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Oman Solicits Requirement Bids For Communications Satellite

The Sultanate of Oman’s Space Communication Technologies LLC (SCT) issued on 3 June 2020 an invitation for consultancy bids to help the company determine the requirements for Oman’s first communications satellite. SCT is mandated by the government of the Sultanate of Oman to oversee the all of the necessary work …

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Momentus And OrbAstro Announce Service Agreement For 3U In-Orbit Demonstration

Momentus, provider of in-space transportation services for satellites, and OrbAstro, a UK company focused on developing the technology to enable tiny satellites to operate in large flocks, announced on 4 June 2020 a launch contract to fly a 3U to SSO onboard the SpaceX Dedicated rideshare mission in 2021. This …

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Globalstar Launches New ST100 Satellite Transmitter

Globalstar Europe Satellite Services Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Globalstar Inc., and a leader in satellite messaging and emergency notification technologies,  has introduced the ST100, an innovative, embeddable, one-way satellite transmitter ready for rapid product development and manufacturing in the global marketplace. The ST100 is lightweight, low-power consuming and …

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Space Café WebTalk Recap: Dr. Raji Rajagopalan On Indian Space Security And The Future Of Indian Space

In this week’s Space Cafe Web Talk Dr. Raji Rajagopalan discussed how India’s approach to outer space has changed over the last decade and how it is now driven increasingly by national security concerns. Dr. Rajagopalan also addressed a range of other significant topics, including India’s controversial ASAT test, her …

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Chinese And Russian Officials Criticise US And Allied Military Space Programmes

In separate media appearances last week, Russian and Chinese diplomatic and military officials have criticised US – and allied – military space programmes and ambitions. In an interview with Russian TV news channel Zvezda TV Anatoly Antonov, Russian ambassador to the United States, said that the United States and its …

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MDA Appoints Astronaut Tim Kopra As Vice President, Robotics And Space Operations

MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates (MDA) announced on 2 June 2020 that retired astronaut Tim Kopra will join its leadership team as Vice President of Robotics and Space Operations, effective immediately. As the leader for this business area, he will be responsible for the work of the robotics and space operations …

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Rhea Space Activity Wins USAF Prime Contract To Hypersonic Vehicle Detection And Tracking

The rapidly growing New Space startup company Rhea Space Activity (RSA),  has been tapped by the United States Air Force (USAF) to develop a telescopic mirror that can be built and deployed in Earth’s orbit, thus eliminating the need to launch detection equipment from the Earth’s surface, potentially saving millions …

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Roscosmos Chief Touts Role Of Proposed Russian Orbital Station

Dmitry Rogozin, the head of the Russian state space corporation Roscosmos, has said that Russia is designing a new “orbital” station where crews will build deep space probes to explore the Solar System. One concept for Russia’s orbital station seems to centre on a crewed space station in low-Earth orbit …

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