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Intelsat’s Stephen Spengler Appointed as Commissioner of the UN Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development

Intelsat S.A., operator of the world’s first Globalized Network and leader in integrated satellite communications, announced on August 24, 2017, that the company’s Chief Executive Officer, Stephen Spengler, has been named a Commissioner of the United Nations Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development. The Broadband Commission, jointly managed by the International …

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Angola Enacts Its First Space Strategy for 2016-2025

Angola published its first space strategy in May 2017 containing highly ambitious measures to make use of space technologies, services, and products for the social and economic development of the country and reinforce Angola’s regional and international positioning. Angola’s space strategy establishes the main pillars and measures for state activities …

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UAE’s MBRSC Submits Official Bid Proposal to Host the International Astronautical Congress in 2020 in Dubai

Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) announced the submission of the official bid proposal to the International Astronautical Federation (IAF), to host the 71st International Astronautical Congress in 2020 in Dubai. IAF will announce the IAC’s 2020 hosting city on the last day of the coming edition that will take …

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Kratos’ satID® Offers Industry’s Only TDMA Network Geolocation Capability to Combat VSAT Interference

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc., a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that its market leading satID® satellite interference geolocation product offers the industry’s only Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA) network geolocation capability to combat Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) interference. The satID® product is recognized as the …

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#SpaceWatchME Interviews: Moriba Jah – Creating a Space Taxonomy for Space Situational Awareness

Our planet has a problem… or rather we have created a problem. The Earth’s orbital regimes are becoming increasingly populated with not only satellites but bits of debris of varying sizes: spent rocket stages, nuts, bolts, even fragments of paint and all of these objects pose a threat to operational …

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#SWMEThemes: China’s Space Silk Road and the Middle East – The Israeli Perspective

In Part Five of the SpaceWatch Middle East multi-week theme on China’s Space Silk Road and the Middle East, leading Israeli space scholar Dr. Eytan Tepper provides an Israeli perspective. Dr. Tepper points out that while there is a tremendous amount of mutual opportunity between Israel and China on the …

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UAE Space Agency Discusses Cooperation With Ministry of Climate Change and Environment

The UAE Space Agency has discussed means of joint cooperation with the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment during a meeting between high-level Space Agency delegates and the Minister of Climate Change and Environment. Discussions included the possibility of providing data on local and international environmental issues as well as …

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Türksat 6A Satellite Moves To Production Stage

The Türksat 6A project, which will be Turkey’s first domestic communication satellite, is approaching the end of the design phase. At a meeting the Minister of Transportation, Maritime Affairs, and Communication, Ahmet Arslan, along with the Minister of Science, Industry and Technology, Faruk Özlü, discussed the latest situation concerning the …

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#SWMEThemes: China’s Space Silk Road and the Middle East – The Indian Perspective

In Part Four of the SpaceWatch Middle East multi-week theme on China’s Space Silk Road and the Middle East, Dr. Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan of the Observer Research Foundation (ORF) in New Delhi, India, offers an Indian perspective on China’s Space Silk Road, and points out that despite the rhetoric from Beijing, …

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