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OneWeb Follows Maiden Launch with Strong Investor Support

OneWeb has secured its largest fundraising round to date with the successful raise of $1.25 billion in new capital. This brings the total funds raised to $3.4 billion. This round was led by SoftBank Group Corp., Grupo Salinas, Qualcomm Technologies Inc., and the Government of Rwanda. The new funds, following …

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Ethiopia And Kenya Enter Into Space Cooperation Agreements With France During President Macron Africa Tour

President Emmanuel Macron paid state visits to Ethiopia on 13 March 2019 and Kenya on 14 March 2019. Centre national d’études spatiales (CNES) President Jean-Yves Le Gall was part of the delegation, reflecting the development of space cooperation between France and Africa supported by the agency, notably in the fields …

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South Africa And France Sign Agreement To Jumpstart Future Cooperation

In the presence of France’s Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian, and South Africa’s Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Lindiwe Sisulu, Jean-Pascal Le Franc, Centre national d’etudes spatiales (CNES) Director of Planning, International Relations, and Quality, and Valanathan Munsami, CEO of the South African National Space …

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CABSAT 2019: Saudi Arabia’s SkyBand Selects LeoSat For Data Network Backbone

LeoSat Enterprises, which is launching a constellation of 108 low-earth-orbit communications satellites that will provide the fastest, most secure and widest coverage data network in the world, has entered into an agreement with SKYBAND, a member of the Inteltec Group and leading communications provider of satellite and networking solutions in …

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Finland’s Iceye Partners With Audacy For Real-Time Satellite Communications

Audacy, a space communications service provider delivering real-time spacecraft connectivity, and ICEYE, an Earth observation company creating the world’s largest Synthetic-aperture radar (SAR) satellite constellation, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work together to explore enabling continuous satellite communications for ICEYE’s SAR satellite constellation via Audacy’s inter-satellite data relay …

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UAE’s Thuraya And IEC Telecom Join Forces To Market Thuraya VSAT+ To Maritime Sector

Thuraya Telecommunications Company, a subsidiary of the Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat), has announced that its ground-breaking maritime satellite service, Thuraya VSAT+, is now commercially available from IEC Telecom. As the Master Distributor for VSAT+, IEC Telecom will serve all main maritime market segments and customers, including high-end fisheries, …

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CABSAT 2019: Belgium’s Newtec Successfully Deploys Newtec Dialog® Hubs In Europe For Arabsat

Newtec, a specialist in the design, development and manufacture of equipment for satellite communications, announced on 12 March 2019 it has successfully deployed two Newtec Dialog® hubs in the UK and Finland for Middle East satellite operator Arabsat to enable the company to deliver High Throughput Satellite (HTS) services into …

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Nepal Taps Thales Alenia Space To Build Telecommunications Satellite

The Nepal Telecommunications Authority and Thales Alenia Space, a Joint Venture between Thales (67 %) and Leonardo (33 %),  have signed today an agreement under which Thales Alenia Space will build the national satellite telecommunication system for Nepal. This agreement is following the Letter of Intent previously signed on 5 …

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CABSAT 2019: Eutelsat Cirrus Selected By Mondo Global To Broadcast New Arabic TV Offering

Eutelsat Communications has secured the first customer for its recently launched Eutelsat CIRRUS delivery solution, with rapidly-growing video distributor, Mondo Globo/MCNC. Telearabia PRO, Mondo Globo’s new TV platform of Arabic-language SD channels, specifically targets the European hospitality sector. It comprises six premium Arabic lifestyle and entertainment channels, including three MBC …

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