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Harnessing sea change: Navigating the mega-constellations
By November 25, 2019 0 Comments Read More →

Harnessing sea change: Navigating the mega-constellations

In the present seas of change in the satellite telecommunications sector it is important to know how to navigate. Every discussion you have regarding future communications architecture will very quickly get into the sheer number of permutations of orbit, data rate, modulation scheme, optical versus radio, that small matter of clouds, latency, backhaul, revisit times, […]

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Next generation Electron booster on the pad for Rocket Lab’s tenth mission
By November 21, 2019 0 Comments Read More →

Next generation Electron booster on the pad for Rocket Lab’s tenth mission

The window for Rocket Lab’s milestone tenth flight opens on 25 November. The rideshare mission will launch multiple microsatellites from five different countries from Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1 on New Zealand’s Māhia Peninsula. Electron’s first stage will not be recovered from this mission, however the stage includes new hardware and sensors to inform future […]

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Mobile satellite services to see CAGR of 6.2% to 2024
By November 20, 2019 0 Comments Read More →

Mobile satellite services to see CAGR of 6.2% to 2024

The mobile satellite services market is expected to register a CAGR of over 6.2% during the forecast period from 2019 to 2024, according to a new study from Mordor Intelligence. The usage of satellite communication services for IoT, as well as in the disaster management areas in developed regions, is expected to boost the market […]

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UK Space Agency details plan for UK to be EO world leader
By November 17, 2019 0 Comments Read More →

UK Space Agency details plan for UK to be EO world leader

The UK Space Agency has a 10-year vision for the UK to be a world leader in new EO technologies. The aim is that over the next decade innovative new technologies developed by the UK EO space sector will make substantial contributions to economic growth, new jobs and societal benefit, with UK entities competitive in […]

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Best practices developed for sustainable space operations
By November 13, 2019 0 Comments Read More →

Best practices developed for sustainable space operations

Since the first orbital launch in 1957, the number of artificial objects in Earth orbit has been growing. The corresponding increase in close approaches and collision risk to active space objects from collisions may lead to interruption of crucial space services. Orbital debris population modelling indicates the potential for further increases in collision risk. Some […]

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SSTL announces NovaSAR-1 data deal with the Philippines
By November 12, 2019 0 Comments Read More →

SSTL announces NovaSAR-1 data deal with the Philippines

SSTL has signed an agreement with the Republic of the Philippines’ Department of Science and Technology-Advanced Science and Technology Institute (DOST-ASTI) to provide a share of the tasking and data acquisition services from NovaSAR-1. The agreement gives DOST ASTI tasking priorities over the Philippines and the ability to access the raw data directly from the […]

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Big implications of WRC-19 for the satellite industry
By November 10, 2019 0 Comments Read More →

Big implications of WRC-19 for the satellite industry

The ITU World Radiocommunication Conference 2019 (WRC-19) is taking place in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt from 28 October to 22 November 2019. The outcomes of WRC-19 are likely to be significant in determining the future direction of the satellite industry. As in previous conferences, one of the key challenges will be defending existing satellite spectrum and […]

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Balloons could be used for satellite launches
By November 10, 2019 0 Comments Read More →

Balloons could be used for satellite launches

A novel launching system using balloons to put satellites into space could be operational within 12 months, and the founder believes it might even replace ground-based rockets to give UK industry a doorway into space exploration. Former Parachute Regiment soldier Sean Ardron set up Rotherham-based Arkeik in 2017 to explore how high altitude balloons could […]

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OneWeb looks to raise and additional $1bn

OneWeb looks to raise and additional $1bn

OneWeb is reported to be looking to raise an additional $1bn from investors as it looks to begin its monthly schedule of satellite launches in early 2020. According to a report in the Telegraph, around half the money will be put up by Japan’s SoftBank – one of OneWeb’s investors – and spread over two […]

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£7.35m funding awarded to Virgin Orbit

£7.35m funding awarded to Virgin Orbit

The UK Space Agency is to award £7.35m to Virgin Orbit UK to enable horizontal launch of small satellites at Cornwall Airport, Newquay. The funding will help to develop advanced ground support equipment, including UK-based manufacturing of key equipment, and conduct mission planning. Together with funding from the Cornwall Council for spaceport infrastructure, this grant […]

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