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Speedcast Awarded VSAT License in Iraq

Speedcast International Limited, the world’s most trusted provider of highly reliable, fully managed, remote communication and IT solutions, today announced it has been awarded a Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) license to operate in Iraq through its locally-licensed entity, prompting the completion of a new systems integration project providing managed …

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UrtheCast Announces the Signing of a Contract for a SAR-XL Satellite for the OptiSAR™ Constellation

UrtheCast Corp. announced on August 14, 2017, that it has entered into a contract with a confidential customer for the development and delivery of a dual-frequency stand-alone Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) operational-class satellite as an “accelerator” for the OptiSARTM Constellation.  The exact amount of the contract is not being disclosed …

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Blockstream Satellite: Broadcasting Bitcoin from Space

Blockstream, the leader in blockchain and financial cryptography, today announced the availability of Blockstream Satellite, a new service that broadcasts real-time Bitcoin blockchain data from a group of communication satellites in space to almost everyone on the planet. Blockstream Satellite enables further participation in Bitcoin, including the billions of people …

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Ursa Space Systems Announces World’s First Weekly Global Oil Inventory Report

Ursa Space Systems Inc. (Ursa) announced on August 10, 2017, their planned expansion to provide the world’s first reliable, global oil inventory coverage. Building on Ursa’s ground-breaking China Oil Storage Report, Ursa will deliver Global oil storage reports on a region by region basis, starting with the Caribbean, Middle East/North …

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UAE’s Thuraya Poised for Government Collaborations, Post KSA Roadshows

Thuraya Telecommunications Company recently held meetings with senior-level officials and government system integrators in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) to present its latest product portfolio and explore possibilities for collaborative ventures. The roadshow that took place in July and included visits to Jeddah, Riyadh and Damam, was exclusively developed …

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SaudiGeoSat-1, The First Modernized A2100 Satellite, Successfully Integrated by Lockheed Martin

A team of engineers and technicians at Lockheed Martin has completed the integration of the company’s first modernised A2100 satellite. The spacecraft, known as Hellas-Sat-4/SaudiGeoSat-1, now moves into final assembly and testing, on track for launch in the second quarter of 2018. Built for Arabsat and King Abdulaziz City for …

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Thuraya Facilitates UAE Road Trips and Desert Adventures

Thuraya caters to individuals who are eager to set out on road trips and off-roading adventures in the UAE with vital mobile satellite communication equipment, providing a connectivity assurance for ventures into the country’s harsh, unexplored territories that lie outside GSM coverage. The company’s robust satcom services have consistently provided …

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SSTL and In-Space Announce “Faraday”, an Ultra-Low Cost Ride to Low Earth Orbit Opportunity

Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) and In-Space Missions Limited (In-Space) have today revealed an opportunity for an ultra-low cost ride to Low Earth Orbit (LEO). The in-orbit demonstration Faraday missions, named in honour of Michael Faraday, one of Britain’s greatest experimentalists and scientific communicators, will offer ultra-low cost prices for …

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Israel’s Gilat Reports Continued and Improved Profitability in Second Quarter of 2017

Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, reported on August 8, 2017, its results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2017. Key Financial Highlights: Revenues for Q2 2017 were $66.2 million compared with $63.9 million in Q1 2017 and $67.9 million in …

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Skills gap could act as a brake on IoT innovation in the energy sector, finds Inmarsat

If energy companies are to successfully deploy Internet of Things (IoT) technology to drive innovation, efficiency, and increased productivity, they must upskill current employees and/or embark on recruitment drives. This is according to independent research commissioned by Inmarsat, which found that while the vast majority of energy companies have their …

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