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Gilat and Comtech in litigation over Gilat acquisition

Gilat Satellite Networks, a leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, filed a complaint against Comtech Telecommunications over the acquisition of Gilat by Comtech, rejecting earlier Comtech “allegations” in a Comtech complaint against Gilat. In its Q2 results announcement on 31 August 2020, Gilat stated: “The acquisition of Gilat by …

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NASA conducts SLS booster test for future Artemis missions

As NASA begins assembling the boosters for the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket that will power the first Artemis mission to the Moon, teams in Utah are evaluating materials and processes to improve rocket boosters for use on missions after Artemis III. NASA completed a full-scale booster test for NASA’s Space …

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Arianespace’s Vega first European mission to launch multiple small satellites

Arianespace has realised the first European “rideshare” mission for small satellites, with 53 satellites onboard the Vega launcher for 21 customers. With this new SSMS (Small Spacecraft Mission Service) shared launch concept, Arianespace demonstrates its ability to respond – in an innovative and competitive manner – to institutional and commercial requirements …

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Level up your space idea with #MyGalileoSolution competition

The European GNSS Agency (GSA) launches the #MyGalileoSolution competition, targeting European innovators and entrepreneurs ready to develop location-based solutions. These include mobile applications, wearable-based solutions, asset management and tracking solutions, or robotics, leveraging Galileo as a source of positioning, navigation and/or timing. A wide participation from all Member States is …

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#SpaceWatchGL Share: Talking With Renesas About Rad-Hard Devices

Lately there has been a lot of attention paid to the heavens. Specifically, near-Earth space, between Low Earth Orbit (LEO) and Geosynchronous. We recently pointed out in “Money! In! Space!” that there is a business renaissance in space businesses and the related infrastructures. Startups in the space (pun intended) have …

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Arianespace postpones Vega/SSMS launch due to storm over South Korea

Flight VV16, the first European rideshare mission in the framework of the Small Spacecraft Mission Service (SSMS), has been postponed due to a storm track of Typhoon Maysak over the Jeju telemetry station in South Korea. The storm track – which requires that the Jeju telemetry station be protected – has …

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L3Harris selected by Airbus for next-gen satellite antenna

L3Harris Technologies (NYSE:LHX) has been selected by Airbus Defence and Space to build a space reflector antenna for a next-generation satellite which will provide mobile telecommunication services throughout the Middle East, Africa, Europe and Central Asia. The geostationary satellite, owned and operated by Yahsat/Thuraya, will carry an L-band payload that will …

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Space BD to provide SmallSatellite deployment service

Space BD, a Japanese space startup that provides access to space using the International Space Station (ISS) Japanese Experiment Module “Kibo” ,and rideshares on Japan’s flagship launch vehicle “H3”, announced that it will provide cubesat deployment service from the ISS for HMU-SAT1. HMU-SAT1 is a nanosatellite developed by Space Development …

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