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Arecibo radio-telescope in Puerto Rico collapsed

Luxembourg, 2 December 2020. – The giant radio-telescope in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, collapsed last night, with the heavy instrument platform falling into the metal structure. “The instrument platform of the 305m telescope at Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico fell overnight,” the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), the operator of the …

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Arecibo radio telescope in Puerto Rico to be decommissioned

Luxembourg, 25 November 2020. – It’s sad, but true: the 300 meter Arecibo Observatory radio telescope in Puerto Rico will go into a “controlled decommissioning”, the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) said. The nearly 60 years old telescope suffered two cable failures in August and last year which have damaged …

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Colombian Air Force to extend smallsat program with GomSpace

Paris, 1 November 2020. – The Colombian Air Force extends its smallsat program and signed with Denish GomSpace for a second mission, GomSpace said. GomSpace has signed a contract with the Colombian Air Force (FAC) to initiate the FACSAT-2 satellite mission and an associated virtual technology transfer program, the company …

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Kleos to help fight illegal fishing at Galapagos Islands

Paris, 11 October 2020. – Kleos Space expands its activities to monitor suspect and illegal fishing activities in Ecuador which includes the Galapagos Islands, the Luxembourg-based space data service provider said. Kleos Space has appointed the maritime consulting firm Atlantis SIM as its territory agent for Ecuador, the company said. …

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SES opens new sports broadcasting hub at Stockley Park near London

Luxembourg, 17 September 2020. – SES, leader in global satellite-based connectivity solutions, has opened a new sports broadcasting facility in the Greater London area, the Luxembourg-based company announced. “As remote production for sports ramps up around the globe, SES is providing broadcasters with a newly opened, full-service sports and events facility” …

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Viasat expands its residential Internet service in Brazil

Sao Paulo, 15 September 2020. – Viasat expands its high-quality residential internet service to 14 additional states in Brazil, the global communications company announced Tuesday. Viasat launched its Brazil residential service in seven states and the Federal District in July, the company said. “With its latest expansion, Viasat now offers …

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Gilat posts lower revenues and loss, but confident for second half 2020

Gilat Satellite Networks, a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, today reported its results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2020. Key Financial Highlights are: Revenues for Q2 2020 totaled $38.3 million compared with $59.7 million for Q2 2019. Q2 2020 – GAAP operating loss was …

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AXESS Receives Financing to Continue Consolidating Globally

AXESS Networks, the result of a merger between Axesat in Latin America and CETel in Europe, is a global player in the satellite communications industry, with operations in 50 countries on four continents, providing tailored managed end-to-end communications solutions to its corporate customers. Recently Spanish development finance company COFIDES and …

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UK global-sustainability space projects receive £3.4 million cash boost

On World Humanitarian Day, the UK Space Agency announced £3.4 million of new funding for 10 leading-edge projects, backing UK academics using space to tackle global development problems – from the spread of malaria to human trafficking and forced labor. In 2018, there were an estimated 228 million cases and 405,000 …

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Brazilian Start-up ALYA NANOSATELLITES gains first partnership agreements

A pioneer company in the Brazilian space sector, ALYA NANOSATELLITES CONSTELLATION is also known for its female leadership. Aila Raquel is the CEO of ALYA NANOSATELLITES, and is committed to empowering Brazil’s economy by providing hyperspectral image assets and ground station services, assist in the development of commodity industries, and …

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