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#SpaceWatchGL Column: Reading The Tea Leaves – What Can We Learn About The Chinese Space Industry From CCAF 2018?

Editor’s Note: SpaceWatch.Global is proud to welcome Blaine Curcio and Tianyi Lan as guest columnists on China’s commercial and New Space scene. Today we publish their first monthly column.  By Blaine Curcio and Tianyi Lan The China Commercial Aerospace Forum (CCAF) 2018, held in Wuhan in late September, was significant for …

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Amazon Web Services Introduces Ground Station As-A-Service Concept

Amazon Web Services (AWS), a pioneer in cloud computing that has revolutionized entire economic sectors around the world, has entered the space and satellite market with the introduction of its Ground Station concept that is, in essence, a ground station as-a-service product for the global market. The AWS Ground Station …

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Arianespace To Launch ISRO’s GSAT-11 And KARI’s GEO-KOMPSAT-2A In December 2018

Arianespace will carry out a Launch Readiness Review (LRR) at the Guiana Space Centre on 3 December 2018 of the Ariane 5 satellite launch vehicle that will loft the Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) GSAT-11 communications satellite and the Korean Aerospace Research Institute’s GEO-KOMPSAT-2A meteorological satellite, and so authorize the …

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Australian New Space: Sky And Space Global Signs Latin American Distribution Deal With GlobalSat

Australian narrowband satellite communications New Space company, Sky and Space Global, has signed a distribution agreement with Latin American mobile satellite services (MSS) provider GlobalSat Group LLC to provide machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) coverage in South America. “We are pleased to have finally secured a definitive supply …

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Thailand’s Thaicom Wins ASEAN Corporate Governance Award For Second Time

Thaicom Public Company Limited, led by Prasert Bunsumpun, Chairman of the Board of Directors, received the Association of South East Nations (ASEAN) Corporate Governance Awards for the Top 50 ASEAN publicly listed companies category for the second consecutive time. The ASEAN CG Awards reflects Thaicom’s outstanding score in terms of …

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Roscosmos Announces Marathon IoT Constellation Amidst Brewing Financial Scandal And Security Row

The Russian state space corporation, Roscosmos, has announced its intention to build a constellation of satellites called Marathon to serve the expanding Internet of Things (IoT) market, as part of its Sphere satellite system. The announcement comes amidst an audit into Roscosmos over missing billions of rubles, as well as …

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Arctic Space: Shetland Space Centre And Faroese Telecom Join Forces For Satellite Broadband

Shetland Space Centre (SSC) has joined forces with telecom experts in the neighbouring Faroe Islands, forming a unique international partnership to drive forward space industry developments in the two island groups and beyond. Faroese Telecom, which provides Shetland and Orkney with access to high speed fibre broadband through its SHEFA …

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South Korea’s KT Sat Examining Blockchain, IoT, As Part Of Market Reevaluation

KT Sat, South Korea’s only commercial satellite communications company, has announced that it has created a working group to examine the integration of emerging technologies into its commercial offerings, to include blockchain and the Internet of Things (IoT). This new initiative, named KT SAT Eco Alliance, was announced on 22 …

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UK’s Goonhilly Earth Station, Airbus, Part of Australian SmartSat CRC Partnership

Satellite communications innovator and space gateway Goonhilly Earth Station has joined the consortium backing the SmartSat CRC (co-operative research centre), a proposed space research initiative which plans to drive the Australian space industry through satellite technologies and analytics. Led by the University of South Australia (UniSA), Airbus Defence and Space, …

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Space Silk Road: China And Myanmar Create Joint Satellite Laboratory

China and Myanmar held their first science and technology cooperation meeting in Yangon, where they established a joint radar and satellite communications laboratory as part of the nascent China-Myanmar Economic Corridor, a part of the Chinese-led Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). This meeting marks a new stage in science and …

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