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Space Cafè Radio – EUSPA Mini Series ep.03 – Understanding GOVSATCOM with Dr Georgios Synnefakis

The last episode of EUSPA's Mini series see the intervention of Georgios Synnefakis, GOVSATCOM program manager at EUSPA. Emma Gatti, Editor in Chief of SpaceWatch.Global, and Dr. Synnefakis discussed the importance of GOVSATCOM in providing secure satellite communications to governmental users in various scenarios, including crisis management and critical infrastructure support.

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Lynk Global Announces Business Combination Agreement with Slam

Lynk Global mobile connectivity

Lynk Global, Inc., a satellite-direct-to-standard-phone (“sat2phone”) telecoms provider, and Slam Corp., a special purpose acquisition company (“Slam”), have announced entering into a definitive business combination agreement, under which Slam will combine with Lynk. Upon completion, the combined company will operate as Lynk Global Holdings, Inc., and its common stock will publicly list on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol “LYNK”.

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John Deere Partners SpaceX for Rural Farming Connectivity

Global Internet Satellite Communication. Credit Starlink/Space Foundation

Deere & Company has announced an agreement with SpaceX to provide cutting-edge satellite communications service to farmers. Utilizing the industry-leading Starlink network, this solution will allow farmers facing rural connectivity challenges to fully leverage precision agriculture technologies. This partnership will subsequently enable John Deere customers to be more productive, profitable, and sustainable in their operations as they continue to provide food, fuel, and fiber for their communities and a growing global population.

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Rivada and Wiseband Partner for Middle East Connectivity

Rivada

Rivada Space Networks has partnered with Wiseband, an Emirati satellite services company, to bring secure connectivity solutions to the Middle East region. Based in UAE and operating across the Middle East and Africa, Wiseband provides customized private satellite networking solutions to meet high-performance and stringent security requirements. The company currently has connectivity projects in UAE, KSA, Kuwait and Egypt.

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Maxar-built Ovzon 3 Satellite Launches Aboard Falcon 9

Maxar Space Systems has announced that the Ovzon 3 satellite has successfully launched aboard SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket and is performing as expected after launch. Maxar Space Systems manufactured the satellite for Ovzon at their Palo Alto, California, facility using its modular architecture platform. The satellite launched from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida on Jan 3, 2024.

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EchoStar Completes Merger with DISH Network Corporation

Dish

EchoStar Corporation has announced the completion of its acquisition of DISH Network Corporation ("DISH Network"). A wholly-owned subsidiary of EchoStar merged with and into DISH Network, with DISH Network surviving the merger as a wholly-owned subsidiary of EchoStar. As a result of the merger, each share of DISH Network Class A Common Stock and DISH Network Class C Common Stock converted into 0.350877 shares of EchoStar Class A Common Stock, and each share of DISH Network Class B Common Stock converted into 0.350877 shares of EchoStar Class B Common Stock.

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NSIL to Launch ComSat with SpaceX in Q2 of 2024

Falcon Heavy launch. Credit SpaceX

NewSpace India Limited (NSIL), a Govt. of India company under the Department of Space and the commercial arm of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has announced a launch partnership with SpaceX and the Falcon Heavy rocket. As a result, SpaceX will launch NSIL's 2nd Demand-driven communication satellite mission involving GSAT-20 [renamed as GSAT-N2], a high throughput Ka-band Satellite, during the 2nd quarter of 2024. 

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Space Cafe Radio – EshailSat Special ep. 2 – with Mohamed Al Sayed

This Space Café Radio is the second part of our mini-series about EshailSat -  SpaceWatch.Global publisher Torsten Kriening spoke with Mohamed Al Sayed, Executive Director of Sales at Es'hailSat, Qatar Satellite's Company. The company was founded in 2010 with the aim to provide Qatar with independent satellite capabilities and contribute to Qatar's National Vision 2030. Es'hailSat plays a key role in connecting the Middle East, Europe, Asia, and Africa due to its strategic geographical location.

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Eutelsat Group Partners RLTT for Connectivity Services in Libya

Eutelsat Group has announced the signing of an exclusive distribution partnership agreement between Eutelsat OneWeb, its connectivity business unit and Rawafed Libya for Telecommunications & Technology (RLTT), the Libyan telecoms operator, for the delivery of high-speed, low latency connectivity across Libya. RLTT is expanding its relationship with Eutelsat Group to include a hybrid bundle of both enhanced GEO and LEO services, in this new landmark agreement.

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