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NTT DOCOMO Awards Gilat an LTE Satellite Backhaul Project to Expand Its LTE Footprint

Gilat has announced that NTT DOCOMO has awarded Gilat a project for LTE satellite backhaul, to expand its LTE footprint. Gilat, in partnership with SKY Perfect JSAT, will provide NTT DOCOMO with a solution for rural coverage extension, while ensuring secure and robust coverage even in the most challenging weather …

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Satellite technology saves lives in Indonesia

Inmarsat has marked the successful closure of a three-year fisheries innovation project using a dedicated Vessel Monitoring System, as part of the UK Space Agency’s International Partnership programme (IPP). Working with the Indonesian Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF) and its Department of Fisheries, the project used low-cost, solar-powered …

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GomSpace and UnseenLabs Commission BRO-1 in Record Time

GomSpace has successfully delivered and commissioned the satellite bus for UnseenLabs BRO-1, launched from New Zealand by Rocket Lab on August 19. The launch and early operations phase was successfully completed in only a few days, and the spacecraft is ready to commence operation for UnseenLabs. GomSpace Launch and Early …

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China’s first medium-scale launcher with LOX/LCH4 propellants ZQ-2 soliciting payloads worldwide

Chinese commercial launcher developer and launch service provider LandSpace announced during the MAKS 2019 show, that the company is seeking and accepting payloads from around the world for the maiden launch of its proprietary ZhuQue-2 (ZQ-2) launcher powered by a LOX/LCH4 liquid-propellant rocket engine (LRE). LandSpace President Zhang Long stated, “As China’s …

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Kacific Taps ABS’ Ground Infrastructure for Its Gateway Services to the Philippines and the Greater Pacific Region

As Kacific plans for the launch of its Kacific1 satellite later in the year, it has selected ABS for its ground infrastructure. ABS’ teleport in Subic Bay, the Philippines, will host, operate and provide first level support for its gateway hub. Kacific1 will be a pioneering High Throughput Satellite (HTS) …

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Optus Business and Myriota Form First-of-its-Kind Agreement to Bolster Remote IoT Coverage

Optus Business today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Myriota, the global leader in nanosatellite Internet of Things (IoT), with a view to providing remote and regional connectivity for IoT devices and applications. An Australian first, the major telco-nanosatellite provider agreement will bring together Optus’ premium national …

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Equatorial Space and Precious Payload To Advance Ridesharing Opportunities For Near-Equatorial and Polar Inclinations

Small satellite launch vehicle developer, Equatorial Space, has announced today that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Precious Payload Inc. This partnership with digital freight forwarder for space missions will advance technologies and lines of business towards exploration of satellite ridesharing opportunities for low-inclination launches. Equatorial Space’s …

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Philippines Moves Forward with Philippine Space Agency Plans

The Philippines News Agency has reported that the Philippines is to move forward with the establishment of its own space agency.  Pangasinan fourth District Representative Christopher de Venecia hailed the creation of Philippine Space Agency (PhilSA) that will aid in the development of agriculture, disaster risk reduction, and telecommunications, as …

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Speedcast and Australian Space Agency to Collaborate on Growth and Transformation of Australian Space Industry

Speedcast and the Australian Space Agency signed a statement of cooperation today outlining Speedcast’s intentions to support the agency’s ambitious goal of tripling the nation’s space sector in size and creating 20,000 new jobs by 2030. Referring to the Australian Civil Space Strategy 2019-2028, the statement identities key fields in …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op’ed: How India is catching up with China with the launch of Chandrayaan-2

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and Dr. Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and texts. This is “How India is catching up with China with the launch of Chandrayaan-2”, originally published 22 July 2019. On the day of India’s Chandrayaan 2 mission, …

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