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Iranian Missile Restrictions In Return For Space Programme, IISS Report Proposes

A new report from the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) argues that despite the U.S. withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA – also known as the Iran nuclear deal) an opportunity exists to constrain Iranian ballistic missile capabilities through arms control in return for allowing Iran …

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Euroconsult Predicts 7,000 Small Satellites In Orbit In Next Ten Years

Euroconsult, a leading satellite advisory and consulting firm, has released its latest Small Satellite report and predicts that over the next ten years up to 7,000 small satellites will be built and launched globally. The report, titled “Prospects for the Small Satellite Market,” predicts that a significant expansion is underway …

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Indonesia Telkom’s Merah Putih Communications Satellite Doing Fine Post-Launch

Space Systems Loral (SSL), a Maxar Technologies company and a leading satellite manufacturer, has announced that the Merah Putih communications satellite built for Telkom Indonesia, Indonesia’s largest telecom operator, is performing post launch maneuvers according to plan following its successful launch on a SpaceX Falcon 9 Space Launch Vehicle on …

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Progress Rocket Space Centre Experts Suggest New Way To Launch Nanosatellites

Engineers of the Progress Rocket Space Centre headquartered in the city of Samara are working on a new way of putting nanosatellites into orbit, says Dmitry Baranov, the acting general director of the Centre. According to the new technique, nanosatellites will be delivered to orbit in the transfer compartment of …

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Reusable Rocket Concept Developed By Khrunichev Space Center

The Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center has completed the proposal for a new reusable rocket development and has sent the documents for project assessment to the Central Research Institute of Machine Building (TsNIIMash), a leading scientific institution with Roscosmos. The Khrunichev Space Center has been reported to be …

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China Developing In-Orbit Transport Vehicle For Satellite Life Extension

With a number of Western satellite companies developing in-orbit servicing capabilities that can refuel, maintain, and even upgrade communications satellites already in orbit, it was only a matter of time before China started to develop its own capability. Last week Chinese engineers announced that they have done just that, but …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op’ed: Russian Private Space Companies: A Brief Overview

The history of the market economy in Russia can be traced back more than a quarter of a century, but the country’s private space sector began to emerge relatively recently: most of the industry players known today joined the market only about 5 years ago. This can be explained by …

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Australian Government Announces Development of Sovereign Launch Technologies

The Australian Government will fund the development of a rocket engine as part of the creation of a sovereign launch capability. Last week, it announced government support for Australian based research into rocket propulsion technology and suggested that launching satellites could soon become a reality in Australia. The Responsive Access …

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