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Ariane 5 ready for Arianespace’s July 28 launch

The heavy-lift Ariane 5 for Arianespace’s fifth mission of 2020 is now complete, following integration of its three modules at the Spaceport in French Guiana. During activity in Ariane 5’s Final Assembly Building, the upper payload component – containing Galaxy 30 (G-30) and the Mission Extension Vehicle-2 (MEV-2) in a …

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Airbus, GRC, Avanti and Get SAT to create high-speed, secure mobile satcom solution

Airbus Defense and Space, GRC, Avanti Communications Group and Get SAT have signed a contract to deliver high-speed, secure satcom-on-the-move connectivity to a UK customer. GRC partnered with Airbus to deliver hardware, training, and support for GetSat Microsat terminals on Avanti airtime, allowing users to access high-speed voice and data …

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Australia and Japan strengthen space collaboration

The Australian Space Agency and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) have signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) signalling new opportunities to increase space collaboration between the two nations. The signing took place at a bilateral meeting between the Agency and JAXA, and was later acknowledged at the Australia-Japan Virtual Leaders Meeting …

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Kacific to provide wide-ranging satellite connectivity services for Tuvalu

Kacific Broadband Satellites Group (Kacific) has signed a five-year agreement with the Government of Tuvalu to provide the Pacific Island nation with high-speed broadband internet connectivity via satellite. The bandwidth, supplied by Kacific’s high-throughput satellite Kacific1, will connect agencies, businesses, and communities across Tuvalu’s nine islands with high-quality internet. Under …

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Nanoracks-Europe spearheading DreamCoder 2.0 space-learning project

Nanoracks Space Outpost Europe (Nanoracks-Europe), based in Torino, Italy and Rina Consulting SpA – two innovative European space companies, are teaming with DreamUp, PBC to provide space-based educational opportunities to students in Italy impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, with fast-tracked funding support from the European Space Agency. The onset of COVID-19 has …

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Space BD reports i-SEEP project success

Space BD, a leading Japanese space startup providing access to space using the International Space Station (ISS) Japanese Experiment Module “Kibo” and rideshares on Japan’s flagship launch vehicle “H3”, announced that their customer, SATLANTIS MICROSAT S.L. successfully received about 20,000 images from the Integrated Standard Imager for Microsatellites (iSIM) on …

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Airbus to extend and enhance Skynet satellites for UK Ministry of Defence

Airbus Defense and Space has signed a contract with the UK Ministry of Defense (MOD) to extend and enhance the Skynet fleet. This will involve the development, manufacture, cyber protection, assembly, integration, test and launch, of a military communications satellite, Skynet 6A, planned for launch in 2025. The contract also …

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Using satellite tech to help create a sustainable livestock feed

RHEA Group has won a contract to use its Earth-observation data expertise to support UK start-up DryGro, which is developing a sustainable animal feed alternative to soy. DryGro’s pioneering project which is under a program of and funded by the European Space Agency, is using a floating macrophyte commonly known …

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