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Vaezi announces launch of three Iranian satellites by 2018

In what appears to be another schedule slippage in the Iranian space programme, the Iranian Minister for Communication and Information Technology, Mahmoud Vaezi, announced that three domestically built satellites will be launched by 2018. The first satellite scheduled for launch is the Dousti (Farsi for Friendship), also known as SharifSat, …

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The #SpaceWatchME Interviews: Thomas Van den Driessche of Newtec

In the latest SpaceWatch Middle East interview series, Torsten Kriening speaks to Thomas Van den Driessche, Chief Executive Officer at Newtec. They discuss the Middle East satellite market, areas for growth, company innovation and the future of the business.  Newtec is one of the biggest satellite communications companies in the …

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#SpaceWatchME wishes Merry Christmas

As this exciting year comes to an end, we would like to thank you, our readers, for all your interest, feedback and the trust you have placed in us. When we started SpaceWatch Middle East 9 months ago, we did not expected your overwhelming response. Today, we have achieved 23,832 visitors. You …

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The #SpaceWatchME Interviews: Samer Halawi of Thuraya

In the latest SpaceWatch Middle East interview series, Torsten Kriening speaks to Samer Halawi, Chief Executive Officer at Thuraya. They discuss the Middle East satellite market, areas for growth, company innovation and the future of the business. Thuraya is set to diversify the business and to disrupt the industry with …

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Day 23 – #SpaceWatchME helps – Donation Campaign

Nicaragua – North Caribbean Autonomous Region (RACCN) – 2015/2016 TSF has set up alongside PLAN International, a digital classroom allowing children in this isolated indigenous region of Nicaragua, to use tablets to gather information on health and social issues. Credits: Télécoms Sans Frontières From December 1st, SpaceWatch Middle East and …

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