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UAE National Space Policy: An initial assessment

As part of the new partnership between SpaceWatch Middle East and The Précis, 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 is Michael’s commentary on the recently completed UAE National …

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Israel’s Gilat Satellite Networks Joins Telecom Infra Project, Founded by Facebook, Deutsche Telekom, SK Telecom and Others

Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, today announced it has joined the Telecom Infra Project (TIP), founded by Facebook, Deutsche Telekom, EE, Globe Telecom, Intel, Nokia, SK Telecom and others. TIP aims to redefine the current approach to network technology and bring …

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United States holds space security dialogue with UAE; dialogue with Israel next week

A U.S. delegation led by Assistant Secretary of State for Arms Control, Verification, and Compliance, the Honourable Frank A Rose, met with their counterparts from the United Arab Emirates, led by H.E. Khalifa Mohamed Al Romaithi, Chairman of the UAE Space Agency, for the second UAE-U.S. Space Security Dialogue held …

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Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum green lights next phase of UAE Mission to Mars

Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum reviewed the designs of the Hope Probe, as part of the Emirates Mars Mission, on 2 November 2016. The project will send an unmanned probe to Mars by 2021 marking …

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Symposium in Oman aims to raise awareness on peaceful uses of space applications

Under the auspices of Dr. Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Futaisi, Oman’s Minister of Transport and Communications, the National Symposium on “The Peaceful Uses of Space Applications and Technologies for Comprehensive Development” began on Sunday, 30 October, and concluded on Monday on 31 October 2016, in Muscat, Oman. Among those who …

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UAE’s Yahsat appoints Farhad Khan as new Chief Commercial Officer

Abu Dhabi-based Al Yah Satellite Communications Company, better known as Yahsat, has appointed Farhad Khan as its new Chief Commercial Officer (CCO). In his capacity as CCO, Mr. Khan will be responsible for customer operations, marketing, and sales management for Yahsat. Mr. Khan, who was educated in South Africa, brings …

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The #SpaceWatchME IBC 2016 Interviews: Mark Rigolle of LeoSat – A Paradigm Shift in the Satellite Market

SpaceWatch Middle East conducted a series of interviews during the International Broadcast Convention 2016 in Amsterdam in September. This interview is with Mark Rigolle, CEO of LeoSat. Emerging LEO satellite operator, LeoSat is creating a buzz that is being widely felt across the satellite industry. The constellation’s development is well underway …

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UAE’s Yahsat tapped by Eutelsat to put African broadband programme back on track

Eutelsat Communications and Yahsat, the Abu Dhabi-based international satellite operator, have signed a multi-year capacity agreement giving Broadband for Africa, Eutelsat’s African broadband venture, access to high-performance commercial Ka-band capacity for broadband services across Sub-Saharan Africa. According to the terms of the agreement Broadband for Africa will use capacity on …

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