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UAE’s Thuraya wins Telecom Review’s Satellite Operator of the Year Award

Thuraya the leading provider of mobile satellite communications has received yet another accolade this year. Presented by Telecom Review during its ninth annual – It’s All About Smart Networking Summit in Dubai, the Satellite Operator of the Year Award was accepted by Ahmed Al Shamsi, Thuraya’s acting Chief Executive Officer. …

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Private space company to return to Apollo 17 landing site – carefully!

On the 45th anniversary of the launch of Apollo 17, the last mission to take humans to the surface of the Moon, commercial space company PTScientists formally pledges that it will respect this site of incredible historical interest. Announcing a partnership with For All Moonkind, Inc., PTScientists is making a …

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Earth-i to use KSAT’s Ground Stations to Receive First Commercial Full-Colour Video From Space

British ‘New Space’ pioneer Earth-i today provided another update about its progress in building the first constellation in the world to provide full-colour video – and the first European-owned commercial constellation able to provide both video and still images. Last week Earth-i announced that it had ordered the first five …

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#SpaceWatchME Interviews: Chris Welch of Moon Village Association

“The paradigm shift that we see today in space activities is best encapsulated by the term ‘Space 4.0’, and the ‘Moon Village’ concept seeks to transform this paradigm shift into a set of concrete actions and create an environment where both international cooperation and the commercialisation of space can thrive.” …

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#SpaceWatchME Op’ed: Outcome of the High Level Forum Dubai 2017

UAE Space Agency and Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre Dubai hosted the UNOOSA High Level Forum ‘Space as a Driver for Socio-Economic Sustainable Development’ in November 2017. SpaceWatch Middle East asked Dr. Michael Simpson, Executive Director of Secure World Foundation, to gives his take on the UN’s long-term vision in …

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#SpaceWatchME Interviews: Gernot Groemer of Austrian Space Forum

Since 2006, the Austrian Space Forum has been conducting simulated expeditions to Mars. Known as ‘analogue simulations’, these enable the Austrian Space Forum and its many partners, to anticipate what human and robotic exploration of the Mars will be like, to test out prototype spacesuits and to develop new concepts …

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Earth-i Orders Satellites from SSTL for World’s First Full-Colour Video Constellation

British ‘New Space’ pioneer Earth-i has ordered the first five satellites from SSTL (Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd) for its new Earth Observation (EO) constellation. Earth-i is building the first constellation in the world able to provide full-colour video – and the first European-owned constellation able to provide both video and still images. This …

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#SpaceWatchME Forecast: The Conferences SATEXPO & GVF Satellite Hub Summit 2018

The long-standing collaboration of the Global VSAT Forum (GVF) and Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) continues for 2018 with a further enhanced partnership to bring a programme of strategic debate on key issues for the current satellite industry technology and service marketplace to CABSAT in Dubai. Here, Martin Jarrold, Chief …

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