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Apple Reported To Be Working On Its Own Satellite Solutions

Apple is reported to be working on unspecified satellite solutions that could provide direct connectivity to Apple devices around the world, and could improve the accuracy of Apple maps and geolocation services, according to a 20 December 2019 report published by Bloomberg. According to Bloomberg, over the past few years …

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France’s Sigfox And Plastimo Partner To Provide Satellite IoT Maritime Geolocation

Plastimo, a major international player in the boating industry, and Sigfox, the world’s leading IoT service provider and first global 0G network operator, have joined forces to offer total geolocation coverage across all oceans from 2020. The new service will be supported by data from the ELO nanosatellite constellation, operated …

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Argentina’s Satellogic Raises $50 Million In Investment Round

Argentinian commercial Earth observation company Satellogic announced on 19 December 2019 that it has raised U.S.$50 million in at least its second investment round. The latest investment will allow the company to build out more of its planned constellation of a total 90 satellites. Existing Satellogic investors Tencent, of China, …

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#SpaceWatchGL Interviews: Pietro Piccinetti of Fiera di Roma

The first NewSpace Economy (NSE) Forum took place between December 10th and 12th with a total of 2,700 registered attendees, 140 exhibitors and 184 speakers amongst the most influential world experts in the space sector. The event featured 60 vertical sessions on data analytics, future markets, new mobility, new finances …

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Rocket Lab Opens Launch Complex Two At Wallops Island In Virginia, USA

Rocket Lab, the global leader in small satellite launch, officially opened Launch Complex 2, the company’s first U.S. launch site, on 12 December 2019 and confirmed the inaugural mission from the site will be a dedicated flight for the U.S. Air Force. Located at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport on Wallops …

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UAE’s Yahsat Appoints Khaled Al Qubaisi As New Chairman

Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat) announced on 16 December 2019 the appointment of Khaled Al Qubaisi, CEO of Aerospace, Renewables & ICT at  Mubadala Investment Company (Mubadala), as its new Chairman, and the appointment of Amal Al Ameri, Senior Vice President of Platform Finance in the Aerospace, Renewables & …

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Italy’s D-Orbit Announces Investment Round Led By Seraphim Capital VC Fund

D-Orbit, an Italian systems and services provider for the traditional and New Space sectors, has announced a new funding round led by Seraphim Capital, the world’s largest venture capital fund dedicated to investing in New Space companies. The round also marks the entrance of Noosphere Ventures, D-Orbit’s first American investor. …

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Taiwan’s TiSPACE Enters Crowded Small Satellite Launch Market With Large Ambitions

Taiwan Innovative Space Inc. (TiSPACE) has become the latest company to enter the increasingly crowded, and technically challenging, small satellite launch market.  TiSPACE was established in 2016 by Chen Yen-sen, a 21-year NASA veteran, who was employed by Taiwan’s semi-official National Space Organisation (NSPO) for over a decade. Chen joined …

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