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Singapore’s Astroscale To Open Satellite Control Facility In United Kingdom

Singaporean New Space company Astroscale has announced that it will open a National In-Orbit Servicing Control Facility in Harwell, UK. Astroscale is among the most high-profile company looking to remove space debris from orbit. This UK facility, which will open at the Satellite Applications Catapult in Harwell, Oxfordshire, will support …

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UAE’s Khalifasat Earth Observation Satellite Will Be Launched From Japan By End Of 2018

Prelaunch preparations are underway to ready KhalifaSat for launch into orbit before the end of the year from a launch facility in Japan aboard a Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) H-IIA satellite launch vehicle, according to the Director-General of the UAE Space Agency. Khalifasat is the first satellite to be wholly …

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New Russian Soyuz-5 Rocket Development Begins

Soyuz-5

Russian enterprises have started developing a medium-lift launch vehicle Soyuz-5, said Dmitry Rogozin, General Director of the Roscosmos State Corporation. He has written in his Twitter that ‘Rocket and Space Corporation Energia, Progress Rocket Space Centre and Joint Stock Company ‘NPO Energomash’ started developing Soyuz-5 rocket. Afterwards we are going to …

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Australia’s Gilmour Space Appoints Top U.S. Space Experts To Advisory Board

Gilmour Space, the Australian and Singaporean New Space launch company, has announced the appointment of two space veterans, Pamela Melroy, a former NASA astronaut, and Dava Newman, former Deputy Administrator of NASA, to its advisory board, as it prepares to enter the global small launch market in 2020. “We are …

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Israel’s Gilat Selected By Australia’s Telstra To Provide Satellite Backhaul Solution In Rural Areas

Israel’s Gilat has been selected by Australian telecommunications giant Telstra to provide its satellite backhaul solutions in order to provide 4G mobile telephone coverage in some of Australia’s most isolated and rural areas. Gilat have been selected by Telstra because it was assessed that their solutions could be integrated into …

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Facebook Building LEO Broadband Satellite To Bridge Digital Divide In Africa

Social media giant Facebook has confirmed that one of its subsidiaries, PointView Tech LLC, is building a satellite dubbed Athena that will be placed in Low-Earth Orbit (LEO) and provide Gigabite-quantity Internet services in digitally deprived areas such as Africa. The project marks Facebook’s entry into the commercial competition to …

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Azerbaijan’s Azercosmos And CNES Sign Space Cooperation Agreement

Azercosmos, the national space agency of Azerbaijan, and the French space agency, the Centre national d’études spatiales (CNES), have signed a space cooperation agreement which focuses specifically on collaboration in Earth observation. This agreement gives fresh impetus to the Azerbaijani space programme, which gained momentum last year when Azercosmos was …

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UAE Space Agency Signs Agreement With NASA For Human Spaceflight Assistance

The UAE Space Agency has signed an agreement with the U.S. space agency, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), to cooperate in the peaceful uses of outer space and with the new UAE Astronaut Programme. The letter of intent was signed by Dr. Mohammed Al Ahbabi, Director-General of the …

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