Daily Archives: 16.09.2020

AIB offers range of new fixed rate mortgages

AIB has announced a new range of Loan-to-Value fixed rate mortgages AIB is introducing a new range of Loan-to-Value (LTV) fixed rate mortgages, which will see the bank offer a range of fixed price points for customers with rates as low as 2.25% as competition begins to heat up in the mortgage market. The introduction of these new LTV fixed ...

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exactEarth announces successful launch of the ESAIL microsatellite

(3 September 2020 – exactEarth) exactEarth has announced the successful launch of the ESAIL microsatellite. Developed under ESA’s ARTES Partnership Project for global ship tracking, the ESAIL satellite was launched September 3rd onboard the Arianespace Vega (VV16) flight, from Europe’s spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. ESAIL satellite mounted on Vega’s small satellite dispenser prior to launch (courtesy: Arianespace) The satellite ...

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SKA completes final reviews ahead of construction

(15 September 2020 – SKA Organisation) The SKA Organisation has now successfully passed all its final reviews ahead of submitting its Construction Proposal and Observatory Establishment and Delivery Plan to the SKA Board of Directors for their meeting this week. In recent months a series of independent external panels have examined the detailed design, costing, future operations plan and business ...

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SpacePath Communications awarded digital satellite TV order

(16 September 2020 – SpacePath Communications) SpacePath Communications, a dedicated, European-based, SATCOM amplifier manufacturer and equipment supplier, has won a major order for its small, lightweight travelling wave tube amplifiers (TWTA). SpacePath Communications has signed an agreement with a leading African connectivity solutions provider to supply its innovative, outdoor TWTAs. The small form-factor, high-power amplifiers will be used to provide ...

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127 staff laid-off temporarily at Shelbourne Hotel

The five-star hotel on St Stephen's Green, Dublin currently employs around 435 full-time and part-time workers (pic: Rollingnews.ie) By Will Goodbody Business Editor Over one quarter of staff at the Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin are being laid-off temporarily, due to lower than normal levels of occupancy. The five-star hotel on St Stephen's Green currently employs around 435 people, including full-time ...

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Space Force AEHF-6 Satellite Completes On-Orbit Testing

Illustration of AEHF in orbit. Credit: Lockheed Martin Earlier this year, ULA launched their first major payload for the U.S. Space Force with the sixth and final member of the Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) constellation of military communications satellites. Built by Lockheed Martin and with a “protected communications payload” furnished by Northrop Grumman, AEHF-6 is the capstone of a ...

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Industry gets working on Europe’s Hera planetary defence mission

(15 September 2020 – ESA) Today ESA awarded a €129.4 million contract covering the detailed design, manufacturing and testing of Hera, the Agency’s first mission for planetary defence. This ambitious mission will be Europe’s contribution to an international asteroid deflection effort, set to perform sustained exploration of a double asteroid system. Hera – named after the Greek goddess of marriage ...

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Exolaunch to deliver the NetSat constellation into orbit for Würzburg Center for Telematics

(15 September 2020 – Exolaunch) The Würzburg Center for Telematics, an independent research center in Germany, and Exolaunch, a rideshare launch and deployment solutions provider, announce a launch agreement for a NetSat nanosatellite formation. Under the launch agreement, Exolaunch will coordinate all launcher related activities, including satellite shipment to launch site, integration, and deployment services to the Würzburg Center for ...

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