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The IAC 2020 Technical Program goes Virtual

The International Astronautical Federation’s annual event, the International Astronautical Congress (IAC), has been at the centre of innovation for the space community for 70 years. As such the annual event plays an important role to allow space professionals and the young generation to disseminate their research and develop collaborations.

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SkyNet De Colombia And SES Networks Ramp Up Connectivity Services To Aid Colombian Amazonas Communities

Local residents, businesses, government entities and the San Rafael de Leticia Hospital in the Colombian Amazonas are experiencing efficient, reliable and high-performing Internet connectivity as Colombian services provider SkyNet and SES Networks extended their partnership and increased network capacity within days to support COVID-19 mitigation efforts.

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Brazilian Space Agency Issues Public Call For Alcantara Space Center Launch Operations

This edict aims to identify companies, national or foreign, that are interested in carrying out suborbital and orbital launch operations using the Alcantara Space Center (CEA), as well as providing information on the contractual process, including licensing processes and authorization for space launch.

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Guatemala Launches Quetzmal CubeSat Through UNOOSA And JAXA KiboCUBE Programme

On 28 April 2020 the Universidad del Valle de Guatemala (UVG), winner of the KiboCUBE programme 2017, run by the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), saw their satellite deployed by JAXA from the International Space Station (ISS). The satellite – …

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Launch Of Argentinian Satellite By SpaceX Postponed Due To Coronavirus Travel Restrictions

Elon Musk's claim that the governmental and societal response to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic is an overreaction and "dumb" has caught up with him (again) as it was revealed that the 30 March 2020 scheduled launch of Argentina's SAOCOM-1B remote sensing satellite by a SpaceX Falcon 9 satellite launch vehicle from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (AFS) in Florida, United States, has been postponed.

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Venezuela’s VENESAT-1 Tumbling And Out Of Service

Venezuela's only geostationary communications satellite, VENESAT-1 (also known as Simon Bolivar-1), has been tumbling in an unusable orbit since 13 March 2020 after it made a number of manoeuvres, presumably at the direction of its Venezuelan operator, according to Space News who spoke with commercial space situational awareness (SSA) providers ExoAnalytic Solutions and AGI.

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