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Rocket Lab Preps ‘Running Out Of Fingers’ Launch From New Zealand

Rocket Lab, the global leader in dedicated small satellite launch, has announced that its next mission will launch multiple microsatellites in a rideshare mission representing five different countries. The launch window for Rocket Lab’s tenth flight, named ‘Running Out Of Fingers,’ will open 25 November 2019 NZDT and take place …

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David Pollack To Step Down As CEO Of Israel’s Spacecom

David Pollack, the long-serving Chief Executive Officer of Israeli satellite communications company Spacecom, is to step down after 24 years with the company. Pollack, a former Israel Aerospace Induistries (IAI) executive, helped found Spacecom in the 1990’s and was instrumental in raising the funds necessary to build and launch the …

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UAE’s MBRSC Hosts 4th Young Professional In Space Conference In Dubai

The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) launched the fourth edition of the Young Professionals in Space (YPS) Conference, at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. The UAE is the first Arab country in the MENA region to host this conference. The conference lasted until 6 November 2019, featuring …

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Sudan’s First Satellite SRSS-1 Launched By China

Sudan’s first satellite, the Sudan Remote Sensing Satellite (SRSS)-1, was successfully launched in the morning on 3 November 2019 by a Chinese Long March 4B satellite launch vehicle from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Centre in China’s northern Shanxi Province, according to reporting in Space in Africa. The Long March 4B …

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Azerbaijan’s AzerCosmos Reports Revenue Increase Of 81% For First 3Q Of 2019

Azerbaijan’s state space company, AzerCosmos Open Joint Stock Company (OJSC), posted revenues of U.S.$30.2 million for the period January-September 2019, an increase of 81 per-cent for the same period in 2018, according to Azerbaijani press reports. Over the period of January-September 2019, Azercosmos exported services to 24 countries. During the …

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Egypt’s TIBA-1 Communications Satellite Prepped For November Launch By Arianespace

Processing is now underway with the TIBA-1 satellite passenger for Arianespace’s next dual-payload Ariane 5 mission, which is scheduled for a November liftoff from the Spaceport in French Guiana. Preparations so far have included TIBA-1’s fit-check – an initial milestone validating the satellite’s compatibility with the adapter that will serve …

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Italy’s D-Orbit Selected By OneWeb For Active Debris Removal In ESA Project Sunrise Framework

OneWeb has awarded a subcontract to D-Orbit SpA for the development of an active debris removal (ADR) mission in the frame of European Space Agency (ESA) Project Sunrise. Project Sunrise is a public-private partnership (PPP) between OneWeb, currently developing a world-wide communications network based on a proprietary satellite constellation, and …

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Switzerland’s Astrocast And Italy’s D-Orbit Sign Launch Services Agreement

Astrocast and D-Orbit announced on 30 October 2019 the signing of an agreement for the launch and deployment in LEO low inclination orbit of ten Astrocast nanosatellites through D-Orbit ‘s InOrbit NOW Launch Service. The agreement calls for the Astrocast nanosatellites to be launched onboard an Arianespace Vega or Vega …

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Kacific Selects Petro One For Ground Station Services For Satellite Broadband In Indonesia

Kacific Broadband Satellites Group has selected PT. Petro One Indonesia, known as Petro1, to provide ground infrastructure services in Indonesia for its brand-new satellite, built by Boeing, which will launch at the end of 2019. Petro1 will host, operate and provide first level support for Kacific’s gateway hub at its …

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Israel’s Gilat And China Satcom Partner For Future Chinese Satellite Communications Services

Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services and China Satellite Communications Co., Ltd. (China Satcom), announced on 29 October 2019 the strengthening of the already established strategic partnership to jointly provide advanced satellite communication services covering: Aero, Land and Maritime fixed and mobility …

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