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Turkey’s DigiTurk Renews Long-Term Video Capacity Agreement With Eutelsat

Eutelsat Communications and Digiturk beIN Media Group have concluded a multi-year, multi-transponder agreement on the EUTELSAT 7A satellite, extending a collaboration that began in 2000 with the launch of Turkey’s first pay-TV platform that is today the platform of choice for TV homes in Turkey. Digiturk, Turkey’s largest pay-TV operator, …

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Israeli-Made OPTSAT-3000 and Venµs Satellites Successfully Launched By Arianespace

For the second time this year – and the 10th overall since entering service in 2012 – Vega has successfully launched a payload from the Spaceport, with this lightweight vehicle’s latest mission delivering the OPTSAT-3000 and Venµs Earth observation satellites to Sun-synchronous orbits. Lifting off from the Spaceport’s SLV launch …

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Arabsat Selects Kratos’ End-to-End Network Management Solution To Scale Growing Satellite Ground Operations

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc., a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced on July 31, 2017, that the Arab Satellite Communications Organization (Arabsat), the leading satellite operator in the Middle East, has selected Compass®, Kratos’ end-to-end network management product, to support its expanding satellite fleet ground operations. Compass network …

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Mahmoud Vaezi, Iranian Minister Responsible for Space, To Step Down

The Iranian government minister responsible for the space portfolio has stated that he will step down before the start of President Hassan Rouhani’s second term. Mahmoud Vaezi, the Minister of Communications and Information Technology, has been responsible for Iran Space Agency activities as well as negotiations with Russia and other …

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Israel’s Gilat Awarded Contract by Brazil’s Telebras for SGDC Satellite

Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, announced today that it received orders of U.S.$11.4 Million, net of local taxes, to provide state-of-the-art communication solutions and technologies for the satellite-based broadband network, to serve the Brazilian Geostationary Satellite for Defense and Strategic Communications …

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Israel’s IAI-Built OPTSAT-3000 and Venµs Payloads Received By Arianespace for Vega August 1 Launch

Build-up of the lightweight Vega for Arianespace’s upcoming mission to orbit twin Earth observation satellites is complete in French Guiana, with the OPTSAT-3000 and Venµs spacecraft now integrated with their launch vehicle. During activity on the Spaceport’s space launch vehicle (SLV) launch site, the two passengers – which are integrated …

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