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Israel and India Sign Space Cooperation Agreements During PM Modi’s Visit

Israel and India have signed major space cooperation agreements during an official visit July 4-6, 2017, by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Israel. The two countries already have a cooperative agreement on space launches, with several Israeli satellites launched on Indian space launch vehicles in recent years. The agreements …

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Space Systems Loral to Provide Next-Generation Imaging Satellite Constellation To DigitalGlobe

DigitalGlobe Inc., the global leader in Earth imagery and information about our changing planet, announced on July 6, 2017, it has selected Space Systems Loral (SSL) to build the spacecraft for its next-generation WorldView Legion constellation, which will deliver industry-leading resolution and accuracy, enable high-revisit applications, and assure service continuity …

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Arabsat & TV5 Launch TV5 Monde Maghreb Orient HD & TV5 Monde Style HD on Arabsat brand Free-To-Air DVB-S2 Platform

Arabsat and TV5 Monde have announced the broadcast of both TV5 Monde Maghreb Orient High Definition (HD) and TV5 Monde Style HD on the newly launched Arabsat Free-To-Air DVB-S2 platform. It carries – exclusively – many premium and highly viewed HD international channels, broadcast as Free-to-Air across the Middle East …

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Egypt’s Nilesat Signs Memorandum of Intention With PCCW Global For Global TV Network Solution Between Egypt And Rest Of The World

PCCW Global, the international operating division of Hong Kong Telecommunications (HKT), has signed a Memorandum of Intention with Nilesat, a leading satellite operator in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, to deliver TV channels into and out of Egypt. As part of its collaboration with Nilesat, PCCW Global …

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Israel’s Gilat and Intelsat Unveil Mobile Reach Solar 3G Solution for Mobile Network Operators that Need to Expand in Remote Areas

Intelsat S.A., operator of the world’s first Globalized Network, powered by its leading satellite backbone, and Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions, and services, announced on June 29, 2017, a joint managed services solution to provide 3G infrastructure in the most remote locations around …

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Eutelsat Launches Konnect Africa Broadband Service Using UAE’s Yahsat Capacity

The Konnect Africa broadband venture set up by Eutelsat Communications has in June 2017 officially launched new-generation services, starting in Benin, Cameroon, Kenya, Lesotho, Nigeria, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, and Uganda. Konnect Africa’s innovative service offerings and products, including packaged offers inspired by ‘pay as you go’ models and Wi-Fi …

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Israel’s IAI In Running To Supply Poland With Two Reconnaissance Satellites

Reports are emerging that Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) are being considered by the Polish Ministry of Defence to supply the Central European country with two high-resolution reconnaissance satellites valued at U.S.$2 billion. The Polish defence minister, Antoni Macierewicz, has sent a delegation of acquisition officials to IAI in Tel Aviv …

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#SpaceWatchME Interviews: Meir Moalem of Sky and Space Global

Sky and Space Global’s 3 Diamonds nano-satellites were successfully launched on 23 June 2017 aboard the PSLV from ISRO’s launch site at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, India. The launch is a key milestone for SAS as a business, which has been engaged in months of preparation ahead …

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