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Thailand’s THEOS-2 Will Be Built By Airbus

In order to accelerate its priorities, the Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency of Thailand (GISTDA) has selected Airbus as partner for its next-generation national geo-information system. Known as THEOS-2, the programme will deliver significant benefits for Thailand’s society including capacity building and is fully in line with the country’s …

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Israel’s Spacecom Struggling To Come Up With AMOS-8 Deposit For Space Systems Loral

Israel’s Spacecom has again extended the time period it needs to raise funds for its initial deposit for U.S. Satellite manufacturer SpaceSystems/Loral (SSL) to build its AMOS-8 satellite, but the process – and payment — has been mired in delays. Most notable is the impending decision by the Israeli government …

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Engineers From Scotland And Ukraine Develop New Rocket Engine

A so-called “self-eating” rocket engine is being developed by the universities of Scotland and Ukraine. It will be capable of putting small satellites into orbit at competitive price. In a paper published in the Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, engineers from the University of Glasgow and the Oles Honchar Dnipro …

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Bambu Wireless Partners With Eutelsat For Satellite Broadband Coverage Of Philippines

Filipino company Bambu Wireless will use the Eutelsat-172 Satellite to provide broadband, maritime, and government connectivity services throughout the Philippines. The multi-year contract between Bambu and Eutelsat for capacity on the Eutelsat-172B satellite will be commercialised under the brand BambuSat, and it will enable connectivity services across the Philippines’ 6,000 …

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#SpaceWatchGL Interviews: Experimental Design Bureau FAKEL

Federal State Unitary Enterprise Experimental Design Bureau FAKEL (hereafter referred to as EDB Fakel) is one of the leading companies in Russia and in the world, having a 55-year experience in development of Electric Propulsion Systems (EPS), and more than a 40-year flight experience in Electric Propulsion Subsystems based on …

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Planet and Airbus Collaborate on New Satellite Imagery Products

Taking the best of both company offerings, Planet and Airbus have signed an agreement to jointly develop a new range of satellite imagery products. Both companies have different strengths. Planet’s small satellites deliver daily global coverage of the Earth in lower resolution and Airbus delivers high resolution, but with less …

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Pakistan’s PakTES-1A and PRSS-1 Set To Be Launched By China In July 2018

Pakistan is set to have its indigenously-built Earth observation satellite, PakTES-1A, as well as its Pakistan Remote Sensing Satellite (PRSS)-1, launched by China in July 2018 in a bid to catch up with its geopolitical rival, India. The 285kg PakTES-1A observatory satellite will be fItted with sensors and cameras; it …

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