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Indonesian Government Taps PSN/Thales Alenia Space Consortium To Build SATRIA Communications Satellite

Indonesia’s Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (Kominfo) has selected the consortium led by the domestic satellite operator Pasifik Satelit Nusantara (PSN) to deploy and operate a broadband telecommunication satellite. This consortium has awarded Thales Alenia Space (Joint Venture between Thales (67%) and Leonardo (33%)) to design and manufacture the …

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#SpaceWatchGL Themes: ESPI Brief 22 – Some Key Questions on the Commercial Future of the International Space Station

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. 22: ‘Some Key Questions on the Commercial Future of the International Space Station’, originally published in April 2018. On the 11th of …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op’Ed: Australian Space Agency 1 Year On: A Message From Head, Dr. Megan Clark, AC

By Dr. Megan Clark, AC Very few things inspire quite like space, and this has been exemplified during the first year of the Australian Space Agency. We are incredibly grateful for the support from researchers, industry and the wider Australian community. In the last year, Australians have engaged with media …

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Airbus Expands Satellite Imagery Service Offering With SSTL’s S1-4 ‘Vision-1’ Capability

Airbus has enlarged its high-resolution imagery portfolio following an agreement to leverage capacity from the S1-4 satellite built by Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL). This new imagery offer called Vision-1 delivers full end-to-end imaging operations to Airbus’ customers. Vision-1 provides 0.9m resolution imagery in the panchromatic band and 3.5m in …

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Intelsat Partners With Lintasarta To Provide Satellite Internet And Mobile Coverage In Indonesia

Intelsat announced on 1 July 2019 that it has been selected by PT. Aplikanusa Lintasarta, a data communication, internet service, and IT services provider, to support the deployment and expansion of Indonesia’s broadband and wireless communications infrastructure, bringing reliable, consistent, and affordable connectivity to millions of Indonesians. Indonesia is home …

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#SpaceWatchGLThemes: ESPI Brief 20 – Uncontrolled Re-Entries: Outstanding Issues and Considerations for the Future

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. 20: ‘Uncontrolled Re-Entries: Outstanding Issues and Considerations for the Future ’, originally published in February 2018. As communicated to the UN Secretary-General …

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European Space Agency To Support Portuguese Space Launch Programme

Portugal is developing the infrastructure for a national spaceport on one of the islands of the Azores archipelago, Santa Maria, a European launch and landing location for small satellites. As an ESA Member State, Portugal has requested ESA’s tailored expertise and technical assistance in an agreement signed on 21 June …

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UAE’s Falcon Eye-1 Reconnaissance Satellite Set For Launch From French Guiana on 6 July 2019

The United Arab Emirates will launch the Falcon Eye-1 satellite into orbit on Saturday, 6 July 2019, at the French Guiana Space Centre at 05:53 UAE time (01:53:03 GMT). Falcon Eye-1 will be the fourth Earth observation satellite launched by the UAE, and the first reconnaissance satellite, bringing the total …

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Japan And France Sign Two Space Exploration Agreements On Mars And Asteroid Ryugu Missions

On the occasion of President Emmanuel Macron’s official visit to Japan on 26 June 2019, and in the presence of Frédérique Vidal, Minister for Higher Education, Research and Innovation, and Masahiko Shibayama, Japan’s Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Centre national d’études spatiales (CNES) President Jean-Yves Le Gall …

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Rocket Lab Successfully Launches ‘Make It Rain’ Mission From New Zealand

A Rocket Lab Electron launch vehicle successfully lifted off from Launch Complex 1 on New Zealand’s Māhia Peninsula at 04:30 UTC, Saturday 29 June 2019 (16:30 NZST). The Make It Rain mission launched seven satellites to orbit for rideshare and mission management provider, Spaceflight. At approximately 56 minutes after lift-off, …

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