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India’s ISRO Opens Up To Private Industry For Substantial Satellite Manufacturing

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has signed contracts with three Indian companies for the manufacture of up to 27 satellites over the next three years, marking a change of direction for the ISRO in allowing Indian private industry to build space systems, rather than building them in-house.

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Thailand’s mu Space Explores Developing Earth Observation Satellites With Space Systems Loral

Following its request for proposals from satellite manufacturers for the build of a communications satellite, Thailand’s mu Space has announced that it is working with U.S. satellite manufacturer Space Systems Loral (SSL), a subsidiary of Maxar Technologies, to develop concepts for communications and Earth observation satellites.

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UK’s Goonhilly Looks To Expand Business In Australia And Asia-Pacific

Industry veteran Bob Gough has joined the team at Goonhilly Earth Station as the company bids to expand its operations and develop new business opportunities across Australia and the Asia-Pacific. Gough will oversee commercial expansion across the region and will grow Goonhilly’s customer base in this new market, one that is experiencing rapid growth and that has just seen the establishment of the Australian Space Agency.

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Australia’s Sky and Space Global Demonstrates Diamonds Testbed in Caribbean

Sky and Space Global (SAS), the New Space satellite communications company listed on the Australian Stock Exchange, successfully demonstrated the capabilities of its Diamonds test-bed Cubesats to the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) in Guyana, opening up the possibility of offering its narrowband communications service to the Caribbean.

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