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Airbus’ Pléiades Neo Imaging Satellites Are On Track For Launch In Mid-2020

The first two Airbus-built Pléiades Neo imaging satellites have started comprehensive environmental testing to ensure they are ready for in-orbit operation, Airbus announced on 24 February 2020. During the tests, the satellites are subjected to extreme temperatures and vacuum, vibration and acoustic noise, as well as electromagnetic interference. This will …

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Egnos Payload Enters Service On EUTELSAT 5 West B

Eutelsat Communications announced on 14 February 2020 that the GEO-3 payload of the European Geostationary Navigation Overlay System (EGNOS), a hosted payload aboard its EUTELSAT 5 West B satellite, has successfully entered into service. EUTELSAT 5 West B is hosting the Eutelsat-procured EGNOS payload under a 15-year agreement signed in …

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#SpaceWatchGL Feature: GVF NewSpace Membership Helps NewSpace StartUps Grow Into The Future

By David Meltzer NewSpace. Space 2.0. Smallsats. LEOs. 5G. IoT. Cubesats. Reusable launch vehicles, and even 3D printing of launch vehicles. The innovations and opportunities for those in the satellite industry seem to come almost as fast as satellites are launched. With these opportunities come compelling issues such as orbital …

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Isotropic Demonstrates Performance Of Intellian’s NX-Series Antennas

US-based global internet services provider Isotropic Networks and Intellian, a South Korean provider of mobile satellite communication antenna systems, announced the completion of network acceptance testing on Intellian’’s new NX-Series of antennas. The testing was conducted at Isotropic’s Lake Geneva facility over its Amazonas-2 and Galaxy-28 networks and utilised ST …

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SpaceX And Space Adventures Partner To Fly Space Tourists To Orbit On Crew Dragon Spacecraft

Building on the success of Crew Dragon’s first demonstration mission to the International Space Station (ISS) in March 2019 and the recent successful test of the spacecraft’s launch escape system, Space Adventures and SpaceX have entered into an agreement to fly private citizens on the first Crew Dragon free-flyer mission. …

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Nanoracks Completes Its 17th Commercial ISS CubeSat Deployment Mission, Including Mexico’s Aztechsat-1

Nanoracks, a leading provider of commercial access to space, completed its 17th CubeSat deployment mission from the International Space Station (ISS) using commercially developed and operated hardware. This mission included satellites launched to the International Space Station on both Northrop Grumman’s NG-12 flight and the SpaceX CRS-19 mission. The deployer …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op-Ed: A View From The Party–My Perspective On OneWeb’s Successful Commercial Launch

By Ewan Lawrenson On 7 February 2020, global communications company OneWeb successfully launched 34 satellites aboard a Soyuz launch vehicle from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. It was the second successful launch in OneWeb’s campaign to build its phase one constellation of 648 satellites to deliver high-speed, low-latency global connectivity. …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op-Ed: The Global Space And Technology Convention 2020, Singapore: Pushing The Innovation Frontier 

By Anna Hazlett This was my second time attending the Global Space and Technology Convention (GSTC) in Singapore, held 5-7 February 2020. GSTC is just one example of the Singapore Space and Technology Association’s (SSTA) ongoing efforts to bolster Asia’s space & technology scene. The SSTA focuses on developing Singapore’s space …

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