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#SpaceWatchGL Column: Dongfang China Aerospace News Roundup 9 Nov – 15 Nov 2020

by Blaine Curcio and Jean Deville As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and Orbital Gateway Consulting we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and texts. We are pleased to present “Dongfang China Aerospace News Roundup 9 Nov – 15 Nov 2020”. Hello and welcome to another episode …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: LEO and the upside-down business model

by Ronald van der Breggen It is not easy to build a successful LEO satellite constellation. If there weren’t already enough technical and regulatory challenges, there are many business and financing issues as well. These issues already caused LeoSat to fold, OneWeb to go into Chapter 11 and Telesat to …

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Eutelsat appoints Homsy new CTO, replacing Leroy

Luxembourg, 12 November 2020. – Eutelsat has appointed Pascal Homsy new Chief Technical Officer (CTO). Homsy joins Eutelsat from Thales Alenia Space where he was head of the Space Telecommunications Business Line, the Paris-based company said. He has 30 years of experience in senior management positions within major international groups, …

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Raytheon acquires smallsat manufacturer Blue Canyon

Luxembourg, 13 November 2020.  Raytheon Technologies acquires the small satellite manufacturer and mission services provider Blue Canyon Technologies, the Colorado-based company announced. Blue Canyon entered into an agreement to be acquired by Massachusetts-based Raytheon, an aerospace and defense company that provides advanced systems and services for commercial, military and government …

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SEOSAT-Ingenio imaging satellite ready for launch from Kourou

Luxembourg, 12 November 2020. – The Spanish Earth-imaging SEOSAT-Ingenio satellite will be launched on a Vega rocket from French Guiana on 17 November, the European Space Agency (ESA) announced. SEOSAT-Ingenio carries a high-resolution dual camera to image the Earth with a resolution of 2.5 meters. With its capability to look …

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Omnispace to ride on Exolaunch-SpaceX for two new 5G satellites

Luxembourg, 10 November 2020. – Omispace, a mobile communications provider based in Virginia in the U.S., has chosen Exolaunch to deliver two new satellites into orbit on SpaceX in early 2022, the company said. The rideshare provider Exolaunch will deliver two Thales Alenia Space-built S-band satellites into orbit aboard SpaceX’s …

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Telesat and Canadian Government complete LEO broadband program

Luxembourg, 11 November 2020. – Telesat and the Canadian Government completed their agreement to ensure affordable, high-speed broadband connectivity across all of Canada with Telesat’s Low Earth Orbit (LEO) constellation, the Ottawa-based company announced. The $460 million agreement enables Internet and mobility service providers to acquire Telesat LEO capacity at …

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#SpaceWatchGL Column: Dongfang China Aerospace News Roundup 2 Nov – 8 Nov 2020

by Blaine Curcio and Jean Deville As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and Orbital Gateway Consulting we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and texts. We are pleased to present “Dongfang China Aerospace News Roundup 2 Nov – 8 Nov 2020”. Hello and welcome to another episode …

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Rick Baldridge named Viasat CEO, Mark Dankberg becomes Executive Chairman

Paris, 8 November 2020. – Viasat has named Rick Baldridge President and CEO and Mark Dankberg Executive Chairman, the company announced. Dankberg was Chairman and CEO and will remain Chairman of the Board of Directors, the NASDAQ-listed company said. Baldridge was President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) before. “This evolution …

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