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Spain’s Telefonica Signs Multi-Year Capacity Contract On Eutelsat’s HOTBIRD

Eutelsat has secured a multi-year capacity contract at its flagship HOTBIRD neighbourhood with Spain’s leading telecommunications operator, Telefonica. Telefonica has selected Eutelsat’s key orbital position at 13° East to broadcast RTVE free-to-air content consisting of two HD channels: TVE Internacional Europa, the world’s farthest-reaching Spanish general interest channel, and the news channel, 24 …

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Made In Space Europe To Develop Robotic Arms For Space Applications In Luxembourg

Made In Space Europe and Luxembourg Space Agency (LSA) announce a joint contract with the European Space Agency (ESA) to develop a robotic arm for space applications. The contract falls under the LuxIMPULSE programme, Luxembourg’s National Space Programme. Made In Space Europe will lead the technical developments of the project …

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UK Satellite Applications Catapult And TriSept Corporation Partner Up

TriSept Corporation, a leading provider of launch integration management services for commercial and government missions, has signed a comprehensive teaming agreement with Satellite Applications Catapult, to explore and accelerate new innovations, missions and space access across the burgeoning UK space industry and beyond. Satellite Applications Catapult, part of The Catapult …

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Eutelsat Partners With Panasonic Avionics To Deliver XTS Inflight Connectivity Across Africa, Europe, And Middle East

Panasonic Avionics Corporation, a market leader in in-flight entertainment and connectivity, has signed a multi-year agreement for Ku-band capacity on two multi-beam payloads on the EUTELSAT-10B satellite, due to be launched in 2022. This contract with Eutelsat will enable Panasonic to provide multiple gigahertz of new extreme throughput (XTS [1]) …

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European Launch Company ISAR Aerospace Closes $17 Million Series A Funding Round

European space company Isar Aerospace has closed a U.S.$17 million Series A investment round led by Earlybird and Airbus Ventures to develop low-cost launch vehicles dedicated to deploying and resupplying satellite constellations. Existing investors Vito Ventures and UVC Partners participated in the round alongside Bulent Altan who served 12 years …

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German-Made Astronaut Assistant CIMON-2 Is At The International Space Station


A new CIMON for the International Space Station (ISS): CIMON-2 (Crew Interactive MObile companioN) lifted off on its journey into space on 5 December 2019. This modified version of the astronaut assistant has been equipped for new tasks and was developed and built in Germany. Like its predecessor, CIMON-2 will be …

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Horizon Europe For Space: What To Expect After 2020?

By Valerie Vlasenko The EU strategy for space outlines the fostering of a competitive and innovative European space sector as one of its key objectives. Yet becoming a global leader in space requires funding and extensive support in research and development (R&D). To secure this global competitiveness, Europe has its …

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