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France And Australia Sign Landmark Space Cooperation Agreements

France and Australia held ministerial-level meetings on science and innovation in Canberra, Australia, on 27-28 February 2019. The French delegation included France’s Minister for Higher Education, Research, and Innovation Frédérique Vidal and the heads of the French national scientific research centre CNRS, the French national institute for health and medical …

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Nepal Taps Thales Alenia Space To Build Telecommunications Satellite

The Nepal Telecommunications Authority and Thales Alenia Space, a Joint Venture between Thales (67 %) and Leonardo (33 %),  have signed today an agreement under which Thales Alenia Space will build the national satellite telecommunication system for Nepal. This agreement is following the Letter of Intent previously signed on 5 …

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#SpaceWatchGL Feature: Southeast Asian Space Programmes – Capabilities, Challenges, And Collaborations

By Nandini Sarma In many parts of the world, space technology is being used to improve people’s lives. Apart from their uses for everyday services like weather forecasting, long-distance communications, and GPS systems, the manifold applications of space technology assist in many other ways. Space-borne platforms, for example, have demonstrated …

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Hong Kong’s AsiaSat Posts Increased Profits For 2018 – ‘Cautiously Optimistic’ For 2019

Asia Satellite Telecommunications Holdings Limited – AsiaSat – one of Asia’s leading satellite operator, announced on 8 March 2019 its financial results for the full-year ended 31 December 2018. Financial Highlights: 2018 revenue was up 6% to HK$1,442 million (U.S.$183.7 million) from HK$1,354 million (U.S.$172.49 million) in 2017, driven by …

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French And Indian Space Agencies To Establish Maritime Surveillance Centre In India

Centre national d’études spatiales (CNES) President Jean-Yves Le Gall and Dr. K. Sivan, Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), signed an agreement on 6 March 2019 in Bengaluru to implement the short-term plan for the French-Indian programme to develop a maritime surveillance system. This signature follows on from …

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SES-12 Communications Satellite Now Operational Over Asia-Pacific And The Middle East

SES has announced that its newest satellite, SES-12, is now ready to serve its video, fixed data, mobility and government customers across Asia-Pacific and the Middle East. The powerful satellite, which is designed with state-of-the-art wide beams and high throughput beams, will join SES-8 at 95 degrees East. SES-12 is …

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ASX-Listed Sky And Space Global Signs Trial Agreement With MTN Nigeria

Sky and Space Global, Ltd. (SAS) has announced that it has signed a trial agreement with Nigerian mobile telecommunications provider, MTN Nigeria. Under the agreement, SAS and MTN Nigeria will examine the potential for collaborative projects using advanced Internet of Things (IoT) and narrow band applications in several fields for …

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ASX-Listed Sky And Space Global Signs Reseller Agreement With Indonesia’s Cendrawasih Teknologi Nusantara

Sky and Space Global, Ltd. (SAS) has announced that it has signed a reseller Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Cendrawasih Teknologi Nusantara (CTN). CTN was established in 2018 and is based in Jakarta, Indonesia. It is a hardware and software communications provider, supplying data connectivity services via satellite for its …

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Space Wars: U.S. Hosts Combined Space Operations Coalition Summit At Vandenberg AFB

The Joint Force Space Component Command (JFSCC) hosted a Combined Space Operation Coalition Summit with more than 120 defence personnel from Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States at Vandenberg AFB, California, 19-22 February 2019. The primary objective for the summit was to work with coalition …

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France And China Convene 14th Joint Science And Technology Committee Meeting

France’s Minister of Higher Education, Research, and Innovation Frédérique Vidal and China’s Minister for Science and Technology Wang Zhigang hosted the 14th French-Chinese joint science and technology committee in Beijing on 25 February 2019. Participants included Centre national d’études spatiales (CNES) President Jean-Yves Le Gall, Centre national de la recherche …

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