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Spain’s Hisdesat Taps Airbus And Thales Alenia Space For Two SpainSAT NG Satellites

A four co-primes consortium formed by Airbus and Thales Alenia Space (both in Spain and France) has been selected by Hisdesat Servicios Estratégicos S.A. (Spanish Governmental Satellite Operator) to build two SpainSAT NG satellites. Used for governmental communications, these new generation satellites will replace the existing SpainSAT and Xtar-EUR satellites. Airbus will act as lead partner of the consortium.

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Rocket Lab Successfully Launches Three Satellites For U.S. Air Force From New Zealand

A Rocket Lab Electron launch vehicle successfully lifted off from Launch Complex 1 on New Zealand’s Mahia Peninsula at 06:00 UTC, Sunday 5 May 2019 (18:00 NZST). The STP-27RD mission launched three research and development satellites for the DoD Space Test Program that will demonstrate advanced space technologies, including a satellite to evaluate new ways of tracking space debris.

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UAE’s Thuraya And Elcome Sign Service Partner Agreement To Boost Maritime Comms Sales

Thuraya Telecommunications Company, a subsidiary of the Al Yah Satellite Communications Company, Yahsat, today announced that it has signed a Service Partner agreement with Elcome, one of the largest marine technology system integrators. Elcome will provide Thuraya’s products and services worldwide across key vertical markets.

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