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UAE’s Yahsat and Telespazio sign multi-year Ka-band satellite capacity agreement in Brazil

Yahsat and Telespazio, a joint venture between Leonardo- Finmeccanica (67%) and Thales (33%), have entered into a five-year contract for integrated satellite services using Ka-band. This landmark service will be delivered via Yahsat’s upcoming Al Yah-3 satellite, launching in 2017, which will cover over 95 per cent of Brazil’s population …

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China’s Xinwei buys Israel’s Spacecom for $190 million

Chinese telecommunications company Beijing Xinwei Technology Group will buy Israeli satellite communications company, Spacecom, for U.S.$190 million, according to Israeli press reports. Beijing Xinwei Technology Group was originally going to pay U.S.$285 million for Spacecom, contingent upon the successful launch of Spacecom’s Amos-6 communications satellite. The Amos-6 communications satellite was …

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The Dubai Declaration on Outer Space

Earlier this week, SpaceWatch Middle East published an Op-Ed by Dr. Michael Simpson, Executive-Director of Secure World Foundation, who wrote about the significance of the Dubai Declaration released in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on 24 November 2016. Today, SpaceWatch Middle East publishes the Dubai Declaration in its entirety. Adopted at the first High …

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Pakistan to get Earth imaging satellite from China in 2018

China Great Wall Industry Corporation announced on 26 November 2016 that it is making inroads into the Middle East’s Earth observation satellite market, and that the remote sensing satellite it is building for Pakistan will be launched in 2018. Speaking on the sidelines of the Symposium on Space International Cooperation …

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Telecom Egypt Enhances VSAT Connectivity for Critical Government Applications in Country with Intelsat

Intelsat S.A., operator of the world’s first Globalized Network, powered by its leading satellite backbone, announced that Telecom Egypt reaffirmed its commitment to Intelsat satellite solutions to support communications services in the country Under a multi-year agreement, Telecom Egypt, the country’s incumbent telecommunications operator and the largest communication network in …

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UAE’s Thuraya joins the LoRa™ Alliance

Leading mobile satellite services (MSS) operator Thuraya Telecommunications Company has joined the LoRa Alliance™, supporting its mission to standardize Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWANs) deployed around the world. The LoRa Alliance was launched in 2015 to define and promote a low power, secure, carrier grade standard for low power …

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