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UAE’s Yahsat Government Solutions Looks To Expand Into Military Market

Yahsat Government Solutions (YGS), one of the leading providers of secure satellite communications for militaries and governments in the Middle East, is looking to use its L-band satellite communications service to expand its offering to government and military clients. In an interview with UAE-based satellite communications trade publication SatelliteProME, Eisa …

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Space Café WebTalk Recap: “33 minutes with Carla Sharpe”

This week’s Space Café WebTalk took place on 14 April 2020, featuring Carla Sharpe, Business Manager at SKA South Africa, in conversation with Torsten Kriening, co-publisher of SpaceWatch.Global and COO of ThorGroup GmbH. Carla talked about her own career trajectory, and she also discussed the variety of space projects in …

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UK Space Technologies To Boost NHS Coronavirus Response

A new drive to fund space-enabled technology and services that can strengthen the NHS response to coronavirus has launched on 14 April  by the UK Space Agency. The UK space industry has some of the brightest minds in the country and is well placed to support the unprecedented national effort …

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COVID-19: Luxembourg Grants Access To The SATMED Platform Free Of Charge

The spread of SARS-CoV-2 – Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) around the world presents huge challenges to health care systems and disease outbreak management. Some countries can build on strong information and healthcare systems whereas others, particularly resource poor countries are highly vulnerable. SATMED is a multi-level software-as-a-service eHealth platform owned by …

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Omnispace Selects Thales Alenia Space To Develop Satellite Infrastructure For Its Global Hybrid Network Vision

Omnispace, the company that is reinventing mobile communications by building a global hybrid network, announced on 9 April 2020 that it has selected Thales Alenia Space, a joint venture between Thales (67%) and Leonardo (33%), to develop the initial component of its satellite-based Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructure. This will …

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Iconic Space Technology Firm Returns To Canadian Control As Sale Of MDA To Northern Private Capital Closes

Effective 8 April 2020, the sale transaction of MDA by Maxar Technologies to a consortium led by Toronto-based investment firm Northern Private Capital has officially closed. This marks the return of MDA to Canadian control as a private, independent company headquartered in Canada. Founded in 1969, MDA is Canada’s largest …

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Thuraya MarineStar Becomes A Major Success Story

Thuraya, the mobile satellite services subsidiary of the UAE-based global satellite company, Yahsat, announced on 9 April 2020 that Thuraya MarineStar, its best in class, affordable maritime voice solution with advanced two-way tracking and monitoring capabilities is a bestseller, especially in the Asian maritime markets. This versatile solution was sold …

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Space Café WebTalk Recap: “33 minutes with Raphael Roettgen”

This Space Café WebTalk happened on 7 April 2020, featuring Raphael Roettgen, Managing Director and Founder of E2MC, in conversation with Torsten Kriening, co-publisher of SpaceWatch.Global and COO of ThorGroup GmbH. Raphael explained and analysed the space investments in the first quarter 2020. A focussed was put on the impact …

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Mauritanian Satellite Services Provider CSS And Forsway Join Forces To Boost West African Broadband Connectivity

CSS, a West African communications services provider with 20 years of experience supplying critical satellite and broadband services, together with Forsway, a leading provider of innovative solutions tapping satellite and existing terrestrial technologies to enable cost-efficient broadband, announced on 7 April 2020 the next phase of their cooperation in Mauritania …

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