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Iran Announces Plans to Join Two APSCO Projects

Iran’s Minister of Communications and Information Technology (CIT) announced in September that Iran will increase its collaborative efforts with the Asia-Pacific Space Cooperation Organisation (APSCO). APSCO’s Secretary General, Li Xinjun, recently voiced his approval of Iran’s advancements in its technology sector, and indicated this was the reason the organisation is …

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UAE’s MBRSC Wins the First IAF Excellence in 3G Diversity Award at IAC 2017

The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) wins the first International Astronautical Federation (IAF) Excellence in 3G Diversity Award at the International Astronautical Congress. The Centre received the award from the IAF for its contributions to the fostering of “3G” (Geography, Generation, Gender) Diversity within the space sector. Eng. Salem …

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#SpaceWatchME Forecast: Innovation Labs 2017, Berlin, Germany – Your Roadmap to the Digital World

Innovation labs, hubs and incubators are currently being developed and large, small and medium-sized enterprises want to digitize themselves with their help. The lab stimulates thought processes, enables open collaboration between creative minds and established structures, and often allows new business models, new products and ideas to be tested with …

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Science, Not Prestige: UAE’s Human Spaceflight Programme Is For the Long Haul

Further to last week’s report that the UAE is in discussions with Russia’s space agency, Roscosmos, about training and launching Emirati astronauts, further details have emerged out of the 68th International Astronautical Congress (IAC) held in Adelaide, Australia, about the strategic rationale behind the UAE’s human spaceflight programme. Quoted in …

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Microsemi Announces BlueSky GPS Firewall to Provide Security Against GPS Spoofing and Jamming Threats

Microsemi Corporation, a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today announced the recent development of a breakthrough approach to protecting critical infrastructure against GPS spoofing and jamming threats with the introduction of its BlueSky™ GPS Firewall. Designed to provide security protection for GPS delivered …

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Cairo Approves Establishment of Egyptian Space Agency and Receives Further Chinese Funding For Its Space Programme

The Egyptian Council of Ministers approved on September 27, 2017, the establishment of a national space agency, according to the Egyptian Minister for Higher Education Khaled Abdel Ghaffar. The ruling by the Council of Ministers will now pass on to the Egyptian parliament for final agreement and made into law. …

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exactEarth Announces Agreement with Alltek Marine to Expand Small Vessel Tracking Service Offering

exactEarth Ltd., a leading provider of Satellite AIS data services, announces that its exactTrax™ small vessel monitoring technology is now incorporated into Alltek Marine Electronic Corp’s (AMEC) AIS Tracking Beacon (TB560). The AMEC TB560 is a simplified Class B AIS device that offers an efficient and cost-effective vessel monitoring solution …

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