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UAE and UK space agencies sign MOU

The UAE Space Agency and the United Kingdom Space Agency have signed a significant Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), with the goal of facilitating collaboration between the two agencies. Signed in London during a visit by a senior delegation, including Dr Khalifa Al Romaithi, Chairman of the UAE Space Agency and …

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Saudi Arabia seizes stake in remote sensing market

Taqnia, a Saudi firm dedicated to accelerating technology development for Saudi Arabia, in partnership with the King Abdullah City for Science and Technology (KACST), has signed an agreement with DigitalGlobe, a North American-based global provider of commercial high‑resolution Earth imagery products and services. This joint venture, announced on February 21, …

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Pic of the month: Eastern Desert

Readers around the world are afforded a view over central-eastern Egypt by the Sentinel-2A satellite. Sitting between the Nile River and the Red Sea, the landscape captured in the image is of the arid Eastern Desert, punctuated by water erosion from rivers and streams that makes the distinctive pattern. The vivid red, which …

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One-way ticket to the moon…

The head of the European Space Agency is set on building a permanent lunar base. The team behind this vision offers a glimpse of  Moon Village By Adrienne Harebottle It was around half a century ago that the Russians first landed there. Then it was the Americans that first walked …

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Yahsat to carve out bigger piece of Brazil

Satellite operator partners with Newtec for its expansion plans UAE-based satellite operator Yahsat has partnered with satellite equipment manufacturer Newtec for its 2017 expansion project in Brazil. The tie-up, which was announced during Latin America Satellite Congress, will see Newtec’s service platforms and operating systems being used to increase Yahsat …

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Quantis to enable schools in Morocco

Telecommunications services provider Quantis is working to connect 4,000 schools in Morocco. The company, which provides Internet, voice, data and satellite TV services, signed a deal this September with satellite equipment manufacturer Newtec for the Dialog multiservice platform. The Dialog hub will complement Quantis’ existing satellite infrastructure and enable Nortis, …

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