Export Development Canada EDC

Export Development Canada Sees Increased Satellite Industry Activity

[Via Satellite 04-17-2015] Export Development Canada’s (EDC’s) recent financing of Hispasat’s Amazonas 5 satellite could be a signal of greater activity within the nation’s satellite industry. On March 30 the Canadian Export Credit Agency (ECA) agreed to fund approximately $149 million for the Amazonas 5, which MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates’ (MDA) subsidiary Space Systems Loral [...]

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Sierra Nevada Corporation, DLR Extend Dream Chaser Agreement

[Via Satellite 04-17-2015] Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) and the German Aerospace Center (DLR) have signed a new agreement to work together on the Dream Chaser space vehicle. The company and the space agency will extend a previous one-year Dream Chaser technical agreement signed in 2013 out to 2017. The partnership continues developmental work and the identification [...]

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Our Telekom plans to expand its satellite broadband from the Solomon Islands' capital city of Honiara to the outer islands. Photo: Jenny Scott (Flickr)

O3b Customer Begins Using Service in Solomon Islands

[Via Satellite 04-17-2015] Solomon Telekom Company Limited (Our Telekom) has started using O3b Network’s Ka-band High Throughput Satellite (HTS) service for backhaul in the Solomon Islands. The telco established a new ground station to work with O3b’s Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) satellite network, and is providing Internet services in the capital city of Honiara. Our [...]

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NASA, USGS Start Work on Landsat 9 and Free-Flyer Satellite

[Via Satellite 04-17-2015] NASA and the United States Geological Survey (USGS) have started working on the Landsat 9 Earth observation satellite, with a launch planned for 2023. NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. is leading the Landsat 9 flight segment. In addition to building the satellite, the space agency is also responsible for [...]

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