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#SpaceWatchME Forecast: The Conferences SATEXPO & GVF Satellite Hub Summit 2018

The long-standing collaboration of the Global VSAT Forum (GVF) and Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) continues for 2018 with a further enhanced partnership to bring a programme of strategic debate on key issues for the current satellite industry technology and service marketplace to CABSAT in Dubai. Here, Martin Jarrold, Chief …

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UAE’s Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre Participates In the Dubai Airshow 2017

The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) is participating at the Dubai Airshow 2017, one of the most prominent and important aerospace events in the world, which runs from November 12-16, 2017. During the participation, MBRSC will showcase the Emirates Mars Mission’s Hope probe model for the first time, its …

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UAE’s MBRSC participates In the 10th Edition of the Dubai Government Excellence Programme

“Innovation is the main feature that distinguishes the UAE space projects, by relying on new methods of project management and developing smart technologies,” said Eng. Amer Al Sayegh, KhalifaSat Project Manager, at Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC), during his participation in a workshop titled “MBRSC Space Projects” at the …

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Morocco’s Mohammed VI-A Earth Observation Satellite Successfully Launched by Arianespace

Arianespace has successfully launched the MOHAMMED VI–A satellite dedicated for Earth observation for the Kingdom of Morocco. The satellite was developed by the consortium comprising Thales Alenia Space as system prime contractor and Airbus as co-prime. The launch took place on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, at 10:42:31 p.m. (local time) …

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Day 2 of the UAE Space Agency-UNOOSA High Level Forum: Space as a Driver for Socio-Economic Sustainable Development

The second day of the United Nations/United Arab Emirates High Level Forum: “Space as a Driver for Socio-Economic Sustainable Development,” in Dubai, which is hosted by the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) and jointly organized by the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and the United Arab …

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Israel’s ImageSat International Acquired by FIMI

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) announced on November 6, 2017, that it has entered an agreement with FIMI, the largest private equity fund in Israel (FIMI). Pursuant to the agreement, FIMI shall invest U.S.$40 million in ImageSat International (ISI) in exchange for 53.6% of ISI’s share equity. The agreement further stipulates …

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#SpaceWatchME Op’Ed: Ghana’s Satellite Programme – The Space Race is On!

Countries all over the African continent are emerging as potential space nations. Nigeria is already established in space. Ethiopia is set to build and launch a satellite and develop its own launch vehicle in the next five years. Sudan, Kenya, and Angola are all eager to set out their stalls …

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#SpaceWatchME Interviews: Simonetta di Pippo of UNOOSA About the High Level Forum Dubai 2017

Prior to this year’s High Level Forum in Dubai, SpaceWatch Middle East spoke with Simonetta di Pippo, Director of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), about this year’s HLF forecast. We are heading towards the 2017 High Level Forum (HLF) in Dubai. Last year the Dubai Declaration …

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Iran Space Agency Provides Update on Status of Satellites at World Space Week Event

During a press conference marking World Space Week, the head of the Iran Space Agency (ISA), Mohsen Bahrami, provided an update to the status of the five indigenously built satellites awaiting launch in Iran. The satellites (Doosti, Amir Kabir, Nahid 1, Zafar, and Pars 1) are all “on the agenda …

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UAE’s Thuraya Holds Roadshows for Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Sharjah Police Air Wings

Thuraya Telecommunications Company held meetings with senior officials from the Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Sharjah Police Air Wings to showcase a suite of Satcom products and services. As the main Mobile Satellite Services (MSS) operator in the country, the company has worked with local law enforcement teams before and were …

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