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Ethiopia’s EthioSat Platform Launches On SES NSS-12 Satellite

For years, Ethiopian TV viewers have had to navigate through a plethora of multinational content in a variety of foreign languages in order to locate their favourite channels. That changes today with the launch of Ethiosat – the first-ever dedicated Ethiopian TV platform to host Ethiopia’s most popular local channels. …

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#SpaceWatchGL Column: Britain’s National Space Council: Putting the ‘bloody Union Jack’ on top of spacepower?

By Dr. Bleddyn Bowen We are delighted to publish a regular column of  Dr. Bleddyn Bowen, Lecturer in International Relations at the University of Leicester. In this insight, Bleddyn discusses the concept of a UK National Space Council against a backdrop of Brexit and the current instability of the UK …

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Inmarsat signs agreement to start commercial flight trials of Iris air traffic modernisation programme

Inmarsat has signed a contract with the European Space Agency (ESA) for phase two of the ground-breaking Iris air traffic modernisation programme, which will include important flight trials across Europe to assess the service in a real operational environment. Iris is being developed to deliver powerful benefits to European aviation …

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ST Engineering Completes Acquisition of Newtec Group NV

ST Engineering has announced that further to its announcement made on 27 March 2019, its subsidiary Singapore Technologies Engineering (Europe) Ltd has today completed the acquisition of a 100% ownership in Newtec following the fulfilment of completion conditions, including the receipt of applicable regulatory approvals. This Newtec acquisition, together with …

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U.S. Department of Defense Awards Iridium 5-Year Gateway Evolution Contract Worth Up to $76 Million

Iridium has been awarded a 5-year, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract from the Defense Information Systems Agency on behalf of the United States Air Force Space Command (AFSpC) with potential revenues up to $76 million.  Known as the Gateway Evolution Contract (GEC), this contract enables ongoing innovation and critical enhancements for …

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UK’s Ministry Of Defence Announces £1.5 Million Boost For Military Space Innovation

UK Defence Minister Anne-Marie Trevelyan has announced a £1.5 million investment in 12 ground-breaking space innovation projects. The announcement marks the next step in the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory’s (Dstl) ‘Space to Innovate’ competition, which sought to find and fund new technologies that could improve the UK’s resilience, awareness …

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Speedcast Awarded Contract Supporting Leading Oil & Gas Engineering Services Customer in Iraq

Speedcast has been awarded a new multi-year contract with an Oil & Gas engineering services customer for fully managed Internet services and IT support across the company’s base in Iraq. This company is an existing customer of Speedcast in EMEA that, with this new contract, is extending the scope of …

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UK and Australian Space Agencies Agree to Step Up Cooperation

The UK and Australian Space Agencies have agreed to take their cooperation to the next level and to develop a ‘Space Bridge’. The agreement, announced on Tuesday at the UK Space Conference will further the ambitions set out in the Memorandum of Understanding signed by the two agencies in October …

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Cubic and Help.NGO Partner to Support Hurricane Dorian Recovery Efforts

Cubic Corporation today announced its Cubic Mission Solutions (CMS) business division in partnership with Help.NGO deployed its GATR satellite communication (SATCOM) antennas and DTECH rugged Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, including Vocality Radio over IP (RoIP) products, to assist in Hurricane Dorian disaster recovery efforts in the Bahamas. Together, Cubic …

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European Space Agency Selects AdaCore’s Qualified Multitasking Solution for Spacecraft Software Development

Adacore has announced that the European Space Agency (ESA) has selected it to provide a qualified multitasking solution for spacecraft software development to support multiple ongoing and future ESA projects. As part of this contract, AdaCore has implemented a pre-qualified version of the Ravenscar Small Footprint (SFP) library – a …

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