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Yahsat Appoints Amit Somani as Chief Growth and Strategy Officer

Yahsat

Al Yah Satellite Communications Company has announced the appointment of Amit Somani as Chief Growth and Strategy Officer. Mr. Somani, a veteran of the satellite communications industry, rejoins Yahsat with over 27 years of experience in satellite communications and management consulting. He already has extensive knowledge of Yahsat across various roles during his previous tenure with the company from 2010 to 2022. These included Vice President of Strategy and Business Development and, most recently, Chief Strategy Officer from 2014 to 2022.

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Aldoria and Arabsat Collaborate on Space Safety and Security

Arabsat and Aldoria have announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on enhancing space safety and security. The MoU is one of the fruitful outcomes of the 1st Space Debris Conference in Saudi Arabia held in Riyadh on February 11-12, which the Saudi Space Agency organized.

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Speedcast Wins Connectivity Contract with P&O Maritime Logistics

Speedcast has announced a multi-year contract award by P&O Maritime Logistics to manage communications onboard 59 support vessels operating around three continents and 12 countries across the globe. As a result, Speedcast will deploy its latest SIGMA management and edge computing platform onboard to create a software-automated network comprised of GEO and LEO VSAT, 5G and L-band solutions, delivering the highest service experience and reliability.

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Iran Launches Satellites Amid Ballistic Program Concerns

Iran launched three satellites, Kayhan-2, Hatef-1, and Mahda into space on Sunday to a minimum orbit of 450km (280 miles). Kayhan-2 and Hatef-1 are nanosatellites that Iran will use to evaluate narrowband communication and geopositioning technology. However, the much bigger Mahda satellites will help the nation test the accuracy of its Simorgh rocket in delivering multiple cargoes to space. 

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NASA and UAE Announce Artemis Lunar Gateway Airlock

NASA

NASA and the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have announced plans for MBRSC to provide an airlock for Gateway, humanity’s first space station that will orbit the Moon. Under a new implementing arrangement expanding their human spaceflight collaboration with NASA through Gateway, MBRSC will provide Gateway’s Crew and Science Airlock module, as well as a UAE astronaut to fly to the lunar space station on a future Artemis mission.

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Rivada and Wiseband Partner for Middle East Connectivity

Rivada

Rivada Space Networks has partnered with Wiseband, an Emirati satellite services company, to bring secure connectivity solutions to the Middle East region. Based in UAE and operating across the Middle East and Africa, Wiseband provides customized private satellite networking solutions to meet high-performance and stringent security requirements. The company currently has connectivity projects in UAE, KSA, Kuwait and Egypt.

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Space Cafe Radio – EshailSat Special ep. 2 – with Mohamed Al Sayed

This Space Café Radio is the second part of our mini-series about EshailSat -  SpaceWatch.Global publisher Torsten Kriening spoke with Mohamed Al Sayed, Executive Director of Sales at Es'hailSat, Qatar Satellite's Company. The company was founded in 2010 with the aim to provide Qatar with independent satellite capabilities and contribute to Qatar's National Vision 2030. Es'hailSat plays a key role in connecting the Middle East, Europe, Asia, and Africa due to its strategic geographical location.

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Space42 formed from merger of Bayanat and Yahsat

Participants in the signing image, from left to right: Rafal Modrzewski, CEO and Co-Founder of ICEYE, Hasan Al Hosani, CEO of Bayanat, Ali Al Hashemi, Group CEO of Yahsat

Space42 has been unveiled as the new brand for the enlarged entity following the announcement of the proposed merger of Bayanat and Yahsat earlier this week. The proposed merger will focus on AI-powered space technology in the MENA region. The companies believe that the combined entity will be optimally positioned to capture regional and international opportunities in geospatial and mobility solutions, satellite communications, and business intelligence. 

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Space Cafè Radio – Es’hailSat ep. 1 Mr. Hamad Al-Mannai

Hamad Al-Mannai, the Vice President of Commercial at Es'hailSat, shares the company's story and its achievements in a conversation with Emma, the Editor in Chief of SpaceWatch Global. The company was founded in 2010 with the aim to provide Qatar with independent satellite capabilities and contribute to Qatar's National Vision 2030.

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