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


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


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


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, 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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What is Beam Hopping ? To Ease The Business Of Satellite

What is Beam Hopping ?

The ability to allocate capacity momentarily according to demand and therefore have a flexible capacity mapping is achieved by changing the traditional forward link transmission from continuous to time-based burst. The traditional color separation (frequency/polarization) is replaced by time division multiplexing over a single frequency carrier. Customer data needs can now be measured constantly and capacity can be allocated to…

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Auctioning Satellite TV channels May Bring More Transparency And Revenue In The Broadcasting Business

Auctioning Satellite TV channels

The Union government has sought recommendation from telecom regulator TRAI on auctioning television channels on lines of FM radio channels. In a written reply to a question, Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Rathore said the response of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India was awaited. The move is seen as part of efforts to increase revenue and…

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ISRO To Develop Space Launch Vehicle

Space Launch Vehicle

Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is in the process of developing a smaller space launch vehicle that can be assembled in three days when compared to a regular-size PSLV which takes about 30 to 40 days. The manufacturing cost of the smaller launch vehicle is said to be one-tenth the original manufacturing cost of a PSLV, which ranges between Rs…

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