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Speedcast Awarded Contract Supporting Leading Oil & Gas Engineering Services Customer in Iraq

Speedcast has been awarded a new multi-year contract with an Oil & Gas engineering services customer for fully managed Internet services and IT support across the company’s base in Iraq. This company is an existing customer of Speedcast in EMEA that, with this new contract, is extending the scope of …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op’ed: Here’s how the Emirati astronauts get fit and focused for the UAE’s first mission to space

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and Livehealthy.ae, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and texts. This is “Here’s how the Emirati astronauts get fit and focused for the UAE’s first mission to space”, originally published 16 September 2019 at Livehealthy.ae. The UAE is preparing to …

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UAE’s MBRSC And Japan’s JAXA Sign STEM Education Agreement For Use Of ISS Kibo Technology

ISS, courtesy NASA

The Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) of the United Arab Emirates and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) will cooperatively perform an educational project that uses JAXA’s “Int-Ball”, a camera robot for the International Space Station, when the UAE astronaut gets on board the International Space Station for the first …

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Arab League And UAE Space Agency Discuss Arab Space Cooperation Group

Ahmed Aboul Gheit, Secretary-General of the Arab League, received Eng. Mohamed Nasser Al Ahbabi, Director-General of the UAE Space Agency, at the headquarters of the General Secretariat of the Arab League in Cairo, to discuss an initiative launched by the UAE to establish the “Arab Space Cooperation Group.” In a …

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NTT DOCOMO Awards Gilat an LTE Satellite Backhaul Project to Expand Its LTE Footprint

Gilat has announced that NTT DOCOMO has awarded Gilat a project for LTE satellite backhaul, to expand its LTE footprint. Gilat, in partnership with SKY Perfect JSAT, will provide NTT DOCOMO with a solution for rural coverage extension, while ensuring secure and robust coverage even in the most challenging weather …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op’ed: No Tardigrades Here by Laura Montgomery

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and Laura Montgomery, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and texts. This is “No Tardigrades Here”, originally published 22 August 2019. No, a tardigrade is not what you get when you’re late to class.  It’s a microbial “water bear.”  It’s …

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SpaceX Successfully Launches AMOS-17 For Israel’s Spacecom

On Tuesday, 6 August 2019, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket successfully lifted off from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, carrying the AMOS-17 satellite for Spacecom. Liftoff occurred at 7:23 p.m. EDT, or 23:23 UTC and the satellite was deployed approximately 31 minutes after liftoff. …

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Israel’s Gilat Awarded $7 Million Contract By U.S. Army for WIN-T Programme

Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, has announced that its subsidiary Wavestream received orders for over U.S.$7 million for the U.S. Army’s WIN-T (Warfighter Information Network-Tactical) program. WIN-T was established to provide anytime, anywhere connectivity via the U.S. DoD’s Wideband Global SATCOM …

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NanoRacks Delivers UAE Science Experiments To ISS For Upcoming Emirati Astronaut Mission

ISS, courtesy NASA

The 18th cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station from SpaceX delivered a historic mission for NanoRacks. NanoRacks, the leading provider of commercial access to low-Earth orbit, transported the materials for the science experiments that will be conducted by the first Emirati astronaut upon his arrival to the International …

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#SpaceWatchGL interviews: Bassam Alfeeli of Orbital Space Kuwait

During the Space Generation Advisory Council Event in Kuwait, SpaceWatch.Global Editor Chaitanya Gopal had the chance to sit down with Dr. Bassam Alfeeli, the Founder of Orbital Space,  the first private company in the Middle East to provide access to space through CubeSat technology. Here, he talks about his ambitions …

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