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Israel’s Spacecom Wins Deal With Nepal’s DTH Dish Media Network To Upgrade Capacity On AMOS-4

Spacecom, the operator of the AMOS satellite fleet, announced on May 4, 2017, that Nepal’s Dish Media Network has furthered its long-term association with AMOS-4. Located at the 65°E prime orbital position, AMOS-4 provides Dishhome with substantial satellite capacity enabling the DTH provider to expand its Standard Definition (SD) and …

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SES Launches Rapid Response Vehicle for Defence, Security, and Humanitarian Missions

SES has announced its new government product Rapid Response Vehicle (RRV), a SATCOM-enabled platform capable of providing high-speed connectivity and global communications services tailored to a broad range of commercial, civil, humanitarian, and defence missions around the world. The Rapid Response Vehicle is the world’s first mobile platform to offer …

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Qatar Airways Activates Real-Time Global Flight Tracking Solution From Inmarsat

Leading international airline Qatar Airways has activated an advanced new space-based system, supplied by Inmarsat, to track all of its flights across the world. Inmarsat worked exclusively with Qatar Airways to develop this cutting-edge solution, which covers its current route network of over 150 destinations worldwide, in addition to any …

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Iran Announces Launch of Nahid-2 Communications Satellite for 2018

The Iran Space Agency’s Aerospace Research Institute (ARI) has announced that it plans to launch its Nahid-2 communications satellite sometime in 2018. According to Hassan Hadadpour, the head of the ARI, Nahid-2 will be the first Iranian satellite to feature a propulsion system powered by lithium-ion batteries, and is therefore …

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A Deadly Twist in Iran’s ‘Soft War’? Iranian satellite TV mogul murdered in Istanbul

A prominent Iranian satellite television network owner living in exile was gunned down along with his Kuwaiti business partner on an Istanbul street on the evening of April 29, 2017. Saeed Karimian, a 45-year old Iranian-British citizen living in Istanbul, and his as yet unnamed Kuwaiti business associate, were driving …

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#SpaceWatchME Forecast: GLEX 2017 in Beijing, China

The Conference will bring together leaders and decision-makers within the science and human exploration community – engineers, scientists, entrepreneurs, educators, agency representatives and policy makers. The leaders in the field will converge in Beijing to discuss recent results, current challenges and innovative solutions and it will contain several opportunities to …

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#SpaceWatchME Review: 11th IAA Symposium on Small Satellites for Earth Observation in Berlin 2017

Berlin Symposium Celebrates SmallSat Innovation The prestigious Berlin-Brandenberg Academy of Sciences provided the backdrop for the 11th International Academy of Astronautics Symposium on Small Satellites for Earth Observation from 24-27 April. It was yet another successful gathering of more than 250 representatives from across the industry, government, and academic institutions …

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US Set To Lift Restrictions on Satellite Technology Exports to Saudi Arabia, GCC

The United States is set to lift restrictions on the export of sensitive strategic technologies – to include high-resolution reconnaissance satellites – to Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member states, according to a report in the French online publication Intelligence Online. The recent visit with President Donald J. Trump and his national …

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India to Build Earth Observation Satellite for Armenia, Build Human Capacity

India is to build an Earth observation satellite for Armenia, as well as train Armenian scientists in the use of the system and handling and interpreting its data, according to Indian press reports. The agreement comes after the Indian Vice-President Hamid Ansari held talks with the Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan, Prime …

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Intelsat to Provide Intelsat EpicNG Services for Morocco’s INWI

Intelsat has announced that Morocco’s INWI has signed an agreement to integrate satellite services from the Intelsat EpicNG platform into INWI’s network. INWI, the fastest-growing mobile operator in Morocco, is expanding into cellular backhaul services and, following the awarding of a VSAT license by Morocco’s National Agency of Telecommunications Regulation …

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