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Iran to Launch National Radio Navigation System As Stop Gap Measure For Its GPS-like Network

Iran declared its intentions several months ago to fund an Iranian Local Positioning System (LPS) – a satellite navigation system similar to the U.S.-driven Global Positioning System (GPS). Announced by the Deputy of the Iran Space Agency (ISA), the satellite system is a long-term project and will require heavy investment …

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Cairo Approves Establishment of Egyptian Space Agency and Receives Further Chinese Funding For Its Space Programme

The Egyptian Council of Ministers approved on September 27, 2017, the establishment of a national space agency, according to the Egyptian Minister for Higher Education Khaled Abdel Ghaffar. The ruling by the Council of Ministers will now pass on to the Egyptian parliament for final agreement and made into law. …

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exactEarth Announces Agreement with Alltek Marine to Expand Small Vessel Tracking Service Offering

exactEarth Ltd., a leading provider of Satellite AIS data services, announces that its exactTrax™ small vessel monitoring technology is now incorporated into Alltek Marine Electronic Corp’s (AMEC) AIS Tracking Beacon (TB560). The AMEC TB560 is a simplified Class B AIS device that offers an efficient and cost-effective vessel monitoring solution …

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UAE’s Etisalat and Intelsat Expand Relationship, Creating Gateway to Intelsat Epic NG Services for the Middle East

Intelsat S.A., operator of the world’s first Globalized Network and leader in integrated satellite communications, and Etisalat UAE, a leading telecommunications services provider in the Middle East and Africa, today detailed their plan to expand the distribution of Intelsat EpicNG services in the Middle East region. Under a multiyear expansion, …

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Turkish ANSP and Aireon to Collaborate on Real-Time Space-Based ADS-B Implementation

Aireon has announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with The General Directorate of State Airports Authority (DHMI), Turkey’s Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP). DHMI has agreed to collaborate with Aireon and intends to utilize space-based ADS-B to augment its current surveillance capabilities and also utilize it …

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