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Italy’s MetaSensing Italia Tapped To Build StarSAR-X Earth Observation Satellite

MetaSensing Italia, has been awarded the “HUB Research and Innovation” call issued by Lombardia Region, for the manufacturing of the phased array X band SAR payload of the “NOCTUA Landscape Monitoring. For everyone. From space” project. The €10M project, nominated in the “Connectivity and Information” category, will develop a land monitoring service …

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Sweden’s GomSPACE Tapped By ESA To Develop Miniaturized Electric Propulsion System

GomSpace’s subsidiary in Sweden and ESA have signed a contract to develop a miniaturized electric propulsion system suitable for small spacecrafts going on interplanetary missions. The contract will be carried out under ESA’s General Support Technology Program during the next 18 months, and the value is EUR 700,000. The work …

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Italy’s D-Orbit Selected By OneWeb For Active Debris Removal In ESA Project Sunrise Framework

OneWeb has awarded a subcontract to D-Orbit SpA for the development of an active debris removal (ADR) mission in the frame of European Space Agency (ESA) Project Sunrise. Project Sunrise is a public-private partnership (PPP) between OneWeb, currently developing a world-wide communications network based on a proprietary satellite constellation, and …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op’ed: Dig deep: Australia’s mining know-how makes it the perfect $150m partner for NASA’s Moon and Mars shots

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and Prof. Andrew Dempster, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and texts. This is “Dig deep: Australia’s mining know-how makes it the perfect $150m partner for NASA’s Moon and Mars shots”, originally published 25  September 2019 at The Conversation. In …

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Switzerland’s Astrocast And Italy’s D-Orbit Sign Launch Services Agreement

Astrocast and D-Orbit announced on 30 October 2019 the signing of an agreement for the launch and deployment in LEO low inclination orbit of ten Astrocast nanosatellites through D-Orbit ‘s InOrbit NOW Launch Service. The agreement calls for the Astrocast nanosatellites to be launched onboard an Arianespace Vega or Vega …

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Kacific Selects Petro One For Ground Station Services For Satellite Broadband In Indonesia

Kacific Broadband Satellites Group has selected PT. Petro One Indonesia, known as Petro1, to provide ground infrastructure services in Indonesia for its brand-new satellite, built by Boeing, which will launch at the end of 2019. Petro1 will host, operate and provide first level support for Kacific’s gateway hub at its …

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Israel’s Gilat And China Satcom Partner For Future Chinese Satellite Communications Services

Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services and China Satellite Communications Co., Ltd. (China Satcom), announced on 29 October 2019 the strengthening of the already established strategic partnership to jointly provide advanced satellite communication services covering: Aero, Land and Maritime fixed and mobility …

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Russia’s Glavkosmos Offers To Build Second Bangladeshi Communications Satellite

Glavkosmos, the Russian launch services and satellite company, has expressed an interest in building and launching Bangladesh’s second communications satellite, Bangabandhu-2, according to several Bangladeshi press reports. Vitaly Safonov, the deputy director-general of Glavkosmos, is heading a team of six satellite engineers on a fact-finding mission to Dhaka, the Bangladeshi …

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Germany’s Mynaric Receives 1.7 Million Euro Order For Laser Satellite Communication Terminals

Mynaric announced on 17 October 2019 that it will deliver multiple laser communication flight terminals to an undisclosed customer in an initial deal valued at EUR 1.7 million. The company’s space products are scheduled to be launched on a product validation mission which will serve as a pathfinder to integrate …

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Eutelsat Unveils IoT FIRST Satellite Internet Of Things Connectivity Service

On the eve of the IOT Solutions World Congress in Barcelona, Eutelsat Communications  announces the launch of a pioneering satellite-based IoT connectivity service: Eutelsat IoT FIRST. Having recently unveiled its ELO constellation of nanosatellites in Low Earth Orbit, dedicated to the Internet of Things, Eutelsat has taken further steps towards …

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