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Rocket Lab Closes Acquisition Of Satellite Hardware Manufacturer Sinclair Interplanetary

Rocket Lab, a leading space systems company, announced on 30 April 2020 that it has closed the transaction to acquire Sinclair Interplanetary, a leading provider of high-quality, flight-proven satellite hardware. Rocket Lab announced the execution of the agreement to acquire Sinclair Interplanetary on March 16, 2020 pending customary closing conditions …

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Thuraya Aero Reaches Line-Fit Milestone For Airbus Helicopters

Thuraya, the Mobile Satellite Services (MSS) subsidiary of the UAE-based global satellite company, Yahsat, and SCOTTY Group, a developer of beyond-line-of-sight (BLOS) satellite communication solutions based in Austria, announced on 30 April 2020 that they have secured line-fit offerability for the Thuraya Aero mobile connectivity solution on Airbus H145 and …

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KSAT Builds The World’s First Commercial Optical Ground Station

At present, there exists a global gridlock in the optical downlink domain due to both a lack of industrialized ground stations made available for regular service, and an insufficient number of spacecrafts using optical downlinks. To unlock this situation, Kongsberg Satellite Services (KSAT) and industry partner ASTELCO Systems have initiated …

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COMSAT Inks Deal With ABS To Enhance C- And KU-Band U.S. Connectivity Solutions On ABS-3A

COMSAT Inc., the global satellite connectivity solutions provider, has ratified an agreement with ABS, a Bermuda-based global satellite operator, to enhance and strengthen the COMSAT global network. The addition of the ABS-3A satellite to the COMSAT Southbury, Connecticut, teleport services bolsters its reach throughout the Americas, Europe, North Africa and …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Iran’s Satellite Launch Carries More Political Weight Than Military Significance

By Sina Azodi The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ (IRGC) successful launch of the Noor (Light) satellite into space is a significant moment at a time when many countries, including Iran, are still grappling with the deadly COVID-19 virus. It marks a military advancement, an audacious move in the diplomatic poker …

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E2MC Update On Space Financing Rounds In April 2020

By Raphael Roettgen US$68 million of announced space-related financing rounds in April 2020 is by far the lowest number this year and indeed in a while – presumably, COVID has started to show its impact. This can also be seen in at least two further, high profile bankruptcy filings in …

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Australia’s DEWC Systems Receives $2 Million Contract To Build Satellite Electronic Warfare Sensor

DEWC Systems, Australia’s leading defence electronics systems manufacturer, has received a AUS$3.1 million (US$2.02 million) contract from the Australian Department of Defence to build the sensors for Miniaturised Orbital Electronic Warfare Sensor System (MOESS) programme, it has been reported on 28 April 2020. MOESS will be a constellation of 20 …

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Arianespace To Resume Its Launch Campaigns At The Guiana Space Center

Following the measures presented by the French government on 28 April 2020 as part of the gradual resumption of activity planned from 11 May, and the announcement of a restart of operational activities at the Guiana Space Center, Arianespace confirms its following launch objectives: Flight VV16/SSMS – The first “rideshare” …

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Bulgaria’s EnduroSat Receives Investment From Neo Ventures

Bulgarian New Space company EnduroSat has received a US$362,000 investment from Neo Ventures, a venture capital company headquartered in the Bulgarian capital city Sofia, it was reported on 28 April 2020. EnduroSat was founded in 2015 and designs, builds, and operates Nanosatellites for a commercial and scientific missions. EnduroSat is …

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Yahsat Collaborates With UAE Ministry of Education To Support Remote Learning Initiatives

The UAE Ministry of Education (MoE) announced on 29 April 2020 that it is collaborating with Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat) to extend the reach of its Remote Schooling initiative for students seeking to access e-learning platforms during the current COVID-19 situation. As part of the collaboration, Yahsat will …

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