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Sweden’s ÅAC Microtec To Deliver Enhanced AIS Data Exclusively To ORBCOMM

ÅAC Microtec AB’s subsidiary, Clyde Space, announced on 9 April 2019 that it has partnered with ORBCOMM Inc., a global provider of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, to provide two next-generation Automatic Identification System (AIS) microsatellites that will enhance ORBCOMM’s industry-leading satellite AIS service offering. As part …

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Kacific1 Moves Into Final Phase Of Construction

Following the successful completion of payload and bus integration, Boeing will begin antenna range testing and core testing of the Kacific1 satellite. The satellite is on track to begin service delivery later this year. Kacific’s first satellite is a high throughput satellite (HTS) currently in production at Boeing’s El Segundo, California …

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Forsway Kicks off European Space Agency Co-Funded 5G Development Project

Forsway has been awarded a co-funded development contract from the European Space Agency (ESA). The scope of the development project entails integration of the Forsway Xtend Hub with the 5G/NFV architecture (Network Function Virtualization). Forsway’s comprehensive 5G project aims to enable and simplify a communication service provider’s (CSP) ability to …

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China Satcom Partners With ViaSat To Provide Inflight Connectivity For Airlines In China

Viasat and China Satcom have entered into a strategic partnership to jointly provide in-flight connectivity (IFC) services within China for domestic and international airlines. Viasat and China Satcom will work in partnership to enable Viasat’s global airline customers to have roaming connectivity when flying over China; provide IFC service to …

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Infostellar Partners With Leading Ground Systems Manufacturers To Simplify StellarStation Integration

By Kristina Juul Infostellar together with Innovative Solutions in Space (ISIS) and Teledyne Paradise Datacom make StellarStation compatible with widely used ground station hardware options supporting time and cost sharing thus empowering New Space startups. As a result of these partnerships, the StellarStation ground station aggregator for New Space satellite …

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South Korea To Aid Turkmenistan In Remote Sensing Satellite Development

South Korean President Moon Jae-in visited Turkmenistan last week as part of a tour of Central Asian republics, and pledged South Korean expertise in helping the country to develop its first remote sensing satellite. At a signing ceremony on 17 April 2019 in Ashgabat, the capital city of Turkmenistan, Yoo …

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Space Wars: U.S.-Led Military Space Coalition Takes Shape In Response To Space Threats

Surrounded by air chiefs from 11 other nations, U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein plunged deep into discussion 11 April 2019 about the changing nature of space. The daylong meeting at a secure facility in Colorado Springs was the first time air chiefs from other countries …

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Italian New Space: Leaf Space To Raise More Capital For Its Small Satellite Ground Station Solution

Italian New Space company Leaf Space, a specialist in ground station solutions for small satellite constellations operated by companies such as Switzerland’s Astrocast and Australia’s Fleet, is looking to triple the number of ground station locations it operates from four (in Europe) to twelve around the globe, and is about …

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Kepler Communications and Magellan Aerospace Sign Letter of Intention to Fly Innovative Smart Radiator Device on Satellite Mission

Kepler Communications, a Canadian satellite telecommunications provider, and Magellan Aerospace Corporation have signed a Letter of Intention to fly an innovative Smart Radiator Device (SRD) on Kepler’s third satellite, scheduled for launch later this year. The unique SRD, designed to significantly improve temperature management on-board future satellites, is being developed …

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