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Kleos Space Selects Rocket Lab To Launch Kleos Scouting Mission Satellite In 2019

Kleos Space, the Luxembourg-based New Space geolocation company that is listed on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX), has selected Rocket Lab to launch its first satellites in 2019. The Kleos satellites will be used for a scouting mission to geolocate maritime radio to guard borders, protect assets, and save lives. …

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Philippines On Verge Of Creating National Space Agency After Key Legislation Introduced

The Philippines is on the verge of creating its own national space agency after a prominent Filipino politician sponsored legislation in the Senate plenary of Senate Bill 1983, or the “Act Establishing the Philippine Space Development and Utilization Policy and Creating the Philippine Space Agency, and for other Purposes,” earlier …

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Bangladesh Communication Satellite Company Taps Thaicom To Develop Business

The Bangladesh Communication Satellite Company Limited (BCSCL), operator of the recently launched Bangabandhu-1 communications satellite, has selected Thaicom, Thailand’s largest commercial satellite communications operator, to help BCSC develop new markets and business for its satellite services. “We are pleased to partner with Thaicom in order to develop our Bangabandhu satellite …

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Russia Formally Offers India Vyomanaut Selection And Training Assistance

Russia’s national space agency, Roscosmos, has formally offered its assistance to the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) in the selection and training of Vyomanauts as part of the Indian government’s human spaceflight programme, Gaganyaan. The offer was made during a meeting between Roscosmos and ISRO officials in Moscow on 14 …

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Jean-Yves Le Gall Unveils Details On Franco-Indian Maritime Surveillance Satellites

Jean-Yves Le Gall, the President of the French national space agency the Centre national d’études spatiales (CNES), has revealed details about the proposed Franco-Indian satellite-based maritime surveillance constellation that will provide Paris and New Delhi with maritime domain awareness (MDA) data across the Indian Ocean. In March 2018, India and …

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Singapore’s Kacific Selects Kratos To Build KACIFIC-1 Ground Stations

Singapore’s satellite broadband company Kacific has selected Kratos to design and build ground stations for the KACIFIC-1 Ka-band High Throughput Satellite (HTS) that will be launched in 2019. This U.S.$11 million deal will enable Kacific to deliver broadband services to the Pacific Rim and Southeast Asia. Kratos will help address …

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Japan’s PD Aerospace Defines Spaceplane Plans, Costs, And Timeline

Japanese New Space company PD Aerospace intends to develop a space plane capable of carrying passengers by 2023, making it the latest of a growing number of companies in the Asia-Pacific region seeking to enter the small satellite and space tourism market over the coming years. The Nagoya-based company plans …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op’ed: HAPs – A Future Complement to Satellite

The satellite industry has long been renowned for its unique ability to deliver connectivity to remote regions of the world, making communications accessible where they previously weren’t available. However, there is a technology that is being trialled by some of the world’s biggest tech companies that promises to enable telecommunications …

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