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Space Café UAE Recap: Talal Al Kaissi of G42

In this Space Cafè UAE by Abdulla A. Wasel,  Talal Al Kaissi of Group 42 (G42) talked about Space, AI and more great initiatives in the UAE. Talal and Abdulla touched on a multitude of topics when discussing the synergy between artificial intelligence and space exploration. One of these topics being the …

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ESA supports the development of health app Care View to help isolated citizens

Luxembourg, 16 February 2021. – How space adds value: The European Space Agency (ESA) supports the creation of the service, a GNSS-based health app called Care View to identify vulnerable and socially isolated older residents in the Covid-19 pandemic, ESA said. The application developed in cooperation between ESA Space Solutions, the …

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France selects Thales and Airbus for its electronic warfare system

Paris, 15 February 2021. – The French army has contracted Thales and Airbus to upgrade the electronic warfare capabilities and system for all three armed forces, Airbus Defence & Space announced. The French defence procurement agency (DGA) has awarded Thales and Airbus a contract for the new joint tactical signals …

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Ali Al Hashemi to follow Masood Mahmood as Yahsat CEO

Paris, 11 February 2021. – New CEO, new Board: The CEO of Yahsat, Masood Mahmood, steps down in April and will hand over to Ali Al Hashemi, currently CEO of Thuraya and General Manager of Yahsat Government Solutions, the company announced. Mahmood will join the Yahsat Board of Directors, Yahsat said, …

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#SpaceWatchGL Column: Dongfang Hour China Aerospace News Roundup 1 – 7 Feb 2021

by Blaine Curcio and Jean Deville As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and Orbital Gateway Consulting we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and texts. We are pleased to present “Dongfang Hour China Aerospace News Roundup 1 – 7 Feb 2021”. Hello and welcome to another episode …

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Telesat asks Thales to build 298 Lightspeed satellites

Paris, 10 February 2021. – Light and bright: Thales Alenia Space and its affiliate Telespazio will build Telesat’s new LEO constellation Lightspeed, the Canadian satellite operator announced. Comprised of 298 satellites and an advanced ground network, Lightspeed “is the most innovative, cutting-edge broadband satellite network ever conceived”, Telesat said. Operating …

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Eutelsat to develop, host and operate EGNOS GEO-4

Paris, 10 February 2021. – The European GNSS Agency (GSA) in Prague has selected Eutelsat for the development, integration and operation of its next-generation EGNOS GEO-4 service. The contract covers 15 years of service provision and represents a total value of €100 million, of which €85 million are still subject …

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OQ works with Dubai’s MBRSC on 5G and IoT

Paris, 8 February 2021. – OQ Technology, a satellite start-up working on 5G and IoT, partners with the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) in Dubai, the start-up based in Dubai and Luxembourg said. OQ Technology is building a global constellation of nanosatellites to extend the cellular 5G Internet-of-things (IoT) …

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EU Court suspends Galileo signing with Thales and Airbus – report

Paris, 5 February 2021. – The losing bidder seems to put a spoke in the wheel: The European Court of Justice in Luxembourg suspended the signing of the €1.47 billion Galileo contracts with Thales Alenia Space and Airbus Defence and Space, Space Intel Report found out. The scheduled signing for a …

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