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Algeria’s AlComSat-1 Communications Satellite Launched by Chinese Long March-3B SLV

At 00:40 Beijing time on December 11, 2017, the Alcomsat-1 communications satellite was successfully launched for Algeria from Xichang Satellite Launch Center (XSLC) aboard a Long March-3B launch vehicle. About 26 minutes after lift-off, according to the data from Xi’an Satellite Tracking and Control Center (XSCC), the Alcomsat-1 satellite was …

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UAE’s Yahsat Partners With BlueTown To Connect the Unconnected Across YahClick’s Footprint

Yahsat, the UAE-based satellite operator, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) today with the Danish technology and Internet Service Provider company BlueTown at AfricaCom 2017. The partnership agreement aims to connect the unconnected by providing high performance Ka-band satellite Internet services combined with BlueTown’s unique last mile solutions in unserved …

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Earth-i to use KSAT’s Ground Stations to Receive First Commercial Full-Colour Video From Space

British ‘New Space’ pioneer Earth-i today provided another update about its progress in building the first constellation in the world to provide full-colour video – and the first European-owned commercial constellation able to provide both video and still images. Last week Earth-i announced that it had ordered the first five …

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