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ÅAC Microtec confirms successful launch of NSLSat-1

The NSLSat-1 satellite was successfully launched on Friday 5 July by EXOLAUNCH on the Soyuz 2.1b launch vehicle from the Vostochny Cosmodrome, Russia, into Low Earth Orbit (LEO). AAC Clyde Space has since made contact with spacecraft from their Glasgow based ground station, with spacecraft systems performing as planned. AAC …

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Space Park Leicester Receives £13.75 Million Meteoric Boost from Government

The University of Leicester is delighted to announce that its new Manufacturing, Engineering, Technology and Earth Observation Research Centre (METEOR) has received nearly £14 million in funding through Round 6 of Research England’s flagship capital investment scheme, the UK Research Partnership Investment Fund (UKRPIF). This funding will leverage a further …

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GLOBAL Technologies Selects Eutelsat to Support West Africa Power Pool Project

Eutelsat 10A

Eutelsat has secured a multi-year contract with GLOBAL Technologies for C-band capacity on its EUTELSAT 10A satellite to provide connectivity and communications for the West Africa Power Pool project (WAPP). Established in 1999 by ECOWAS (Economic Community of West Africa States), the WAPP project aims to interconnect the power grids …

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INRED Partners with SES Networks to Enable 1,000 Free Wi-Fi Hotspots to Connect Colombia

INRED Partners with SES Networks to Enable 1,000 Free Wi-Fi Hotspots to Connect Colombia

The Colombian Ministry of Telecommunications (Mintic) has selected local services provider INRED to install, operate and maintain 1,000 Wi-Fi hotspots in rural areas around the country as part of the Sustainable Universal Access project. Enabled by SES Network’s Signature Enterprise Solutions INRED will leverage managed satellite services with flexibility on …

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Exolaunch Successfully Completes Payload Integration of 28 Small Satellites

Exolaunch has completed a successful payload integration for a Soyuz launch from the Vostochny launch site. In total, Exolaunch has contracted and integrated for launch 28 commercial and educational satellites from Germany, France, the USA, Israel, the United Kingdom, Sweden, Finland, Thailand, Ecuador, the Czech Republic and Estonia. The complete …

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#SpaceWatchGL Themes: Interview Annalisa Donati of ESPI

The so-called New Space trend is developing, creating new opportunities and new challenges for all actors of the space sector. Understanding what is happening and (potential) implications is essential for sound decision-making. Yet, European stakeholders significantly rely on foreign evaluations and data, in particular to monitor private investment and assess …

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Northrop Grumman to Design, Build and Integrate Two Arctic Satellites for Space Norway

Northrop Grumman Awarded Contract to Deliver Space-Based Broadband Communication Satellites to North Polar Region for Space Norway

Northrop Grumman has been awarded a contract by Space Norway to deliver its Arctic Satellite Broadband Mission (ASBM) system. Northrop Grumman will design, manufacture and integrate two satellites in addition to providing critical ground infrastructure. The ASBM satellites will carry multiple hosted payloads including an X-Band payload for the Norwegian …

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Hughes JUPITER System Selected to Power New Indonesian High-Throughput Satellite

Pictured, left to right, at a signing ceremony in Jakarta, Indonesia: Mr. Timotius Sulaeman, PT. Dian Semesta Sentosa; Mr. Adi Rahman Adiwoso, PT. PSN; Mr. Erry Riana Hardjapamekas, PT. PSN; Mr. Rudiantara, Minister of Communication & Information Technology; Mr. Ramesh Ramaswamy, Hughes; Mr. Vaibhav Magow, Hughes; Mr. Arif Medianto, PT. Pintar Nusantara Sejahtera; and Mr. Adi Widjonarko, PT. Nusantara Satelit Sejahtera.

HUGHES’ JUPITER System has been chosen as the ground network platform for a new satellite over Indonesia. The contract for construction and operation of the 150 Gbps “Multifunctional Satellite” has been awarded by the Government of Indonesia, through its Ministry of Communication and Informatics, to the PSN Consortium led by PT …

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Cambridge Consultants And Iridium Complete $3 Billion Space Upgrade

Breakthrough innovation specialist Cambridge Consultants announces the completion of a decade long, multidisciplinary project with Iridium Communications Inc. Cambridge Consultants has been Iridium’s partner for the development of its core technology fueling the ground-based devices and infrastructure underpinning the revolutionary Iridium® NEXT satellite upgrade campaign. The new satellite constellation, a $3 …

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