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#SpaceWatchME Op’Ed: Ghana’s Satellite Programme – The Space Race is On!

Countries all over the African continent are emerging as potential space nations. Nigeria is already established in space. Ethiopia is set to build and launch a satellite and develop its own launch vehicle in the next five years. Sudan, Kenya, and Angola are all eager to set out their stalls …

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UAE’s MBRSC Announces KhalifaSat’s Success In Passing the Solar Panel Deployment Test

The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) has announced the success of the first locally-built satellite by Emirati engineers, KhalifaSat, in passing the Solar Panel Deployment test, after the completion of several installation and assembly tests for its system and different engineering parts. KhalifaSat’s success in the Solar Panel Deployment …

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UAE Companies Achieve Regional First With In-Flight Connectivity Test Of 50 Mbps

Yahsat, the UAE based satellite operator, has announced the successful trial of a 50Mbps in-flight connection that will change the way passengers experience air travel across the world. The result of a unique partnership between Yahsat, du, Etihad Airways Engineering, Hughes Network Systems and Carlisle Interconnect, the high-speed broadband offering …

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Israel’s Gilat Selected by Latin American Telecom Service Provider for Cellular Backhaul Project

Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, announced today that it was awarded by a major Telecom Service Provider in Latin America full responsibility to deliver and operate satellite-based LTE backhaul, for the purpose of delivering high-performance broadband to multiple locations. Gilat was …

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Earth Observation Data And Services Market in 2026: U.S.$8.5 Billion, With Potential to Reach U.S.$15 Billion

According to the 10th edition of Euroconsult’s report, Satellite-Based Earth Observation: Market Prospects to 2026, the Earth Observation (EO) data and services market should reach U.S.$8.5 billion by 2026 based on current growth trajectories. An alternative value-added services (VAS) model also presented has a combined market potential of U.S.$15 billion. …

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UAE’s MBRSC To Host UNOOSA High Level Forum On Space Sustainability

The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) will host the United Nations/United Arab Emirates High Level Forum: “Space as a Driver for Socio-Economic Sustainable Development,” which will be jointly organised by the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and the United Arab Emirates Space Agency, held from November …

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Orbital Witness Wins Airbus’ Global Earth Observation Challenge

Airbus has named Orbital Witness the winner of its “Global Earth Observation Challenge.” It receives a voucher worth €50,000 for the acquisition of satellite data and will benefit from both technical and business coaching. The competition encourages start-ups to innovate and develop new applications primarily based on Airbus’ satellite data. …

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