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Airbus Defence And Space Showcases Its Military Satellite Portfolio To South Africa

Airbus Defence and Space has been highlighting its wide range of satellite-based solutions to the South African military and other organisations during the company’s recent Airbus Defence and Space South Africa Defence Day 2018 presentation in Pretoria. The country already utilises Airbus satellite products. The South African National Space Agency …

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Zimbabwe To Create National Geo-Spatial And Space Agency

The Zimbabwe government has announced that it intends to create a national space agency that will be called the National Geo-Spatial and Space Agency (NGSSA). The NGSSA will be run by the Zimbabwe Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education and is being created as part of the ministry’s 100-day plan. …

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South Africa’s Square Kilometer Array Partners With Dutch Optical Telescope for Astronomical Breakthroughs

The South African Square Kilometer Array (SKA) has partnered with the Dutch optical telescope MeerLICHT to create the world’s first combined radio and optical telescope – a kind of ‘eyes and ears’ approach to astronomy – that could provide huge advances in both astronomy and astrophysics. Launched last week, the …

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Thaicom and Croatia’s MediaVision Partner to Broadcast Content to Africa

Thaicom, one of the largest commercial satellite communication companies in the Asia-Pacific, has announced an agreement with MediaVision as part of the expansion of its broadcast platform in Africa. The Thaicom-MediaVision agreement will utilise Thaicom’s MCPC broadcasting platform to broadcast MediaVision content from Europe via the THAICOM-6 satellite located at …

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African Smart Cities Get Boost From Inmarsat, Tillman, and Smart Africa Initiative Agreement

Inmarsat, a leading provider of global mobile satellite communications, announced on 9 May 2018 that it, in conjunction with Tillman Digital Cities and CivicConnect, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Smart Africa secretariat to accelerate the development and implementation of public-private partnerships (PPP) with the Smart Africa …

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Ugandan Rural Connectivity To Be Provided By Intelsat and Israel’s Gilat

The world’s largest satellite communications provider, Intelsat, will partner with Israel’s Gilat in a pilot program to provide a communications infrastructure for Uganda’s rural populations as part of the effort to enhance that country’s economic and social development. The effort will be instrumental in helping to accelerate the Uganda government’s …

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Nigeria’s NigComSat Confirms Acquisition of Two Satellites From China Great Wall Industry Corp.

A senior executive from Nigeria’s NigComSat has confirmed to the Nigerian press that the satellite communications company is to acquire two additional satellites from the China Great Wall Industry Corporation. This confirmation follows an agreement between NigComSat and Chinese development banks to provide Nigeria with U.S.$500 million in aid to …

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