SATELLITE LUXEMBOURG – GOVSAT-1 LAUNCH SUCCESS

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keywords: govsat-1 satellite, secure telecommunications, space strategy, luxembourg. It is done. Luxembourg’s GovSat 1 satellite for highly secure communications to governments and armies is in orbit. The news confirmed by the actors of this success that are SpaceX the US company responsible for the launch and the Luxembourgish SES world leader in satellite construction and 50% partner in GovSat, a rain of congratulations fell on the networks first and foremost those of Prime Minister Xavier Bettel and Minister of Defense Etienne Schneider. GovSat is strengthening the position of Luxembourg as…

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MINISTER ASSELBORN IN INDONESIA PROMOTES EMERGENCY.LU

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keywords: jean asselborn, diplomatic visit, indonesia, emergency.lu, luxembourg. Minister of Foreign and European Affairs Jean Asselborn was in a working visit to Jakarta, Indonesia, from 29 to 30 May at the invitation of his Indonesian counterpart, Minister Retno Marsudi. At the end of these two days, Luxembourg Government states that “During his meeting, Minister Asselborn presented the satellite telecommunication platform emergency.lu, which can be deployed by air in the event of a humanitarian or natural disaster. Public-private partnership, based on Luxembourg know-how and skills, emergency.lu could prove to be of particular…

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SPACE – RECYCLED ROCKET LAUNCH WITH LUXEMBOURG SATELLITE SUCCESS

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Photo AFP. keywords: spacex, falcon, ses astra, satellites, luxembourg. The launch of a recycled rocket is a first. And for this first, Luxembourg is concerned. Indeed, the Falcon 9 rocket flew this Thursday at 18:27 (local time) from the American base of Cape Canaveral in Florida with on board the communications satellite SES 10. The orbiting of the satellite is successful. Space X has the ambition to recycle the launcher elements by retrieving them and reusing them for subsequent launches. Its President Elon Musk plans to reuse the launchers 10 to 20…

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LUXEMBOURG – How the tiny country wants to become a Space GIANT

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keywords : spaceresources.lu, luximpulse, satellites, spacex, blue origin, ses astra. While the traditional space actors remain stable (the European Space Agency (ESA) with its flagship Ariane program), or are losing ground (NASA with shutdown of the shuttle program), the space industry is facing the arrival of new stakeholders that are willing to disrupt the launch satellites market (Elon Musk’s SpaceX, Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin) or to a lesser extent are willing to democratize the space tri (Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic). By gradually getting moe and more public budgets from the…

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