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CGI And Thales Alenia Space Partner To Secure Galileo GNSS

CGI has signed an agreement with Thales Alenia Space France to enhance and maintain security software for the Galileo satellite navigation system. Valued at approximately 14 million euros, the contract will last until the end of 2020. CGI experts are working on this strategic project from Rotterdam and Toulouse. CGI …

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Japanese New Space: Interstellar Technologies’ Momo-3 Test Vehicle Successfully Reaches Space

Japanese New Space launch vehicle startup Interstellar Technologies conducted a successful test launch of its Momo-3 sounding rocket at 05:45am local time on 5 May 2019 when it reached an altitude of 113 kilometres within four minutes of being lofted from the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido. The Momo-3 sounding …

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Rocket Lab Successfully Launches Three Satellites For U.S. Air Force From New Zealand

A Rocket Lab Electron launch vehicle successfully lifted off from Launch Complex 1 on New Zealand’s Mahia Peninsula at 06:00 UTC, Sunday 5 May 2019 (18:00 NZST). The STP-27RD mission launched three research and development satellites for the DoD Space Test Program that will demonstrate advanced space technologies, including a satellite to evaluate …

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GetSAT and Inmarsat introduce market’s smallest ruggedized terminal for Global Xpress

GetSAT and Inmarsat, the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications, have today announced that Inmarsat has type approved GetSAT’s MilliSAT-H-GX and MilliSAT-W-GX for use on its Global Xpress service. These new terminals are the lightest and most compact all in one on-the-move solutions serving the Global Xpress network, the …

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European New Space: Slovenia’s TRISAT To Become First Vega SSMS Rideshare Passenger

On 5 April 2019, the University of Maribor (Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science) and SAB Launch Services S.r.l. (SAB-LS) signed the Launch Services Agreement (LSA) for the launch of the TRISAT satellite. The ceremony took place in Maribor at the presence of the Prof. Kacic, Rector of the …

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India’s Satsure Wins Abu Dhabi Startup Innovation Prize For Urban Planning Geospatial Solutions

SatSure, the Indian geospatial data analytics company that utilises advances in Earth observation satellites, machine learning, and big data analytics, has announced that it has won the Imkan Innovation Award worth U.S.$10,000 at startAD’s Venture Launchpad. Organised by startAD, the Abu Dhabi, UAE-based global accelerator powered by Tamkeen, the Venture …

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#SpaceWatchGL Column: China’s Challenges—A Space Industry In Ascent Still Faces Turbulence

By Blaine Curcio and Tianyi Lan When reading about the Chinese space industry in English-language media, or when speaking with Western companies about the Chinese space industry, we oftentimes hear two types of opinions: China is catching up in space so fast! By Wednesday next week, they will have overtaken …

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UAE New Space: Abu Dhabi’s Hub71 Announces Partnerships With Techstars And Starburst Startup Accelerators

Hub71, a global tech hub driven by Mubadala in collaboration with Microsoft, SoftBank Vision Fund and Abu Dhabi Global Market, announced that two new partners, Techstars and Starburst, will join Hub71 in Q4 of this year. Hub71 is a key initiative of the Abu Dhabi Government’s Ghadan 21 economic acceleration …

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Portugal Establishes National Space Agency Based In The Azores

Portugal has become the latest country to establish a national space agency. The new entity, called Portugal Space, will be headquartered in the Azores island of Santa Maria, the site of a proposed spaceport and a European Space Agency (ESA) Estrack tracking and telemetry station. Portugal Space was formally established …

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