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Kazakhstan And Uzbekistan SATCOM Cooperation And Central Asian Earth Observation Satellite System

The governments of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan are considering the joint construction and operation of a communications satellite, and are also looking at proposing a Central Asian Earth observation satellite constellation consisting of five satellites. The Kazakh Ministry of Defense and Aerospace Industry revealed the joint communications satellite proposal at a …

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Kazakhstan And Russia Discuss Cooperation on Baiterek Programme, Baikonur, And Satellite Communications

The First Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan, Askar Mamin, has discussed the implementation of the joint Baiterek project in Moscow with the Director General of the Roscosmos State Corporation for Space Activities, Dmitry Rogozin, the press service of the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan said in a statement on 17 September …

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#SpaceWatchGL Interviews: Mark Watt of Firefly

Firefly is well and truly ignited again. A new formation of the company with solid investors behind it is now paving the way for what has the potential to be a very successful business. International asset management firm, Noosphere Ventures, as lead investor, is set to take Firefly to the …

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Israel’s Gilat To Support Gazprom In Satellite Broadband Provision On Yamal 601 Ka-Band Satellite

Gazprom Space Systems, a Russian international satellite operator, and Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., the Israeli satellite networking technology, solutions, and services company, signed a contract with an estimated value of U.S.$18 million, to provide broadband connectivity across Russia. Gilat will deliver its multiservice platform and user terminals to operate over …

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Leak On ISS Contained

ISS

An air leak alert at the International Space Station was registered by the ground crews at about 2:00 am on Thursday, August 30. The pressure dropping slightly, and the mission controllers in Houston and Moscow were not alarmed. Next morning the crew began to search for punctures. It turned out …

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#SpaceWatchGL Interviews: Advice for the Next Generation – Gernot Groemer of OeWF

SpaceWatch.Global last spoke to Gernot Groemer, Founder and Administrative Director of the Austrian Space Forum (OeWF) last year when we covered the Forum’s work and activities on the Mars Analogue missions. This week, we speak to Groemer as a founding member of the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) which aims …

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Khrunichev Space Center Signed Contracts For 12 Angara Rockets

Angara

The Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center has signed contracts for the production of 12 Angara-A5 heavy-lift launch vehicles. They are to be produced at the Center’s Production Association Polyot enterprise in the city of Omsk. According to Nikolai Sevastyanov, Khrunichev Space Center Chairman, Board of Directors, 12 launch …

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China In Discussions With Belarus To Jointly Develop Earth Observation Satellite

China and Belarus are negotiating the joint development of an Earth observation satellite according to the Deputy Chairman of the Presidium of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus Sergei Kilin. Speaking with BelTA – the Belarusian news agency – on 28 August 2018, Kilin said, “We regularly discuss possible …

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