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Airbus Reaches for New Heights With Satellite Communications in 2018

Airbus will mark new milestones next year with launches of innovative communications spacecraft that range from large, high-power relay platforms incorporating electric propulsion systems to compact, mass-produced units for a 900-satellite constellation providing affordable global internet access. Starting off 2018 will be the orbiting of the Airbus-built SES-14 for Luxembourg-based …

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Samer Halawi Appointed Intelsat Chief Commercial Officer

Intelsat S.A., operator of the world’s first Globalized Network and leader in integrated satellite communications, announced the appointment of satellite industry executive Samer Halawi to Chief Commercial Officer (CCO). Assuming the role effective January 9, 2018, Mr. Halawi will lead an organisation spanning the company’s global commercial operations, including the …

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Lockheed Martin and NEC to Enhance Satellites, Space Travel With Artificial Intelligence

Lockheed Martin and NEC Corporation have announced that Lockheed Martin will use NEC’s System Invariant Analysis Technology (SIAT) in the space domain. SIAT’s advanced analytics engine uses data collected from sensors to learn the behavior of systems, including computer systems, power plants, factories, and buildings, enabling the system itself to …

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Algeria Unveils Its National Space Programme to 2040

Algeria plans to send several state-of-the-art satellites as part of its space programme 2020-2040, which is “under study now,” the director general of the Algerian Space Agency, Azzedine Oussedik, said on December 18, 2017, in Algiers. A national space programme, which includes plans for the launch of many cutting-edge satellites, …

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Airbus Selected by ESA for Copernicus Data and Information Access Service (DIAS)

Airbus has been selected by the European Space Agency (ESA) to be one of four suppliers for DIAS, the Copernicus Data and Information Access Service. DIAS will make data and information easily available to users through a cloud computing architecture enabling enhanced coordination and cross-fertilization at European Union (EU) level …

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#SpaceWatchME Forecast: 5G & Satellite: Can They Co-Exist? at GVF Satellite Hub Summit 2018

With 20.8 million devices connected to the Internet by 2020 [Source, Gartner], and requiring constant connectivity, the wireless industry has a big job to do. Today, we are embarking on an era where the proliferation of devices – everything from tablets and phones to cars, watches, the white goods in …

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UrtheCast and Beijing Space View Technology Sign Strategic Cooperation Agreement

UrtheCast Corp. and its subsidiary, the Earth Observation company Deimos Imaging, have announced the signing of a strategic cooperation agreement with Beijing Space View Technology Co. Ltd., a leading provider of remote sensing satellite data and geospatial information services based in China, for the mutual global distribution of their respective …

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Israel’s ImageSat International and Terran Orbital Announce Plan To Develop High Performance Microsatellite

ImageSat International N.V., a global leader in end-to-end geospatial solutions, and Terran Orbital Corporation, a leading aerospace provider of nanosatellite and microsatellite vehicles, services, and solutions, announced today that ISI has contracted Terran Orbital to develop a high-performance microsatellite, RUNNERTM, to be used for earth observation and imaging. RUNNER will …

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Tunisia’s National Broadcasting Corporation and Arabsat Unveil Arabsat Satellite Platform

The Arab Satellite Communication Organization – Arabsat – and the National Broadcasting Corporation (ONT) are holding a festival and press conference in Tunisia to announce the launch of the Arabsat Satellite Broadcasting Platform on Wednesday, December 13, 2017, with the presence of a group of specialists in the field of …

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