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UAE’s Mars Mission to aid aerospace development

The space technologies developed by the UAE’s Mars Mission will contribute to the aerospace industry in three key ways – the transformation of aircraft design, ventilation technology and aircraft propulsion, a senior industry executive told Emirates News Agency, WAM. “The Mars Mission will create a significant amount of invaluable data …

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Israel’s Ministry of Defense and IAI Launch the Ofek 16 Satellite

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The Space Administration in the Directorate of Defense Research and Development (DDR&D) of the Israel Ministry of Defense (IMoD), and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), have successfully launched the Ofek 16 reconnaissance satellite into space on the sixth of July 2020, at 4:00 AM. The launch was performed from a launch …

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Thuraya Users to Benefit from Ericsson Core Network Modernization

United Arab Emirates-based mobile satellite services operator Thuraya has signed an agreement with Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) for a core network modernization and upgrade to a 4G and 5G ready infrastructure. Ericsson will modernize and optimize Thuraya’s network to a virtualized core that supports existing and new features and services in …

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YAHSAT NAMES ANDREW COLE AS NEW CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat), the leading UAE-based global satellite operator, announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Andrew Cole as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). He will assume the position from 1 July onwards. Andrew joins Yahsat soon after the company boosted its leadership with four Emirati executive …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: The UAE and “the next frontier”​ – why we are keen to develop our space program, and doing so in a hurry

By Talal Al Kaissi How things began, and where they are now: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has long looked to space as a domain we would like to make a meaningful contribution to for a variety of reasons. A meeting between our late founder and President Sheikh Zayed with the Apollo …

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Thuraya and Telespazio Sign Partnership Agreement for Global Distribution

Thuraya, the mobile satellite services subsidiary of the UAE’s Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat), has signed a partnership agreement with Telespazio, a joint venture between Leonardo (67%) and Thales (33%), to distribute its products and services worldwide. Telespazio customers in critical sectors such as government, maritime, energy and relief …

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Momentus and EnduroSat Announce Two Service Agreements

Momentus, provider of in-space transportation services for satellites, and EnduroSat, the European designer of spacecraft for business applications and space exploration missions, announced two separate service agreements. The 6U and 1U CubeSats will launch February 2021 on the second Vigoride demo mission onboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. The Shared …

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UNOOSA and UAE Space Agency announce agreement to advance space sustainability

The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Space Agency digitally signed an agreement today to increase collaboration on the long-term sustainability of space activities and promote the use of space for sustainable development. Space exploration is booming more than 80 countries have launched …

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Lockheed Martin Partners With TAQNIA To Build New Satellite Ground System For KSA

Following the successful launch and operation of Saudi Arabia’s newest commercial communications satellite, SaudiGeoSat-1 (SGS-1), Lockheed Martin has been selected to develop a new ground system to control, manage and operate the satellite. The Saudi Technology Development and Investment Company (TAQNIA) and Lockheed Martin will develop and deploy the new …

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