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#SpaceWatchGL On The Road: Satellite 2020—A Fitting Start To The Decade 

By Blaine Curcio Let’s face it—the 2020s have thus far been weird. Small sample size, various black swan events, cell phones are driving us crazy, these are all true, but it still feels like 2020 is just a little bit weirder than normal, and perhaps more importantly, some of the …

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Mitsubishi Electric Completes New Satellite Production Facility

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced on 18 February 2020 that it has completed construction of a new facility for the production of satellites at the company’s Kamakura Works in Kamakura, Japan. Together with existing facilities, Mitsubishi Electric’s combined annual capacity will increase to 18 satellites, up from 10 at present, which …

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C-COM Satellite Systems Reports Profitable Fiscal Year

Canada’s C-COM Satellite Systems Inc,  a global provider of mobile auto-deploying satellite antenna systems, announced its financial results for the fiscal year ended 30 November 2019. The announcement was made on 16 March 2020. The company has generated revenues of CDN$13,977,909 (approximately US$9,997,630) and a net after tax profit of …

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CNES Gives Go-Ahead For CNES-ISRO Trishna And Space Inspire SATCOMs

The Centre national d’études spatiales (CNES) Board of Directors convened for its 362nd session on 12 March 2020. During this meeting, they gave the go-ahead to engage France in the development of the French-Indian Trishna programme and to pursue activities for the new Space Inspire series of flexible satellites, as …

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US Space Force Debuts First Offensive Weapons System

The first offensive weapon system in the United States Space Force, the Counter Communications System Block 10.2, achieved Initial Operating Capability on 9 March 2020, providing quick reaction capability with direct operational support to the warfighter. The Space and Missile Systems Center’s Special Programs directorate and the 4th Space Control …

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Dutch IoT Startup Hiber Receives Share Of €278 Million Grant; Appoints New Advisory Board Members

Dutch space-based Internet of Things (IoT) startup Hiber have announced that they will receive an undisclosed share of a €278 million European Innovation Council Accelerator grant as well as direct equity investment. As a result of this new funding, Hiber have appointed three new advisory board members in order to …

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GomSpace And RBC Signals Sign MoU To Strengthen Ground Segment Collaboration

RBC Signals, the multi-national provider of flexible and cost-effective space communication services, and GomSpace, the manufacturer of nanosatellite solutions and operations services, today announced an MoU. The technology agreement will ensure that their companies’ respective solutions are fully integrated. The MoU includes: GomSpace will continue to support future versions of …

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HySpecIQ Selects BridgeComm As Communications Partner For Satellite Hyperspectral Imaging

BridgeComm, Inc., a leader in optical wireless communications (OWC) solutions and services, today announced that it was selected as the OWC solution provider for HySpecIQ’s new low earth orbit (LEO) constellation. These advanced satellites will provide high-resolution hyperspectral imaging that—when combined with HySpecIQ’s advanced analytics platform—will serve vital needs in …

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Intellian Signs Production Contract To Build A Range Of OneWeb User Terminals

Intellian, the global leader in mobile satellite communication antenna systems, has signed a contract with OneWeb, the global communications company with a mission to bring connectivity to everyone everywhere, to manufacture User Terminals for use on the OneWeb Network. This partnership was announced on 9 March 2020. OneWeb and Intellian …

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