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United Nations and United Arab Emirates High Level Forum: “Space as a Driver for Socio-economic Development”

More than 100 participants from all parts of the international space community will gather in Dubai from 20 to 24 November 2016 to identify ways to harness space technology and applications for socio-economic development. The first United Nations/United Arab Emirates High Level Forum on Space as a Driver for Socio-Economic …

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Space Systems Loral partner with Yahsat to support UAE’s Masdar Institute Cubesat efforts

Space Systems Loral (SSL), a leading provider of innovative satellites and spacecraft systems, announced on 16 November 2016 that it will work with Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat) to support the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology’s Master Concentration in Space Systems and Technology in the United Arab Emirates. …

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UAE’s Thuraya, SatAfrik host Road Show in Tanzania

Leading UAE mobile satellite service (MSS) operator Thuraya Telecommunications Company co-hosted a corporate day with SatAfrik Group, its service provider in Tanzania, on 14 November 2016. The event in Dar es Salaam showcased Thuraya’s latest products and solutions to customers in the Tanzanian market. Thuraya promoted the world’s most advanced …

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German foreign intelligence service to get its own reconnaissance satellite in 2022

German news outlet Deutsche Welle, along with other German media sources, reports that the German federal foreign intelligence agency, the Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND), has been allocated a U.S.435 million (approximately 400 million Euros) budget line to acquire its own high-resolution satellite reconnaissance system expected to enter service in 2022. The BND …

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Op’ed: Space in Europe: we are living in exciting times!

Europe is about to make key decisions that will affect its place in space for the coming years. Through its flagship projects, both current and future, it will strive to ensure that it remains a strong and influential player. Vera Pinto Gomes, Policy Analyst at the EU Satellite Navigation Programme, gives her …

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SES partners with International Organisation for Migration to create disaster management manual

SES S.A. announced on 2 November 2016 that it has been selected by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) to create a digital emergency manual, in a project funded by the Luxembourg Government. IOM, which carries out humanitarian operations globally to address the most urgent needs of displaced populations, updated …

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Digital Society Conference 2016: “Defending Democracy – Increasing Innovation”

In our digital age, democracy is at risk. Military cyber attackers infiltrate democratic processes and institutions, while totalitarian states stabilise through mass surveillance and censorship. International mass surveillance undermines civil and human rights and erodes trust in digitisation. Knowledge and opinion on the Internet are increasingly fabricated and abused to manipulate …

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UAE’s Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre participates in World Space Risk Forum

The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) has participated in the World Space Risk Forum (WSRF) 2016, a global event that brings together a large number of international experts and specialists in the field of space industry from around the world. During the opening session, the forum rewarded MBRSC with …

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WORLD SPACE RISK FORUM 2016 ENDS ON ‘HIGH’ NOTE

Unlocking business in space The World Space Risk Forum (WSRF 2016) concluded 4 November 2016 in Dubai with wide-ranging discussions related to innovation within the space sector and risk management with an emphasis on learning from the past, sharing ideas and looking to the future. As the leading global forum …

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