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Israel’s Gilat Receives Large Contract For Telecoms Infrastructure From Peru’s Fitel

Israel’s Gilat has received a U.S.$153.6 million contract from the Peruvian telecommunications investment fund, Fitel, to help build rural telecommunications infrastructure in the Amazonas and Ica regions of Peru and help bridge the rural divide. These two projects were announced last week. The Amazonas region project was awarded for U.S.$108 …

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Israel’s Spacecom Struggling To Come Up With AMOS-8 Deposit For Space Systems Loral

Israel’s Spacecom has again extended the time period it needs to raise funds for its initial deposit for U.S. Satellite manufacturer SpaceSystems/Loral (SSL) to build its AMOS-8 satellite, but the process – and payment — has been mired in delays. Most notable is the impending decision by the Israeli government …

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Planet and Airbus Collaborate on New Satellite Imagery Products

Taking the best of both company offerings, Planet and Airbus have signed an agreement to jointly develop a new range of satellite imagery products. Both companies have different strengths. Planet’s small satellites deliver daily global coverage of the Earth in lower resolution and Airbus delivers high resolution, but with less …

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UAE To Send First Astronaut To ISS In 2019 With Russian Help

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The UAE has announced that its first astronaut will be launched to the International Space Station (ISS) in 2019 with the assistance of the Russian space agency, Roscosmos. This confirms rumours circulating last month about the possibility of the UAE’s first astronaut being sent into orbit in 2019, despite the …

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Israeli Government To Make Decision On Home-Grown Or U.S.-Built Satellite

The Israeli government will shortly come to a decision on the manufacturer for its own satellite – and this has become a hot topic in industry and political circles. Perhaps somewhat controversially, Israeli satellite operator Spacecom decided to purchase its next satellite, AMOS-8, from Space Systems Loral, an American satellite …

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Australia’s Sky & Space Global Signs MOU With International Air Traffic Automation Systems

Sky and Space Global, the European-Israeli New Space satellite communications company that is registered on the Australian Stock Exchange, has announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with International Air Traffic Automation Systems (IATAS) for the use of its satellite network by the air traffic company. Sky …

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Inmarsat To Work With Hellenic Space Agency On Research And Development

International shipping exhibition, Posidonia, provided the perfect backdrop for the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between global mobile satellite service provider, Inmarsat and the Hellenic Space Agency (HSA). Signed between Inmarsat’s Maritime President Ronald Spithout and Christodoulos Protopapas, Chairman of the Hellenic Space Agency, the MoU will allow …

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