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Archive for October 5th, 2021

Eutelsat’s Konnect Africa selected by Globacom

October 5th, 2021 by

Eutelsat Communications and Globacom have signed a multi-year, multi-Gbps wholesale capacity contract, enabling Globacom to extend its coverage beyond the reach of its terrestrial infrastructure, leveraging the Eutelsat KONNECT satellite.

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First Copernicus satellite exceeds design working life

October 5th, 2021 by

This week marks seven years since the very first satellite that ESA built for the European Union’s Copernicus programme started delivering data to monitor the environment. Having been designed for an operational life of seven years, it is expected to be in service for several years to come.

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Orbit Fab to publish satellite refuelling interface designs

October 5th, 2021 by

Orbit Fab, the first company to launch a commercial fuel depot in space, announced the release of the RAFTI Open License, offering a standard refuelling interface design for all satellites in LEO, GEO, and cislunar space. RAFTI stands for Rapidly Attachable Fluid Transfer Interface, and the RAFTI Open License defines the mechanical, electrical, and functional specifications.

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U.S. Air Force orders small weather satellites

October 5th, 2021 by

Tomorrow.io, which describes itself as weather intelligence and climate security company, announced that it was awarded a US$19.3 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to support deployment of its proprietary radar-equipped weather satellites.

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China’s new small satellite platform debuts

October 5th, 2021 by

China is offering a small communication satellite platform to countries seeking an affordable solution for their own space-based Internet networks.

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China plans to build special site for Chang Zheng 8 rockets

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China plans to build a special pad at the Wenchang Space Launch Site in Hainan to launch the next-generation Chang Zheng 8 rockets on a weekly basis, the head of the Chang Zheng 8 project at the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC), Xiao Yun, said on 4 October.

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