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Israel and India enter into agreement to develop high-res radar satellites

The Israel Space Agency (ISA) and the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) have agreed to collaborate on space projects during a recent Israeli visit to India. Avi Blasberger, the head of ISA, was accompanied by Israel’s Minister for Science, Technology, and Space, Offir Akunis, and former Minister of Science, Technology, …

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Iran urges Russia to start building remote sensing satellite

The Iranian minister for Communication and Information Technology, Mahmoud Vaezi, urged Russia to start work on constructing the remote sensing satellite both countries agreed upon earlier this year. Speaking in the sidelines of the 13th meeting of the Russian-Iranian Permanent Intergovernmental Commission on Trade and Economic Cooperation in Tehran, Minister …

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Dubai’s MBRSC to build UAE’s first environmental monitoring satellite

The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) and the Dubai Municipality have signed an agreement to design and build the region’s and United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) first environmental monitoring nanometric satellites, dubbed DM SAT1. The DM SAT1 concept came out of the Dubai Future Accelerators programme and will collect environmental …

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Arabsat and ERTU launch Egyptian bouquet

Arab Satellite Communications Organization, Arabsat, celebrated the official launch of the Egyptian bouquet on Arabsat 5-C that covers the entire African continent. It came on the sidelines of Cairo International Information and Telecommunication Technology Exhibition & Conference – Cairo ICT 2016 – which was kicked off under the patronage of …

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Turkey’s space agency still stalled by lack of policy and disagreements over who is in charge

With the launch last week of Göktürk-1, the latest Turkish reconnaissance satellite, attention has now turned to the status of the long awaited Turkish Space Agency. Writing in Al-Monitor, Turkish journalist and retired military officer, Metin Gurcan, has provided revealing details about why the Turkish government has found establishing a …

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Global Technologies and Eutelsat team to serve Mattel, Mauritania’s leading mobile operator

Global Technologies, an international full service technology company has signed a multi-year contract with Eutelsat Communications for C-band capacity on the EUTELSAT 8 West B satellite in order to upgrade the mobile and Internet network of Mattel, a subsidiary of Tunisie Télécom and Mauritania’s leading mobile operator. In order to …

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