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TNO signs contract ESA for Phase 2 OF TOmCAT project for telecom satellites

TNO signed a contract with ESA to demonstrate cutting-edge optical communication technologies for future terabit-speed telecom satellites. The TOmCAT project (Terabit Optical Communication Adaptive Terminal) will enable high-throughput laser communication between ground stations and satellites. This project is Phase 2 of TOmCAT, which started in 2017. It brings together key …

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Viasat launches premium residential internet service in Brazil

Communications company Viasat announced the availability of reliable, high-speed, high-quality internet service for residential customers in Brazil. Viasat expects to be the only satellite internet service provider (ISP) that will be capable of making high-speed internet available in 100 percent of the country, upon completion of the residential launch rollout. …

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#SpaceWatchGL Interviews: Tony King-Smith of AImotive on applying self-driving car tech to space systems

Recently we announced here that AImotive, an automotive supplier of automated driving technologies, and C3S, the satellite and space technology provider, will collaborate on a prototype hardware platform for the efficient execution of artificial intelligence (AI) onboard satellites. C3S will adapt AImotive’s aiWare NN hardware acceleration technology in its space …

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European Space Agency taps Thales Alenia Space for the Copernicus project

Thales Alenia Space, a Joint Venture between Thales (67 %) and Leonardo (33 %), has recently been selected  by the European Space Agency (ESA) or major Copernicus missions. Copernicus is the core satellite Earth observation program of the European Commission and ESA. It provides Earth observation data for environmental protection, …

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AImotive and C3S apply self-driving car tech to space systems

AImotive, a supplier of automated driving technologies, and C3S, a satellite and space technology provider, announced a collaboration to create a prototype hardware platform for the efficient execution of artificial intelligence (AI) onboard satellites. C3S will adapt AImotive’s aiWare NN hardware acceleration technology in its space electronics platform to enable …

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Australia goes live with first Indigenous satellite ground station

Indigenous Business Australia (IBA) provided the funding to construct two state-of-the-art commercial satellite ground stations in Alice Springs. The facility is the first development of its kind on Aboriginal owned land and transforms Australia’s capability in earth observation. Built, project-managed and owned by Indigenous companies – the Centre for Appropriate …

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#SpaceWatchGL Column: ESPI Brief 42 – C-Band, Satellites and 5G

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and the European Space Policy Institute, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and briefs. This is ESPI Briefs No. 42: ‘C-Band, Satellites and 5G’, originally published in June 2020. 1. The U.S. C-band story – transitioning the use of C-band from satellite to …

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Thuraya Users to Benefit from Ericsson Core Network Modernization

United Arab Emirates-based mobile satellite services operator Thuraya has signed an agreement with Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) for a core network modernization and upgrade to a 4G and 5G ready infrastructure. Ericsson will modernize and optimize Thuraya’s network to a virtualized core that supports existing and new features and services in …

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NASA Invests $51 Million in US Firms to Advance Space Research

NASA selected 409 technology proposals for the first phase of funding from the agency’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. The contracts will provide approximately $51 million to 312 small businesses in 44 states and Washington, D.C. “NASA depends on America’s small businesses for …

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#SpaceWatchGL Columns: ESPI Yearbook 2019: new decade, new formula

by Sebastien Moranta The ESPI Yearbook is an annual publication that provides a complete overview of all major developments and trends in the space sector over the year including policy, programmes, industry, economy, business and overall worldwide activity. One yearbook, four areas: Policy & Programmes, where we report on the …

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