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Kepler Communications to Launch Satellites with ISL and GK Launch Services on a Soyuz mid Next Year

Kepler Communications has signed a launch agreement with Innovative Space Logistics, working with GK Launch Services to deploy two satellites into sun-synchronous orbit in Q2-Q3 2020. The satellites will be the first of multiple batches of the next-generation platform, forming part of Kepler’s Low-Earth Orbit (LEO) constellation for global data services. …

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Voyager Space Holdings Names President and COO and Board Members

Voyager Space Holdings has confirmed that Matthew Kuta will join the team as President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) and add three world-class leaders to its Board of Directors. As the market’s first vertically integrated NewSpace holding company, Voyager will help enable engineer founded and run subsidiaries to focus on …

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ICEYE Partners with ST Engineering to Develop South East Asia Markets for SAR Imagery and Analytics

ICEYE has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and a commercial reseller agreement with ST Engineering Geo-Insights Pte Ltd. to serve the commercial and government markets in South East Asia. As a part of the agreement, the two companies will provide mutual support to develop the regional and global market …

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UK’s Royal Air Force Loans Pilot For Virgin Orbit Missions

The Royal Air Force (RAF) and Virgin Orbit announced the next step in an exciting new space partnership with the selection of an RAF test pilot to be seconded to the small satellite launch program, pending U.S. and U.K. regulatory approvals. The announcement was made in Long Beach, California, aboard …

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Japan’s AxelSpace Partners With Rwanda’s Broadband Systems Corporation To Provide Satellite Imagery To African Countries

Axelpace Corporation announces the partnership with Broadband Systems Corporation to provide Earth observation data from AxelGlobe, the Daily Earth Observation Platform, to African nations. Axelspace and BSC signed the partnership agreement, as BSC visited Japan to participate at the Japan & Africa Business Expo, held in Yokohama. Rwanda’s ICT Minister …

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Ethiopia’s EthioSat Platform Launches On SES NSS-12 Satellite

For years, Ethiopian TV viewers have had to navigate through a plethora of multinational content in a variety of foreign languages in order to locate their favourite channels. That changes today with the launch of Ethiosat – the first-ever dedicated Ethiopian TV platform to host Ethiopia’s most popular local channels. …

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#SpaceWatchGL Column: Britain’s National Space Council: Putting the ‘bloody Union Jack’ on top of spacepower?

By Dr. Bleddyn Bowen We are delighted to publish a regular column of  Dr. Bleddyn Bowen, Lecturer in International Relations at the University of Leicester. In this insight, Bleddyn discusses the concept of a UK National Space Council against a backdrop of Brexit and the current instability of the UK …

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#SpaceWatchGL Column: ESPI Brief 34 – Toward a more strategic, assertive and united Europe in Space

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and the European Space Policy Institute, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and briefs. This is ESPI Briefs No. 34: ‘Toward a more strategic, assertive and united Europe in Space’, originally published in September 2019. 1. Europe faces international challenges In her …

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Rocket Lab To Loft Astro Digital Payload From New Zealand Launch Site

Rocket Lab, the global leader in dedicated small satellite launch, has announced Astro Digital as the customer for Rocket Lab’s ninth Electron mission, and fifth mission of 2019. The dedicated mission is scheduled to take place during a 14-day launch window opening on 15 October 2019 NZDT (14 October UTC). …

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