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SWISSto12 Partners With Tyvak to Offer Mini-GEO Telecom Satellite Missions

SWISSto12, a provider of 3D-printed telecommunications equipment, and Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems, Inc., a Terran Orbital Corporation, announced today a partnership to offer mini-GEO satellites. “We are very excited about this partnership to enable and accelerate cost-effective, mini-GEO missions with SWISSto12 closing the gap through expertise and new technology applications,” said …

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Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions to Support Astranis in Mission to Bring Widespread Internet Connectivity to Alaska

Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions and Astranis have announced that they are working together to support Astranis’ efforts to bring widespread broadband Internet access to the people of Alaska. Astranis’ small geostationary earth orbit (GEO) communications satellite will more than triple the amount of current satellite capacity available in Alaska, where …

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Kacific Taps ABS’ Ground Infrastructure for Its Gateway Services to the Philippines and the Greater Pacific Region

As Kacific plans for the launch of its Kacific1 satellite later in the year, it has selected ABS for its ground infrastructure. ABS’ teleport in Subic Bay, the Philippines, will host, operate and provide first level support for its gateway hub. Kacific1 will be a pioneering High Throughput Satellite (HTS) …

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ESA and GomSpace Luxembourg Sign Contract for Continued Constellation Management Development

GomSpace Luxembourg and the European Space Agency (ESA) have signed a development contract at a value of EUR 1,425,000 for GomSpace Luxembourg’s continued development of the Mega-Constellation Operations Platform (MCOP) product. The development of MCOP was initiated in 2018 under the first development contract resulting in development of a minimum …

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Viasat, ReadyNet Demonstrate High-Speed Satellite Internet across Jamaica, Bringing Connectivity to Communities and Businesses

In a public demonstration, attended by Jamaican regulators and government agencies including the Ministry of Science, Energy and Technology, ViaSat and ReadyNet successfully showed how Viasat’s high-speed satellite internet service could help connect communities and businesses across Jamaica. The demonstration took place in Portland, Jamaica, a community located on the …

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#SpaceWatchGL Interviews: Dr. Val Munsami of South African National Space Agency

Formed in 2010, the South African National Space Agency (SANSA) has been making huge strides forward. Though the Agency was only founded nine years ago, South Africa’s involvement in space goes back to the second half of the 20th century, with projects that included observing the Earth’s magnetic field at …

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Hughes Partners with Startup to Create New Solutions for Extending LTE Coverage Using Helicopters, UAVs

HUGHES, in partnership with Virtual Network Communications will develop new joint solutions to extend mobile network connectivity using an integrated combination of VNC’s deployable LTE technology with Hughes JUPITER™ and HM satellite systems. The new solutions support various global applications for government, militaries, first responders, and commercial Mobile Network Operators …

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Blue Canyon Technologies Joins Viasat’s Ecosystem to Build First-Ever Link 16 Low-Earth Orbit Spacecraft

Small satellite manufacturer Blue Canyon Technologies has been selected by Viasat to join its team supporting the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory Space Vehicles XVI pilot program to test the first-ever Link 16-capable LEO spacecraft. Under the agreement, BCT will design and manufacture a 12U small satellite bus. Viasat is the …

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Philippines Moves Forward with Philippine Space Agency Plans

The Philippines News Agency has reported that the Philippines is to move forward with the establishment of its own space agency.  Pangasinan fourth District Representative Christopher de Venecia hailed the creation of Philippine Space Agency (PhilSA) that will aid in the development of agriculture, disaster risk reduction, and telecommunications, as …

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