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SpeedCast to build sat-based network for Afghanistan Government

SpeedCast, a global satellite communications and network service provider, has been appointed by NEDA Telecommunications to build a satellite-connected secured private network for one of the ministry offices of the Government of Afghanistan. Founded in 2003, NEDA is the first licensed Internet service provider in Afghanistan. Under this multi-year service agreement, SpeedCast …

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UAE and UK space agencies sign MOU

The UAE Space Agency and the United Kingdom Space Agency have signed a significant Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), with the goal of facilitating collaboration between the two agencies. Signed in London during a visit by a senior delegation, including Dr Khalifa Al Romaithi, Chairman of the UAE Space Agency and …

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Saudi Arabia seizes stake in remote sensing market

Taqnia, a Saudi firm dedicated to accelerating technology development for Saudi Arabia, in partnership with the King Abdullah City for Science and Technology (KACST), has signed an agreement with DigitalGlobe, a North American-based global provider of commercial high‑resolution Earth imagery products and services. This joint venture, announced on February 21, …

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Kuwait and India sign space cooperation agreement

The Department of Space/Indian Space Research Organisation (DOS/ISRO) and the Kuwait Institute of Scientific Research (KISR) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to cooperate in the exploration and use of outer space for peaceful purposes. This MOU will enable the pursuit of potential areas of interest in both cooperative …

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Pic of the month: Eastern Desert

Readers around the world are afforded a view over central-eastern Egypt by the Sentinel-2A satellite. Sitting between the Nile River and the Red Sea, the landscape captured in the image is of the arid Eastern Desert, punctuated by water erosion from rivers and streams that makes the distinctive pattern. The vivid red, which …

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