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Iranian satellites to share information system of the Asia Pacific Space Cooperation Organisation

During the 10th annual summit of member states of the Asia-Pacific Space Cooperation Organisation (APSCO) it was announced that Iran has been given permission for its satellites to share the APSCO information system. The summit, held in Istanbul, Turkey, on 6-8 September 2016, also agreed that Iranian satellites be accepted …

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Israel’s Gilat selected by Australia’s Optus to provide cellular solutions for 3G coverage in Australian Outback

Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, announced on 14 September 2016 that Optus, an Australian leader in integrated telecommunications, selected Gilat’s CellEdge SDR small-cell-over-satellite solution to extend 3G cellular coverage to regional and remote areas in Australia. By choosing Gilat’s CellEdge SDR …

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Israel’s double space whammy? Newly-launched Ofek-11 spy satellite not responding to commands

The Israeli government secretly launched its Ofek-11 electro-optical reconnaissance satellite on a Shavit space launch vehicle from Palmachim Air Base in Israel on the night of Tuesday, 13 September 2016. Shortly after launch, however, it became apparent that there were problems with the Ofek-11 satellite, built by Israel Aerospace Industries …

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Turkey and Japan sign space cooperation agreement for International Space Station

On 8 September 2016, Mr. Yuichi Yamaura, Vice President of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), and H.E. Dr. Cihan Kanlıgöz, Director General of the Aeronautics and Space Technologies, the Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications of the Republic of Turkey, signed a new Cooperation Arrangement concerning the utilisation …

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Arabsat and Newtec announce strategic partnership at IBC 2016

Arab Satellite Communications Organization (Arabsat) and Newtec – a specialist in designing, developing and manufacturing equipment and technologies for satellite communications – have announced an expansion of their partnership, enabling optimized solutions for broadcast and telecom customers. Signed today during IBC 2016, the new contract will see Newtec provide Arabsat …

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