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NATO Foreign Ministers Officially Recognise Space As An Operational Domain

NATO Foreign Ministers met in Brussels on 20 November 2019 to address a wide range of security challenges in preparation for the meeting of NATO leaders in London. “We all agree that NATO remains indispensable for our security, and that despite our differences, we are stronger as we face the …

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UAE’s Thuraya And Airbus Demonstrate Aerial Surveillance Capabilities At Dubai Airshow

Thuraya, the mobile satellite services subsidiary of the UAE-based Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat), in partnership with Airbus, a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services has successfully conducted live screenings of a demonstrative aerial surveillance mission taking place in Germany, from an airborne Airbus H145 helicopter equipped …

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Israel’s Gilat Partners With SES For O3b mPOWER MEO Communications System

Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, announced on 18 November 2019 that it has reached a major landmark with the selection by SES for development and deployment of a global multiple application very small aperture terminal (VSAT) platform for its O3b mPOWER …

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Airbus Presents Ground-Breaking Technology For EUTELSAT QUANTUM

Airbus, ESA and Eutelsat have presented the new ground breaking multibeam active antenna payload at Airbus in Madrid. Airbus’ ELectronically Steerable Antenna+ (ELSA+) is a first for commercial satellite communications in Europe. The versatility of its performance represents a step change for communications satellites with a spacecraft able for the …

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Gilat Wavestream Selected By Global Eagle For $5M Inflight Connectivity Deal

Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, announced on 14 November 2019 that its subsidiary Wavestream received an order from Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. for approximately U.S.$5 million for its industry-leading Ku-band 25W High-Power Transceiver (HPT) in support of In-flight connectivity (IFC). The …

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Malaysia’s MEASAT Selects Arianespace For MEASAT-3D SATCOM Launch

Arianespace and MEASAT Global Berhad (MEASAT), the leading Malaysian satellite operator, has announced the signature of a launch services contract for MEASAT-3D. MEASAT-3D, a new multi-mission telecommunications satellite, will be launched into geostationary transfer orbit by an Ariane 5 heavy-lift launch vehicle from the Guiana Space Center, Europe’s Spaceport in …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op’ed: The Race for a Place in Space by Eugen Stamm – Part II

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and investiere – Verve Capital Partners AG, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles. This is Part II of “The Race for a Place in Space” by Eugen Stamm, originally published on 11 November 2019 at www.investiere.ch.  Nanja Strecker is Managing …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op’ed: The Race for a Place in Space by Eugen Stamm – Part I

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and investiere – Verve Capital Partners AG, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles. This is Part I of “The Race for a Place in Space” by Eugen Stamm, originally published on 11 November 2019 at www.investiere.ch.  Is there a place …

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Qatar’s Es’hailSat Looking To Enter Over-The-Top Media Services Market

The Qatar Satellite Company, Es’hailSat, broadcaster of over 180 TV channels across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), is mulling expansion into the growing over-the-top (OTT) media services market, an Es’hailSat executive said in a recent interview with Qatari newspaper The Peninsula. OTT media services are video, data, and …

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Eutelsat Announces First Signing Of Eutelsat CIRRUS Solution On The African Continent With Orao Telecom Congo

On the inaugural day of AfricaCom 2019, Eutelsat Communications announced a multiyear contract signature with Orao Telecom Congofor video capacity aboard one of its satellites located at 7° East, a privileged position for Africa. In a first for the African continent, Orao Telecom Congo has also signed up to Eutelsat …

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