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The #SpaceWatchME #WEF Interviews: Dr. Olga Stelmakh of McGill University

In the latest SpaceWatch Middle East interview series, Torsten Kriening speaks to Dr. Olga Stelmakh of McGill University, Canada. They discuss the work of the World Economic Forum, ‘Future of Space Technologies’ Council. On 13-14 November 2016 the Annual Meeting for the Global Future Councils took place in Dubai, UAE. Once …

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Day 31 – #SpaceWatchME helps – Donation Campaign

Madagascar – 2015/2016 TSF provides extra-curricular learning activities via tablets for vulnerable children in the town of Miarinarivo in Madagascar. In collaboration with German organisation Ny Hary, the children are provided with a safe environment in which they can use TSF mLearning facilities to boost their learning. Credits: Télécoms Sans …

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Turksat Chairman announces that Turksat 6-A construction is underway

Türksat attended the 2nd Global SatShow, which brought together prominent companies from the world satellite and space technology sector and which was organized this year under the “Smart Connections” theme. At the Istanbul Haliç Congress Centre, where the conference was hosted by ESOA (EMEA Satellite Operators Association) along with MÜSİAD’s …

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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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