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South Africa’s Space Commercial Services Head Calls For Regional IoT Nanosatellite Constellation

Sias Mostert, chairman of South African company Space Commercial Services (SCS), has called for a national – even regional – Internet of Things (IoT) nanosatellite constellation that would provide dedicated and perhaps even persistent coverage of South Africa and neighbouring countries.

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Turkey And Italy Seek To Boost Space Collaboration And Satellite Development

Ankara recently hosted its Turkey-Italy Innovation Day event where space cooperation between the two countries was highlighted by senior officials and corporate executives. Among the agenda items of the event was a common desire to increase space cooperation and satellite development between the two countries.

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Luxembourg’s Kleos Space Scouting Mission-1 To Launch On ISRO PSLV In December 2019

Kleos Space S.A., a space-powered Radio Frequency Reconnaissance data-as-a-service (DaaS) company, has received confirmation that the Kleos Scouting Mission-1 will launch on an Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) from Chennai, India, in December 2019.

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Singapore’s Addvalue And Capella Space Close To Launching Inter-Satellite Data Relay Terminal

Addvalue Innovation Pte. Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of SGX Mainboard-listed Addvalue Technologies Ltd., announced on 22 October 2019 the delivery of the first flight model of the company’s groundbreaking Inter-satellite Data Relay System (IDRS) terminal to Capella Space.

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Rocket Lab To Start Offering Lunar Payload Launches With Photon Satellite Platform

Rocket Lab, the global leader in dedicated small satellite launch, unveiled on 21 October 2019 at the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Washington, DC, plans to support extended range missions to medium, geostationary, and lunar orbits with the company’s Photon satellite platform.

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Luxembourg To Create Space Resources Innovation Centre

Following the setup of SpaceResources.lu initiative in 2016 to promote and develop the research, economic and legal aspects of space resources, the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Luxembourg Space Agency (LSA) established a working group to explore the opportunities for international cooperation in the field of space resources.

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