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Yahsat Boosts Thuraya’s Next-Gen Capabilities

Airbus has been selected by Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat), the UAE’s leading global satellite operator, to build Thuraya 4-NGS, the next-generation mobile telecommunications system that will drive the continued advancement of Thuraya’s L-band business. Thuraya 4-NGS will deliver higher capabilities and flexibility while increasing capacity and coverage across …

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AXESS Receives Financing to Continue Consolidating Globally

AXESS Networks, the result of a merger between Axesat in Latin America and CETel in Europe, is a global player in the satellite communications industry, with operations in 50 countries on four continents, providing tailored managed end-to-end communications solutions to its corporate customers. Recently Spanish development finance company COFIDES and …

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Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Center board meets on strategic plans

The Board of Directors of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Center, MBRSC, held a meeting chaired by Talal Humaid Belhoul, Vice President, MBRSC to discuss developments related to future projects at the Center, aligned with the strategic plan of the UAE’s National Space Program. The meeting was attended by Hamad Obaid …

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Space4Impact opens call for NewSpace companies to join

Space4Impact (www.space4impact.org) believes that space can do more for the Earth. Space4Impact will create an international ecosystem of governmental and non-governmental organisations, investors, entrepreneurs & corporates. The goal is to maximize the positive impact that space technologies, infrastructures and data can bring to the planet for a sustainable future. Through the …

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Space Tech Expo Europe 2020 postponed

Space Tech Expo Europe is the continent’s major dedicated supply-chain and engineering event for manufacturing, design, test and engineering services for spacecraft, subsystems and space-qualified components. The exhibition and conference draw attendance from thousands of industry leaders, decision makers, engineers, specifiers and buyers to meet manufacturers across the supply chain …

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Summer webinars begin at European Center for Space Law

From the 24 – 28th of August 2020, the European Center for Space Law will be organizing an one week online webinars called the ECSL Summer Webinars. If you are interested in joining the online event, you can register until August 23rd by sending an email to [email protected] mentioning: first name …

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Skylo and Sony Semiconductor Israel to deploy IoT over satellite

Skylo, maker of an affordable network that connects any machine or sensor, announced a partnership with Sony Semiconductor Israel (formerly known as Altair Semiconductor). With the partnership, Skylo and Sony are the first to develop and deploy cellular IoT chipsets (branded “Altair”) that can connect via geostationary satellites, leveraging the …

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Spacecom and NOVELSAT Demo High-Volume Video Delivery over AMOS-17

Spacecom, operator of the AMOS satellites fleet, and NOVELSAT, a global leader in content connectivity over satellite, announced the successful demonstration of end-to-end video delivery over AMOS-17 high throughput satellite, from network core to network edge, serving user devices over a wireless network and showcasing high-quality user experience. The demonstration …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: What Bedouins can teach us about Space Sustainability 

by Alyssa Goessler  Sustainability has been practiced as a precondition for survival by many indigenous groups throughout the span of history. For those of us concerned with sustainability in space—or “the ability of all humanity to continue to use outer space for peaceful purposes and socioeconomic benefit over the long …

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Airbus to build BADR-8 satellite for Arabsat

Airbus has been contracted by Arabsat, one of the world’s top satellite operators, to build BADR-8, their new generation telecommunications satellite. BADR-8 will replace and increase Arabsat’s capacity and augment its core business at the BADR hotspot 26°E. The BADR-8 satellite will be based on the-state-of-the-art Airbus Eurostar Neo electric orbit …

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