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Arianespace’s Ariane 5 orbits Galaxy 30, MEV-2, and BSAT-4b

Arianespace’s Flight VA253 began at the Spaceport’s ELA-3 launch zone, with Ariane 5 deploying its three passengers during a sequence lasting 47 minutes from liftoff to final separation. It marked the 253rd launch of an Ariane-series vehicle to date, and the 109th using an Ariane 5. The mission used an Ariane 5 …

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The Rocket and Satellite Company announce first launch date

The Rocket & Satellite Company (TRSC), Pakistan’s first private Space Company, announced that they will put their first Space Launch Vehicle into orbit on the 14th August, 2025 from Pakistan. TRSC is a private Commercial Space Company, founded by Sami Ullah Khan in Karachi, Pakistan. It will provide advanced and …

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The IAC 2020 Technical Program goes Virtual

The International Astronautical Federation’s annual event, the International Astronautical Congress (IAC), has been at the center of innovation for the space community for 70 years. As such, the annual event plays an important role to allow space professionals and the young generation to disseminate their research and develop collaborations. The …

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ViacomCBS selects Intelsat for global video distribution

Intelsat announced it has been selected to continue distributing content for ViacomCBS Networks International (VCNI) in Central Europe, Eastern Europe and across the Asia Pacific region. Intelsat was chosen for its unique ability to deliver managed media services, global coverage and integrated satellite distribution and terrestrial network. “We are proud …

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Myriota and Future Fleet International to create advanced satellite asset-tracking device

Myriota, a leader in low-cost and long battery life satellite connectivity for the Internet of Things (IoT), has announced a partnership with Future Fleet International, an Australian telematics provider that delivers advanced fleet management solutions. With this partnership, Future Fleet will reduce the carbon footprint for multiple industries by developing …

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Astrogate Labs is Momentus’ first Indian customer

Momentus , provider of in-space transportation services for satellites, and Astrogate Labs, a space technology startup from Bengaluru, developing optical communication terminals and a ground network for smallsats, announced a launch service agreement for a 3U satellite to Sun-synchronous orbit (SSO), to be launched in December 2021 on the second …

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#SpaceWatchGL Share: Middle East’s ‘little Sparta’ by Arhama Siddiqa

by Arhama Siddiqa, Research Fellow at Institute of Strategic Studies, Islamabad On July 19, the UAE successfully launched the first Arab mission to Mars — plans for which were first announced in 2014. The Al Amal (Hope) probe is expected to reach the red planet in February 2021, and its …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Towards a sovereign space capability for Australia’s defence

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and The Strategist, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles. This is “Towards a sovereign space capability for Australia’s defence″ by Malcolm Davis, originally published on 3 August 2020. As Australia’s defence establishment moves on from a perception of space capability as simply …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Russian ASAT Test: More Trouble for Space Security

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and Dr. Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and texts. We are pleased to present “Russian ASAT Test: More Trouble for Space Security”, originally published on 31 Juli 2020 in The Diplomat. On July 23, the U.S. …

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Southern Launch and HOSTmi sign agreement for launch/payload-matching website

An online B2B platform to facilitate matching payloads with available launch capacity has been developed by German IT company HOSTmi. The platform will enable the hosting of payloads across a diverse range of space platforms globally, including orbital, sub-orbital, and deep-space campaigns. Southern Launch, as a provider of launch services …

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