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Market for Earth observation data and services forecast to grow by 9% annually over next decade

In its new survey titled, “Satellite-Based Earth Observation Market Prospects to 2028”, Euroconsult forecasts that the market for data and services derived from Earth observation (EO) satellites is expected to grow by 9.4 percent each year for the next ten years for a total upside market value of $12.1 billion …

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Iran Claims To Be Developing One-Metre Resolution Earth Observation Satellite

The head of the Iran Space Agency, Morteza Barari, told Iranian media that Iran plans to develop and build a high-resolution Earth observation satellite capable of taking images of one-metre resolution. “We are after putting into the orbit a sensing satellite with the precision power of one meter,” Barari told …

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Egypt’s TIBA-1 Communications Satellite Prepped For November Launch By Arianespace

Processing is now underway with the TIBA-1 satellite passenger for Arianespace’s next dual-payload Ariane 5 mission, which is scheduled for a November liftoff from the Spaceport in French Guiana. Preparations so far have included TIBA-1’s fit-check – an initial milestone validating the satellite’s compatibility with the adapter that will serve …

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UAE To Make Smart Map Of Emirati Natural Resources And Capital Using Satellite Imagery

The UAE’s Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) announced on 2 November 2019 that it has commenced work on the Smart Map of Natural Capital of the UAE. The two-phased initiative aims to identify local biologically rich ecosystems and the services they provide to the indigenous environment, in addition …

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Israel’s Gilat And China Satcom Partner For Future Chinese Satellite Communications Services

Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services and China Satellite Communications Co., Ltd. (China Satcom), announced on 29 October 2019 the strengthening of the already established strategic partnership to jointly provide advanced satellite communication services covering: Aero, Land and Maritime fixed and mobility …

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UAE’s KhalifaSat Marks One Year On Orbit: 7,250 Images Captured

Within one year of its launch, KhalifaSat captured 7,250 high-quality images and was able to complete 5,431 low Earth orbits, and communicated with the ground station at the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) 906 times to send information and images, and receive updates. KhalifaSat sent 355 terabytes of data …

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UAE’s MBRSC Receives IAF Flag For 2020’s 71st International Astronautical Congress In Dubai

The UAE, represented by Yousuf Hamad Al Shaibani, Director-General of the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC), received the organising committee flag for the 71st International Astronautical Congress (IAC), which is set to be held in Dubai in 2020. Al Shaibani and Pascale Ehrenfreund, the new President of the International …

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Eutelsat Orders EUTELSAT 10B Satellite for Inflight and Maritime Connectivity Services

Eutelsat has signed a letter of agreement with Thales Alenia Space for the procurement of EUTELSAT 10B, a new all-electric satellite built on the Spacebus NEO platform. Scheduled to be launched in 2022, the satellite will be located at 10° East, an orbital position that offers a unique visibility spanning …

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UAE Space Agency Flies Flag At 70th International Astronautical Congress In Washington DC

The UAE Space Agency, represented by a high-level delegation led by Dr. Ahmad Belhoul Al Falasi, Minister of State for Higher Education and Advanced Skills and Chairman of the UAE Space Agency, is participating in the 70th International Astronautical Congress (IAC) 2019. The event is being held between 21-25 October …

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Turkey And Italy Seek To Boost Space Collaboration And Satellite Development

Ankara recently hosted its Turkey-Italy Innovation Day event where space cooperation between the two countries was highlighted by senior officials and corporate executives. Among the agenda items of the event was a common desire to increase space cooperation and satellite development between the two countries. Lokman Kuzu, director of the …

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