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Eutelsat Launches Konnect Africa Broadband Service Using UAE’s Yahsat Capacity

The Konnect Africa broadband venture set up by Eutelsat Communications has in June 2017 officially launched new-generation services, starting in Benin, Cameroon, Kenya, Lesotho, Nigeria, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, and Uganda. Konnect Africa’s innovative service offerings and products, including packaged offers inspired by ‘pay as you go’ models and Wi-Fi …

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Israel’s IAI In Running To Supply Poland With Two Reconnaissance Satellites

Reports are emerging that Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) are being considered by the Polish Ministry of Defence to supply the Central European country with two high-resolution reconnaissance satellites valued at U.S.$2 billion. The Polish defence minister, Antoni Macierewicz, has sent a delegation of acquisition officials to IAI in Tel Aviv …

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#SpaceWatchME Interviews: Meir Moalem of Sky and Space Global

Sky and Space Global’s 3 Diamonds nano-satellites were successfully launched on 23 June 2017 aboard the PSLV from ISRO’s launch site at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, India. The launch is a key milestone for SAS as a business, which has been engaged in months of preparation ahead …

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SSL satellite built for BulgariaSat begins maneuvers following a launch on previously flown SpaceX Falcon 9

Space Systems Loral (SSL) has announced that the BulgariaSat-1 satellite, designed and built for Bulgaria Sat, an affiliate of Bulsatcom, which is a leading telecommunications company and the largest provider of pay-TV services in Bulgaria, was launched on Friday from Cape Canaveral, Florida, and is successfully performing post-launch manoeuvres according to …

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ISU’s 30th Space Studies Program Kicks Off in Cork Ireland

Dr. Omar Hatamleh SSP director, kicked off the International Space University’s (ISU) 30th Space Studies Program (SSP17) in Cork, Ireland – hosted by the Cork Institute of Technology, CIT. In true ISU tradition, the participants, this year 112 from 26 countries, entered the Cork City Hall, in country groups carrying …

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Orange Central African Republic and SES Networks Partner to Reinforce Connectivity in Country

SES and Orange Central African Republic, a leading provider of corporate telecommunications and one of the largest mobile and internet services operators, has announced an agreement to provide connectivity services in the Central African Republic. Orange will be using SES Network’s IP Transit solution to deliver faster 3G services and …

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Somalia’s Dalkom and Intelsat to Expand Broadband, Media Options for Customers in Africa, Middle East

Intelsat S.A., operator of the world’s first Globalized Network and leader in integrated satellite communications, has announced that Dalkom Somalia signed an agreement for satellite services that will expand its broadband enterprise and direct-to-home (DTH) services in East and Central Africa and the Middle East. Under a multi-year agreement, Dalkom, …

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Space Exploration Masters Competition Kicks Off at Paris Air Show

The Paris Air Show was the setting for the announcement of Europe’s first innovation competition focused on space exploration. The ‘Space Exploration Masters’, launched by AZO on behalf of ESA, is looking for innovative business ideas in space exploration that provide major benefits for the global society and the economy. …

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UAE’s Thuraya IP M2M Service Launched To Connect The Internet Of Remote Things

Thuraya Telecommunications Company has announced the launch of the Thuraya IP M2M Service to support high volume, high throughput machine-to-machine (M2M) applications. The service is powered by Thuraya’s real-time, two-way IP network with speeds of up to 444 Kbps, a state-of-the-art Remote Terminal Management (RTM) platform and the Thuraya IP+ …

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