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The MBRSC Shortlists 10 Candidates For UAE Analog Mission

The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) has announced the shortlist of 10 Emiratis out of over 100 applicants for the UAE Analog Mission#1, as part of the Scientific International Research in Unique Terrestrial Station (SIRIUS 20/21), an eight-month analog mission conducted at the NEK ground-based analogue facility in Moscow, …

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UAE Space Agency Commences Virtual Activities Of Global Space Industry Accelerator Programme

The UAE Space Agency, in collaboration with the Abu Dhabi-based global innovation hub Krypto Labs, announced on 9 April 2020 that it would be kicking off its virtual programmes as part of the Global Space Industry Accelerator (GSIA) initiative. This shows that despite social distancing guidelines in the current COVID-19 …

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Thuraya MarineStar Becomes A Major Success Story

Thuraya, the mobile satellite services subsidiary of the UAE-based global satellite company, Yahsat, announced on 9 April 2020 that Thuraya MarineStar, its best in class, affordable maritime voice solution with advanced two-way tracking and monitoring capabilities is a bestseller, especially in the Asian maritime markets. This versatile solution was sold …

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Cyber Security Company Cybereason Launches Middle East Operations

Cybereason provides complete visibility and actionable threat detection so security analysts can stop attacks before material damage happens. Cybereason’s Dubai-based operations will be overseen by Tarek Kuzbari, an industry sales veteran with experience at some of the world’s leading security companies. “The digital transformation era is expanding the attack surface …

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AXESS Networks Announces Joint Venture With Middle East Telecommunications Co.

AXESS Networks (AXESS), a global leader of satellite-based communications solutions, announced on 31 March 2020 that it will further strengthen its market presence in the Middle East: it has signed a joint venture agreement with the Saudi Arabian communications provider Middle East Telecommunications Co. (METelecom). The intention is to provide …

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Thuraya Commits to Support COVID-19 Global Humanitarian Response Plan

Thuraya, the Mobile Satellite Services (MSS) subsidiary of the UAE-based global satellite company, Yahsat, announced on 31 March 2020 that it has welcomed the launch of the COVID-19 Global Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP), announced by the United Nations Secretary-General on 25 March. The company will use its expertise and apply …

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UK’s Inmarsat Launches Connectivity Services In Saudi Arabia Across Land, Sea And Air

Global mobile satellite communications firm Inmarsat announced on 18 February 2020 that it will bring its world-leading maritime, aviation, and enterprise connectivity solutions to customers based in Saudi Arabia through new partner agreements. The company additionally announced that it has secured new spectrum licences to deliver both its narrow-band (L-band) …

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UAE Space Agency And MBRSC Launch Kibo Robot Programming Challenge

The UAE Space Agency, in collaboration with Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC), has launched the Kibo Robot Programming Challenge (Kibo-RPC), an educational competition about creating a program to operate free-flying robots in the International Space Station (ISS).    Students from all over the UAE are invited to take part …

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TheAngle And ABS Consolidate Their Relationship To Serve Customers In The MENA Region

ABS, a leading satellite operator, and TheAngle, a satellite network services integrator, announced on 10 March 2020 that they have extended their joint activities in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, serving customers across the ABS’ footprints at 75 degrees East. The collaboration focusses on providing energy, enterprise …

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