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OneWeb moves on with next launch and new funding

Paris, 20 December 2020. – OneWeb, the Low Earth Orbit (LEO) company, launched 36 satellites on Soyuz from the Russian Vostochny Cosmodrome last week, bringing the total in-orbit constellation to 110 satellites, the company said. The batch of new satellites is part of OneWeb’s 648 LEO satellite constellation that wants …

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Amazon launches low-cost customer terminal for Kuiper

Luxembourg, 18 December 2020. – Amazon developed a low-cost customer terminal for its satellite broadband constellation Kuiper. “Months after receiving approval from the Federal Communications Commission, Project Kuiper has hit another key milestone on its path to delivering fast, affordable broadband through a constellation of 3,236 low Earth orbit satellites,” …

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SiriusXM launches its seventh Maxar-built satellite on SpaceX

Paris, 14 December 2020. – A seventh SiriusXM satellite by Maxar, a seventh flight of the same Falcon 9 booster: The space firm Maxar Technologies and SiriusXM, the audio entertainment company, successfully launched the SXM-7 satellite on a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral, the companies said. SXM-7 will deliver …

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#SpaceWatchGL Column: Dongfang Hour China Aerospace News Roundup 23 Nov – 29 Nov 2020

by Blaine Curcio and Jean Deville As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and Orbital Gateway Consulting we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and texts. We are pleased to present “Dongfang China Aerospace News Roundup 22 Nov – 29 Nov 2020”. Hello and welcome to another episode …

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#SpaceWatchGL Interviews: Ali Al Hashemi of Thuraya – “Laser-focused”

Thuraya, leader in mobile satellite services based in the UAE, announced a few weeks ago the order of the new Thuraya 4-NGS satellite. SpaceWatch.Global’s Editor-in-Chief Markus Payer had the opportunity to talk to Thuraya’s CEO Ali Al Hashemi. Markus Payer: When you ordered your next big satellite, Thuraya 4-NGS, you …

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#SpaceWatchGL Column: Dongfang China Aerospace News Roundup 9 Nov – 15 Nov 2020

by Blaine Curcio and Jean Deville As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and Orbital Gateway Consulting we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and texts. We are pleased to present “Dongfang China Aerospace News Roundup 9 Nov – 15 Nov 2020”. Hello and welcome to another episode …

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#SpaceWatchGL Interviews: “International and cooperative” – Review of the 71th International Astronautical Congress by Prof. Dr. Pascale Ehrenfreund

2020 changed everything, also the International Astronautical Congress. Instead of meeting the global space community in person in Dubai this year, we met in CyberSpace during the first edition of the International Astronautical Congress earlier last week from 12-14 Oct 2020. SpaceWatch.Global Editor-in-Chief Markus Payer had the opportunity to talk …

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Hispasat appoints former Barcelona mayor as new President

Paris, 12 October 2020. – Hispasat has appointed former Barcelona mayor Jordi Hereu new President, to succeed Rosario Martínez Manzanedo, the company announced. Hereu held several positions in the Barcelona City Government, serving as council member for the Les Corts district until 2004, and as a councillor for Security and Mobility …

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Comtech and Gilat call off merger and settle litigation

Luxembourg, 6 October 2020. – The U.S. satcom company Comtech and the Israeli satellite network operator Gilat called off their merger and settled their related litigation, the two Nasdaq-listed companies announced yesterday. “(T)he companies have agreed to terminate the merger agreement first announced on January 29, 2020 and have settled …

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Trump names Simington to succeed O’Rielly as FCC commissioner

Berlin, 23 September 2020. – In a surprise move, U.S. President Donald Trump has nominated Nathan A. Simington to succeed Michael O’Rielly as one of the five commissioners of the Federal Communication Commission. Simington currently serves as a senior adviser on 5G security and supply chains at the National Telecommunications …

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