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European Military Space: EU Pursuing Space-Based Early Warning, PNT, And SSA Projects Under PESCO Initiative

The European Union’s (EU) Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO) defence technology initiative announced on 12 November 2019 its decision to cooperatively develop several military space projects designed to enhance the defence and security of EU member states. The three military space projects under PESCO include space-based ballistic missile early warning systems, …

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Kuwait’s GulfSat Renews Agreement With PALSAT For Broadcasting Of Palestinian TV

Gulfsat Communications Co. (Gulfsat), a leading specialized provider of satellite communications solutions, telecommunications services, and television broadcasting has announced the renewal of its cooperation agreement with PalSat, the first Palestinian company that specializes in satellite television broadcasting, also a subsidiary of the Palestinian Broadcasting Corporation (PBC). The agreement renewal took …

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ESA and GomSpace sign contract addendum for continued development on the Juventas CubeSat in support of the Hera mission

GomSpace A/S and the European Space Agency (ESA) signed an addendum to continue development of the Juventas CubeSat in support of the Hera mission. The contract value is EUR 1,165,000 and the focus is on developing the nanosatellite payloads and maturing the mission and spacecraft designs. The amount will be …

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Sudan’s SudaSat To Be Transformed By Arabsat-6A And ST Engineering’s Newtec Dialog Partnership

Arab Satellite Communications Organization (ARABSAT) announced on 12 November 2019 the signing of a contract between leading satellite service provider, Arabsat, Sudan-based Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) service provider, Sudasat, and global leader in IP-based satellite communications, ST Engineering iDirect. The agreement will see the installation of a Newtec Dialog® …

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Es’hailSat Showcasing the capabilities of Es’hail-1 and Es’hail-2 at AfricaCom 2019

Cape Town 12th November 2019 – Es’hailSat is exhibiting at the annual AfricaCom exhibition in Cape Town international convention center, the biggest and best tech event in Africa that gathers together senior decision-makers from the entire digital ecosystem. Es’hailSat will be showcasing Es’hail-1, Es’hail-2 and a wide range of services …

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SpaceX Builds Out Megaconstellation With Second Launch Of 60 Starlink Communications Satellites

On Monday, 11 November 2019 at 9:56 a.m. EST, 14:56 UTC, SpaceX launched 60 Starlink satellites from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. Falcon 9’s first stage launched the Iridium-7 communications satellite; the SAOCOM-1A Earth observation satellite for Argentina; and the Nusantara Satu communications …

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UAE’s Thuraya And eSAT Global Complete Satellite Internet Of Things Technology Testing

Thuraya, the mobile satellite services subsidiary of the Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat) and eSAT Global, a pioneer in low cost Satellite Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity, today announced the completion of successful tests validating eSAT’s revolutionary Global LPWAN (Low Power Wide Area Network) communications technology over Thuraya’s satellite …

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ViaSat Terminals Undergo UK Skynet MILSATCOM Assurance And Certification Process

Viasat Inc. reports that its Multi-Mission Terminal (MMT), the AN/TSC-241, has started the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) Skynet satellite communications (SATCOM) architecture assurance and certification process, which will authorize the terminal’s operation on the Skynet X-band system as well as other government and commercial networks. Viasat expects to complete …

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Rocket Lab Preps ‘Running Out Of Fingers’ Launch From New Zealand

Rocket Lab, the global leader in dedicated small satellite launch, has announced that its next mission will launch multiple microsatellites in a rideshare mission representing five different countries. The launch window for Rocket Lab’s tenth flight, named ‘Running Out Of Fingers,’ will open 25 November 2019 NZDT and take place …

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David Pollack To Step Down As CEO Of Israel’s Spacecom

David Pollack, the long-serving Chief Executive Officer of Israeli satellite communications company Spacecom, is to step down after 24 years with the company. Pollack, a former Israel Aerospace Induistries (IAI) executive, helped found Spacecom in the 1990’s and was instrumental in raising the funds necessary to build and launch the …

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