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#SpaceWatchGL Column: Reflections on the 2019 APSCC Conference – Putting on a Show in the Land of Smiles

By Blaine Curcio The Asia Pacific Satellite Communications Council (APSCC) is, among other things, arguably the premier satellite communications (satcom) member organization in Asia-Pacific. From its headquarters in Seoul, the APSCC publishes a quarterly newsletter on regional industry ongoings, provides assistance on issues such as spectrum coordination, and, most notably …

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#SpaceWatchGL Interviews: Jenni Tapio of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment of Finland

Finland is accelerating its NewSpace economy. The private space industry is truly taking off with companies specialising in a wide variety of areas from small satellite design and manufacture, SAR and hyperspectral technology to space sustainability technologies. Importantly, the space sector is also supported by the Finnish government that has …

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Germany invests 3.3 billion euro in European space exploration and becomes ESA’s largest contributor

The German delegation at the European Space Agency (ESA) Council Meeting at Ministerial Level, ‘Space19+’, was headed by the Federal Government Coordinator of German Aerospace Policy, Thomas Jarzombek, who is a member of the Federal Parliament. He was accompanied and supported by representatives from the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs …

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ESA Ministerial Council Meeting: Switzerland to participate in new programmes and play a leading role in the removal of space debris

On 27 and 28 November 2019, State Secretary Martina Hirayama attended the European Space Agency’s ESA Ministerial Council meeting in Seville (“Space 19+”). At this meeting, which brought together the ministers in charge of space affairs from the 22 ESA Member States, the Council conferred on ongoing programmes, new initiatives, …

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ESA ministers commit to biggest ever budget at Space19+

ESA’s Council at Ministerial Level, Space19+, has concluded in Seville, Spain, with the endorsement of the most ambitious plan to date for the future of ESA and the whole European space sector. The meeting brought together ministers with responsibility for space activities in Europe, along with Canada and observers from …

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UAE Offers Ambitious Vision For Arab Space Cooperation Group

The UAE Space Agency has organised the fourth meeting of the representatives of member states of the Arab Space Cooperation Group on the sidelines of the 16th edition of Dubai Airshow 2019, which was hosted by Dubai World Central on 17 – 21 November. Dr. Ahmad bin Abdullah Humaid Belhoul …

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UK’s Lacuna Space And Switzerland’s Miromico Unveil IoT Collaboration

Lacuna Space, a provider for connectivity everywhere, and Miromico, a global leader for the design and production of wireless products for the Internet of Things (IoT), have signed a collaboration agreement for the development and easy provision of ‘space ready’ and off-the-shelf communications devices using ultra low-power and low-cost satellite …

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Israel’s Gilat Achieves 1.2GBPS On Modem Over Telesat’s Phase 1 LEO Satellite

Gilat has confirmed that it has achieved the fastest ever modem speeds of 1.2 Gbps total throughput over Telesat’s Phase 1 LEO satellite. This industry milestone demonstrates the potential of high throughput Non-Geostationary Orbit (NGSO) satellite constellations. Gilat’s technology opens up opportunities for new telecommunications products and a wider range …

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Austrian Space Forum awards Claudia Kessler with the Polarsternpreis – Polar Star Award 2019

The award honours the co-founder of “Women in Aerospace Europe” and founder of the initiative “The first female German Astronaut, Claudia Kessler. On November 21st the Austrian Space Forum (OeWF) for the eleventh time payed tribute to a person for their outstanding accomplishments to inspire others in the space community. …

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UKspace 2020 Manifesto

On 21 November 2019 the UKspace trade association published its 2020 manifesto for a future British government to consider. With the 12 December 2019 British General Election, and at some point soon thereafter, the UK exiting the European Union, the UKspace 2020 Manifesto comes at an important juncture for Britain’s …

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