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When I grow up, I want to be an astronaut too…why Iran and NASA will not be cooperating anytime soon

Recent press reports quote the head of the Iranian Space Agency, Mohsen Bahrami, as saying that he would like to see Iran cooperate with the American space agency, NASA. ThorGroup’s Chairman and President, Dr. John B. Sheldon, argues that while Mr. Bahrami’s sentiments are noble, political realities mean space cooperation …

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Newtec’s DVB-S2X Airborne Modem finds its first military customer

Newtec – a specialist in designing, developing and manufacturing equipment and technologies for satellite communications – today announced it was selected by General Dynamics Mission Systems-Canada to provide its MDM9000 Satellite Modem to the Canadian Department of National Defence (DND) for use on its Aurora fleet as part of its …

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DigitalGlobe’s Basemap Suite Expands to Include 250 Million Square Kilometres of 30 cm Imagery

DigitalGlobe, Inc., the global leader in Earth imagery and information about our changing planet, today announced that its online Basemap Suite has reached a significant milestone, with the availability of more than 250 million square kilometers of the world’s highest-resolution 30 cm commercial satellite imagery. This includes over 500 population …

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Four countries interested in building Iran’s National Communication Satellite

According to Iran’s Communications and Information Technology Minister Mahmoud Vaezi, satellite manufacturers from four countries have expressed interest in building Iran’s National Communication Satellite (NCS). The announcement by Minister Vaezi came after he revealed that a contract had been signed with an unnamed Russian satellite manufacturer for Tehran’s National Remote …

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The Greatest (Space) Show on Earth

World Space Week (WSW) is in full swing with events taking place all around the world in celebration of the impact that space has on mankind. The largest annual space event on Earth was founded by the United Nations General Assembly and has been running every year since 1999. The …

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Iran taps Russian company to build remote sensing satellite

According to Iranian and Azerbaijani press reports, Iran has signed a contract with a Russian satellite manufacturer to build a high-resolution National Remote Sensing Satellite. Iranian Communications and Information Technology Minister, Mahmoud Vaezi, told Mehr News Agency that the Iranian space programme is being developed along two parallel tracks with …

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Oman government giving national communications satellite a fresh look

Media reports in Oman indicate that the government in Muscat is reexamining the feasibility of acquiring a national communications satellite to serve broad Omani telecommunications needs. Dr. Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Salim al Futaisi, Oman’s Minister of Transport and Communications, said that the government is developing a range of studies …

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