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SpaceX Successfully Launches AMOS-17 For Israel’s Spacecom

On Tuesday, 6 August 2019, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket successfully lifted off from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, carrying the AMOS-17 satellite for Spacecom. Liftoff occurred at 7:23 p.m. EDT, or 23:23 UTC and the satellite was deployed approximately 31 minutes after liftoff. …

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Arianespace Successfully Launches ESA And Intelsat Payloads

Arianespace marked another success for global telecommunications with launch of the Intelsat 39 and EDRS-C satellites, which were deployed to geostationary transfer orbit on its latest flight using a workhorse Ariane 5. This mission – designated Flight VA249 in Arianespace’s numbering system – was performed from the Spaceport’s ELA-3 launch …

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Capella Space Partners With Addvalue And Inmarsat To Provide Real-Time SAR Imagery

Capella Space, an information services company that provides Earth observation data on demand, today entered into an agreement with Addvalue, a one-stop digital, wireless and broadband communications technology products innovator, for use of its Inter-Satellite Data Relay System (IDRS™) via Inmarsat’s global L-Band satellite communications network. The Inmarsat network provides satellite …

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Airbus Selects exactEarth As AIS Partner For New Maritime Applications Platform

exactEarth Ltd., a leading provider of Satellite-AIS data services, announces that it has been selected by Airbus Defence and Space (“Airbus”) as AIS partner to support its Ocean Finder maritime service. Under the terms of this two-year agreement, exactEarth will provide Airbus with live and archived data from exactView RT, …

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LeoLabs Unveils First Commercial Satellite Tracking Service for SmallSat and CubeSat Operators

LeoLabs has announced LeoTrack, the world’s first commercial satellite tracking service tailored to the unique needs of today’s smallsat and cubesat operators. LeoTrack, delivered as a web-based subscription, offers satellite operators a full range of monitoring capabilities, including precision tracking of satellites, orbital state vectors, predictive radar availability, scheduled passes, …

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Israel’s Gilat Awarded $7 Million Contract By U.S. Army for WIN-T Programme

Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, has announced that its subsidiary Wavestream received orders for over U.S.$7 million for the U.S. Army’s WIN-T (Warfighter Information Network-Tactical) program. WIN-T was established to provide anytime, anywhere connectivity via the U.S. DoD’s Wideband Global SATCOM …

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Speedcast Wins Multi-Year Contract with Sasol for Fully-Managed Communications Solutions and IT Support in Mozambique

Speedcast has that the company has been awarded a new multi-year contract to provide communications and onsite IT support services at four operations camps for Sasol’s oil & gas exploration and well delivery camps operating in Mozambique. This contract marks Speedcast’s first project for this South African-based customer and the …

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Competitors in the Swiss Epic Mountain Bike Race to Use SPOT Satellite Messengers for Tracking and SOS

Globalstar Europe has announced that competitors and support personnel at this summer’s Graubünden Swiss Epic mountain bike race will again rely on SPOT satellite messengers for GPS tracking and supporting riders in the case of an emergency or injury. The Swiss Epic takes place from August 20th to 24th 2019, and covers 358km including …

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Kepler Communications Demonstrates LEO Tracking and Data Transfers on Kymeta’s Electronically Steered Antenna

Kepler Communications, a pioneer of nano-satellite telecommunications solutions, today announces that it has successfully demonstrated compatibility between its low-Earth orbit (LEO) satellites with a commercially-available, flat-panel satellite antenna purchased from Kymeta. This testing marks the first time a Kymeta antenna has been used to demonstrate integration with an operational LEO …

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Speedcast Wins Contract for Fully-Managed Communications with Color Line

Speedcast has been awarded a new multi-year, fully-managed communications contract with Color Line, onboard the Color Carrier vessel. Color Line is Norway’s largest cruiseferry company, and Color Carrier is the latest addition to the Cargo service fleet operating between Oslo, Norway and Kiel, Germany. The new communications service provided by …

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