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Iranian Satellite Jamming In Shiraz Could Cause 24,000 Cancer Cases In Coming Years

Iranian politicians representing the city of Shiraz in the Fars district of Iran have publicly claimed that Iranian government satellite jamming activities are causing significant health problems for their constituents. Members of the Iranian parliament (called the Majlis in Farsi), Ali Akbari and Masoud Rezaee, have been vocal in their …

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The Precis: UK Domestic Space Law

As part of the new partnership between SpaceWatch Middle East and The Précis, we will occasionally be publishing selected articles from the publication. The Précis is a quarterly space law and policy report produced by Space Law & Policy Solutions, run by the prominent space lawyer and friend of SpaceWatch Middle East, Michael J. Listner. Reproduced here …

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Kuwait’s GulfSat and Eutelsat Welcome Kuwait TV’s Al-Qurain TV In HD To EUTELSAT-8 West B Satellite

Kuwait TV, the official Kuwaiti state broadcaster and part of the Kuwaiti Ministry of Information, announced at CABSAT 2017 in Dubai that the new Al-Qurain TV channel has launched in its free-to-air HD platform hosted on the EUTELSAT 8 West B satellite. The capacity used by Kuwait TV is provided …

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UAE’s XSAT Enters Long-Term Partnership With Yahsat At CABSAT 2017

Yahsat, the UAE-based satellite operator announced the start of a long-term strategic partnership with UAE communications solutions company XSAT. Under the agreement, XSAT is committed to capacity on Yahsat’s upcoming Ka-band Al Yah 3 satellite, to be launched later this year. The two companies signed the agreement during the second …

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Eurasian Economic Union to Integrate Remote Sensing Satellite Capabilities in 2019

The Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) plans to create a joint remote earth sensing system by integrating the space- and ground-based capabilities of its member states, to include Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Armenia, Belarus, and Kazakhstan, by 2019. “In the first half of 2018, the Eurasian Economic Commission plans to draft an intergovernmental …

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Intelsat and Sentech Expand Partnership to Provide African Content on INTELSAT 20

Intelsat, operator of the world’s first Globalized Network, powered by its leading satellite backbone, today announced that Sentech, a leading broadcasting signal distributor in Africa, has extended and expanded its relationship with Intelsat to bolster delivery of media services in sub-Saharan Africa. Sentech has been leveraging Ku-band services from Intelsat …

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Arabsat Sponsors Satellite Interference Reduction Group Workshop at CABSAT 2017

The Arab Satellite Communications Organization – Arabsat- participated in the Broadcast, Satellite and Digital Media Event for Middle East and North Africa, CABSAT 2017, during March 21-23, 2017, at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. As an active member of the Satellite Interference Reduction Group (IRG), Arabsat sponsored the …

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#SpaceWatchME Op’ed: Defining a New Space Era

Over the past 12 months, we have heard a lot about it. It is being discussed at conferences, throughout exhibition halls, in the press and throughout the space industry at large. It is NewSpace. But what is it? SpaceWatch Middle East contributing editor Helen Jameson, gives her take on NewSpace; …

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