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Israel and ESA In Discussions Over Cooperative Agreement

Speaking at the 13th Ilan Ramon International Space Conference in Tel Aviv this week, the Director-General of the European Space Agency (ESA), Jan Wörner, said that discussion are underway for Israel to cooperate with the pan-European space agency under a “special arrangement.” In an interview with The Times of Israel, Wörner …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op’Ed: Quo Vadis CabSat 2018

Is the Middle Eastern satellite broadcasting market ripe for disruptive innovation? With new methods of content delivery through social media and mobile devices, and the advent of Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, and Blockchain technologies, ThorGroup’s Torsten Kriening argues that satellite broadcast companies operating in the region have little reason to feel …

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Singapore’s National University of Singapore and Defence Science Organisation Announce Satellite Research Centre

The National University of Singapore (NUS) and the Singaporean Defence Science Organisation’s (DSO) National Laboratory, with the support of the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), have announced the launch of their Satellite Technology and Research Centre (STAR). STAR is being established to conduct research and develop small satellites, in particular …

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Early Indications Suggest Successful Al Yah-3 Launch, Opening New Markets

Early indications suggest that Arianespace has successfully launched Yahsat’s Al Yah-3 and SES’s SES-14 communications satellites into geostationary orbit. The launch, designated VA241 by Arianespace, was conducted by an Ariane 5 space launch vehicle from the Kourou space launch centre in French Guiana, located in Latin America. An Arianespace press …

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AsiaSat Introduces “Content Anytime, Anywhere,” Hybrid Satellite-IP Service

Hong Kong-based satellite communications provider has announced the launch of its “Content Anytime, Anywhere,” service to enable the delivery of content to portable devices across its satellite constellation footprint in the Asia-Pacific. Delivery of content will be done through an IP-based Over-the-Top (OTT) service, described by AsiaSat as a “hybrid …

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Bentley Walker Announces VSAT Service in Afghanistan Using Avanti’s HYLAS-4

VSAT network supplier and operator Bentley Walker has announced that it will launch its iDirect-based DVB-S2X service in Afghanistan. The launch of this service follows successful rollouts in Iraq and Libya by Bentley Walker. The iDirect-based DVB-S2X desktop modem will allow users to access high-throughput broadband internet using Avanti’s Hylas …

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