Thailand Plans To Build A Small-Sized Satellite

Small-Sized Satellite

Thailand plans to build a small-sized satellite to counter threats in its air space, Deputy Prime Minister Prajin Juntong said. Prajin, who concurrently chairs the National Space Policy Committee, said the planned satellite will be built by Thai engineers attached to the Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency. The satellite will be built to weigh about 50 kg and orbit…

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SES And Intelsat Propose Joint Use Of C-Band

C-Band

SES & Intelsat announced alignment on a proposal to the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) which seeks to protect the wide array of established satellite services in the 3700-4200 MHz C-band downlink spectrum while opening a specified portion of that spectrum for terrestrial mobile use. The joint proposal, which was developed in response to the unique U.S. telecommunications environment,…

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ISRO Is Focusing To Conduct 5 Launches

ISRO

ISRO is focusing to conduct 5 launches, which includes mission Chandrayaan-2, said K Sivan, ISRO chairperson. The mission projected from spaceport Sriharikota, in the first 6 months of 2018. In the first six months of 2018, ISRO has scheduled tasks from spaceport Sri Harikota which includes GSLV–MkIII, Satellite GSAT-6A, PSLV and Chandrayaan-2. ISRO, space agency headquartered in Bangalore has also…

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Synchronized Satellites For Israel

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It’s not exactly Esther Williams and her famous synchronized swimming routines in space. But if the Israel Space Agency and researchers at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology can successfully synchronize three nanosatellites in orbit around Earth, a whole new wave of miniaturization, flight coordination and propulsion systems could follow. The three satellites will be launched near the end of 2018…

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Azerspace-2 Set To Launch In Mid-2018

Construction work on the second Azerbaijan telecommunications satellite Azerspace-2 is being carried out according to schedule, reports Trend citing Ramin Guluzade, the minister of transport, communications and high technologies. The satellite is set to launch in mid-2018. France’s Arianespace, which launched the Azerspace/Africasat-1a satellite, will launch the new satellite. The Azerspace-2/Intelsat-38 satellite will be based at 45 degrees East Longitude.…

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Thailand Mulls Plan To Build Own Satellite

Satellite

Thailand is considering a plan to build the country’s own satellites to enable it to pursue its earth exploration and research ambitions. Minister of Science and Technology, Suvit Maesincee attended a meeting on Wednesday with executives of all related offices under the ministry’s supervision, during which he provided an update on the issues discussed during this week’s Cabinet Retreat in…

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AsiaSat’s Business Opportunities

AsiaSat

Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company Limited (AsiaSat) has broadened its satellite and media solutions with the addition of IP-based delivery solutions and Over-The-Top (OTT) service. AsiaSat recognises the demand for next generation distribution of broadcast content, and evaluated new distribution technologies throughout 2017. The proliferation of online content and the traditional paradigm of using a large TV set is now being…

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Russia Is Analyzing Its Space Sector

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The Kremlin said that Russia was analysing its space sector after two failed satellite launches in as many months. A spokeswoman for Russia’s space corporation Energiya confirmed on Thursday that Moscow had lost contact with Angola’s first national telecoms satellite, AngoSat-1, which was launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome. That followed an incident last month when Russia lost contact with a…

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Chandrayaan-II Mission Fixed

Chandrayaan-II

After the success of 2018’s maiden launch, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is gearing up to add more feathers to its hat this year. Addressing the team, outgoing ISRO chief AS Kiran Kumar stated that the Chandrayaan-II mission is on schedule and flight models are going through various tests. In December 2017, ISRO had announced its historical mission to…

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ISRO Launches 100th Satellite

ISRO

ISRO, India’s premier space research organisation, gave the country a gift that can be best called ‘one of its kind’. ISRO launched India’s 100th satellite along with 30 others, out of which 28 were from different countries. All the satellites were launched from a PSLV or Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota. PM Modi…

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