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SSPI wants your recommendations for The Rising Five!

Nominations for SSPI’s inaugural annual list of The Rising Five are open. This is your opportunity to have your say on the five New Space Companies in the satellite industry that have made the most progress in the past year. Nominated companies can come from the launch, manufacturing, satellite operations …

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Airbus Safran Launchers Becomes a Shareholder in Arianespace

Following the completion of all the necessary regulatory, consultation and approval procedures, Airbus Safran Launchers has now purchased the shares in Arianespace held by the French space agency CNES (Centre national des études spatiales). The transaction will close on 31st December 2016. As industrial lead contractor for Ariane 5 and the …

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Pakistan to get Earth imaging satellite from China in 2018

China Great Wall Industry Corporation announced on 26 November 2016 that it is making inroads into the Middle East’s Earth observation satellite market, and that the remote sensing satellite it is building for Pakistan will be launched in 2018. Speaking on the sidelines of the Symposium on Space International Cooperation …

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DigitalGlobe’s WorldView-4 commercial earth observation satellite successfully launched after wildfire delay

WorldView-4, DigitalGlobe’s latest high-resolution Earth observation satellite, was finally, and successfully, launched out of Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, on a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas-V launch vehicle. The launch took place on 11 November 2016, just under two months after its scheduled launch. The lengthy delay was caused by …

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Op’ed: Space in Europe: we are living in exciting times!

Europe is about to make key decisions that will affect its place in space for the coming years. Through its flagship projects, both current and future, it will strive to ensure that it remains a strong and influential player. Vera Pinto Gomes, Policy Analyst at the EU Satellite Navigation Programme, gives her …

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WORLD SPACE RISK FORUM 2016 ENDS ON ‘HIGH’ NOTE

Unlocking business in space The World Space Risk Forum (WSRF 2016) concluded 4 November 2016 in Dubai with wide-ranging discussions related to innovation within the space sector and risk management with an emphasis on learning from the past, sharing ideas and looking to the future. As the leading global forum …

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UAE’s Yahsat appoints Farhad Khan as new Chief Commercial Officer

Abu Dhabi-based Al Yah Satellite Communications Company, better known as Yahsat, has appointed Farhad Khan as its new Chief Commercial Officer (CCO). In his capacity as CCO, Mr. Khan will be responsible for customer operations, marketing, and sales management for Yahsat. Mr. Khan, who was educated in South Africa, brings …

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