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British Military Space: Leaked Defence Space Strategy Cites Expanding Threats, Proposes Protective Measures And New Satellites

The UK's long awaited defence space strategy has been leaked to The Times, one of Britain's leading newspapers, and reveals a growing acknowledgement of threats against satellites by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) and hints at the development and procurement of intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) and positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) satellites.

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European Space Launch: ArianeSpace Starts Manufacturing First Batch Of Ariane 6 Launch Vehicles

Following the initial institutional and commercial launch orders for Ariane 6 obtained by Arianespace since the autumn of 2017, and the resolution of the ESA Council on 17 April 2019 related to the rocket's exploitation framework, ArianeGroup is starting to build the first series-production batch of 14 Ariane 6 launchers.

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Euroconsult Partners With RKF Engineering Solutions To Mutually Enhance Service Offerings

The Euroconsult Group and RKF Engineering Solutions are pleased to announce they have entered into a partnership agreement, combining Euroconsult's industry leading strategic and operational consulting and research services with RKF's innovative engineering solutions for communication networks and satellite systems.

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Spain’s Hisdesat Taps Airbus And Thales Alenia Space For Two SpainSAT NG Satellites

A four co-primes consortium formed by Airbus and Thales Alenia Space (both in Spain and France) has been selected by Hisdesat Servicios Estratégicos S.A. (Spanish Governmental Satellite Operator) to build two SpainSAT NG satellites. Used for governmental communications, these new generation satellites will replace the existing SpainSAT and Xtar-EUR satellites. Airbus will act as lead partner of the consortium.

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Switzerland’s RUAG Space Provided Satellite Separation System For Rocket Lab’s Electron SLV

Switzerland's RUAG Space provided the microsatellite separation system to Rocket Lab's Electron Launch Vehicle. The 15 inch system serves as an adapter between satellite and rocket, and ensures a smooth separation in orbit. The first Electron launch with this particular separation system was used on the recent 5 May 2019 Electron launch from the Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand.

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