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Telespazio Argentina Secures Contract In Costa Rica

Telespazio Argentina, a subsidiary of Telespazio,  was awarded a contract,  following an international tender in Costa Rica to perform an urban and rural cadastral survey of the country. With the contract worth $20 million and lasting four years, Telespazio Argentina now leads this market segment in Latin America. Under the …

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OneWeb Files For Bankruptcy As Softbank Funding Talks Collapse

OneWeb, the British-headquartered satellite communications company, announced on 27 March 2020 that it has filed for Chapter 11 protection from creditors under the provisions of the Bankruptcy Code in the US Bankruptcy Court in New York’s Southern District. According to a company press release, OneWeb intends to use the Chapter …

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Looking Up: ArianeGroup’s GEOTracker Space Surveillance Network Gets Even Bigger

ArianeGroup’s GEOTracker network continues to expand around the world. Its seventh observatory has already been installed at its site of Ottobrunn in Germany, and an eighth station will be located in Australian’s Northern Territory at the Centre for Appropriate Technology Ltd. (CfAT) site, around 10 km south of Alice Springs. …

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ICEYE Unveils 25 CM SAR Imaging Capability With Current SAR Satellite Constellation

Finnish New Space leader ICEYE unveiled its latest capability of 25 cm resolution imaging with synthetic-aperture radar (SAR) small satellites, utilizing the company’s current commercial SAR satellite constellation in-orbit. With this very high resolution imaging capability, ICEYE SAR data achieves the same resolution class provided by larger, conventional commercial SAR …

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Rocket Lab Postpones Launch Of Its Next Mission In Response To COVID-19 Situation

Rocket Lab posted the following announcement on 25 March 2020: Rocket Lab has postponed the launch of its next mission in response to the COVID-19 situation. In response to the evolving COVID-19 situation, we have paused launch preparations for our next mission to protect the health and safety of Rocket …

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CloudFerro Inks Agreement To Provide Very High Resolution Satellite Imagery

Polish cloud computing service provider CloudFerro, which operates cloud platforms providing Earth observation satellite images, has established a cooperation agreement with a Chinese operator, CG Satellite. Thanks to this agreement, CloudFerro can now provide satellite images and video in very high resolution, taken both night and day. The image archive …

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Konnect Africa To Connect Schools In The Democratic Republic Of Congo With High Speed Internet

Konnect Africa, a subsidiary of Eutelsat Communications, Schoolap and Flash Services announced on 23 March 2020 a Memorandum of Understanding to connect several thousand schools across the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to the Internet as part of the Schoolap project. It aims to provide schools with high speed internet …

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Intelsat Selects SpaceX To Launch Intelsat 40e Satellite

Intelsat has selected SpaceX as its launch partner for Intelsat 40e (IS-40e). The launch is planned for 2022 on SpaceX’s American-built Falcon 9 launch vehicle. “We look forward to working with SpaceX to launch Intelsat 40e in 2022,” said Intelsat Chief Services Officer Mike DeMarco. “IS-40e will join the Intelsat Epic …

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UK’s Inmarsat Launches Connectivity Services In Saudi Arabia Across Land, Sea And Air

Global mobile satellite communications firm Inmarsat announced on 18 February 2020 that it will bring its world-leading maritime, aviation, and enterprise connectivity solutions to customers based in Saudi Arabia through new partner agreements. The company additionally announced that it has secured new spectrum licences to deliver both its narrow-band (L-band) …

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