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#SpaceWatchME review: Global Space Congress: Day 1 Highlights

The Global Space Congress at St. Regis Saadiyat Island Abu Dhabi Hotel was buzzing on 31 January 2017 as it welcomed an international delegation including heads of space agencies, C-Level executives from leading space and aerospace companies, government ministries, top researchers, and academics. The day was packed with presentations and …

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Intelsat EpicNG Coverage Extended to Millions of Additional End Users Around Globe as Intelsat 33e Begins Service

Intelsat, operator of the world’s first Globalized Network, powered by its leading satellite backbone, announced on 30 January 2017 that Intelsat 33e, the second of the Intelsat EpicNG high throughput satellites (HTS), successfully completed all in-orbit testing and entered service on 29 January 2017. Manufactured by Boeing and launched in …

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UAE’s Thuraya showcases Connected Ambulance at Arab Health 2017

Thuraya Telecommunications Company will showcase a “Connected Ambulance” at this year’s Arab Health Exhibition & Congress. The emergency vehicle features an integrated telemedicine solution and Thuraya IP Voyager terminal. The exhibition, taking place at Dubai World Trade Center from January 30th to February 2nd 2017, will include daily live demonstrations …

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UAE’s Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre concludes its first Project Space

The Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) concluded the first edition of its “Project Space” event, held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, Chairman of Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre and general supervisor of all projects of the …

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The #SpaceWatchME Interviews: Global Space Governance – Part 2

A Space Lawyer’s Perspective In the latest SpaceWatch Middle East interview series, Torsten Kriening speaks to Dr. Olga Stelmakh of McGill University, Canada. They discuss the area of global space governance. This is one that not often discussed, yet it is critical and as space becomes an increasingly important part …

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Syria and Russia in satellite broadcasting talks

The Syrian Minister for Information, Mohammed Ramez Turgeman, has intimated that the Syrian government is in discussions with Russia about a possible satellite acquisition so that Damacus can assert greater control over how its information and propaganda can be disseminated throughout the country and beyond without being interfered with. The …

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NorthTelecom signed an agreement with Philippine Public Telecommunications

NorthTelecom has recently entered into an agreement with a Philippine-based Public Telecommunications Entity (PTE) to supply satellite ground hardware, space segment capacity, and Internet bandwidth for the Philippine rural market, especially the unserved and underserved areas. The capacity requirement for the 3-year project is estimated to be around 1.5 to …

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