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Viasat expands its residential Internet service in Brazil

Sao Paulo, 15 September 2020. – Viasat expands its high-quality residential internet service to 14 additional states in Brazil, the global communications company announced Tuesday. Viasat launched its Brazil residential service in seven states and the Federal District in July, the company said. “With its latest expansion, Viasat now offers …

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Exolaunch delivers Würzburg Center for Telematics’ NetSat constellation into orbit

Berlin, September 15th, 2020. – The Würzburg Center for Telematics, an independent research center in Germany, and Exolaunch, a rideshare launch and deployment solutions provider, signed a launch agreement for the NetSat nano-satellite constellation, Exolaunch and its partner announced on Tuesday. Exolaunch will coordinate all launcher related activities, including satellite …

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Euroconsult sees steep decline of In-Flight Connectivity but long-term growth

Paris, 15 September 2020. – Revenues in the $1.4 billion In-Flight Connectivity industry are expected to drop by 20 to 30 percent this year, the consulting and research firm Euroconsult said in its recent research report “Prospects for In-Flight Entertainment and Connectivity”. In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) has been a key driver for …

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Microsoft challenges Amazon on satellite cloud computing, CNBC reports

New York, 14 September 2020. – Microsoft is challenging Amazon in using satellites for cloud connectivity, CNBC reported on 11 September. Microsoft is looking to challenge Amazon in offering a service that connects satellites directly to the company’s cloud computing network, according to documents the company filed with the U.S. Federal …

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Announcing Homestead: satellite ground station coming soon to Chippewa County

KINROSS, MI – 14 September, 2020 – Oakman Aerospace, Inc. (OAI) and Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation (CCEDC) are pleased to announce a partnership to establish a ground station, referred to as the Homestead ground station, at Chippewa County International Airport (CIU). The Homestead ground station, expected to be fully …

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Register Today For Our Space Café WebTalk “33 minutes with Dr. Bhavya Lal” On 29 September 2020

Join SpaceWatch.Global for an interesting and informative Space Café WebTalk featuring Dr. Bhavya Lal, Researcher at IDA Science and Technology Policy Institute.  This event will take place on 29 September 2020 at 4:00 pm CEST. Dr. Bhavya Lal will discuss key findings from a recent report she led on the emergence of the commercial space …

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IEC Telecom sees connectivity boom on leisure vessels despite crisis

Dubai, 8 September 2020. – Demand for data traffic in the maritime leisure sector is increasing during the Covid-19 pandemic as crews, operators and passengers are asking for remote high-speed connectivity onboard vessels, the satcom specialist and satellite communication service provider IEC Telecom said. “(Y)achts are becoming increasingly attractive remote offices for …

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Amergint completes acquisition of Raytheon’s space-based optics business

Colorado Springs, 1 September 2020. – Amergint Technologies Holdings, Inc. (ATH) announced it has completed the acquisition of Raytheon Technologies’ electro-optics technology business headquartered in Danbury, Connecticut, which will be renamed Danbury Mission Technologies (Danbury). Previously a division of Raytheon Technologies’ Collins Aerospace Systems unit, Danbury is a leading technology …

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NSR study sees connected car broadband market grow to (only) $1bn in 2029

Paris, 6 September 2020. – The international satellite and space research and consulting company Northern Sky Research (NSR) sees the international broadband connected car market growing to over $1bn by the end of this decade, NSR said in a recently published summary of the 8th edition of its Land Mobile …

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#SpaceWatchGL Column: Global Maritime Awareness is Gaining Focus

by Guy Thomas, Contributing Editor The US Naval Intelligence Maritime Intelligence Integration Office (NMIO) recently hosted a virtual meeting sponsored by NATO ACT (Allied Command Transformation) on tools being used to combat illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (IUU).  It was heartening to learn of the tools and processes that are …

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