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The #SpaceWatchME Interviews: Stephen Spengler of Intelsat

As part of a partnership between SpaceWatch Middle East and the World Space Risk Forum we will occasionally be publishing selected articles and interviews from that organisation. The World Space Risk Forum (WSRF) was set up in 2010 for the global space community to better understand space risks, new technologies, and innovations with the …

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The #SpaceWatchME Interviews: Hadi Nazari of NorthTelecom – A Belief in Collaboration

In the latest SpaceWatch Middle East interview, Torsten Kriening talks to Hadi Nazari, Group CEO of NorthTelecom, about their recent acquisition and future market trends at CabSat 2017. Hadi, thanks for your time today. Can you tell us about your general assessment of the satellite communications market today? We see threats …

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BRICS to Further Space Science Cooperation

This story is republished with the kind permission of the editors of The BRICS Post, where it was originally published on April 6, 2017. BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) countries are looking to build space science cooperation as the bloc seeks a bigger share of the $300 billion …

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PAZ to Extend Airbus Radar Satellite Constellation for Improved Monitoring Capabilities By End of 2017

PAZ, the satellite owned by the Spanish company Hisdesat, will soon increase the monitoring resources of the Airbus radar satellites constellation. Following its launch during the last quarter of 2017, PAZ will be positioned in the same orbit as the German owned TerraSAR-X and TanDEM-X satellites and form a high-resolution …

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Qatar’s Es’hailSat and JASCO Media City to Launch New MCPC Platform

Es’hailSat, the Qatar Satellite Company and JASCO Media City have announced the signing of framework agreement to launch a new multiple channels per carrier (MCPC) platform to support the growing broadcast market in the Middle East. Under the terms of the agreement JASCO will provide bundled services including playout, compression …

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SSL Completes Agreement to Partner With DARPA On Satellite Servicing

Space Systems Loral (SSL),a leading provider of innovative satellites and spacecraft systems, today announced that it has signed and executed an agreement with the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop advanced capabilities for servicing and maintaining spacecraft in geostationary orbit.  Details of the partnership were previously released …

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UAE’s Thuraya Forms Alliance With Swiss Satellite Startup ELSE

Thuraya Telecommunications Company, a leading mobile satellite service operator and ELSE SA, a Swiss NewSpace startup, today announced that they have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) paving the way for a strategic alliance between the two companies. The agreement will allow both companies to collaborate and benefit from each …

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Turkeys military big ambitions space despite attempted coup aftermath

This is the last of three reports on the Turkish space programme. The first report was on the establishment of the Turkish Space Agency and the second report was on Turkey’s space launch ambitions. The attempted coup in July 2016 that sought to overthrow the rule of President Recep Tayyip …

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UAE to Send Astronauts to International Space Station, Launch National Space Programme

Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander, launched on April 12, 2017, the UAE National Space Programme and approved the programme’s strategy. …

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