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Iran Announces Plans to Join Two APSCO Projects

Iran’s Minister of Communications and Information Technology (CIT) announced in September that Iran will increase its collaborative efforts with the Asia-Pacific Space Cooperation Organisation (APSCO). APSCO’s Secretary General, Li Xinjun, recently voiced his approval of Iran’s advancements in its technology sector, and indicated this was the reason the organisation is …

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UAE’s MBRSC Wins the First IAF Excellence in 3G Diversity Award at IAC 2017

The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) wins the first International Astronautical Federation (IAF) Excellence in 3G Diversity Award at the International Astronautical Congress. The Centre received the award from the IAF for its contributions to the fostering of “3G” (Geography, Generation, Gender) Diversity within the space sector. Eng. Salem …

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#SpaceWatchME Forecast: Innovation Labs 2017, Berlin, Germany – Your Roadmap to the Digital World

Innovation labs, hubs and incubators are currently being developed and large, small and medium-sized enterprises want to digitize themselves with their help. The lab stimulates thought processes, enables open collaboration between creative minds and established structures, and often allows new business models, new products and ideas to be tested with …

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Science, Not Prestige: UAE’s Human Spaceflight Programme Is For the Long Haul

Further to last week’s report that the UAE is in discussions with Russia’s space agency, Roscosmos, about training and launching Emirati astronauts, further details have emerged out of the 68th International Astronautical Congress (IAC) held in Adelaide, Australia, about the strategic rationale behind the UAE’s human spaceflight programme. Quoted in …

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Iran to Launch National Radio Navigation System As Stop Gap Measure For Its GPS-like Network

Iran declared its intentions several months ago to fund an Iranian Local Positioning System (LPS) – a satellite navigation system similar to the U.S.-driven Global Positioning System (GPS). Announced by the Deputy of the Iran Space Agency (ISA), the satellite system is a long-term project and will require heavy investment …

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Microsemi Announces BlueSky GPS Firewall to Provide Security Against GPS Spoofing and Jamming Threats

Microsemi Corporation, a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today announced the recent development of a breakthrough approach to protecting critical infrastructure against GPS spoofing and jamming threats with the introduction of its BlueSky™ GPS Firewall. Designed to provide security protection for GPS delivered …

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