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#SpaceWatchGL Op’Ed: GVF – Continuing the Satellite Discussion, CABSAT 2019

By Martin Jarrold In 2019 CABSAT returns to its traditional March calendar slot and once again the Dubai exhibition will be complemented with an important Global VSAT Forum (GVF) programme of key satellite industry themes which will afford a high-profile to participating speakers and supporting sponsor organizations. The GVF Satellite …

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UAE’s Thuraya And Panasonic’s ITC Global Partner To Deliver Maritime VSAT Service

Thuraya Telecommunications Company, a subsidiary of the Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat), has partnered with ITC Global to set up Thuraya VSAT+, the ground-breaking maritime satellite service. ITC Global is a subsidiary of Panasonic Avionics Corporation. The partnership gives Thuraya access to Panasonic’s global mobility network, which enables the Ku-band …

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Israel’s SpaceIL Team Successfully Launches Lunar Ambitions With Beresheet

Space IL has successfully launched the first private spacecraft to the Moon. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched from Cape Canaveral in Florida on Thursday, 21 February 2019, carrying the Beresheet spacecraft. Beresheet, meaning beginning or genesis in Hebrew, will land on the lunar surface in approximately sixty days and …

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Egypt’s EGYPTSAT-A Successfully Launched By Russia Despite Slight Launch Issue

Egypt’s latest high-resolution Earth observation satellite, EGYPTSAT-A, was successfully launched on board a Soyuz launch vehicle with a Fregat upper stage from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan late on 21 February 2019. While EGYPTSAT-A was eventually placed in its intended orbit at 650 kilometres altitude, there were reportedly some issues …

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Qatar’s Es’hailSat Teams With BridgeSat To Provide Laser Satellite Communications

Es’hailSat, Qatar Satellite Company and BridgeSat have announced a strategic relationship that will provide businesses and governments across the Middle East with affordable access to laser-based satellite broadband services. This is the latest milestone toward BridgeSat’s goal of providing organizations worldwide with a faster, less expensive and most secure alternative to …

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UAE’s Yahsat And Thuraya Unveil MILSATCOM Solutions At Abu Dhabi’s IDEX 2019

Yahsat, the UAE’s leading global satellite operator, together with Thuraya, the mobile satellite services subsidiary of Yahsat, are displaying the latest government and military satellite communication technologies at this year’s International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) held in Abu Dhabi, UAE, 17-21 February 2019. During the five-day exhibition, Yahsat Government …

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France And The UAE Discuss Hyperspectral, Space Exploration Cooperation Plans

The head of the French national space agency, the Centre national d’études spatiales (CNES), Jean-Yves Le Gall, took part in the World Government Summit in Dubai, UAE, on 11 February 2019 where he met Dr. Mohammed Al Ahbabi, Director General of the United Arab Emirates Space Agency (UAESA), and Yousuf …

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Australia And UAE Space Agencies Sign Partnership MoU In Adelaide

The Australian Space Agency (ASA) has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the United Arab Emirates Space Agency, facilitating closer international partnerships in the space industry sectors. Deputy Head of the Australian Space Agency, Mr. Anthony Murfett said the MoU signing was another milestone for the Agency, demonstrating …

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Israel’s Gilat To Provide Satellite Broadband Solution For India’s GSAT-11

Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, has announced that it was awarded a multi-year contract to provide equipment and services for broadband connectivity over ISRO’s GSAT-11 across India. Larsen & Toubro (L&T), an Indian multinational company engaged in technology, engineering, construction, manufacturing …

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Israel’s Gilat Posts Strong Q4 2018 Financial Results; Reports Strong Profits and Growth

Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, today reported its results for the fourth quarter and full year ended 31 December 2018. Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2018 Key Financial Highlights: Quarterly revenues were $69.7 million, compared with $82.7 million in Q4 2017. …

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