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Algeria Unveils Its National Space Programme to 2040

Algeria plans to send several state-of-the-art satellites as part of its space programme 2020-2040, which is “under study now,” the director general of the Algerian Space Agency, Azzedine Oussedik, said on December 18, 2017, in Algiers. A national space programme, which includes plans for the launch of many cutting-edge satellites, …

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#SpaceWatchME Forecast: 5G & Satellite: Can They Co-Exist? at GVF Satellite Hub Summit 2018

With 20.8 million devices connected to the Internet by 2020 [Source, Gartner], and requiring constant connectivity, the wireless industry has a big job to do. Today, we are embarking on an era where the proliferation of devices – everything from tablets and phones to cars, watches, the white goods in …

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Tunisia’s National Broadcasting Corporation and Arabsat Unveil Arabsat Satellite Platform

The Arab Satellite Communication Organization – Arabsat – and the National Broadcasting Corporation (ONT) are holding a festival and press conference in Tunisia to announce the launch of the Arabsat Satellite Broadcasting Platform on Wednesday, December 13, 2017, with the presence of a group of specialists in the field of …

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Algeria’s AlComSat-1 Communications Satellite Launched by Chinese Long March-3B SLV

At 00:40 Beijing time on December 11, 2017, the Alcomsat-1 communications satellite was successfully launched for Algeria from Xichang Satellite Launch Center (XSLC) aboard a Long March-3B launch vehicle. About 26 minutes after lift-off, according to the data from Xi’an Satellite Tracking and Control Center (XSCC), the Alcomsat-1 satellite was …

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UAE’s Thuraya wins Telecom Review’s Satellite Operator of the Year Award

Thuraya the leading provider of mobile satellite communications has received yet another accolade this year. Presented by Telecom Review during its ninth annual – It’s All About Smart Networking Summit in Dubai, the Satellite Operator of the Year Award was accepted by Ahmed Al Shamsi, Thuraya’s acting Chief Executive Officer. …

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UAE’s Yahsat Partners With BlueTown To Connect the Unconnected Across YahClick’s Footprint

Yahsat, the UAE-based satellite operator, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) today with the Danish technology and Internet Service Provider company BlueTown at AfricaCom 2017. The partnership agreement aims to connect the unconnected by providing high performance Ka-band satellite Internet services combined with BlueTown’s unique last mile solutions in unserved …

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KSA’s SaudiGeoSat-1/Hellas-Sat-4 Satellite Assembly Completed and Shipped for Environmental Testing

Lockheed Martin has completed the major assembly of Hellas-Sat-4/SaudiGeoSat-1 and has shipped the communications satellite to its Sunnyvale, California, facility to undergo critical environmental testing.  The first of the modernized LM 2100 satellites, Hellas-Sat-4/SaudiGeoSat-1 is being built for Arabsat/Hellas Sat and King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology. It will …

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