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Skygate Technologies receives seed investment for Ground Station as a Service

Skygate Technologies, a Japanese space startup, has received seed investments from the Keio University-based venture capital firm Keio Innovation Initiative. The company, recently founded in February 2020, develops Ground Station as a Service (GSaaS), using  high-speed wireless technology and software radio. The funding will boost the development of the first …

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Intelsat to acquire Gogo’s commercial aviation business

McLean, Virginia – August 31, 2020 – Intelsat (OTC: INTEQ), operator of the world’s largest and most advanced satellite fleet and connectivity infrastructure, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the commercial aviation business of Gogo (NASDAQ: GOGO), the largest global provider of in-flight broadband …

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Vega’s SSMS rideshare mission rescheduled

Final preparations are underway for Arianespace’s historic Vega rideshare flight with Europe’s Small Spacecraft Mission Service (SSMS) dispenser system – which has been rescheduled within a launch window from September 1 to September 4 following multiple weather-related postponements. SSMS provides a new dedicated European rideshare solution with Vega that is …

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Glavkosmos to promote ISS-Reshetnev space systems abroad

Glavkosmos JSC and JSC Academician M.F. Reshetnev Information Satellite Systems (ISS-Reshetnev Company) signed a Memorandum on joint participation in the implementation of the Comprehensive Scientific and Technical Program of the Full Innovation Cycle “Global information satellite systems” (GISS Program) on the sidelines of the International military-technical forum Army-2020. Dmitry Loskutov, …

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Forsway and AiStream debut OTT-in-a-box multicast bundle

Forsway, and AiStream announced an innovative collaboration to bring content and critically needed connectivity to underserved communities around the world. Tapping AiStream Community Media Hub’s “edge” technology and Forsway’s hybrid Odin F-50 satellite broadband router, the partners are introducing a turn-key multicast content distribution solution to provide smart connectivity for bridging the …

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Kymeta Corporation Secures Approximately $85 Million in Financing

Kymeta Corporation (www.kymetacorp.com), the communications company making mobile global, announced the recapitalization of the company along with the successful funding raise of approximately $85 million, led by Bill Gates with members of the leadership team personally investing approximately $1 million led by Executive Chairman, Doug Hutcheson. Since its launch of …

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Inmarsat joins CPN and MinFarm to address low-power satellite networks

Inmarsat, a leader in global, mobile satellite communications, has teamed up with CPN Satellite Services and MinFarm Tech to launch the MF 400 IoT Satellite Bridge, incorporating Inmarsat’s IsatData Pro (IDP) service. The solution enables data from IoT sensors operating on LoRaWAN networks to be optimized for transmission over Inmarsat’s …

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Yahsat Boosts Thuraya’s Next-Gen Capabilities

Airbus has been selected by Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat), the UAE’s leading global satellite operator, to build Thuraya 4-NGS, the next-generation mobile telecommunications system that will drive the continued advancement of Thuraya’s L-band business. Thuraya 4-NGS will deliver higher capabilities and flexibility while increasing capacity and coverage across …

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Moon to Mars: opportunities for Australian businesses

The Australian Space Agency is partnering with NASA on its inspiring plan to go back to the Moon and on to Mars. As part of this, the Australian Government is investing $150 million to fuel the growth of Australian businesses so they can succeed in national and international space supply chains, …

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AXESS Receives Financing to Continue Consolidating Globally

AXESS Networks, the result of a merger between Axesat in Latin America and CETel in Europe, is a global player in the satellite communications industry, with operations in 50 countries on four continents, providing tailored managed end-to-end communications solutions to its corporate customers. Recently Spanish development finance company COFIDES and …

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