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UAE Astronauts Have Customized Seats Made For Soyuz MS-15 ISS Mission

A team of specialised engineers from the Russian space agency Roscosmos designed two custom Soyuz MS-15 seats for Emirati astronauts Hazzaa Al Mansoori and Sultan Al Neyadi, following the official announcement of the launch date of the first Arab and Emirati astronaut to travel to the International Space Station (ISS) on 25 September 2019, and the announcement made by Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) of selecting Al Mansoori as the prime astronaut and Al Neyadi as the back-up astronaut.

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UAE’s Yahsat And Hughes Form Joint Venture To Provide Ka-Band Broadband In Brazil

Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat), a leading global satellite operator based in the United Arab Emirates and wholly owned by Mubadala Investment Company, and Hughes Network Systems, LLC (Hughes), a subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation, announced on 6 May 2019 an agreement to enter into a joint venture to provide commercial Ka-band satellite broadband services in Brazil.

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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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