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GoGo Buys Capacity On Hispasat’s Amazonas Nexus HTS Satellite

Gogo, the leading global provider of broadband connectivity products and services for aviation, and Spanish satellite operator, HISPASAT, announced on 16 January 2020 a capacity agreement on Amazonas Nexus satellite to meet the growing global demand for high-speed inflight connectivity services. Gogo has leased multi-gigahertz of Ku-band capacity onboard HISPASAT’s …

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EUTELSAT 5 West B Recovered After October 2019 Malfunction; Commercial Service Starts January 2020

On 24 October 2019 Eutelsat announced an investigation into a malfunction on one of the two solar arrays on its EUTELSAT 5 West B satellite. Pursuant to this investigation, the loss of the satellite’s South solar array has been confirmed. With the exception of the South solar array, the satellite …

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UK’s Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. Appoints Phil Brownnett As New Managing Director

Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) announces the appointment of Phil Brownnett as Managing Director, succeeding Sarah Parker who is stepping down from the role to pursue new challenges.  Phil Brownnett, who is currently Managing Director of Geo Intelligence (UK), Airbus Defence and Space, will take up his new position on …

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New Management Takes Over Germany’s PTS GmbH After Restructuring

After a successful restructuring phase the management team of Planetary Transportation Systems (PTS) now takes full responsibility for the company. The PTS executives take over the Berlin New Space company with immediate effect as part of a management buyout from the Zeitfracht Group. Zeitfracht Group saved PTS from bankruptcy in …

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Luxembourg Buys Stake In Orbital Ventures Investment Capital Fund

During a meeting of a parliamentary committee, Étienne Schneider, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Economy confirmed that the Government of Luxembourg, together with public and private sector partners, have invested a stake in Orbital Ventures, an investment fund focused on early stage companies engaged in space activities. Luxembourg’s …

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Airbus Ventures Invests In Innovative U.S. Launch Startup SpinLaunch

Jonathan Yaney, Founder and CEO of SpinLaunch, Inc., has announced that the company has received an additional investment of U.S.$35 million for continued development of the world’s first kinetic launch system, designed to provide the lowest-cost, environmentally responsible orbital launch system to serve the rapidly growing small satellite industry. The …

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Spain’s Hisdesat Partners With exactEarth To Provide Domain Awareness Data To European Maritime Safety Agency

exactEarth Ltd. and Hisdesat have announced that in partnership they have been selected by the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) to provide satellite-AIS data services for a four-year period. Hisdesat, as prime contractor, will provide EMSA with exactView RT, exactEarth’s second-generation real-time satellite-AIS data service. Actual revenues under this framework contract …

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Rocket Lab Expands Footprint With New Long Beach Headquarters And Production Complex

Rocket Lab, the global leader in dedicated small satellite launch, has announced it will open a new facility which will serve as its Corporate Headquarters, provide incremental production capacity, and bring Mission Control Center capabilities to Long Beach, California. Construction on Rocket Lab’s Long Beach Complex has begun, with the …

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