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SpaceX Falcon 9 Launches 60 Starlink Communications Satellites

SpaceX has launched a Falcon 9 satellite launch vehicle carrying its fourth batch of 60 Starlink satellites. The launch took place at 9:06 a.m. local time on Wednesday, 29 January 2020, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. The satellites were successfully deployed a little over one hour after launch. …

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Israel’s Gilat Acquired By Comtech Telecommunications Corporation For $532.5 Million

Comtech Telecommunications Corp. and Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. jointly announced on 29 January 2020 that Comtech has agreed to acquire Gilat in a cash and stock transaction for $10.25 per Gilat ordinary share of which 70% will be paid in cash and 30% in Comtech common stock, resulting in an …

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Canada’s Kepler Communications To Build Satellites In-House With New Manufacturing Facility

Kepler Communications, a Canadian satellite telecommunications company, is to begin production in its newly commissioned satellite manufacturing facility in Toronto, Canada. It is being described as an essential step towards delivering the company’s proposed fleet of 140 satellites for high-capacity global connectivity services with applications in maritime, agriculture, research and …

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UK’s OneWeb Signs Distribution Agreement With Alaska’s Pacific Dataport Inc. For Arctic Coverage

OneWeb, the global communications company whose goal is to connect everyone everywhere, announces a new distributor partnership with Pacific Dataport Inc. (PDI), a company founded by Microcom – the leading supplier of satellite communication systems in Alaska. The collaboration will enable delivery of OneWeb’s high speed, low latency, communications services …

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UK’s OneWeb Forging Relationship With Republic Of Georgia

British-headquartered satellite communications company OneWeb is courting the Republic of Georgia with the aim of establishing a ground station in the country and providing its satellite services to bridge the digital divide in the South Caucasus, according to a report from the Azerbaijani Trend News Agency. Senior executives from OneWeb …

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UK’s OneWeb Signs Distribution Agreement With Georgian Telecoms Provider SilkNet

OneWeb, the global communications company, whose goal is to connect everyone everywhere, announces the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to bring high-speed, low-latency internet coverage to Georgia with JSC Silknet, a leading convergent Georgian telecommunications company. The partnership agreement was signed by the Chairman of Silknet’s supervisory board, …

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NASA Announces First Commercial Moon Delivery Assignments To Advance Artemis Programme

NASA has finalized the first 16 science experiments and technology demonstrations, ranging from chemistry to communications, to be delivered to the surface of the Moon under the Artemis program. Scheduled to fly next year, the payloads will launch aboard the first two lander deliveries of the agency’s Commercial Lunar Payload …

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UK’s OneWeb Signs MoU With Kazakhstan’s Astana International Finance Centre To Expand Connectivity

OneWeb, the global communications company, whose goal is to connect everyone everywhere, has announced that it signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC), the largest financial hub in Central Asia, to accelerate broadband connectivity in Kazakhstan. The MoU marks the start of a partnership focused …

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QinetiQ To Contribute To Build Of ESA’s ALTIUS Earth Observation Satellite

QinetiQ’s space business has confirmed it has secured a major new contract with the European Space Agency (ESA) to extend Europe’s capabilities in operational Earth Observation. The new €75m contract will see the company develop and assemble the ALTIUS satellite at its new state-of-the-art cleanroom facilities in Kruibeke, in Belgium. …

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Israel’s Gilat Believed To Be In Acquisition Talks With Unnamed Large Multinational Company

Israel’s leading satellite network manufacturer and provider Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., listed on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange and Nasdaq, is believed to be in advanced discussions with a large, yet unnamed, multinational company that is interested in acquiring the Israeli firm, according to a report on Israeli tech news …

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