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Spacecom Orders Multi-Band High-Throughput Satellite From Boeing Satellite Systems International

Spacecom, the Israeli operator of the AMOS satellite fleet, announced on 21 December 2016 that it has entered into a satellite procurement agreement with Boeing Satellite Systems International. The deal for AMOS-17 is worth U.S.$161 million. The new satellite, AMOS-17, expected to be launched in 2019, will operate from 17°E …

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Vaezi announces launch of three Iranian satellites by 2018

In what appears to be another schedule slippage in the Iranian space programme, the Iranian Minister for Communication and Information Technology, Mahmoud Vaezi, announced that three domestically built satellites will be launched by 2018. The first satellite scheduled for launch is the Dousti (Farsi for Friendship), also known as SharifSat, …

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The #SpaceWatchME Interviews: Thomas Van den Driessche of Newtec

In the latest SpaceWatch Middle East interview series, Torsten Kriening speaks to Thomas Van den Driessche, Chief Executive Officer at Newtec. They discuss the Middle East satellite market, areas for growth, company innovation and the future of the business.  Newtec is one of the biggest satellite communications companies in the …

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The #SpaceWatchME Interviews: Samer Halawi of Thuraya

In the latest SpaceWatch Middle East interview series, Torsten Kriening speaks to Samer Halawi, Chief Executive Officer at Thuraya. They discuss the Middle East satellite market, areas for growth, company innovation and the future of the business. Thuraya is set to diversify the business and to disrupt the industry with …

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