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#SpaceWatchME Forecast: MilSatCom Middle East

Supported by the UAE Space Agency, MilSatCom 2017 brings together the Middle East’s military communications community. Taking place on February 22nd in Abu Dhabi, the event focuses on identifying future regional needs, enhancing capabilities and developing space assets. For the past six years MilSatCom has gathered the top regional decision …

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#SpaceWatchME Op’ed: GEO-LEO Hybrid Multigrid Network by Muhammad Furqan

Satellites on different orbits, connected in multigrid networks.  Muhammad Furqan, writer and analyst in the satellite communication industry shares his opinion on this fascinating subject. An Independent Extraterrestrial Network A couple of years ago I proposed ‘Ring Computing’, a ring of 264,986 km circumference created by a constellation of interconnected …

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#SpaceWatchME Review: Twelfth Annual Ilan Ramon International Space Conference Emphasizes International Cooperation

Ian Christensen, Project Manager at the Secure World Foundation, reports for SpaceWatch Middle East, on the 12th Annual Ilan Ramon International Space Conference held in Herzilya, Israel, on 30-31 January 2017. The 12th Annual Ilan Ramon International Space Conference was held in Herzilya, Israel on 30-31 January 2017. Organized by the Israeli Ministry of …

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UAE’s Thuraya Opens Offices in the United States of America

Thuraya Telecommunications Company has announced it has opened an office in the United States of America. Located centrally between Washington D.C. and Tysons Corner, Virginia, the new office offers close proximity to investors, key government and commercial customers and partners. Thuraya, the leading mobile satellite services (MSS) operator, is headquartered in …

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Airbus supports EU security missions in Somalia, Mali, and Niger with SATCOM

Airbus Defence and Space is delivering satellite communications systems for EU military training missions in Somalia (EUTM Somalia) as well as for the EUCAP (European Union capacity-building mission) Sahel Niger and EUCAP Sahel Mali civilian missions. Led on behalf of the European Union, these missions aim to support the efforts …

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Israel’s IAI introduces ADA – A new system designed for hardening GPS systems against jamming

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is unveiling ADA – an advanced system that protects avionic systems from GPS jamming. ADA has already been integrated into several systems and platforms operating both in Israel and abroad. The ADA system recently won a tender from Israel’s Ministry of Defense, for integration into one …

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NorthTelecom appoints John Brophy as Group Chief Financial Officer

Leading satellite service provider NorthTelecom, has announced the appointment of John Brophy as Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Mr. Brophy comes to NorthTelecom with a strong background in finance and accounting which will be of a great value to NorthTelecom as the company continues to grow. Mr. Brophy originally studied …

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Canada’s UrtheCast to provide two OptiSar satellites to unnamed country

UrtheCast Corp., the geospatial and geo-analytics company developing two Earth Observation (EO) satellite constellations, known as OptiSARTM and UrtheDailyTM, today announces that it has entered into a binding agreement with a confidential government customer for the sale and shared operation of the first two satellites in the OptiSARTM Constellation, the …

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#SpaceWatchME Op’ed: Satellite Sovereignty – Africa

In the past, we have looked to nations such as Russia and the United States for our inspiration in space. For decades, these countries have dominated the space sector. However, new national players are emerging, proving that space is no longer the domain of the richest and most powerful nations. …

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#SpaceWatchME Op’ed: Satellite Sovereignty – Middle East

In the past, we have looked to nations such as Russia and the United States for our inspiration in space. For decades, these countries have dominated the space sector. However, new national players are emerging, proving that space is no longer the domain of the richest and most powerful nations. …

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