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UAE’s Thuraya boosts ITU disaster preparedness and response efforts

Thuraya Telecommunications Company, has donated new supplies of emergency telecommunication equipment to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) under the decade old Emergency Telecommunications support arrangement. This donation will strengthen the ITU’s capacity in natural disaster preparedness, search and rescue, and response through the use of state-of-the-art mobile satellite communication equipment. …

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Russia’s Energia building EgyptSat-A ready for 2019 launch

The Russian news agency TASS reports that the Rocket and Space Corporation (RSC) Energia is currently building a new high-resolution remote sensing satellite for Egypt called EgyptSat-A. EgyptSat-A is being built as a replacement for EgyptSat-2 that failed in orbit in April 2015 less than a year after its launch. …

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UAE’s Thuraya SeaStar brings full accessibility to maritime satellite communications

Thuraya Telecommunications Company today announced the launch of Thuraya SeaStar, the new circuit switched voice terminal that brings full and affordable accessibility to maritime communications. Thuraya SeaStar meets the evolving needs of the modern fishing market, introducing the power of modern satellite communications capability to small scale operators. Thuraya’s new …

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Qatar’s Es’hailSat to broadcast Iraqi anti-sectarian Al Rafidain TV channel

Es’hailSat, the Qatar Satellite Company, announced on 8 January 2017 that the Al Rafidain TV channel is now available on Es’hail-1 satellite located at the 25.50 East hotspot covering the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Al Rafidain is an Iraqi satellite TV channel which showcases Iraqi political, economic, …

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Israel’s ImageSat partners with Ben-Gurion University to develop cutting-edge imaging system

ImageSat International (ISI) and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) announced a collaboration to leverage BGU’s breakthrough spectroscopy imaging research and develop a high performance, high resolution hyperspectral/ultraspectral imaging system with vast flight- and space-based remote sensing applications. Remote sensing from space or aircraft has a wide range of applications …

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TeamIndus sparks international race to the Moon

CAN BEER BE BREWED ON THE MOON? CAN BUILDINGS BE MADE OF LUNAR DUST? Twenty-five teams shortlisted from more than 3000 entries. Winners to send experiments aboard the TeamIndus Spacecraft to the Moon in 2017 An experiment that seeks to study photosynthesis on the Moon; another that will explore water recycling in space …

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