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UAE Space Agency Launches Ten Initiatives to Enhance Happiness and Positivity

The UAE Space Agency has launched ten initiatives that include work programmes and activities seeking to develop and enhance happiness, positivity, and job loyalty in the UAE space sector. The initiatives, announced during a workshop for the Agency’s employees in Abu Dhabi, will focus on enhancing the institutional environment and …

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Israel’s Gilat Selected by Latin American Telecom Service Provider for Cellular Backhaul Project

Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, announced today that it was awarded by a major Telecom Service Provider in Latin America full responsibility to deliver and operate satellite-based LTE backhaul, for the purpose of delivering high-performance broadband to multiple locations. Gilat was …

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Earth Observation Data And Services Market in 2026: U.S.$8.5 Billion, With Potential to Reach U.S.$15 Billion

According to the 10th edition of Euroconsult’s report, Satellite-Based Earth Observation: Market Prospects to 2026, the Earth Observation (EO) data and services market should reach U.S.$8.5 billion by 2026 based on current growth trajectories. An alternative value-added services (VAS) model also presented has a combined market potential of U.S.$15 billion. …

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UAE’s MBRSC To Host UNOOSA High Level Forum On Space Sustainability

The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) will host the United Nations/United Arab Emirates High Level Forum: “Space as a Driver for Socio-Economic Sustainable Development,” which will be jointly organised by the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and the United Arab Emirates Space Agency, held from November …

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Orbital Witness Wins Airbus’ Global Earth Observation Challenge

Airbus has named Orbital Witness the winner of its “Global Earth Observation Challenge.” It receives a voucher worth €50,000 for the acquisition of satellite data and will benefit from both technical and business coaching. The competition encourages start-ups to innovate and develop new applications primarily based on Airbus’ satellite data. …

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#SpaceWatchME Interviews: Simonetta di Pippo of UNOOSA About the High Level Forum Dubai 2017

Prior to this year’s High Level Forum in Dubai, SpaceWatch Middle East spoke with Simonetta di Pippo, Director of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), about this year’s HLF forecast. We are heading towards the 2017 High Level Forum (HLF) in Dubai. Last year the Dubai Declaration …

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Saudi Arabia and Virgin Announce Partnership on Spaceflight, Satellite Launch, and Space-Centric Entertainment Industry

The Public Investment Fund (PIF) of Saudi Arabia and Virgin Group (Virgin), have signed a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for a partnership under which PIF intends to invest approximately $1 billion into Virgin Galactic, The Spaceship Company and Virgin Orbit, with an option for $480 million of future additional …

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