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Axiom Space Plans First-Ever Fully Private Human Spaceflight Mission To The International Space Station

Axiom Space announced on 5 March 2020 that it is planning history’s first fully private human spaceflight mission to the International Space Station. Axiom has signed a contract with SpaceX for a Crew Dragon flight which will transport a commander professionally trained by Axiom alongside three private astronauts to and …

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Hughes And OneWeb Announce Global Distribution Partnership For Low Earth Orbit Satellite Service

Hughes Network Systems, LLC, the global leader in broadband satellite networks and services, and OneWeb, the global communications company with a mission to bring connectivity to everyone everywhere, announced on 9 March 2020 that Hughes has become a worldwide distribution partner for OneWeb. OneWeb’s constellation of Low Earth Orbit (LEO) …

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Kacific1 Broadband Services Begin Across Asia Pacific

Singapore-based Kacific Broadband Satellites Group announced on 9 March 2020 that its first communications satellite, KACIFIC1, has entered commercial service and is ready to support customers across the Asia-Pacific. Designed and manufactured by Boeing, KACIFIC1 is a high-throughput, Ka-band satellite which successfully launched on 16 December 2019 from Cape Canaveral, …

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Space Video Company Sen Awards Multimillion-Euro Contract To NanoAvionics

Sen, a British space company establishing video streaming media to provide real-time and timely Ultra-High Definition (UHD) video of Earth, has contracted NanoAvionics to build the first five nano-satellites of its constellation. Sen has already demonstrated its technology of streaming ultra-high definition (UHD) video from space. It is now focused …

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World View Stratollite fleet To Provide High Resolution Imagery And Data Analytics In The Americas

World View Enterprises, the stratospheric data and information services company, has announced their plans to build and deploy a fleet of Stratollites, known as World View Orbits, over North and Central America starting this summer. After a series of successful test and development flights to sharpen vehicle flight and navigation …

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Peraton Awarded US$219M Contract To Provide Satellite Communications to Africom

Peraton has been awarded a US$218.6 million contract to provide commercial satellite communications services for the United States Africa Command (AFRICOM). The single award blanket purchase agreement was issued by the U.S. Air Force Space Command (AFSPC) in coordination with the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). Known as CTC0307, the …

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Zoé Berthiaume-Dutrisac Joins Satellogic as Chief of Engineering

Satellogic, the first company to develop a scalable earth observation platform with the ability to remap the entire planet at both high-frequency and high-resolution, today announced the appointment of Zoé Berthiaume-Dutrisac as Chief of Engineering. Berthiaume-Dutrisac will oversee satellite development, production and operations for Satellogic’s global team, including managing technical …

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UK’s OneWeb Receives Permission To Operate In Armenia

British-headquartered satellite communications company OneWeb has received permission to operate in the South Caucasus country of Armenia, according to the company’s CEO Adrián Steckel in a 1 March 2020 interview with Russian newspaper Vedomosti. “We have signed a memorandum of understanding with Georgia, Kazakhstan and Armenia also because our constellation can play …

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HISPASAT and PLD Space Agree To Collaborate With Small Satellites And MIURA-5 Rocket

The Spanish companies HISPASAT and PLD Space announced that they signed an agreement on 3 March 2020 in Madrid with the intention of working together on defining the technical features and analysing compatibility to launch services on board the MIURA-5. Signing this agreement means the companies are committed to working …

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Swedish Space Corporation Signs Contract With Isar Aerospace

Swedish Space Corporation (SSC) and German space tech company Isar Aerospace have signed a long-term contract for testing of a new generation of European rocket engines for minilaunchers at Esrange Space Center in Sweden. The agreement includes a rocket stand for vertical tests, and the agreement can be extended to …

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