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Turkeys military big ambitions space despite attempted coup aftermath

This is the last of three reports on the Turkish space programme. The first report was on the establishment of the Turkish Space Agency and the second report was on Turkey’s space launch ambitions. The attempted coup in July 2016 that sought to overthrow the rule of President Recep Tayyip …

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Oman Hosts 40th Session of Arabsat General Assembly Meeting in Muscat

The Arab Satellite Communications Organization – Arabsat – is holding its Board of Directors meeting in, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman, on April 11-12, 2017 , followed by the General Assembly meeting with the attendance of their excellencies the Arab ministers of telecommunications and the heads of Arab delegations. Engineer Khalid …

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#SpaceWatchME Interviews: Meidad Pariente of Sky and Space Global

In the latest of our SpaceWatch Middle East interview series, Helen Jameson had the pleasure of speaking to Meidad Pariente, CTO and Co-Founder of Sky and Space Global. To begin with, can you give us some background on the SSG concept? Sky and Space Global will provide narrowband communication services …

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Japan Aids Five African and Asian Countries In Building Nano-Satellites

The Japanese government, through the Kyushu Institute of Technology in Japan, has completed its “Bird Project” in collaboration with satellite engineers and space agencies from Bangladesh, Ghana, Mongolia, Nigeria, and Thailand. The “Bird Project” consists of five Nanosatellites and seven ground control stations located around the world. The five Nanosatellites …

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SES is Enabling Disaster Response and Connecting Affected Communities

SES offers a broad range of solutions to support humanitarian and disaster relief efforts across the globe. Some of them were showcased during the Humanitarian ICT (Information and Communications Technology) Forum organised by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC), and …

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Iranian Satellite Jamming In Shiraz Could Cause 24,000 Cancer Cases In Coming Years

Iranian politicians representing the city of Shiraz in the Fars district of Iran have publicly claimed that Iranian government satellite jamming activities are causing significant health problems for their constituents. Members of the Iranian parliament (called the Majlis in Farsi), Ali Akbari and Masoud Rezaee, have been vocal in their …

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Kuwait’s GulfSat and Eutelsat Welcome Kuwait TV’s Al-Qurain TV In HD To EUTELSAT-8 West B Satellite

Kuwait TV, the official Kuwaiti state broadcaster and part of the Kuwaiti Ministry of Information, announced at CABSAT 2017 in Dubai that the new Al-Qurain TV channel has launched in its free-to-air HD platform hosted on the EUTELSAT 8 West B satellite. The capacity used by Kuwait TV is provided …

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UAE’s XSAT Enters Long-Term Partnership With Yahsat At CABSAT 2017

Yahsat, the UAE-based satellite operator announced the start of a long-term strategic partnership with UAE communications solutions company XSAT. Under the agreement, XSAT is committed to capacity on Yahsat’s upcoming Ka-band Al Yah 3 satellite, to be launched later this year. The two companies signed the agreement during the second …

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