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Hughes Partners with Startup to Create New Solutions for Extending LTE Coverage Using Helicopters, UAVs

HUGHES, in partnership with Virtual Network Communications will develop new joint solutions to extend mobile network connectivity using an integrated combination of VNC’s deployable LTE technology with Hughes JUPITER™ and HM satellite systems. The new solutions support various global applications for government, militaries, first responders, and commercial Mobile Network Operators …

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MDA Selected to Build Robotic Interfaces for Canadarm3 on NASA-led Gateway

MDA has been awarded two contracts from the Canadian Space Agency for work on Phase A of the Gateway External Robotic Interfaces project. The Gateway External Robotic Interfaces will act as critical touch points for the eXploration Large Arm (XLA) and the eXploration Dexterous Arm (XDA), the major robotic manipulator …

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Astrobotic Selects United Launch Alliance Vulcan Centaur Rocket to Launch its First Mission to the Moon

Astrobotic has selected United Launch Alliance’s (ULA) Vulcan Centaur rocket in a competitive commercial procurement to launch its Peregrine lunar lander to the Moon in 2021. “We are so excited to sign with ULA and fly Peregrine on Vulcan Centaur. This contract with ULA was the result of a highly …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op’ed: Get your voice heard – vote for Space Traffic: Another Inconvenient Truth! at SXSW2020

SpaceWatch.Global supports groundbreaking ideas and initiatives. In the past, we have published a number of posts from Dr. Moriba Jah about Space Traffic and we’d like to ask you, our Readers for your support. Dr. Jah has the opportunity to speak at SXSW2020 to be held in Austin, Texas which …

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Get SAT and U.K.’s GRC Create Strategic Cooperation Relationship

Get SAT and GRC (Global RadioData Communication Ltd.) have annouced a strategic partnership that will see the firms target the U.K. security, defense and government markets with communications on-the-move (CoTM) broadband platforms based on Get SAT’s industry-leading, powerful terminals. Leveraging participation in the DSEi event from 10-13 September in London, Get SAT …

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Blue Canyon Technologies Joins Viasat’s Ecosystem to Build First-Ever Link 16 Low-Earth Orbit Spacecraft

Small satellite manufacturer Blue Canyon Technologies has been selected by Viasat to join its team supporting the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory Space Vehicles XVI pilot program to test the first-ever Link 16-capable LEO spacecraft. Under the agreement, BCT will design and manufacture a 12U small satellite bus. Viasat is the …

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Equatorial Space and Precious Payload To Advance Ridesharing Opportunities For Near-Equatorial and Polar Inclinations

Small satellite launch vehicle developer, Equatorial Space, has announced today that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Precious Payload Inc. This partnership with digital freight forwarder for space missions will advance technologies and lines of business towards exploration of satellite ridesharing opportunities for low-inclination launches. Equatorial Space’s …

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Philippines Moves Forward with Philippine Space Agency Plans

The Philippines News Agency has reported that the Philippines is to move forward with the establishment of its own space agency.  Pangasinan fourth District Representative Christopher de Venecia hailed the creation of Philippine Space Agency (PhilSA) that will aid in the development of agriculture, disaster risk reduction, and telecommunications, as …

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Speedcast and Australian Space Agency to Collaborate on Growth and Transformation of Australian Space Industry

Speedcast and the Australian Space Agency signed a statement of cooperation today outlining Speedcast’s intentions to support the agency’s ambitious goal of tripling the nation’s space sector in size and creating 20,000 new jobs by 2030. Referring to the Australian Civil Space Strategy 2019-2028, the statement identities key fields in …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op’ed: Space Law Games at the 4th Global Space Traffic Management Workshop

The question of Space Traffic Management (STM) is becoming more urgent as the amount of satellites being orbited is set to grow at an unprecedented rate. In this article, Christopher J. Newman, Professor of Space Law & Policy, previews an event that is dedicated to addressing space traffic management challenges. …

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