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Armenia’s SHANT TV Launches New HD Platform At Eutelsat HOTBIRD Neighbourhood

SHANT TV, the Armenian commercial broadcaster, today announced that July 15, 2017, marks the launch of its new international multi-channel platform from the popular HOTBIRD video neighbourhood operated by Eutelsat Communications. SHANT TV has signed a multi-year contract with Eutelsat to support its new all-HD venture. Broadcasting through HOTBIRD for …

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Intelsat, With BCom and Newtec, Launches IntelsatOne® Mobile Reach Solar 2G Service For Sub-Saharan Africa Wireless Networks

Intelsat S.A., operator of the world’s first Globalized Network and leader in integrated satellite communications, announced today a managed services solution that will provide 2G services in remote locations.  The solution leverages contributions of services provider BCom and technology provider Newtec for core components of the solution. IntelsatOne Mobile Reach …

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Oman Accepts Advanced Space Radio Monitoring System From Kratos

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc., a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) of the Sultanate of Oman has formally accepted the Advanced Space Radio Monitoring System (ASRMS) from Kratos. The multi-million dollar project started in late 2014 and includes ten years of …

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Introducing #SWMEThemes: First Off, Space Resources and the Middle East

Here at SpaceWatch Middle East we are always looking to enhance the experience and education of our readers, as well as to engage the regional and international space community in relevant debates on issues of importance. In order to bring such lofty goals into reality, this coming week SpaceWatch Middle …

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UAE’s Masdar Institute Completes Critical Design Review of Its MYSAT-1 CubeSat Programme

Masdar Institute’s CubeSat development program, MYSAT-1, has completed its critical design review (CDR), marking a key milestone for the University’s space systems and technology programme, which was designed with support from Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat) and global aerospace manufacturer and defence industry leader Orbital ATK. MYSAT-1 will be …

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Arabsat Launches Its Unique Free-To-Air DVB-S2 Platform Carrying Exclusive First Class HD Channels

Arabsat announced on July 10, 2017, the launch of its valuable Free-to-Air DVB-S2 platform that exclusively carries many premium and highly viewed high definition (HD) international channels, broadcast as Free-to-Air across the Middle East, North Africa, and Europe via the superior coverage of Arabsat BADR-4, which can be viewed with …

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SSTL’s CARBONITE-1 Demonstrates Video From Orbit Capability, Showing Stunning Kuwait and UAE Video

Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) has  released videos from orbit taken by CARBONITE-1, a technology demonstration satellite launched to demonstrate rapid build techniques and to test a telescope and video camera, both developed using innovative commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) technologies. CARBONITE-1 was designed and funded by SSTL and the mission has fulfilled …

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