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SpaceDataHighway: 10,000 successful laser connections

May 20th, 2018 by

The SpaceDataHighway system – the world’s first ‘optical fibre in the sky’ based on cutting-edge laser technology – has achieved 10,000 successful laser connections. The reliability rate has reached 99.8%, and during the first one and a half years of routine operations these successful connections have downloaded more than 500 terabytes of data.

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Govsatcom Precursor Pacis-6 contract signed with Inmarsat

April 10th, 2018 by

Inmarsat has been awarded a contract by the European Space Agency (ESA) as the Prime Contractor for the new “PACIS-6” Govsatcom Precursor project.

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SpaceDataHighway starts full Copernicus service

March 21st, 2018 by

The Airbus-operated SpaceDataHighway has begun regularly relaying data from the Sentinel-2A satellite, after the successful end of the commissioning period. This marks the start of the SpaceDataHighway service using all four Copernicus Sentinel satellites and the beginning of a new era for space-based imagery users.

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BridgeSat and NASA sign agreement for laser communications

March 13th, 2018 by

BridgeSat announced an industry-first agreement with NASA designed to develop a commercialised laser-based free space optical communication system that could support the agency’s future missions as they transition to optical communications.

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ViaSat-2 services available for military applications

March 12th, 2018 by

Viasat Inc. announced the availability of ViaSat-2 satellite communications (SATCOM) service for government, defence and military applications.

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Optus to begin testing on Telesat’s Phase 1 LEO satellite

March 8th, 2018 by

Optus Satellite and Telesat announced they will be collaborating in live, over-the-air trials on Telesat’s recently launched low Earth orbit (LEO) satellite.

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