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Switzerland’s Synopta GmbH And Materion Corp. Partner On Copernicus Earth Observation Satellite

Materion Corporation and Swiss-based Synopta GmbH have announced the successful completion of the latest satellite as part of the Copernicus Earth observation project—an initiative that monitors the changing conditions and general heath of the planet. Materion provided the advanced materials used in the optical communication system on board the satellites, …

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Israel’s Gilat Awarded $10M Contract For 3G/4G Backhaul Services In Peru

Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, announced on 12 November 2019 that Gilat was awarded a U.S.$10 million five-year project for 3G/4G backhaul services in Peru. The infrastructure and network that Gilat recently started to operate is the basis for mobile coverage …

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UAE’s YahClick And MorClick Partner For Satellite Wi-Fi Connectivity In South Africa

YahClick, the leading satellite broadband service from UAE-based global satellite operator Yahsat and its partner Hughes Network Systems, signed on 12 November 2019 a long-term strategic partnership with South African leading telecoms provider MorClick. Under the agreement, MorClick become Master Distributors of YahClick’s services, products, and solutions in South Africa.  As Master …

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South Africa’s Simera Sense And Space Inventor Denmark Partner To Offer Earth Observation Solutions

Simera Sense and Space Inventor, Denmark, announced that they would collaborate through marketing Simera Sense’s optical payloads, enabling earth observation satellite operators to sense the earth in more detail with smaller satellites from reliable platforms. As part of the agreement, Space Inventor will offer its clients Simera Sense’s range of …

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NanoAvionics To Build 12U Nanosatellite For Singapore’s CaLeMPSat Research Mission

Nano-satellite mission integrator NanoAvionics received a contract to build a 12U nano-satellite bus for the Singaporean research mission Cathode-Less Micro Propulsion Satellite (CaLeMPSat). Developed by SpaceSATS, Plasma Innovation Labs (PILS) and the Plasma Source and Application Center (PSAC) at the National Institute of Education (an autonomous institute of Nanyang Technological …

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Kacific-1 Satellite Arrives At SpaceX Launch Site In Cape Canaveral

The Kacific-1 communications satellite, built by Boeing, has arrived at SpaceX facilities in Cape Canaveral, Florida, where it will be launched atop a Falcon 9 rocket to geostationary orbit. Owned by Kacific Broadband Satellites Group (Kacific), this next-generation high-throughput Ka-band satellite will stream broadband to 25 nations in South East …

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Germany’s OHB To Start Satellite Launch Services Within Two Years

Germany’s largest private satellite manufacturing company OHB SE intends to start satellite launch services within two years, according to a 15 November 2019 report in Bloomberg Businessweek. OHB SE is well-known for the manufacture of small communications, Earth observation, navigation, and scientific research satellites, as well as spacecraft for space …

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Ukraine Passes Commercial Space Law Allowing Private Space Activities in 2020

The Ukrainian parliament passed the country’s first commercial space law, titled “On Amendments to Certain Laws of Ukraine on the State Regulation of Space Activities,” that was signed on 25 October 2019 by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, according to Oleksiy Burchevskyy of the Kinstellar law firm writing in Lexology. Until …

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UAE’s Mubadala Showcases Emirati Space And Aerospace Ventures At 2019 Dubai Airshow

Mubadala Investment Company, the Abu Dhabi-based global investor, will showcase the latest development across its diverse aerospace portfolio at Dubai Airshow 2019, which runs from 17-21 November 2019. Mubadala’s aerospace assets, which is comprised of wholly-owned national champions in manufacturing, industrial services and satellite communications, have rapidly scaled over the …

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Angola Satellite Services Company Signs With Israel’s Spacecom For C-Band On AMOS-17

Spacecom, operator of the AMOS satellite fleet, announced that a leading Angolan satellite services company has signed a contract for C-Band HTS capacity on the newly launched AMOS-17 communication satellite. The Angolan company will utilize capacity on AMOS-17 primarily for cellular backhaul to better connect rural and low-density communities throughout …

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