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India’s Ananth Technologies Signs Deals To Build Six Satellites For Foreign Customers

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Aerospace firm Ananth Technologies has signed deals to build six foreign-owned satellites in India, a first for a private firm, leveraging the country’s low cost base to attract global customers. The Hyderabad-based Ananth, a supplier of systems for the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) satellites, is opening a full-fledged satellite …

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Arianespace Prepares To Launch Japanese And Korean Satellites

Arianespace will orbit two telecommunications satellites for its third mission of 2020, using an Ariane 5 launch vehicle from the Guiana Space Center, lofting JCSAT-17 for the Japanese operator SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation, and GEO-KOMPSAT-2B for Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI). This  mission is dedicated to space applications for telecommunications …

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Japan Eyes Space Cooperation With Malaysia As Balance To Chinese Influence In SE Asia

Japan is eyeing expanded space cooperation with Malaysia in a bid to deepen diplomatic and economic ties with the Southeast Asian country, and as part of an effort to balance against China’s powerful influence through such programmes as its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in the region. Yoshikazu Shoji, director …

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Firefly Aerospace Signs Launch Services Agreement With SATLANTIS Earth Observation Provider

Firefly Aerospace, Inc. announced the execution of a Launch Services Agreement with SATLANTIS. Beginning in 2022, SATLANTIS will utilize the Firefly Alpha launch vehicle to deploy a constellation of satellites with breakthrough high-resolution multispectral cameras with four bands of 80 cm native resolution. “SATLANTIS is constantly developing cutting-edge technologies to …

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Momentus Space Aims To Offer Full Commercial In-Space Shuttle Service By 2021

Momentus Space, an in-space shuttle service provider, has announced that it will provide shuttle services on its Vigoride shuttle for two demonstrators this year with the aim of beginning full commercial services in 2021. The first full-scale Vigoride test mission “Strait of Magellan” is planned for Q3 2020 on the …

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Iran’s Latest Attempt To Launch A Satellite Fails…Again

The latest attempt by Iran to indigenously launch one of its domestically-built satellites has failed, the latest in a string of unsuccessful satellite launches due to engineering problems, poor management, sabotage, or a combination of all of these. The Zafar-1 Earth observation satellite, built by the Amir Kabir Technical University …

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OneWeb Successfully Launches 34 Satellites

Global communications company OneWeb announced its successful launch of 34 satellites aboard a Soyuz launch vehicle from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The satellites were launched on 7 February 2020. They separated from the rocket and were dispensed in nine batches over a period of several hours. It is the …

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Singapore’s Global Space And Technology Convention Opens With Project Cyclotron Investment Inititiative

Asia’s largest space and technology convention, the Global Space and Technology Convention (GSTC) is a cornerstone of the space industry in Asia. Organised by Singapore Space and Technology Limited (SSTL), the Convention is among the most comprehensive gathering of space agencies, industry leaders and future players, in Asia. GSTC 2020 …

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Kazakhstan To Start Its Own Satellite Design And Manufacturing Industrial Base

Kazakhstan has revealed that it intends to stand up and establish its own satellite manufacturing capabilities and industry with the aim of being able to build and launch its own communications and Earth observation satellites, as well as scientific and technological testbed spacecraft. According to an unnamed official from the …

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