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AfricaXP Selects Eutelsat For DTH Satellite Services Across Sub-Saharan Africa

Channel network and content distributor AfricaXP has signed multi-year agreements with Eutelsat Communications for Ku-band capacity on two Eutelsat satellites, positioned at 16° East and 7° East. This capacity will enable AfricaXP to extend the reach of its DTH free-to-air TV platform, Premium.Free and launch an inaugural, 10 channel French language …

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Northrop Grumman Successfully Completes Historic First Docking of MEV-1 With Intelsat 901 Satellite

Northrop Grumman Corporation’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Space Logistics LLC, have successfully completed the first docking of the Mission Extension Vehicle-1 (MEV-1) to the Intelsat 901 (IS-901) spacecraft in order to provide life-extension services. This historic accomplishment marks the first time two commercial satellites have docked in orbit and the first time …

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Fleet Space Selects Tyvak To Mass-Produce Satellites For Its Low Earth Orbit constellation.

Australian New Space company Fleet Space Technologies has selected Italian aviation and aerosapce firm Tyvak International SRL to mass-produce satellites for its Low Earth Orbit constellation, according to an online statement by Flavia Tata Nardini, Fleet’s co-founder and CEO, posted on 21 February 2020. Fleet and Tyvak have been working …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op-Ed: ISRO And Satellites Launches – Why The Economic Survey Is Misleading

By Kartik Bommakanti The Economic Survey -2020, which preceded the Budget 2020-21 released by Nirmala Sitharaman’ first full budget as finance minister rather bizarrely focused almost exclusively on the number of launches undertaken by major space faring states including India as a good indicator of the strength and the health …

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Soyuz Rocket Launches Russian Military Satellite After One-Month Delay

A Russian military communications satellite rode a Soyuz rocket and Fregat upper stage on 20 February 2020 into an orbit stretching nearly 25,000 miles (40,000 kilometers) above Earth, successfully launching after a one-month delay to replace a suspect third stage on the Soyuz booster. The Soyuz-2.1a rocket lifted off with …

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Egnos Payload Enters Service On EUTELSAT 5 West B

Eutelsat Communications announced on 14 February 2020 that the GEO-3 payload of the European Geostationary Navigation Overlay System (EGNOS), a hosted payload aboard its EUTELSAT 5 West B satellite, has successfully entered into service. EUTELSAT 5 West B is hosting the Eutelsat-procured EGNOS payload under a 15-year agreement signed in …

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Belgian Development Agency Partners With SES To Connect Foreign Aid Projects In Africa Via Satellite

The Belgian development agency Enabel and SES S.A., a leader in global content connectivity solutions, will deliver satellite-based communications for the development and foreign aid projects spearheaded by the Belgian and other European governments. Under the multi-year framework contract awarded following a public tender, SES will bring managed end-to-end connectivity …

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Globalstar Launches SPOT Mapping Platform With New Terrain Details And Weather Overlays

Globalstar Europe Satellite Services Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Globalstar Inc. and a leader in satellite messaging and emergency notification technologies, has introduced its new mapping software, SPOT Mapping. This new platform gives adventurers and lone workers enhanced location insights, including granular detail about terrain to aid navigation, and, …

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Isotropic Demonstrates Performance Of Intellian’s NX-Series Antennas

US-based global internet services provider Isotropic Networks and Intellian, a South Korean provider of mobile satellite communication antenna systems, announced the completion of network acceptance testing on Intellian’’s new NX-Series of antennas. The testing was conducted at Isotropic’s Lake Geneva facility over its Amazonas-2 and Galaxy-28 networks and utilised ST …

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