in government spending on …

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