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#SpaceWatchGL Op’ed: On-Orbit Servicing or Roadside Assistance In Space by BusinessCom Networks

There is a new sector emerging within the space industry that could utterly revolutionise the satellite sector. On-orbit servicing could be the biggest advancement the industry has seen yet as it could bring with it the capabilities to tackle space debris, to repair operational satellites and even upgrade them, reducing …

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Arabsat To Assist Cloud Constellation Corporation In Providing SpaceBelt Cloud Data Storage

Arabsat will assist U.S.-based company Cloud Constellation Corporation in providing space-based cloud data storage with the aim of improving data storage security. Arabsat and Cloud Constellation announced last week that they have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to develop a go-to-market strategy for enterprise and government customers in …

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UAE’s Yahsat Seeks To Enter Burgeoning Internet Of Things Market

UAE’s Yahsat is looking at providing satellite connectivity for managing networked devices in the Internet of Things (IoT) in a bid to ensure growing revenues in the coming years. The Mubadala Investment Company-owned satellite operator will use this move to enter the mobility and IoT segments, as well as possibly …

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Israel’s Gilat Receives Large Contract For Telecoms Infrastructure From Peru’s Fitel

Israel’s Gilat has received a U.S.$153.6 million contract from the Peruvian telecommunications investment fund, Fitel, to help build rural telecommunications infrastructure in the Amazonas and Ica regions of Peru and help bridge the rural divide. These two projects were announced last week. The Amazonas region project was awarded for U.S.$108 …

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Israel’s Spacecom Struggling To Come Up With AMOS-8 Deposit For Space Systems Loral

Israel’s Spacecom has again extended the time period it needs to raise funds for its initial deposit for U.S. Satellite manufacturer SpaceSystems/Loral (SSL) to build its AMOS-8 satellite, but the process – and payment — has been mired in delays. Most notable is the impending decision by the Israeli government …

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Planet and Airbus Collaborate on New Satellite Imagery Products

Taking the best of both company offerings, Planet and Airbus have signed an agreement to jointly develop a new range of satellite imagery products. Both companies have different strengths. Planet’s small satellites deliver daily global coverage of the Earth in lower resolution and Airbus delivers high resolution, but with less …

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UAE To Send First Astronaut To ISS In 2019 With Russian Help

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The UAE has announced that its first astronaut will be launched to the International Space Station (ISS) in 2019 with the assistance of the Russian space agency, Roscosmos. This confirms rumours circulating last month about the possibility of the UAE’s first astronaut being sent into orbit in 2019, despite the …

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Israeli Government To Make Decision On Home-Grown Or U.S.-Built Satellite

The Israeli government will shortly come to a decision on the manufacturer for its own satellite – and this has become a hot topic in industry and political circles. Perhaps somewhat controversially, Israeli satellite operator Spacecom decided to purchase its next satellite, AMOS-8, from Space Systems Loral, an American satellite …

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