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Israel’s Gilat to develop Electronically-Steerable Antenna for in-flight connectivity for Airbus Technology Demonstrator

Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, announced today a joint development project with Airbus for an European Space Agency (ESA) In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) antenna funded by Clean Sky 2 Joint Undertaking (CS2JU), as part of the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 program. The …

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UAE’s Nayif-1 Nanosatellite set to launch from India between 14-25 February

The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) and the American University of Sharjah (AUS) have announced that the launch of the nanosatellite Nayif-1 will occur between the 14th and 25th February 2017, from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, India, on board a PSLV-C37 rocket. Nayif-1 is expected to be …

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Qatar’s Es’hailSat and Turkey’s Total TR Medya sign framework service agreement

Qatar satellite company Es’hailSat has signed a contract to give Total TR Medya exclusive rights to resell its products and services to end users in the Republic of Turkey. Operating from the Middle East-North Africa (MENA) orbital, covering consumer markets in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and North Africa, Es’hailSat’s …

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#SpaceWatchME Review: Twelfth Annual Ilan Ramon International Space Conference Emphasizes International Cooperation

Ian Christensen, Project Manager at the Secure World Foundation, reports for SpaceWatch Middle East, on the 12th Annual Ilan Ramon International Space Conference held in Herzilya, Israel, on 30-31 January 2017. The 12th Annual Ilan Ramon International Space Conference was held in Herzilya, Israel on 30-31 January 2017. Organized by the Israeli Ministry of …

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Israel’s ImageSat International participates in Israeli International Space Week

ImageSat International (iSi) has taken part in the spacelab project of the Ramon Foundation, where high school students get the opportunity to write scientific experiment that will be sent to be performed at the international space station. The peak moment of this project was the competition held on Sunday, 29 …

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Israel’s Gilat to provide VSATs to TricolorTV and Eutelsat Networks joint service

Tricolor TV, Russia’s largest Direct-to-Home (DTH) satellite TV provider and Eutelsat Networks satellite internet operator have launched a two-way internet access service, with broadband consumer VSATs from Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services. Gilat’s residential terminal kits are sold and serviced by …

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Israel’s IAI successfully completes environmental testing of Israeli-French VENuS satellite

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has successfully completed a system-level thermal vacuum test on the Israeli-French Venµs satellite. This test verified that the satellite, its subsystems and interfaces operate well under the extreme hot and cold temperatures encountered in a space environment. Prior to the thermal vacuum test, IAI also completed …

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Arabsat holds its 9th Telecom forum in Tunis

Arab Satellite Communication Organization-ARABSAT- is holding its 9th Telecom Forum in Tunis, Tunisia, during the period of 14th-15th February 2017. Arabsat holds its Telecom forum on a yearly basis to strengthen its professional and operational association with its valued customers. This event will provide a platform for ARABSAT customers, industry …

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Airbus supports EU security missions in Somalia, Mali, and Niger with SATCOM

Airbus Defence and Space is delivering satellite communications systems for EU military training missions in Somalia (EUTM Somalia) as well as for the EUCAP (European Union capacity-building mission) Sahel Niger and EUCAP Sahel Mali civilian missions. Led on behalf of the European Union, these missions aim to support the efforts …

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Taqnia Space selects Eutelsat to empower its HTS Aero service over Middle East, North Africa, Mediterranean and Europe

Checking emails and social networks, streaming live content at 36,000 feet are poised to become reality at the end of this year for passengers connected to Taqnia Space Aero services’ platform following an agreement between Eutelsat Communications, one of the world’s leading satellite operators, and Taqnia Space (TSC), owned by …

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