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UAE Space Agency And NASA Sign Implementing Agreement For Joint Space Exploration

The UAE Space Agency and the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) signed an Implementing Agreement (IA) on 2 October 2018 on the sidelines of the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) held in Bremen, Germany, which will open the way for collaborative projects in space science and exploration, as well …

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EgyptSat-A EO Satellite To Be Launched By Russia In December 2018

Russia will launch the EgyptSat-A Earth observation satellite on a Soyuz-2.1B space launch vehicle on 27 December 2018, according to Russian press reports. The December date is a month later than the one cited in earlier reports in early September, though no reason has been given for the revised date. …

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India And Morocco Sign MoU’s On Space Cooperation and Cyber Security

India and Morocco signed Memoranda of Understandings on space and cyber security cooperation in New Delhi on 25 September 2018, it has been announced. In 2015 the two countries decided to elevate bilateral ties to a Strategic Partnership and have been working to include new areas of cooperation to the …

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UAE Space Agency To Release National Investment Strategy In October 2018

The UAE Space Agency is preparing a comprehensive strategy for investing in the country’s space sector, in cooperation with relevant UAE federal and individual Emirate authorities, and which will be released in October 2018. Dr. Mohammed Al Ahbabi, the Director-General of the UAE Space Agency, said that the strategy will …

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Israel’s Spacecom Cancels AMOS-8 Satellite Order With Space Systems Loral

After the Israeli government’s decision to subsidize Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) to build the AMOS-8 communications satellite, Spacecom has informed U.S. satellite manufacturer Space Systems Loral (SSL) that it is cancelling its March 2018 contract for them to build the satellite. According to various media reports, Spacecom notified the Tel …

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Arabsat And Talia Join Forces To Provide Secure TV Services

Talia Limited, a leading communication provider serving the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and the Americas, have announced the completion, and successful deployment, of a new state-of-the-art uplink platform, complete and ready to host High Definition and Standard Definition channel’s secure transmission on Arabsat Badr-7 satellite at 26°E. Thanks to Arabsat’s …

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Arabsat And Newtec Sign Agreement To Provide HTS Coverage In Middle East And Africa

Newtec – the Belgian company specialising in designing, developing, and manufacturing equipment and technologies for satellite communications – and Arab Satellite Communications (Arabsat) have signed a new multi-million Euro contract, expanding their long-term partnership. The new agreement will enable the launch of new High Throughput Satellite (HTS) services throughout the …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op’ed: HAPs – A Future Complement to Satellite

The satellite industry has long been renowned for its unique ability to deliver connectivity to remote regions of the world, making communications accessible where they previously weren’t available. However, there is a technology that is being trialled by some of the world’s biggest tech companies that promises to enable telecommunications …

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UAE’s YahSat And Hughes Network Systems Create JV To Provide Satellite Broadband

The UAE’s Yahsat is creating a joint venture with U.S. company Hughes Network Systems to provide commercial Ka-band satellite broadband services across Africa, the Middle East, and Southwest Asia. Hughes will purchase a minority interest in the venture. The new venture will provide unserved and underserved communities with reliable, high-speed …

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