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Equatorial Launch Australia Inks Deal With US Customer

Australia’s first commercial spaceport, Equatorial Launch Australia (ELA), has announced that it has inked a contract with U.S.-based TriSept Corporation, that offers launch integration services, rideshare and dedicated missions to small satellite customers. This agreement will see ELA provide an efficient launch and recovery location for the fast-growing commercial satellite and rocket launch market which is poised to pass U.S.$2.4 billion in 2024.

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UAE University Students Focus On Greenhouse Gases With New Satellite Project

A nanosatellite named MeznSat is being manufactured by a group of university students in the UAE, the Khaleej Times has reported. The aim of the satellite is to pinpoint the cause of greenhouse gases. Once the data from the satellite is shared with students, analysts and researchers, it is hoped that they can work to mitigate the production of the gases. The students, from the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) and the Khalifa University, aim to launch the satellite later this year.

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Israel’s Gilat Demonstrates Maritime Connectivity On Telesat’s Phase One LEO Satellite

Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, announced on 6 February 2019 the completion of a successful test with a tier-1 maritime service provider for maritime communication over Telesat’s low earth orbit Phase 1 LEO satellite. This industry-first milestone exemplified exceptionally low latency and high bit-rate essential for multiple maritime applications.

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