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Airbus modernizes Bundeswehr infrastructure in support of NATO commitment

Airbus successfully completed the performance enhancements of the SATCOMBw satellite communications network, required for the NATO commitment VJTF23, within the planned timeframe, the company announced. The Airbus-operated BSg-A ground station in Weilheim, Germany, became operationally ready at the end of the July.

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SpaceLink enters into cooperative R&D agreement with U.S. Army

Space communications infrastructure company, SpaceLink, has entered into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command Technical Center (USASMDC-TC) in Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, SpaceLink said. The organizations will explore alternative space communications pathways together to ensure resiliency and reduce sensor-to-shooter latency.

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Isotropic Systems becomes ALL.SPACE and announces fifth generation smart terminal

ALL.SPACE, (formerly Isotropic Systems), has launched its fifth generation software-defined service enablement ‘smart terminal’, which is moving into initial production for release at the end of 2022, the company said. The platform is able to connect with all networks utilizing intelligent routing, edge computing, integrated modems, and cellular access.

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Space Report 2022 Q2: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity Executive Summary published

The Space Report 2022 Q2 edition has been published providing insight into the expanding global space economy, reaching a record US $469 billion, with a growth rate that is the fastest in seven years. The edition examines 46 nations’ actualized government space spending as well as commercial revenue from last year.

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Airbus and Northrop Grumman sign MOU for UK milsatcoms

Airbus and Northrop Grumman have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to address the UK Ministry of Defence’s (MOD) Skynet Enduring Capability (SKEC) military satellite communications requirements as a joint team, Airbus said. The merging of the experience, knowledge, and capabilities of the two companies will enable optimal solutions for the space and ground segments of Skynet.

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Airbus to provide 42 satellite platforms to Northrop Grumman

Airbus U.S. Space & Defense has been contracted to assemble, integrate, test, and launch 42 satellite platforms as well as provide space vehicle commissioning support services to Northrop Grumman to satisfy the U.S. Space Development Agency’s (SDA) Tranche 1 Transport Layer prototype constellation (T1TL) award, Airbus said.

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