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Hughes JUPITER System Selected to Power New Indonesian High-Throughput Satellite

Pictured, left to right, at a signing ceremony in Jakarta, Indonesia: Mr. Timotius Sulaeman, PT. Dian Semesta Sentosa; Mr. Adi Rahman Adiwoso, PT. PSN; Mr. Erry Riana Hardjapamekas, PT. PSN; Mr. Rudiantara, Minister of Communication & Information Technology; Mr. Ramesh Ramaswamy, Hughes; Mr. Vaibhav Magow, Hughes; Mr. Arif Medianto, PT. Pintar Nusantara Sejahtera; and Mr. Adi Widjonarko, PT. Nusantara Satelit Sejahtera.

HUGHES’ JUPITER System has been chosen as the ground network platform for a new satellite over Indonesia. The contract for construction and operation of the 150 Gbps “Multifunctional Satellite” has been awarded by the Government of Indonesia, through its Ministry of Communication and Informatics, to the PSN Consortium led by PT …

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Indonesian Government Taps PSN/Thales Alenia Space Consortium To Build SATRIA Communications Satellite

Indonesia’s Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (Kominfo) has selected the consortium led by the domestic satellite operator Pasifik Satelit Nusantara (PSN) to deploy and operate a broadband telecommunication satellite. This consortium has awarded Thales Alenia Space (Joint Venture between Thales (67%) and Leonardo (33%)) to design and manufacture the …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op’Ed: Australian Space Agency 1 Year On: A Message From Head, Dr. Megan Clark, AC

By Dr. Megan Clark, AC Very few things inspire quite like space, and this has been exemplified during the first year of the Australian Space Agency. We are incredibly grateful for the support from researchers, industry and the wider Australian community. In the last year, Australians have engaged with media …

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Intelsat Partners With Lintasarta To Provide Satellite Internet And Mobile Coverage In Indonesia

Intelsat announced on 1 July 2019 that it has been selected by PT. Aplikanusa Lintasarta, a data communication, internet service, and IT services provider, to support the deployment and expansion of Indonesia’s broadband and wireless communications infrastructure, bringing reliable, consistent, and affordable connectivity to millions of Indonesians. Indonesia is home …

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Japan And France Sign Two Space Exploration Agreements On Mars And Asteroid Ryugu Missions

On the occasion of President Emmanuel Macron’s official visit to Japan on 26 June 2019, and in the presence of Frédérique Vidal, Minister for Higher Education, Research and Innovation, and Masahiko Shibayama, Japan’s Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Centre national d’études spatiales (CNES) President Jean-Yves Le Gall …

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Rocket Lab Successfully Launches ‘Make It Rain’ Mission From New Zealand

A Rocket Lab Electron launch vehicle successfully lifted off from Launch Complex 1 on New Zealand’s Māhia Peninsula at 04:30 UTC, Saturday 29 June 2019 (16:30 NZST). The Make It Rain mission launched seven satellites to orbit for rideshare and mission management provider, Spaceflight. At approximately 56 minutes after lift-off, …

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LeoLabs And New Zealand Space Agency Partner To Create Space Regulatory And Sustainability Platform

LeoLabs, Inc., the leading commercial provider of Low Earth Orbit (LEO) mapping and Space Situational Awareness (SSA) services announced on 25 June 2019 the world’s first dedicated regulatory platform for LEO: the Space Regulatory and Sustainability Platform, developed as a joint initiative between LeoLabs and the New Zealand Space Agency …

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SSTL Expertise Enables New Space Mission for the FORMOSAT-7 Weather Constellation

FORMOSAT-7 spacecraft at SSTL. Credit: SSTL

The successful launch on 24 June 2019 (EST) of 6 satellites for the FORMOSAT-7 joint US-Taiwanese weather forecasting constellation marks the start of another SSTL-enabled space mission, a cause for celebration at SSTL’s UK HQ.  The launch on the SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket from the Kennedy Space Centre was attended by …

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Indian New Space: Bellatrix Aerospace Raises $3 Million In Series A Funding For Satellite Propulsion Technology Development

Bellatrix Aerospace, an SID (Indian Institute of Science) incubated company, has raised U.S.$3 million in a pre-Series A round led by IDFC-Parampara, StartupXseed, Karsemven Fund (KITVEN) and Survam Partners (Suman Kant Munjal family office). Other notable investors participating in the round include Deepika Padukone (through KA Enterprises LLP), GrowX Ventures, …

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#SpaceWatchGL Interviews: Dr. Moriba Jah of The University of Texas

SSA or Space Situational Awareness is without doubt one of the most pressing challenges that the space industry faces. With orbits becoming increasingly crowded and a slew of mega constellations of small satellites either in the process of being lofted or expected in the near future, definitive action is required …

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