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INMARSAT S-Band/HELLASSAT-3 Communication Satellite Shipped To Kourou Launch Pad In French Guyana

Europasat, the Inmarsat S-band/HellasSat-3 telecommunication satellite, has been shipped to the Kourou launch pad in French Guyana to be launched by Ariane 5 rocket in June. This condominium satellite for Inmarsat and HellasSat will provide Mobile Satellite Services (MSS), Fixed Satellite Services (FSS) and Broadcast Satellite Services (BSS). The payload …

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Iran Adds Soha Remote Sensing Satellite to List of Imminent Launches

Iranian press reports suggest that Iran is preparing a third satellite for launch within the next 12-18 months. The satellite in question is called Soha, a remote sensing satellite believed to have a resolution of 15 metres. According to the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA), the head of the Iran …

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Arabsat Launches Euronews New Frequency On Its Wide-Coverage Satellite BADR-4

Arabsat announced the launch of Euronews new frequency on its excellent wide-coverage satellite BADR-4, to join other tier-1 regional and international news channels broadcast on Arabsat BADR-4 News frequency 11996 MHz. Euronews’ original frequency will remain active until the end of May 2017, while Arabsat viewers are informed about the …

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UAE’s Thuraya Showcases Aero and WE at CommunicAsia 2017

Thuraya Telecommunications Company showcased its latest products, solutions, and services at this year’s CommunicAsia exhibition and conference in Singapore. Visitors engaged with Thuraya’s delegates to gain insight into the new high-tech portfolio of products on display. The highlight of this year was the recently launched Thuraya Aero and Thuraya WE, which further …

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Egyptian Cabinet Receives Formal Legal Submission for Creation of Egyptian Space Agency

The Egyptian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research has submitted a formal proposal for the creation of an Egyptian Space Agency to the cabinet in Cairo. According to Deputy Minister of Higher Education for Scientific Research Essam Khamis, the ministry submitted text for a law that would establish the …

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Mauritania to Receive Improved Backhaul Connectivity With Newtec Dialog®

Newtec – a specialist in designing, developing and manufacturing equipment and technologies for satellite communications – announced on May 22, 2017, the successful commercial deployment of a Newtec Dialog® multiservice platform to provide cellular backhaul for Mattel, Mauritania’s leading mobile operator. Working with its certified business partner GLOBAL Technologies, Newtec …

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Pakistan’s Supernet Commitment on Intelsat EpicNG to Enhance Connectivity for Unserved and Underserved Remote Areas

Intelsat S.A., operator of the world’s first Globalized Network and leader in integrated satellite communications, has announced that Supernet Ltd., Pakistan’s leading satellite network service provider and systems integrator, is introducing new services provided via the Intelsat 33e satellite. Supernet, one of the first companies in the Asia-Pacific region to …

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Speedcast – “The future is rural for telecom operators looking to differentiate”

“In order to differentiate, telecommunications operators must address the trend of bringing connectivity to remote locations,” said Stephane Palomba, Vice President of Global Cellular Services at Speedcast as he spoke at CommunicAsia in Singapore. During his presentation titled, ‘Growing the Potential of VSAT: Deep-diving on Cellular Backhaul Capabilities,’ Palomba described …

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Propulsion System for Saudi Arabia’s SaudiGeoSat-1 Completed by Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin has completed the propulsion subsystem for the first modernized A2100 satellite. Integral to the spacecraft, the subsystem helps raise the satellite into orbit after launch and keeps it on station throughout its mission life. The propulsion subsystem – a hybrid of electrical and liquid technology – was built …

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