Thales Alenia Space Selected as a Key Contract in the Development of Galileo Second Generation

April 15, 2021 – Thales Alenia Space, as prime contractor for Galileo First Generation’s Ground Mission Segment, has been selected by the European Space Agency (ESA), on behalf of the European Commission in the Horizon 2020 Satellite Navigation Program (HSNAV), to develop the Advanced Orbit Determination and Time Synchronisation (ODTS) Algorithms Test Platform (A-OATP). This…

Astrobotic Selects SpaceX for Griffin-VIPER Moon Mission

April 13, 2021 – Astrobotic announced today its selection of SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket in a competitive commercial procurement to launch its Griffin lunar lander to the Moon in late 2023. Griffin will be carrying NASA’s water-hunting Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover (VIPER). Astrobotic was awarded a task order in 2020 from NASA to deliver…

ST Engineering iDirect Launches Mx-DMA MRC

April 13, 2021 – ST Engineering iDirect has successfully delivered its transformational Mx-DMA MRC (Multi Resolution Coding) technology to its flagship customers, including satellite service provider Ningbo BIRDSAT which is leveraging the technology to offer differentiated services in the highly competitive fishing market. Building on the award-winning Mx-DMA HRC (High Resolution Coding) technology, Mx-DMA MRC…

OneWeb and Government of Kazakhstan Develop Partnership to Accelerate Connectivity

April 12, 2021 – OneWeb has announced that it has signed an MoU with subsidiaries of the Ministry of Digital Development, Innovation and Aerospace Industry: national satellite operator Republican Centre of Space Communications JSC, national company Kazakhstan Gharysh Sapary, and Ghalam LLP, a spacecraft component supplier. The MoU develops OneWeb’s partnership with the Government of…

Telesat Joins MEF to Advance Digital Transformation through Telesat Lightspeed

April 8, 2021 – Telesat has joined MEF, a global federation of network, cloud, and technology providers working together to empower enterprise digital transformation. Telesat is building the advanced features that enterprise customers, telecom operators and service providers require, and its involvement with MEF will enable members to seamlessly integrate with the Telesat Lightspeed network…

Eutelsat Supports The Rural Connectivity Group to Deliver Telecommunications to New Zealand

April 7, 2021 – Eutelsat Communications and The Rural Connectivity Group (RCG), a joint venture between New Zealand’s three mobile network operators, have signed a contract to bring an upgraded telecommunications network to New Zealand’s Chatham Islands. Under the terms of this multi-year agreement, RCG will leverage the EUTELSAT 172B satellite to support the Rural…

April 2021

  • Arianespace Successfully Deploys OneWeb Constellation Satellites
  • SES Announces Total Rreach of 361 Million TV Homes Worldwide
  • Airbus Pioneers First Satellite Factory in Space
  • NASA and SpaceX Sign Joint Spaceflight Safety Agreement

and more…

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Thales Alenia Space Opens New FabLab at Charleroi Plant

April 2, 2021 – Thales Alenia Space announced today that it has set up a new FabLab (fabrication laboratory) at its plant in Charleroi, Belgium. This approach reflects the company’s ongoing digital transformation to anticipate disruptive advances in the space industry. Following the company’s first FabLabs in Toulouse, Cannes and Rome, this latest addition is…