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Thales Alenia Space, Telespazio, and Spaceflight Industries Partner To Accelerate the BlackSky Geospatial Platform And High Revisit Rate Constellation

The Space Alliance, formed by Thales Alenia Space (Thales 67%, Leonardo 33%) and Telespazio (Leonardo 67%, Thales 33%), today signed a partnership with the US-based company Spaceflight Industries which includes the following elements:   A minority investment in Spaceflight Industries, which through its BlackSky business, has developed a geospatial platform …

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The DigitalGlobe Foundation: 10 Years of Championing Research, Expertise and Innovation in the Geospatial Industry

This year, the DigitalGlobe Foundation (DGF) celebrates its 10th anniversary—marking a decade devoted to advancing the use of geospatial imagery to address local and global challenges and championing the education of the next-generation of geospatial leaders. The foundation is the 501(c)(3) organization underwritten by DigitalGlobe, Inc., a leading global provider …

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Qatar’s Es’hailSat at IBC 2017

Es’hailSat, the Qatar Satellite Company, is exhibiting at the annual IBC exhibition in Amsterdam, the leading platform for the broadcast, content delivery, digital media and satellite sectors across the Middle East, Africa and South Asia. The company is showcasing Es’hail‐1, currently transmitting high quality, premium DTH television content from the …

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Israel’s Gilat Awarded by Globe a Five Year Multi-Million Dollar Contract for Managed Service Satellite Backhaul for Cellular Services

Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, announced on September 11, 2017, that Globe Telecom, Inc. has chosen Gilat for a five year multi-million dollar managed service contract, to enable accelerated deployment for the mobile operator’s rapid network expansion throughout the Philippines. Gilat …

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#SpaceWatchME Op’Ed: Why the New Space Race Must Focus On Sustainability

As Earth’s orbits become more crowded due to more countries entering the space domain and the emergence of large commercial constellations, the challenge of sustaining space as an environment in which Earth can continue to derive all of the advantages of satellite increases. In a blog post originally authored for …

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Orbital ATK Begins Assembly of Industry’s First Commercial In-Space Satellite Servicing System

Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defence technologies, announced on September 11, 2017, significant progress on the industry’s first commercial in-space satellite servicing system. The Mission Extension Vehicle-1 (MEV 1) spacecraft successfully completed its critical design review earlier this year and is now in production with about 75% …

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UAE’s Thuraya and smp aviation Showcase Aero at DSEI 2017

Thuraya Telecommunications Company and specialized security solutions partner, smp aviation, will be collaborating to showcase their recently launched airborne satellite communication service, Thuraya Aero, at booth N3- 402 during the upcoming DSEI event in London. Held from September 12-15, 2017, the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) exhibition is the …

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Airbus to Reshape Earth Observation Market With Its Pléiades Neo Constellation

The production of Airbus’ four new very high resolution satellites, which together will form the Pléiades Neo constellation, is well on schedule for launch in 2020. They will join the already world leading Airbus constellation of optical and radar satellites and will offer enhanced performance and the highest reactivity in …

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Israel’s EL AL Airlines Partners With ViaSat For In-flight Wi-Fi For New Boeing 787 Dreamliner Aircraft

ViaSat Inc., a global broadband services and technology company, today announced long-time airline partner, EL AL Israel Airlines, has selected the ViaSat in-flight internet system to power the airline’s high-speed onboard Wi-Fi experience across all of its new Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft. EL AL Israel Airlines recently announced the purchase of …

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