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Maxar Technologies To Sell MDA To Northern Private Capital For CAD$1 Billion

Maxar Technologies, a trusted partner and innovator in Earth Intelligence and Space Infrastructure, announced on 30 December 2019 that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell MDA to a consortium of financial sponsors led by Northern Private Capital (NPC), for CAD$1 billion (U.S.$765 million), subject to customary adjustments. …

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Azerbaijan’s AzerCosmos To Provide DTT Services To Tanzania Via Azam TV

Azercosmos signed an agreement with the digital satellite services provider Azam TV on 24 December 2019 for the provision of Digital Terrestrial Transmission (DTT) services to the country of Tanzania. Under the agreement, the DTT services will be provided to viewers in Tanzania via the C-band of telecommunication satellite Azerspace-1. …

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UAE’s Thuraya And Rockville Technologies Partner To Provide Satellite M2M/IoT Solutions In Pakistan

Thuraya Telecommunications Company – a subsidiary of the Al Yah Satellite Communications Company, Yahsat, has announced it has signed a Service Partner agreement with Rockville Technologies, one of the leading system integrators and Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) solution providers in Pakistan. The partnership will expand the availability …

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Israel’s Orbit Communication Systems To Supply Inmarsat With Large Block Of Airborne SATCOM Terminals

Orbit Communication Systems Ltd., a leading global provider of airborne communications and satellite-tracking maritime and ground-station solutions, and Inmarsat Government, a leading provider of global mobile satellite communications and managed network services to the US government, today announced an initial order from Inmarsat Government for Orbit’s Multi-Purpose Terminal (MPT) 46WGX. …

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Luxembourg And Canada’s Northstar Create Centre Of Excellence For Clean Space

The Luxembourg Government and NorthStar Earth & Space signed a Letter of Intent to create a Centre of Excellence for Clean Space in Luxembourg and to consider a contribution to NorthStar and its innovation activities in order to promote the safe and sustainable use of outer space for the benefit …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op’ed: A Quick Overview Of Major Satellite-Related Decisions At WRC-19

By Thomas Weber and René Woerfel The World Radio Conference 2019 (WRC-19) in Sharm-el-Sheikh, Egypt, took place on 28 October to 22 November 2019. The conference brought together 3500 participants from the ITU membership representing the world of frequency management on this planet. The following commentary is a quick overview …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op’ed: My 2019 in a review – by Helen Jameson

SpaceWatch.Global asked its staff and contributors to review 2019 and provide an outlook into 2020. These personal reviews are being published during the holiday season. This is Helen Jameson, Editor-in-Chief of  SpaceWatch.Global. 2019 has been a year of huge opportunity tinged with great uncertainty for the space industry. It’s been …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op’ed: 2019 and 2020 – arms control and the security of outer space – by Jessica West, PhD

SpaceWatch.Global asked its staff and contributors to review 2019 and provide an outlook into 2020. These personal reviews are being published during the holiday season. This is Jessica West of Project Ploughshares. by Jessica West, PhD Reflection: 2019 and 2020 – arms control and the security of outer space Jessica …

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Spain’s Hispasat And Hispatec Partner On Agricultural Technology

Hispasat, the Spanish communications satellite operator, and the Hispatec Group, a leader specialising in software and digitalisation solutions for the agricultural sector, have signed an agreement to promote the use of new technologies in this sector in Europe, the Americas and North Africa. Thanks to this agreement, both companies will …

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