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ESA and GomSpace sign contract addendum for continued development on the Juventas CubeSat in support of the Hera mission

GomSpace A/S and the European Space Agency (ESA) signed an addendum to continue development of the Juventas CubeSat in support of the Hera mission. The contract value is EUR 1,165,000 and the focus is on developing the nanosatellite payloads and maturing the mission and spacecraft designs. The amount will be …

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Philippines To Use UK’s Surrey Satellite’s NovaSar-1 Radar Imagery

Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL) has signed an agreement with Republic of the Philippines’ Department of Science and Technology-Advanced Science and Technology Institute (DOST-ASTI) to provide a share of the tasking and data acquisition services from NovaSAR-1, the innovative small S-Band radar satellite launched into a 580km sun synchronous orbit …

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New Zealand Space Agency Invests NZ$3M In Six Kiwi New Space Companies Through Catalyst Strategic Space Fund

Six New Zealand research projects have received NZ$500,000 each to fund the development of innovative space technologies including satellite control systems and ocean and coastal monitoring satellites. The recipients of the funding, awarded through the New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment’s (MBIE) competitive Catalyst: Strategic Space Fund, are …

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Sudan’s SudaSat To Be Transformed By Arabsat-6A And ST Engineering’s Newtec Dialog Partnership

Arab Satellite Communications Organization (ARABSAT) announced on 12 November 2019 the signing of a contract between leading satellite service provider, Arabsat, Sudan-based Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) service provider, Sudasat, and global leader in IP-based satellite communications, ST Engineering iDirect. The agreement will see the installation of a Newtec Dialog® …

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Switzerland’s RUAG Space Unveils New Payload Fairing For Quieter Space Launch

RUAG Space, a leading supplier to the space industry, has successfully developed and tested a new low shock jettison system for payload fairings. This enables a quieter and smoother journey to space for satellites or other payload. The required payload fairings for the European launchers Ariane and VEGA have been …

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Es’hailSat Showcasing the capabilities of Es’hail-1 and Es’hail-2 at AfricaCom 2019

Cape Town 12th November 2019 – Es’hailSat is exhibiting at the annual AfricaCom exhibition in Cape Town international convention center, the biggest and best tech event in Africa that gathers together senior decision-makers from the entire digital ecosystem. Es’hailSat will be showcasing Es’hail-1, Es’hail-2 and a wide range of services …

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SpaceX Builds Out Megaconstellation With Second Launch Of 60 Starlink Communications Satellites

On Monday, 11 November 2019 at 9:56 a.m. EST, 14:56 UTC, SpaceX launched 60 Starlink satellites from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. Falcon 9’s first stage launched the Iridium-7 communications satellite; the SAOCOM-1A Earth observation satellite for Argentina; and the Nusantara Satu communications …

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UAE’s Thuraya And eSAT Global Complete Satellite Internet Of Things Technology Testing

Thuraya, the mobile satellite services subsidiary of the Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat) and eSAT Global, a pioneer in low cost Satellite Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity, today announced the completion of successful tests validating eSAT’s revolutionary Global LPWAN (Low Power Wide Area Network) communications technology over Thuraya’s satellite …

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ESIP Announces Satellite Imagery Operational Readiness Levels For Better Disaster Response And Management

Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP), the global community steward for Earth science data professionals, has announced Operational Readiness Levels (ORLs) to make Earth science data more trusted and to improve data-driven decision-making during disaster response and recovery. The new ORLs empower data professionals and operational decision-makers to turn the massive …

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President Macron’s State Visit To China Highlights Sino-French Space Cooperation

On 6 November 2019, on the occasion of President Emmanuel Macron’s state visit to the People’s Republic of China, Centre national d’études spatiales (CNES) President Jean-Yves Le Gall and Zhang Kejian, Administrator of the China National Space Administration (CNSA), signed in the presence of Presidents Macron and Xi Jinping a …

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