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Ibex Investors Closes $100 Million for Israeli Venture Fund

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 4:31pm

Ibex Investors LLC (Ibex), a leading multi-stage and multi-strategy investment firm, announced today the close of its second Israel fund, Ibex Israel VC LP (the Fund), with $100 million in total capital commitments.

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  • Ibex Investors LLC (Ibex), a leading multi-stage and multi-strategy investment firm, announced today the close of its second Israel fund, Ibex Israel VC LP (the Fund), with $100 million in total capital commitments.
  • Founded in 2003, Ibex invests in public and privately held companies (Seed through IPO) across enterprise software, cybersecurity, and other domains.
  • Since 2012, Ibex has made 23 early and growth stage investments in Israel.
  • Justin Borus, Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Ibex Investors, said, Our expanding team in Israel is intimately familiar with the caliber and unrivaled speed of innovation that Israeli startups bring to market.

Rapiscan® Systems Launches Orion Metor® 900m Walk-through Metal Detector

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 1:11pm

SALFORDS, England, Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Rapiscan Systems , a leading, global supplier of security checkpoint and inspection technologies, announces the launch of the Orion Metor 900M, Rapiscan's most advanced metal detection system to date.

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  • SALFORDS, England, Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Rapiscan Systems , a leading, global supplier of security checkpoint and inspection technologies, announces the launch of the Orion Metor 900M, Rapiscan's most advanced metal detection system to date.
  • The Metor 900M is Rapiscan's first launch in an upcoming series of new, advanced, metal detection systems.
  • The Metor 900M is weatherproof with IP65 protection, making it suitable for both indoor and outdoor use.
  • To find out more about the Metor 900M and Rapiscan System's full range of scanning and security solutions, visit www.rapiscansystems.com

Rapiscan® Systems Launches Orion Metor® 900m Walk-through Metal Detector

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 1:07pm

SALFORDS, England, Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Rapiscan Systems , a leading, global supplier of security checkpoint and inspection technologies, announces the launch of the Orion Metor 900M, Rapiscan's most advanced metal detection system to date.

Key Points: 
  • SALFORDS, England, Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Rapiscan Systems , a leading, global supplier of security checkpoint and inspection technologies, announces the launch of the Orion Metor 900M, Rapiscan's most advanced metal detection system to date.
  • The Metor 900M is Rapiscan's first launch in an upcoming series of new, advanced, metal detection systems.
  • The Metor 900M is weatherproof with IP65 protection, making it suitable for both indoor and outdoor use.
  • To find out more about the Metor 900M and Rapiscan System's full range of scanning and security solutions, visit www.rapiscansystems.com

Eutelsat’s Konnect Ramps up Retail Distribution of New Capacity Brought by EUTELSAT KONNECT Satellite

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 9:20am
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  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20201123005719/en/
    Konnect Europe sample packages (Photo: Business Wire)
    Leveraging the availability of the EUTELSAT KONNECT satellite, Eutelsat Communications (Paris:ETL) (Euronext Paris: ETL) new direct arm, konnect, has kick-started the retail distribution of next-generation satellite Broadband across Europe and Africa.
  • The recent acquisition of BigBlu, Europes leading distributor of satellite broadband, has added significant firepower to konnects retail capabilities.
  • With regulatory approvals to operate across both continents secured, konnect has launched a multi-channel retail strategy encompassing online distribution and telesales in Europe and a multiple channel partners and retail stores in Africa.
  • konnect is the name of our satellite and our brand, articulating in a single word, an exciting new direction for the Eutelsat Group.

NASA, US and European Partners Launch Mission to Monitor Global Ocean

Saturday, November 21, 2020 - 7:17pm

After arriving in orbit, the spacecraft separated from the rocket's second stage and unfolded its twin sets of solar arrays.

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  • After arriving in orbit, the spacecraft separated from the rocket's second stage and unfolded its twin sets of solar arrays.
  • Ground controllers successfully acquired the satellite's signal, and initial telemetry reports showed the spacecraft in good health.
  • His close family and friends attended the launch of the satellite that now carries his name.
  • The launch is managed by NASA's Launch Services Program, based at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Reusable Launch Vehicles Market will Showcase Negative Impact During 2020-2024 | Size, Share, Trends, Analysis and Forecast | Research Report by Technavio

Saturday, November 21, 2020 - 4:00am

The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment.

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  • The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20201120005589/en/
    Technavio has announced its latest market research report titled Global Reusable Launch Vehicles Market 2020-2024 (Graphic: Business Wire)
    Technavios in-depth research has all your needs covered as our research reports include all foreseeable market scenarios, including pre- & post-COVID-19 analysis.
  • Download Latest Free Sample Report on COVID-19 Analysis
    The market is concentrated, and the degree of concentration will accelerate during the forecast period.
  • Reusable Launch Vehicles Market 2020-2024: Segmentation
    Reusable Launch Vehicles Market is segmented as below:

Active Space Debris Removal Market - Global Forecast to 2030: Increasing Amount of Space Debris / Regulations from International Associations / Increasing Investment in Space Tourism

Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 7:45pm

DUBLIN, Nov. 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The "Active Space Debris Removal Market - A Global Market and Regional Analysis: Focus on Space Debris Removal Techniques, Mode of Operation, Autonomy, Debris-Size, and Orbit - Analysis and Forecast, 2020-2030" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

Key Points: 
  • DUBLIN, Nov. 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The "Active Space Debris Removal Market - A Global Market and Regional Analysis: Focus on Space Debris Removal Techniques, Mode of Operation, Autonomy, Debris-Size, and Orbit - Analysis and Forecast, 2020-2030" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
  • The active space debris removal industry analysis projects the market to have significant growth of CAGR 27.66% based on the values during the forecast period from 2020 to 2030.
  • The active space debris removal market has gained huge importance in the past few years.
  • The market analysis examines the debris removal market outlook in terms of the trends, driving forces, opportunities, technological advancements, and competitive benchmarking, among others.

Viking Masek Announces Major Expansion of US Headquarters

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 - 1:38pm

OOSTBURG, Wis., Nov. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Viking Masek , a leading manufacturer of automated packaging equipment, announced a major expansion of its US headquarters.

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  • OOSTBURG, Wis., Nov. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Viking Masek , a leading manufacturer of automated packaging equipment, announced a major expansion of its US headquarters.
  • "This business expansion is a natural progression for our company," explains Robb Leonhard, Viking Masek co-owner and Executive Vice President.
  • After better than expected growth and nearly doubling its workforce over the last 5 years, Viking Masek has again outgrown its space.
  • When the expansion is complete, Viking Masek's US headquarters will stand at 91,000 sq ft, increasing its total footprint by 60%.

TIM Commits to Capacity on EUTELSAT KONNECT and KONNECT VHTS to Expand High-Speed Broadband Delivery

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 - 9:30am

Under the agreement, TIM will purchase the entire Italian capacity on EUTELSAT KONNECT which started operations this month, as well as the vast majority of the capacity covering Italy on the follow-on satellite, KONNECT VHTS, once it enters service.

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  • Under the agreement, TIM will purchase the entire Italian capacity on EUTELSAT KONNECT which started operations this month, as well as the vast majority of the capacity covering Italy on the follow-on satellite, KONNECT VHTS, once it enters service.
  • TIM will have exclusive rights for the distribution of satellite broadband in Italy on these satellites during the entire lifetime of the contract.
  • This multi-year agreement is expected to represent a total contract value of almost 150 million euros for Eutelsat.
  • The KONNECT VHTS satellite will embark the most powerful on-board digital processor ever put into orbit and provide 500 Gbps of Ka-Band capacity over Europe, yet further enhancing the service.

NASA Highlights Science, New Airlock on Next Space Station Resupply Mission

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 - 4:31pm

David Brady, associate program scientist for the International Space Station Program at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, will provide an introduction to the research and technology aboard the Dragon spacecraft.

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  • David Brady, associate program scientist for the International Space Station Program at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, will provide an introduction to the research and technology aboard the Dragon spacecraft.
  • Brock Howe, program manager for the Nanoracks Bishop Airlock , the first privately funded module to be delivered to the space station.
  • Cargo resupply from U.S. companies ensures a national capability to deliver critical science research to the space station, significantly increasing NASA's ability to conduct new investigations at the only laboratory in space.
  • The space station remains the springboard to NASA's next great leap in exploration, including future human missions to the Moon and eventually to Mars.