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#SpaceWatchME Op’Ed: Ghana’s Satellite Programme – The Space Race is On!

Countries all over the African continent are emerging as potential space nations. Nigeria is already established in space. Ethiopia is set to build and launch a satellite and develop its own launch vehicle in the next five years. Sudan, Kenya, and Angola are all eager to set out their stalls …

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UAE Companies Achieve Regional First With In-Flight Connectivity Test Of 50 Mbps

Yahsat, the UAE based satellite operator, has announced the successful trial of a 50Mbps in-flight connection that will change the way passengers experience air travel across the world. The result of a unique partnership between Yahsat, du, Etihad Airways Engineering, Hughes Network Systems and Carlisle Interconnect, the high-speed broadband offering …

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Israel’s Gilat Selected by Latin American Telecom Service Provider for Cellular Backhaul Project

Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, announced today that it was awarded by a major Telecom Service Provider in Latin America full responsibility to deliver and operate satellite-based LTE backhaul, for the purpose of delivering high-performance broadband to multiple locations. Gilat was …

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#SpaceWatchME Interviews: Simonetta di Pippo of UNOOSA About the High Level Forum Dubai 2017

Prior to this year’s High Level Forum in Dubai, SpaceWatch Middle East spoke with Simonetta di Pippo, Director of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), about this year’s HLF forecast. We are heading towards the 2017 High Level Forum (HLF) in Dubai. Last year the Dubai Declaration …

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Iran Space Agency Provides Update on Status of Satellites at World Space Week Event

During a press conference marking World Space Week, the head of the Iran Space Agency (ISA), Mohsen Bahrami, provided an update to the status of the five indigenously built satellites awaiting launch in Iran. The satellites (Doosti, Amir Kabir, Nahid 1, Zafar, and Pars 1) are all “on the agenda …

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Space-Based And Upper-Atmosphere Communications Key To Sustainable Development

The Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development’s Working Group on Technologies in Space and the Upper-Atmosphere, has launched a report[1] titled, Identifying the Potential of New Communications Technologies for Sustainable Development. The Working Group, chaired by Rupert Pearce, CEO, Inmarsat, found that satellite and high altitude systems offer significant advantages for …

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