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#SpaceWatchME Interviews: Corry Brennan, Regional Sales Manager EMEA of Globalstar

Building on the success of their SmartOne family of devices, which enable tracking services of unpowered assets in remote areas, Globalstar is about to rollout SmartOne Solar. This breakthrough, solar powered device will make satellite-enabled asset tracking an affordable reality for many.  Helen Jameson, Editor-in-Chief at SpaceWatch Middle East spoke …

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Iran Announces Plans to Join Two APSCO Projects

Iran’s Minister of Communications and Information Technology (CIT) announced in September that Iran will increase its collaborative efforts with the Asia-Pacific Space Cooperation Organisation (APSCO). APSCO’s Secretary General, Li Xinjun, recently voiced his approval of Iran’s advancements in its technology sector, and indicated this was the reason the organisation is …

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UAE’s MBRSC Wins the First IAF Excellence in 3G Diversity Award at IAC 2017

The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) wins the first International Astronautical Federation (IAF) Excellence in 3G Diversity Award at the International Astronautical Congress. The Centre received the award from the IAF for its contributions to the fostering of “3G” (Geography, Generation, Gender) Diversity within the space sector. Eng. Salem …

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Iran to Launch National Radio Navigation System As Stop Gap Measure For Its GPS-like Network

Iran declared its intentions several months ago to fund an Iranian Local Positioning System (LPS) – a satellite navigation system similar to the U.S.-driven Global Positioning System (GPS). Announced by the Deputy of the Iran Space Agency (ISA), the satellite system is a long-term project and will require heavy investment …

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#SpaceWatchME Op’ed: Knowledge Transfer in MENA: Leapfrogging the Learning Curve

As more countries around the world look to develop their own space capabilities, organisations, and policies, SpaceWatch Middle East’s Editor-in-Chief, Helen Jameson, examines the importance of technology transfer in developing space power in the Middle East and Africa. Space. It’s becoming a priority, and the fascination and realisation that what …

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Microsemi Announces BlueSky GPS Firewall to Provide Security Against GPS Spoofing and Jamming Threats

Microsemi Corporation, a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today announced the recent development of a breakthrough approach to protecting critical infrastructure against GPS spoofing and jamming threats with the introduction of its BlueSky™ GPS Firewall. Designed to provide security protection for GPS delivered …

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Cairo Approves Establishment of Egyptian Space Agency and Receives Further Chinese Funding For Its Space Programme

The Egyptian Council of Ministers approved on September 27, 2017, the establishment of a national space agency, according to the Egyptian Minister for Higher Education Khaled Abdel Ghaffar. The ruling by the Council of Ministers will now pass on to the Egyptian parliament for final agreement and made into law. …

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