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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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#SWMEThemes: Mission to the Moon Seeks Middle East Partners In Science and Resource Exploration

In the sixth and final installment of our #SWMEThemes on Space Resources and the Middle East, Robert Boehme – the CEO and Founder of PTScientists – tells us how his company’s Mission to the Moon is contributing to the commercial exploration of space, and the opportunities on offer to Middle Eastern …

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Berbere TV Channels On Arabsat BADR-5

Arabsat is pleased to announce the arrival of  BERBERE TV, the window to the Berber cultural world and a leading North African commercial broadcaster, to the fast growing premium satellite television platform Maghreb Bouquet on the Arabsat BADR-5 satellite. The BADR-5 Maghreb Bouquet will broadcast BERBERE TV, BERBERE JEUNESSE, and …

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#SWMEThemes: Could Earth’s Asteroids Be the Next Al Ghawar Oil Field?

In the fifth installment of our #SWMEThemes on Space Resources and the Middle East, UAE space lawyer Humaid Al Shamsi explores the opportunities and legal and policy challenges for Middle Eastern states seeking to exploit space resources. Humanity relies heavily on natural resources and continued human development currently remains dependent …

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Armenia’s SHANT TV Launches New HD Platform At Eutelsat HOTBIRD Neighbourhood

SHANT TV, the Armenian commercial broadcaster, today announced that July 15, 2017, marks the launch of its new international multi-channel platform from the popular HOTBIRD video neighbourhood operated by Eutelsat Communications. SHANT TV has signed a multi-year contract with Eutelsat to support its new all-HD venture. Broadcasting through HOTBIRD for …

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Intelsat, With BCom and Newtec, Launches IntelsatOne® Mobile Reach Solar 2G Service For Sub-Saharan Africa Wireless Networks

Intelsat S.A., operator of the world’s first Globalized Network and leader in integrated satellite communications, announced today a managed services solution that will provide 2G services in remote locations.  The solution leverages contributions of services provider BCom and technology provider Newtec for core components of the solution. IntelsatOne Mobile Reach …

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#SWMEThemes: Space Resources and International Space Law: A Skeptical View

The third part of our #SWMEThemes on the Middle East and Space Resources is an interview with space law attorney Michael J. Listner of Space Law and Policy Solutions, and author and publisher of space law and policy briefing-letter The Précis. Michael – a friend of SpaceWatch Middle East –provides readers with …

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UAE’s Thuraya Helps Launch Emirati Careers With Internship Programme

Mobile satellite service company, Thuraya, aims to boost hands-on learning initiatives and career opportunities among the local youth with its internship program for UAE nationals. Initiated in 2013, Al Madar Internship Programme is open to currently-enrolled university students or fresh grads with a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.5 …

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#SWMEThemes: Space Mining: The Next Strategic Investment for Gulf Countries?

The second contribution to the #SWMEThemes week on the Middle East and Space Resources is by Ben Baseley-Walker, the Senior Director for Global Engagement for Europe, Middle East, and Africa at Planetary Resources. Ben argues that Gulf Arab countries have an opportunity to lead in the coming race to exploit space …

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Oman Accepts Advanced Space Radio Monitoring System From Kratos

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc., a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) of the Sultanate of Oman has formally accepted the Advanced Space Radio Monitoring System (ASRMS) from Kratos. The multi-million dollar project started in late 2014 and includes ten years of …

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