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Talia’s Quika HTS Platform Recognized By World Bank As Innovative Model For Satellite Broadband In Africa

Talia Limited, a leading communications solutions provider serving the Middle East, Africa, Europe and the Americas, have announced that their Quika High Throughput Satellite (HTS) platform has been recognised as an innovative business model and technology by the World Bank Group, as detailed in the latest Connecting Africa Through Broadband …

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Eutelsat’s All-Electric KONNECT Satellite Ships To French Guiana For Launch

The all-electric KONNECT communications satellite built by Thales Alenia Space, the joint company between Thales (67%) and Leonardo (33%), for the international operator Eutelsat Communications is now undergoing final preparation prior to being shipped to the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana, for a launch planned mid-January 2020. KONNECT …

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Cobham SATCOM And Kepler Communications Create Strategic Partnership For HTS Data Delivery Service

Kepler Communications, a pioneer of nanosatellite telecommunications solutions, and Cobham SATCOM, a market leading provider of radio and satellite communications solutions, have today announced a strategic partnership aimed at eliminating barriers to widespread adoption of high capacity data services over Kepler’s Low Earth Orbit (LEO) network. Under the new arrangement, …

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Switzerland’s Synopta GmbH And Materion Corp. Partner On Copernicus Earth Observation Satellite

Materion Corporation and Swiss-based Synopta GmbH have announced the successful completion of the latest satellite as part of the Copernicus Earth observation project—an initiative that monitors the changing conditions and general heath of the planet. Materion provided the advanced materials used in the optical communication system on board the satellites, …

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South Africa’s Simera Sense And Space Inventor Denmark Partner To Offer Earth Observation Solutions

Simera Sense and Space Inventor, Denmark, announced that they would collaborate through marketing Simera Sense’s optical payloads, enabling earth observation satellite operators to sense the earth in more detail with smaller satellites from reliable platforms. As part of the agreement, Space Inventor will offer its clients Simera Sense’s range of …

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Germany’s OHB To Start Satellite Launch Services Within Two Years

Germany’s largest private satellite manufacturing company OHB SE intends to start satellite launch services within two years, according to a 15 November 2019 report in Bloomberg Businessweek. OHB SE is well-known for the manufacture of small communications, Earth observation, navigation, and scientific research satellites, as well as spacecraft for space …

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Bradford Space, DSI Europe, And Luxembourg Space Agency Take Next Steps For Space Resources Mission

On the occasion of the NewSpace Europe conference, Bradford Space, Deep Space Industries (DSI) and the Luxembourg Space Agency announced they will take the next step towards developing critical low-cost spacecraft subsystems for deep space and earth-orbit missions. The start of the programme is expected to kick-off in the next …

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Dutch, Norwegian, And U.S. Militaries Partner With Techstars To Grow Allied New Space Ventures

Techstars, the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed, announced on 13 November 2019 the launch of the Techstars Allied Space Accelerator. The accelerator, a virtual program, will run in partnership with the United States Air Force, the Netherlands Ministry of Defence, the Norwegian Space Agency and the Norwegian Ministry of …

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European Military Space: EU Pursuing Space-Based Early Warning, PNT, And SSA Projects Under PESCO Initiative

The European Union’s (EU) Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO) defence technology initiative announced on 12 November 2019 its decision to cooperatively develop several military space projects designed to enhance the defence and security of EU member states. The three military space projects under PESCO include space-based ballistic missile early warning systems, …

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Luxembourg And UNOOSA Partner For ‘Space Law For New Space Actors’ Initiative

On 13 November 2019, at the margins of the New Space Europe Conference, Ms. Paulette Lenert, Minister for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Affairs and Ms. Simonetta di Pippo, Director of United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) signed a funding agreement to support UNOOSA’s new “Space Law for New …

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