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Soyuz Launch Dates From Guiana Space Centre Revealed

Russian Soyuz rockets will be launched from the European Guiana Space Centre in French Guiana on November 6 and December 14, 2018, a source in the rocket and space industry outed to RIA Novosti. The Soyuz-ST-B and Soyuz-ST-A launch vehicles built by the Progress Rocket Space Centre in Samara with …

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#SpaceWatchGL Interviews: Daniel Campbell of Effective Space

UK-based Effective Space is set to launch its first Space Drone spacecraft in 2020 which will introduce life extension services to satellite operators. The company has received very encouraging feedback on its plans and other potential lines of business such as accommodating new constellations in LEO. SpaceWatch.Globals Editor-in-Chief Helen Jameson …

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SANSA And DigitalGlobe Launch South Africa Earth Observation Challenge

The South African National Space Agency (SANSA) is teaming up with leading U.S. commercial satellite imagery company DigitalGlobe to launch the South Africa Earth Observation Challenge that will seek innovative satellite applications idas from South African startups. SANSA and DigitalGlobe believe there is significant scope to increase the use of …

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Turkish Minister Varank Insists Turkey’s Space Agency Will Be Established This Year

The Turkish minister for Science, Industry, and Technology, Mustafa Varank, said on 7 August 2018 that the Turkish government will establish the Turkish Space Agency this year in order to coordinate the country’s space activities and manage international cooperation and relations. “The Turkish Space Agency will be founded this year …

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UAE’s Circle Aerospace Gives Rocket Lab Ten Satellite Launches Deal

Rocket Lab, the U.S.-headquartered New Space satellite launch company that puts small satellites into orbit from New Zealand, has announced that it has signed an agreement with Dubai-based Circle Aerospace for ten Electron SLV launches starting at the end of 2019. Headquartered in Dubai, Circle Aerospace is a new turnkey …

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Iranian Missile Restrictions In Return For Space Programme, IISS Report Proposes

A new report from the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) argues that despite the U.S. withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA – also known as the Iran nuclear deal) an opportunity exists to constrain Iranian ballistic missile capabilities through arms control in return for allowing Iran …

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Euroconsult Predicts 7,000 Small Satellites In Orbit In Next Ten Years

Euroconsult, a leading satellite advisory and consulting firm, has released its latest Small Satellite report and predicts that over the next ten years up to 7,000 small satellites will be built and launched globally. The report, titled “Prospects for the Small Satellite Market,” predicts that a significant expansion is underway …

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Indonesia Telkom’s Merah Putih Communications Satellite Doing Fine Post-Launch

Space Systems Loral (SSL), a Maxar Technologies company and a leading satellite manufacturer, has announced that the Merah Putih communications satellite built for Telkom Indonesia, Indonesia’s largest telecom operator, is performing post launch maneuvers according to plan following its successful launch on a SpaceX Falcon 9 Space Launch Vehicle on …

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Thailand’s Thaicom To Provide Uniwise Offshore Ltd. With Its NavaTM Solution

Uniwise Offshore Limited, a leading offshore support vessel (OSV) operator in the Asia-Pacific, has awarded Thaicom to provide NavaTM, the new high-speed broadband service for the maritime sector. Thaicom’s NavaTM will enhance Uniwise’s operations on their entire fleet of more than 30 vessels. Uniwise Offshore will use Nava enabled high-speed …

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Vietnam Partners With Airbus Defence And Space On Satellite Research

Vietnam’s Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Airbus Defence and Space that allows both parties to cooperate on space and satellite areas of interest, according to a report published in SpaceTechAsia.com. Areas of possible interest for cooperation between Vietnam and Airbus include …

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