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Rocket Lab Announces Spaceflight Rideshare Launch From New Zealand

Rocket Lab announced on 10 May 2019 that its next flight will launch multiple spacecraft on a mission procured by satellite rideshare and mission management provider, Spaceflight. The launch window will open in June, with launch taking place from Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1 on New Zealand’s Mahia Peninsula. The …

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Switzerland’s RUAG Space Selected By Rocket Crafters As Preferred Supplier

Rocket Crafters, a manufacturer of advanced rockets operating from the Florida Space Coast, and RUAG Space, a leading independent product supplier for spacecraft, electronics and launchers, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at the Satellite 2019 conference in Washington, DC -creating a new supplier agreement in the small launcher market. …

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Newtec Assists Demonstration Of 5G Connectivity On Telesat Phase 1 LEO Satellite

Newtec, a leader in the design, development and manufacture of equipment for satellite communications, has played a key role in the world’s first demonstration of 5G backhaul over a Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite with global satellite operator Telesat, a tier 1 European mobile operator and the University of Surrey. …

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Turksat And Kymeta Partner To Bring Land-Sea Connectivity In Africa, Europe And Middle East

Kymeta – the communications company that is completing the connectivity fabric for everything, everywhere — announced a new partnership with Türksat, one of the world’s leading companies providing satellite communications across a wide area extending from Europe to the Middle East and Africa, at SATELLITE 2019. The partnership will bring …

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Israel’s Gilat Demonstrates 5G Connectivity Over Telesat Phase 1 LEO Satellite

Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, announced today that a Gilat high throughput modem enabled the first ever demonstration of 5G services over a Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite. The successful test was conducted with the tier-1 European operator last month using …

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#SpaceWatchGL Interviews: Jean-Jacques Tortora, Director of the European Space Policy Institute

With space nations such as China and the United States forging ahead with ambitious plans, where does Europe stand in the global space community? Can Europe successfully compete and is there a willingness to collaborate with other nations? Torsten Kriening sat down with Jean-Jacques Tortora, Director of the European Space Policy …

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ESPI Brief 28: China is One Step Closer to the Moon… and Europe?

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and the European Space Policy Institute, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and briefs. This is ESPI Briefs No. 28: ‘China is One Step Closer to the Moon… and Europe?’, originally published in January 2019. 1. Chang’e-4: A New Step Towards a …

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Climate Change: WattTime Partners With Google To Measure Power Plant Emissions By Satellite

WattTime, an American not-for-profit fighting climate change, announced on 7 May 2019 a new project, funded by a U.S.$1.7 million grant from Google.org, which will use a global network of satellites to measure carbon emissions from all large power plants worldwide and render the information public. WattTime and a group …

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Sky And Space Global Announces New Pre-Launch Customer Agreements; Pivots To Global Coverage Constellation

Sky and Space Global Ltd. (SAS) has announced that seven new potential revenue opportunities have been put in place since the Company announced, on 9 April 2019, its plans to progress a Global Coverage constellation for the growing demand in the Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) sectors. Commenting …

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