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Thailand’s Air Force Taps Dutch Nanosatellite Maker ISIS For EO CubeSat

The Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) has signed a contract with Dutch New Space satellite manufacturer and integrator Innovative Solutions in Space B.V. (ISIS) on 7 September 2018 for an Earth observation CubeSat, and ground segment, that will be launched on board an Arianespace Vega satellite launch vehicle in the …

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Russia’s Glavkosmos Shows Off Space Technology Wares In Thailand

Russia’s space agency Roscosmos, through its international commercial arm Glavkosmos, is partnering with Thai company C&C Advanced Technology (C&C) to promote Russian space-related technology in Thailand, according to a report in SpaceTech Asia. Glavkosmos and C&C shared a booth at the recent Royal Thai Air Force exhibition held in Bangkok …

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#SpaceWatchGL Interviews: Mark Watt of Firefly

Firefly is well and truly ignited again. A new formation of the company with solid investors behind it is now paving the way for what has the potential to be a very successful business. International asset management firm, Noosphere Ventures, as lead investor, is set to take Firefly to the …

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Morocco’s Mohammed VI-B Earth Observation Satellite Due To Be Launched By Arianespace In November 2018

Moroccan media is reporting that the North African country’s second high-resolution Earth observation satellite, the Mohammed VI-B, is due to be launched on an Arianespace launch vehicle from the Kourou Space Centre in French Guiana in November 2018 on either the Vega or Soyuz ST-A Fregat-M satellite launch vehicles. The …

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China’s iSpace Successfully Launches SQX-1Z Sub-Orbital Rocket With CubeSats

Chinese New Space satellite launch company iSpace successfully launched its SQX-1Z sub-orbital launch vehicle on 5 September 2018 from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in Northwest China. iSpace is a Chinese New Space company headquartered in Beijing and established in 2016. The company also operates a research centre located in …

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Indonesia’s LAPAN Aims To Indigenously Launch One Ton Satellites By 2040

Indonesia’s space agency, Lembaga Penerbangan dan Antariksa Nasional (LAPAN), has announced that it intends to launch an indigenous space launch vehicle (SLV) by 2040 with the ability to insert a 1-ton satellite into Low Earth Orbit (LEO), according to SpaceTech Asia. The announcement was made at a briefing in preparation …

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Egypt’s EgyptSat-A Reconnaissance Satellite Set To Be Launched From Russia In November 2018

The EgyptSat-A, also known as MisrSat-A, high-resolution Earth observation satellite is due to be launched by Russia in November 2018, just as the threat to Egypt’s borders and unrest in the Sinai Peninsula is becoming more acute. Egyptian security and military forces are under growing pressure to stop insurgent and …

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Australia’s New South Wales Sends New Space Startups To AusTrade Landing Pad In United States

Australia’s New South Wales (NSW) is engaging in the emerging competition among other states such as South Australia to establish itself as Australia’s leading New Space hub by funding seven NSW space startups to attend the AusTrade Landing Pad last week. AusTrade Landing Pad, which was held in San Francisco, offered …

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UAE’s KhalifaSat To Be Launched From Japan In October 2018

KhalifaSat, the UAE Earth observation system that is also the first Emirati-built satellite, will be launched from Japan on 29 October 2018. KhalifaSat has been in development since 2013, and will be lofted into orbit from the Tanegashima Space Centre in Japan. The earth observation satellite will join the UAE’s …

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