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Israel’s Spacecom Offers Ukraine a Satellite Television Bouquet

Spacecom, operator of the AMOS satellite fleet, together with UkrKosmos, Ukraine’s State Space Agency, is now offering satellite transponder services for content sharing to the country’s regional broadcasters. Utilizing AMOS-7 at the 4 degrees W prime orbital position, Spacecom and UkrKosmos are starting with an initial 19 regional channels on the …

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Qatar’s Es’hailSat at IBC 2017

Es’hailSat, the Qatar Satellite Company, is exhibiting at the annual IBC exhibition in Amsterdam, the leading platform for the broadcast, content delivery, digital media and satellite sectors across the Middle East, Africa and South Asia. The company is showcasing Es’hail‐1, currently transmitting high quality, premium DTH television content from the …

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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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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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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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Saudi Arabia’s TAQNIA Space Signs Agreement With Bank Albilad for Satellite Financing

A joint cooperation agreement has been signed between Bank Albilad and TAQNIA space which includes a long-term financing process to provide satellite Internet communications, voice communication, and satellite TV reception services. TAQNIA Space aims to transfer and market satellite technology, support the sustainable development of GDP, diversify the economy, create …

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

In Part Three of this SpaceWatch Middle East multi-week theme on China’s Space Silk Road and the Middle East, Professor Kazuto Suzuki of Hokkaido University, Japan, argues that Japan’s recent space policies have been developed in response to China’s Space Silk Road, and that Japan has been very proactive in the Middle East as …

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#SWMEThemes: China’s Space Silk Road and the Middle East, Part One

Centuries ago, China and Europe were connected by a number of trade routes across the Eurasian landmass and the Indian Ocean that were later known as the Silk Road. These Silk Roads not only connected the ancient Chinese Middle Kingdom and Medieval Europe, but also connected regions of Eurasia that …

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