EUTELSAT 172B Will Be Launched Soon

The EUTELSAT 172B satellite of Eutelsat Communications (ETL.PA) is in the final stages of preparation at the Airbus Defence and Space facility in Toulouse and will be boarded onto a special flight to French Guiana. The 3.5 tonne satellite is scheduled for an Ariane launch on 25 April from the European Spaceport in Kourou. EUTELSAT 172B will deliver increased capacity…

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Sentinel-2B Satellite Lift-Off Shortly

Sentinel-2B, Europe’s next Copernicus satellite is being readied by engineer’s lift-off from Kourou, French Guiana. Sentinel-2B will be the fifth satellite of Europe’s environmental monitoring programme Copernicus to be launched. Copernicus is an operational programme led by the European Commission (EC) in partnership with the European Space Agency (ESA). The Copernicus Sentinels supply remote sensing data of the Earth to…

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Bangabandhu-1 Satellite Is Ready

Bangabandhu-1 satellite is on course for its scheduled Victory Day launch, with more than two-thirds of its construction work already completed. “About 70 percent work of the total project is done. We can finish it before the deadline,” said Shahjahan Mahmood, chairman of Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC). The regulator is implementing the sophisticated and highly technical government project at…

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NAVIC Based Mobile App Will Ensure The Safety Of Indian Fishermen

The Indian regional satellite navigation system, NAVIC, of ISRO and the NAVIC based mobile application would ensure the safety of Indian fishermen and prevent them from straying into international waters, said Rakesh Sasibhushan, chairman and managing director of Antrix Corporation Ltd, a commercial arm of ISRO. The NAVIC, with seven satellites in orbit, is the Indian equivalent of GPS. It…

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ISRO Makes More Space For Private Sector

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is thinking of ways to enhance involvement of the private sector in its future satellite launches and include local firms in making integrated systems and sub-systems. It is part of the larger efforts of the Indian agency to augment capabilities and tap the growing commercial market for space-based surveillance and communication. The move obviously…

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