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Turkey’s DigiTurk Renews Long-Term Video Capacity Agreement With Eutelsat

Eutelsat Communications and Digiturk beIN Media Group have concluded a multi-year, multi-transponder agreement on the EUTELSAT 7A satellite, extending a collaboration that began in 2000 with the launch of Turkey’s first pay-TV platform that is today the platform of choice for TV homes in Turkey. Digiturk, Turkey’s largest pay-TV operator, …

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Arabsat Selects Kratos’ End-to-End Network Management Solution To Scale Growing Satellite Ground Operations

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc., a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced on July 31, 2017, that the Arab Satellite Communications Organization (Arabsat), the leading satellite operator in the Middle East, has selected Compass®, Kratos’ end-to-end network management product, to support its expanding satellite fleet ground operations. Compass network …

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Mahmoud Vaezi, Iranian Minister Responsible for Space, To Step Down

The Iranian government minister responsible for the space portfolio has stated that he will step down before the start of President Hassan Rouhani’s second term. Mahmoud Vaezi, the Minister of Communications and Information Technology, has been responsible for Iran Space Agency activities as well as negotiations with Russia and other …

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Israel’s Gilat Awarded Contract by Brazil’s Telebras for SGDC Satellite

Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, announced today that it received orders of U.S.$11.4 Million, net of local taxes, to provide state-of-the-art communication solutions and technologies for the satellite-based broadband network, to serve the Brazilian Geostationary Satellite for Defense and Strategic Communications …

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Iran Launches Simorgh: Act of Defiance to the U.S. or Legitimate SLV Test?

Iran launched its Simorgh space launch vehicle (SLV) into space on Thursday, July 27, 2017, from the Imam Khomeini Space Centre. The Simorgh SLV (Farsi for ‘Phoenix’) was not thought to have carried a payload. The U.S. Air Force’s Joint Space Operations Centre (JSpOC) at Vandenberg Air Force Base in …

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UAE’s Thuraya Signs MoU with China’s Huawei at INTERPOL 2017

Thuraya Telecommunications Company signed a MoU with Huawei at the INTERPOL WORLD 2017 exhibition, held from July 4-7, 2017, in Singapore. This important global event was an occasion to showcase several initiatives in public safety by different organizations. Thuraya’s partnership with Huawei specifically merges innovative capabilities for crisis and disaster …

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Israel’s IAI and Honeywell To Jointly Develop GPS Anti-Jam Navigation System

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), and Honeywell Aerospace have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to jointly develop an advanced GPS Anti-Jam navigation system. As part of the MOU, IAI and Honeywell are aiming to engineer, manufacture and market a combined GPS Anti-Jam combined solution. The new technology will combine IAI’s …

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Saudi Air Navigation Services Taps Aireon for Space-Based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast Concept of Operations Study

Aireon announced on July 14, 2017, that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Saudi Air Navigation Services (SANS), Saudi Arabia’s Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP).  SANS is managing one of the largest and busiest airspaces in the Middle East, and through this MoU, SANS will develop and …

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