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Egypt wins 2nd ITU extension for Ka-band military telecom satellite

PARIS — The Egyptian government, which in 2016 won an extraordinary deadline extension from international regulators to field a Ka-band military satellite after pleading “force majeure” because of political upheaval, has won a second extension, this time because of launch delay. The extension...

Cubesat builder AAC Clyde Space weighs satellite leasing as a business model

TOULOUSE, France — Cubesat builder AAC Clyde, which is already moving its customers to a satellites-as-a-service model where AAC Clyde handles the build, launch and operate functions, is looking a satellite leasing as a business as well. The company began with a pay-up-front model and is now...

Interview: RBC Signals Chief Executive Christopher Richins

TOULOUSE, France — Startup ground satellite Earth station network operator RBC Signals looked at the creation of Amazon Ground and and said: Imitation is a form of flattery. Except that here, the imitator is a multibillion-dollar behemoth that can sweeten its offer by proximity to Amazon Web...

EU vs ESA debate slows progress on seven-year space budget

MARSEILLE — The European Union remains divided on whether to give its launch-vehicle sector any additional help beyond what’s provided by the European Space Agency, a position that risks delaying progress on the EU’s proposed seven-year space budget. The differences were clearly laid out on Nov....

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Interview: RBC Signals Chief Executive Christopher Richins

TOULOUSE, France — Startup ground satellite Earth station network operator RBC Signals looked at the creation of Amazon Ground and and said: Imitation is a form of flattery. Except that here, the imitator is a multibillion-dollar behemoth that can sweeten its offer by...

EU vs ESA debate slows progress on seven-year space budget

MARSEILLE — The European Union remains divided on whether to give its launch-vehicle sector any additional help beyond what’s provided by the European Space Agency, a position that risks delaying progress on the EU’s proposed seven-year space budget. The differences...