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Israel’s IAI Unveils ADA-O Capability To Counter GNSS Jammers

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is introducing ADA-O, an additional development in the Adaptive Antenna (ADA) lineup, which addresses satellite jammers to ensure Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) availability for land platforms. The land platform can be readily integrated in a range of capabilities, providing a unique operational response to helps …

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UAE’s YahLive To Broadcast RT France HD In The Middle East

Global television news network RT expands its partnership with Yahlive, the Abu Dhabi-based satellite joint venture between world leading satellite operator SES and the UAE satellite company Yahsat, by introducing RT France HD to French speakers in the MENA region via Yahlive’s MENA beam. For the next three years, RT …

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Qatar’s Es’hail-2 Communications Satellite Starts Commercial Service

Es’hailSat, the Qatar Satellite Company, has announced that its recently launched satellite, Es’hail-2, entered commercial service to serve government, broadcast and telecommunications sectors in Middle East and North Africa. Es’hail-2, designed with Ka-band spot beams and Ku-band wide beams, joins Es’hail-1 at 25.5⁰E / 26.0°E MENA broadcast hotspot and will …

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SES-12 Communications Satellite Now Operational Over Asia-Pacific And The Middle East

SES has announced that its newest satellite, SES-12, is now ready to serve its video, fixed data, mobility and government customers across Asia-Pacific and the Middle East. The powerful satellite, which is designed with state-of-the-art wide beams and high throughput beams, will join SES-8 at 95 degrees East. SES-12 is …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op’Ed: GVF – Continuing the Satellite Discussion, CABSAT 2019

By Martin Jarrold In 2019 CABSAT returns to its traditional March calendar slot and once again the Dubai exhibition will be complemented with an important Global VSAT Forum (GVF) programme of key satellite industry themes which will afford a high-profile to participating speakers and supporting sponsor organizations. The GVF Satellite …

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UAE’s Thuraya And Panasonic’s ITC Global Partner To Deliver Maritime VSAT Service

Thuraya Telecommunications Company, a subsidiary of the Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat), has partnered with ITC Global to set up Thuraya VSAT+, the ground-breaking maritime satellite service. ITC Global is a subsidiary of Panasonic Avionics Corporation. The partnership gives Thuraya access to Panasonic’s global mobility network, which enables the Ku-band …

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Israel’s SpaceIL Team Successfully Launches Lunar Ambitions With Beresheet

Space IL has successfully launched the first private spacecraft to the Moon. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched from Cape Canaveral in Florida on Thursday, 21 February 2019, carrying the Beresheet spacecraft. Beresheet, meaning beginning or genesis in Hebrew, will land on the lunar surface in approximately sixty days and …

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Egypt’s EGYPTSAT-A Successfully Launched By Russia Despite Slight Launch Issue

Egypt’s latest high-resolution Earth observation satellite, EGYPTSAT-A, was successfully launched on board a Soyuz launch vehicle with a Fregat upper stage from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan late on 21 February 2019. While EGYPTSAT-A was eventually placed in its intended orbit at 650 kilometres altitude, there were reportedly some issues …

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Qatar’s Es’hailSat Teams With BridgeSat To Provide Laser Satellite Communications

Es’hailSat, Qatar Satellite Company and BridgeSat have announced a strategic relationship that will provide businesses and governments across the Middle East with affordable access to laser-based satellite broadband services. This is the latest milestone toward BridgeSat’s goal of providing organizations worldwide with a faster, less expensive and most secure alternative to …

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