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UAE Space Agency To Focus On Development Goals At UNISPACE +50

The UAE Space Agency has sent a high level delegation to UNISPACE +50, a symposium and special high-level meeting of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS), currently being held in Vienna from 18-22 June 2018. The event is a highlight of the space industry calendar and brings together representatives of the international space sector to discuss a wide variety of related topics

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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.

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Turkey Invited To Send Cosmonaut for Training By Russia

Russia has invited Turkey to send a Turkish national for Cosmonaut training, indicating that the relationship between these countries may now bear the substantial weight of ongoing human spaceflight cooperation obligations, despite difficulties on a number of issues, including Syria and the Armenia-Azerbaijani dispute over Nagorno-Karabakh.

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Pan-Arab Space Cooperation Gathering Support And Pace With UAE Leadership

Diplomatic efforts are gathering in the Middle East and North Africa toward the development of a regional mechanism for space cooperation and development among Arab countries. At the recent Global Aerospace Summit in Abu Dhabi, the region made progress toward establishing an Arab space organisation.

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UAE’s Thuraya and IEC’s New Maritime VSAT Service Takes Centre Stage at Posidonia

The maritime sector of today is more connected than ever before. Vessels of all kinds have effectively become floating offices where the same level of connectivity is in demand at sea as on the shore. Communications on board assist shipping fleet owners, cruise ships and also owners of smaller vessels and yachts to become more operationally efficient and to keep both crew and passengers happy by enabling them to access their mobile devices even whilst away at sea.

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IAI and Honeywell Team Up to Prevent GPS Jamming

Satellite-based navigation and timing plays an intrinsic role in modern communications, intelligence collection and electronic warfare systems. Yet, surprisingly, the deployment of measures that can protect these assets against incidents of attack such as jamming is not carried out. This leaves these critical systems vulnerable and exposed to attack by even low-power jammers, leading to disruption and potentially dangerous situations.

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