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UAE’s Khalifasat Earth Observation Satellite Will Be Launched From Japan By End Of 2018

Prelaunch preparations are underway to ready KhalifaSat for launch into orbit before the end of the year from a launch facility in Japan aboard a Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) H-IIA satellite launch vehicle, according to the Director-General of the UAE Space Agency. Khalifasat is the first satellite to be wholly …

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New Russian Soyuz-5 Rocket Development Begins

Soyuz-5

Russian enterprises have started developing a medium-lift launch vehicle Soyuz-5, said Dmitry Rogozin, General Director of the Roscosmos State Corporation. He has written in his Twitter that ‘Rocket and Space Corporation Energia, Progress Rocket Space Centre and Joint Stock Company ‘NPO Energomash’ started developing Soyuz-5 rocket. Afterwards we are going to …

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Australia’s Gilmour Space Appoints Top U.S. Space Experts To Advisory Board

Gilmour Space, the Australian and Singaporean New Space launch company, has announced the appointment of two space veterans, Pamela Melroy, a former NASA astronaut, and Dava Newman, former Deputy Administrator of NASA, to its advisory board, as it prepares to enter the global small launch market in 2020. “We are …

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Israel’s Gilat Selected By Australia’s Telstra To Provide Satellite Backhaul Solution In Rural Areas

Israel’s Gilat has been selected by Australian telecommunications giant Telstra to provide its satellite backhaul solutions in order to provide 4G mobile telephone coverage in some of Australia’s most isolated and rural areas. Gilat have been selected by Telstra because it was assessed that their solutions could be integrated into …

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Facebook Building LEO Broadband Satellite To Bridge Digital Divide In Africa

Social media giant Facebook has confirmed that one of its subsidiaries, PointView Tech LLC, is building a satellite dubbed Athena that will be placed in Low-Earth Orbit (LEO) and provide Gigabite-quantity Internet services in digitally deprived areas such as Africa. The project marks Facebook’s entry into the commercial competition to …

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Azerbaijan’s Azercosmos And CNES Sign Space Cooperation Agreement

Azercosmos, the national space agency of Azerbaijan, and the French space agency, the Centre national d’études spatiales (CNES), have signed a space cooperation agreement which focuses specifically on collaboration in Earth observation. This agreement gives fresh impetus to the Azerbaijani space programme, which gained momentum last year when Azercosmos was …

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South Korea and France Discuss Space Cooperation, Space Climate Observatory

The French national space agency, the Centre national d’études spatiales (CNES), and the Korean Aerospace Research Institute (KARI), met earlier in July 2018 to discuss working together within the framework of the Space Climate Observatory (SCO) and bilateral space cooperation in space launch and the development of Korean positioning, navigation, …

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Thailand’s mu Space Lofts Payload On Blue Origin’s New Shepard Test Launch

Thailand’s mu Space contributed part of the payload lofted by Blue Origin’s New Shepard Reusable Launch Vehicle in a successful test of the launch vehicle last week in the U.S. The six-kilogram payload, sent by mu Space, included experiments and technologies provided by mu Space as well as by Thai …

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