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UAE’s Falcon Eye-1 Reconnaissance Satellite Set For Launch From French Guiana on 6 July 2019

The United Arab Emirates will launch the Falcon Eye-1 satellite into orbit on Saturday, 6 July 2019, at the French Guiana Space Centre at 05:53 UAE time (01:53:03 GMT). Falcon Eye-1 will be the fourth Earth observation satellite launched by the UAE, and the first reconnaissance satellite, bringing the total …

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Israeli Satellite Technology Company hiSky Expands Presence Into UK

An innovative company looking to make satellite communications more accessible and affordable is set to create over 100 high-tech jobs in London and Oxfordshire. The Israeli company hiSky has established a UK limited company – hiSkySat Limited – based in London, with an R&D centre at Harwell to develop a …

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UAE Meteorological Centre Calls For Enhanced Arabian Peninsula Coverage Using Chinese Weather Satellites

The UAE’s National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) delegation has concluded its participation at the 18th World Meteorological Congress in Geneva. The delegation was headed by NCM Executive Director, Dr. Abdulla Al Mandous. Highlights of the Congress included the election of German Professor Dr. Gerhard Adrian as the new President of …

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French Space Agency CNES To Participate In UAE’s Dubai World Expo 2020

The Centre national d’études spatiales (CNES) and the Compagnie Française des Expositions (COFREX) signed a partnership agreement concerning CNES’s presence in the France Pavilion at World Expo 2020 in Dubai. The World Expo in Dubai will run from 20 October 2020 to 10 April 2021. Covering 438 hectares and focused …

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#SpaceWatchGL Interviews: Dr. Moriba Jah of The University of Texas

SSA or Space Situational Awareness is without doubt one of the most pressing challenges that the space industry faces. With orbits becoming increasingly crowded and a slew of mega constellations of small satellites either in the process of being lofted or expected in the near future, definitive action is required …

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UAE Space Agency Officially Joins French-Led Space Climate Observatory

The UAE Space Agency has joined the Space Climate Observatory (SCO) initiative, along with other international space agencies, in an official ceremony attended by the French President Emmanuel Macron. The initiative aims to establish a framework for cooperation between the participating countries, support the exchange of information and data on …

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MBRSC Launches Emirates Mars Mission Science Week Promoting UAE Space Exploration Ambitions

The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) will launch the Emirates Mars Mission (EMM) Science Week during the first week of July, at the Emirates Towers Youth Hub. Science Week is an EMM initiative, the first Arab space exploration mission to an outer planet. EMM Science Week will include six …

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Arabsat Welcomes French Tribunal’s Verdict In beIN Satellite Television Dispute

The Arab Satellite Communications Organization (Arabsat) welcomes the Thursday, 13 June 2019, ruling issued by the President of the Tribunal de Grande Instance de Paris on the false allegations made by Qatar’s beIN Sports and its French-based branch. Arabsat greatly values and respects the integrity of the French judiciary, which …

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#SpacewatchGL Interviews: Mohammed Al Haj of GULFSAT Communications

Gulfsat has been providing the MENA region with satellite communications services since 1995. The last almost two decades have seen a great deal of change within the industry, and Gulfsat has had the agility to move with these changes. In this interview with Sales Executive, Chaitanya Gopal, Mohammed Al Haj, …

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