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Reaction Engines Takes Step Forward Following Design Review

The development programme of the world’s first air-breathing rocket engine from UK-based Reaction Engines, has taken an additional significant step forward, which will lead to major testing milestones being undertaken within the next 18 months. ESA, together with the UK Space Agency (UKSA) recently reviewed the preliminary design of the …

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Vega-C Launch Vehicle In Qualification Phase Prior To Maiden Launch

The Vega-C launch system recently passed its Critical Design Review and is now ready to complete manufacturing and final testing as part of the qualification phase. This Critical Design Review is a major milestone. Independent experts from ESA, national institutions and industries confirmed the consistency and maturity of the entire …

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African Union And France To Cooperate On Space, Education, And Science And Technology

The Commissioner for Human Resources, Science and Technology (HRST) at the African Union Commission, Professor Sarah Anayang Agbor, has held bilateral talks with the French Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, Frédérique Vidal, on enhancing cooperation on space, education, science and technology between France and the African Union Commission. …

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South Africa And France Sign Agreement To Jumpstart Future Cooperation

In the presence of France’s Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian, and South Africa’s Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Lindiwe Sisulu, Jean-Pascal Le Franc, Centre national d’etudes spatiales (CNES) Director of Planning, International Relations, and Quality, and Valanathan Munsami, CEO of the South African National Space …

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European Space Agency Backs Microlauncher Concepts In Bid To Boost Competitiveness

A flourishing small satellites market is driving demand for new ways to access space. Recent industry feasibility studies backed by ESA for new microlauncher services, are creating new business opportunities. ESA intends to strengthen European industry by fostering a globally competitive European space sector with increased industry participation in launcher …

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Finland’s Iceye Partners With Audacy For Real-Time Satellite Communications

Audacy, a space communications service provider delivering real-time spacecraft connectivity, and ICEYE, an Earth observation company creating the world’s largest Synthetic-aperture radar (SAR) satellite constellation, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work together to explore enabling continuous satellite communications for ICEYE’s SAR satellite constellation via Audacy’s inter-satellite data relay …

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CABSAT 2019: Belgium’s Newtec Successfully Deploys Newtec Dialog® Hubs In Europe For Arabsat

Newtec, a specialist in the design, development and manufacture of equipment for satellite communications, announced on 12 March 2019 it has successfully deployed two Newtec Dialog® hubs in the UK and Finland for Middle East satellite operator Arabsat to enable the company to deliver High Throughput Satellite (HTS) services into …

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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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CABSAT 2019: Eutelsat Cirrus Selected By Mondo Global To Broadcast New Arabic TV Offering

Eutelsat Communications has secured the first customer for its recently launched Eutelsat CIRRUS delivery solution, with rapidly-growing video distributor, Mondo Globo/MCNC. Telearabia PRO, Mondo Globo’s new TV platform of Arabic-language SD channels, specifically targets the European hospitality sector. It comprises six premium Arabic lifestyle and entertainment channels, including three MBC …

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