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Chinese New Space: Space Angels Report Reveals China Leading Global New Space Investment

U.S. New Space investment company Space Angels has released its Space Investment Quarterly for the third quarter of 2018, and the report reveals that China is now the leading investor in New Space companies, expanding its market share more than any other country. “The investment landscape is seeing steady global growth, …

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Firefly Aerospace Creates MoU With York Space Systems For Integrated Launch And Satellite Missions

Firefly Aerospace, Inc., a developer of orbital launch vehicles for the small to medium satellite market, announced on 10 October 2018 the execution of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with York Space Systems for the development of integrated launch services and spacecraft mission solutions. “Firefly is pleased to enter into …

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China’s APSATCOM And Intelsat Launch IntelsatOne Flex In Asia-Pacific For Chinese Maritime Sector

Intelsat S.A. has announced that APT Mobile Satcom Ltd. (APSATCOM) will become the first maritime solution partner to offer, in China, IntelsatOne Flex for maritime services. This agreement will deliver a seamless global maritime network for APSATCOM’s customers, providing unparalleled throughput, improved economics, and easier access to broadband services. Under …

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ASX-Listed Sky And Space Global Receives Polish And EU Grant, Strikes New Partnerships

Sky and Space Global (SAS), the New Space narrowband satellite communications company listed on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX), made a number of announcements this week that mark the company’s progress in its aim to provide operational services to customers. In what it describes as “a significant operational landmark,” SAS …

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New Zealand’s CSST Partners With Airbus For Satellite Imagery

New Zealand’s Centre for Space Science Technology (CSST) and Airbus Defence and Space today announced a partnership agreement, which will give New Zealand businesses, industry, government, and the research community access to an even wider selection of high resolution, weather independent, near real-time satellite imagery. “In the past, New Zealand …

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SES To Broadcast Free-To-Air Satellite TV Channels In Nigeria

Local television broadcast audiences in Nigeria will now have access to 13 new free-to-air (FTA) channels delivered as a multi-channel bouquet branded ‘PREMIUM.FREE’. The bouquet’s launch channels will be supplied by AfricaXP and delivered via SES satellites at 28.2 degrees East, SES has announced. AfricaXP is the leading independent African …

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Australian Defence Force Building WGS MILSATCOM Ground Station In NSW

The Australian Defence Force (ADF) has started work on the construction of a new satellite ground station at Kapooka in New South Wales, Australia, as part of the ground segment of the Wideband Global SATCOM military satellite communications capability. The Wideband Global SATCOM system (WGS) is a high capacity satellite …

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Thai Space Entrepreneur James Yenbamroong To Launch $100 Million SE Asia New Space Fund

Thai Space entrepreneur James Yenbamroong, founder and CEO of Thai New Space company mu Space, announced on 9 October 2018 a plan to establish a venture unit in 2019 in a move to go international and to create opportunities other than satellite communications. Yenbamroong said that the planned venture unit …

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UAE’s Yahsat On A Roll With Zimbabwe YahClick Satellite Broadband Launch

UAE’s Yahsat continues its rapid expansion in the African market with its announcement that it is rolling out its YahClick satellite broadband service in Zimbabwe as part of its long-term mission to increase Internet penetration in Africa and bridge the Digital Divide. “We strongly believe that high speed, reliable broadband …

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India And Russia Sign MoU On Human Spaceflight Training And Cooperation

A “Memorandum of Understanding between the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and the Federal Space Agency of Russia, Roscosmos, on Joint Activities in the field of Human Spaceflight Programme,” was signed between India and Russia on 5 October 2018. The MoU was signed by Dmitriy Rogozin, Director of Roscosmos, and …

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