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Mahmoud Vaezi, Iranian Minister Responsible for Space, To Step Down

The Iranian government minister responsible for the space portfolio has stated that he will step down before the start of President Hassan Rouhani’s second term. Mahmoud Vaezi, the Minister of Communications and Information Technology, has been responsible for Iran Space Agency activities as well as negotiations with Russia and other …

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Israel’s Gilat Awarded Contract by Brazil’s Telebras for SGDC Satellite

Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, announced today that it received orders of U.S.$11.4 Million, net of local taxes, to provide state-of-the-art communication solutions and technologies for the satellite-based broadband network, to serve the Brazilian Geostationary Satellite for Defense and Strategic Communications …

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Israel’s IAI-Built OPTSAT-3000 and Venµs Payloads Received By Arianespace for Vega August 1 Launch

Build-up of the lightweight Vega for Arianespace’s upcoming mission to orbit twin Earth observation satellites is complete in French Guiana, with the OPTSAT-3000 and Venµs spacecraft now integrated with their launch vehicle. During activity on the Spaceport’s space launch vehicle (SLV) launch site, the two passengers – which are integrated …

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Iran Launches Simorgh: Act of Defiance to the U.S. or Legitimate SLV Test?

Iran launched its Simorgh space launch vehicle (SLV) into space on Thursday, July 27, 2017, from the Imam Khomeini Space Centre. The Simorgh SLV (Farsi for ‘Phoenix’) was not thought to have carried a payload. The U.S. Air Force’s Joint Space Operations Centre (JSpOC) at Vandenberg Air Force Base in …

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#SpaceWatchME Op’ed: Orbital Bookings – How Satellite Operators Should Prepare For The Coming Launch Revolution

The satellite launch industry is making great strides and advancements, but as a market sector is riddled with inefficiencies that are a drag for both the launch industry and for satellite manufacturers. Enter Andrey Maksimov, based in the UAE, and Andrei Rebrov, based in New York, who have created the company Precious …

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UAE’s MBRSC Joins Sentinel Asia Initiative to Support Disaster Management In the Asia-Pacific Region

The Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) has joined Sentinel Asia, an international initiative among space agencies, disaster management agencies, and international agencies for applying remote sensing and Web-GIS technologies to support disaster management in the Asia-Pacific region. The Centre joined the initiative as part of its support to disaster …

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UAE’s Thuraya Signs MoU with China’s Huawei at INTERPOL 2017

Thuraya Telecommunications Company signed a MoU with Huawei at the INTERPOL WORLD 2017 exhibition, held from July 4-7, 2017, in Singapore. This important global event was an occasion to showcase several initiatives in public safety by different organizations. Thuraya’s partnership with Huawei specifically merges innovative capabilities for crisis and disaster …

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Israel’s IAI and Honeywell To Jointly Develop GPS Anti-Jam Navigation System

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), and Honeywell Aerospace have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to jointly develop an advanced GPS Anti-Jam navigation system. As part of the MOU, IAI and Honeywell are aiming to engineer, manufacture and market a combined GPS Anti-Jam combined solution. The new technology will combine IAI’s …

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