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Indonesia's First ... Surya University Selected by United Nations and JAXA to Launch Cube Satellite
will be designed for a two-way communication for educational and disaster mitigation purposes, to be carried out by anyone with a valid amateur radio
Northrop Grumman's Successful First Qualification Test of Graphite Epoxy Motor for ULA's Atlas V
Northrop Grumman began developing the motor just three years ago, reaching this static test milestone in rapid time for such a complex drop-in 
World Teleport Association Certifies COMSAT Top Level Tier 4 at Two U.S. Teleports 
This has been COMSAT’s goal since the beginning of the Teleport Certification Program and they are proud to be the first two in North America
SBIRS GEO-3 Receives Good 'Health Report' as it Successfully Achieves Operational Acceptance
the achievement of operational acceptance means the spacecraft’s infrared sensors are now considered fully operational and ready for warfighters. 
Russia's 24th GLONASS Satellite Removed from Operation Resulting in Compromising Global Coverage
According to earlier reports, global coverage will require 24 operational GLONASS satellites, including 18 to cover the Russian territory — 13 of the 26 satellites...
More Beidou's from China to Orbit
The Long March-3B carrier rocket lifted off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center at 10:07 p.m. — this was the 285th mission...
Hisdesat's PAZ Spanish 'Spy' Satellite Enters into Service 
PAZ orbits around the Earth 15 times a day. The detailed radar images provide information especially useful for multiple applications
Two Beidou Satellites Set for Launch by China
A Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) filed last week indicates a window of 1358-1432 UTC (21:58-22:32 local, 9:58-10:32 Eastern) for a launch from...
Hughes to Support the Government Education and Training Network
The contract award, estimated at $15 million in total funding for up to five years, marks the third time Hughes has been selected to deliver the turnkey...
SES Secures Extension Agreement with Channel 4 ... Continues DTH Coverage of the British Isles 
Channel 4 extends satellite capacity agreement with SES for Direct-to-Home broadcast services in the UK and Ireland
China's Long March-9 Rocket to Debut and Launch in 2028
Li Guoping, director of the Department of System Engineering of the CNSA, said that the length of the Long March-9 will exceed 90 meters and the...
Brazil Plans for Lucrative Small Sat Launch Business, But First Must Provide U.S. Safeguards
A previous attempt at a U.S.-Brazilian space partnership was scuttled in 2003 when the TSA ran into resistance from the leftist government of former ...
Link Microtek's Integrated Rotary Joint and Slip-Ring Assembly Lowers Profile of Ka-band Satellite-on-the-Move Antenna 
Integrated rotary joint and slip-ring assembly lowers the profile of Ka-band satellite-on-the-move antenna systems.
Thales Alenia Space Signs On to Support the ESA's Sentinel 2A and 2B EO Satellites
The service contract is worth 29 million euros for the period from May 2018 to December 2021 and is being carried out for the European Commission as part of ...
Thaicom to Provide Development Services for Bangabandhu Satellite
Under the agreement, Thaicom will provide BCSCL comprehensive business and market development services for the Bangabandhu Satellite-1, the first ...
U.S. Secretary of the Air Force Counters Space Force Proposals
That estimate is included in a September 14 memo from Wilson to Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan. In the 16-page memo, Wilson lays...
Eight to Ten Maritime Satellites to Form a Constellation Being Planned by CNES and ISRO
This will be India’s largest space cooperation with any country, officials said. Additional information revealed that the launch of these maritime...
ISRO's Full Commercial Night Launch is A-OK
This was the full commercial launch after many years as no Indian satellite was launched this time and both the UK satellites were the main payload.
NASA and JPL's GRACE-FO Satellite Ready to Throw the Switch on a Backup System
The mission has not acquired science data since mid-July due to an anomaly with a component of the Microwave Instrument on one of the GRACE-FO 
AddValue's iFleetOne Terminal and VMS are Quite a Catch for U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service Office of Law Enforcement
Similar global VMS regulatory programs are estimated to affect over 50,000 commercial fishing vessels.