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Paradigm’s PIM Further Demonstrates its Technical Agility and Versatility with UHP-200 Modem

Paradigm's field-proven PIM and SWARM

Co-operation between Paradigm and UHP is demonstrated by the integration of the UHP-200 modem into Paradigm’s field-proven PIM®. The PIM is an easy-to-use, environmentally rugged terminal controller which enables mobile satellite terminals to be pointed and optimised quickly by non-technical users. The PIM supports the UHP-200 modem, providing impressively high …

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Kleos Space’s Scouting Mission Launch By Rocket Lab Set For August 2019

Kleos Space S.A., the space-powered Radio Frequency Reconnaissance data provider, advises that the Kleos’ Scouting Mission-1 launch is confirmed for August 2019 on a Rocket Lab Electron launch vehicle. All preparations by Kleos on the Kleos’ Scouting Mission satellites are on track for mission readiness and will be onsite, ready …

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High-Level Space Security Officials And Experts Will Gather For 5th PSSI Space Security Conference In Prague

The Prague Security Studies Institute’s (PSSI) 5th invitation-only Space Security Conference will be held in Prague on 9-11 June 2019. According to Professor Scott Pace, formerly of the Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University, Washington, DC, “The PSSI Space Security Conference series is a unique and valuable opportunity …

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AWS Announces General Availability of AWS Ground Station

Amazon Web Services has announced the general availability of AWS Ground Station, a new service that makes it easy and cost-effective for customers to control satellites from AWS and download data from satellites into AWS Global Infrastructure Regions using a fully managed network of ground station antennas located around the …

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MANTA®+ Adopted by the US SOF Community

Paradigm, Lepton Global Solutions and Kymeta are proud to announce that the MANTA+ solution has been adopted by the United States Special Operations Forces community and is now commercially available for other users. This fully integrated satcom and LTE solution ensures constant connectivity by seamlessly switching between satellite, cellular and …

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Russian Military Space: Fourth Blagovest Satellite Launch Planned for July

The Russian military communications constellation, Blagovest, will be completed in mid-July when the fourth satellite is launched,  according to a source that had spoken the TASS news agency. “The Blagovest satellite will be launched on July 16 even though the launch was initially planned for the end of May. After …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op’Ed: Britain’s Vital Strategic Interests In Space

By Dr. John B. Sheldon There are thousands of dedicated space professionals in the UK, who, between them, have established a world-class reputation in space science, commercial space and engineering, and in certain national security space operations. This group of remarkable men and women have until recently, with a few …

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ESPI Brief 27: Space Policy Directive 2: ITAR, an instrument of U.S. dominance

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. 27: ‘Space Policy Directive 2: ITAR, an instrument of U.S. dominance’, originally published in December 2018. 1. The International Traffic in Arms …

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Japanese Military Space: MoD To Allocate 100 Personnel For Space Domain Mission Unit By FY2022; Seeks Replacement For Lost WorldView-4

Japan’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) has revealed that it will assign 100 military personnel to its Space Domain Mission Unit that is expected to be stood up by Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 and will based at the Fuchu Air Base, operated by the Japanese Air Self-Defence Force (JASDF), west of …

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Rocket Lab Announces Spaceflight Rideshare Launch From New Zealand

Rocket Lab announced on 10 May 2019 that its next flight will launch multiple spacecraft on a mission procured by satellite rideshare and mission management provider, Spaceflight. The launch window will open in June, with launch taking place from Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1 on New Zealand’s Mahia Peninsula. The …

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