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Iran Seeks Satellite Research And Manufacturing Cooperation With Azerbaijan

The Iranian government has expressed its wish to enter into a cooperative arrangement with its neighbour Azerbaijan for satellite research and development as well as satellite manufacturing, according to Azerbaijani and Iranian press reports. Speaking on the sidelines of the BakuTel-19 exhibition on telecommunications, innovation, and high technologies held in …

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European Launch Company ISAR Aerospace Closes $17 Million Series A Funding Round

European space company Isar Aerospace has closed a U.S.$17 million Series A investment round led by Earlybird and Airbus Ventures to develop low-cost launch vehicles dedicated to deploying and resupplying satellite constellations. Existing investors Vito Ventures and UVC Partners participated in the round alongside Bulent Altan who served 12 years …

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University Of South Australia Startups Launch Space Balloon In Preparation For Rocket Test

Two University of South Australia (UniSA) startups travelled to Petwood (South-East of Adelaide) on Saturday, 7 December 2019, to launch a one-storey-high aerial monitoring balloon, in a testing phase that will lead to a rocket launch in 2020. Space robotics startup Lux and satellite developer ResearchSat are both participating in …

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German-Made Astronaut Assistant CIMON-2 Is At The International Space Station

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A new CIMON for the International Space Station (ISS): CIMON-2 (Crew Interactive MObile companioN) lifted off on its journey into space on 5 December 2019. This modified version of the astronaut assistant has been equipped for new tasks and was developed and built in Germany. Like its predecessor, CIMON-2 will be …

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Singapore’s SpaceChain Sends Blockchain Tech To The International Space Station

SpaceChain announced on 5 December 2019 that its blockchain hardware wallet technology is on its way to the International Space Station (ISS), aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket as part of the CRS-19 commercial resupply service mission. This is the first technology demonstration of blockchain hardware on the ISS, and it will …

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UAE’s TRA Completes Participation In WRC-19

The UAE concluded its participation in the World Radiocommunication Conference 2019 (WRC-19), held in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, with the participation of 165 Member States, thus contributing significantly in highlighting the role of the Arab Spectrum Management Group (ASMG), and presenting many working papers and opinions on all the topics …

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Israel’s Gilat Wavestream Awarded $6M Contract By U.S. Defense Department

Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, announced on 4 December 2019 that its subsidiary Wavestream received orders for over U.S.$6 million from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) for its state-of-the-art GaN BUCs,  to be supplied as the first award of a …

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Horizon Europe For Space: What To Expect After 2020?

By Valerie Vlasenko The EU strategy for space outlines the fostering of a competitive and innovative European space sector as one of its key objectives. Yet becoming a global leader in space requires funding and extensive support in research and development (R&D). To secure this global competitiveness, Europe has its …

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UAE’s Yahsat And Hughes Launch Brazilian Satellite Broadband Service

Hughes Network Systems LLC, the global leader in broadband satellite networks and services, and Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat), a leading global satellite operator based in the United Arab Emirates and wholly owned by Mubadala Investment Company (Mubadala), announced on 6 December 2019 the commencement of a joint venture …

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