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UAE’s Etisalat and Intelsat Expand Relationship, Creating Gateway to Intelsat Epic NG Services for the Middle East

Intelsat S.A., operator of the world’s first Globalized Network and leader in integrated satellite communications, and Etisalat UAE, a leading telecommunications services provider in the Middle East and Africa, today detailed their plan to expand the distribution of Intelsat EpicNG services in the Middle East region. Under a multiyear expansion, …

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Turkish ANSP and Aireon to Collaborate on Real-Time Space-Based ADS-B Implementation

Aireon has announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with The General Directorate of State Airports Authority (DHMI), Turkey’s Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP). DHMI has agreed to collaborate with Aireon and intends to utilize space-based ADS-B to augment its current surveillance capabilities and also utilize it …

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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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Israel’s Gilat Awarded by Globe a Five Year Multi-Million Dollar Contract for Managed Service Satellite Backhaul for Cellular Services

Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, announced on September 11, 2017, that Globe Telecom, Inc. has chosen Gilat for a five year multi-million dollar managed service contract, to enable accelerated deployment for the mobile operator’s rapid network expansion throughout the Philippines. Gilat …

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#SpaceWatchME Op’Ed: Why the New Space Race Must Focus On Sustainability

As Earth’s orbits become more crowded due to more countries entering the space domain and the emergence of large commercial constellations, the challenge of sustaining space as an environment in which Earth can continue to derive all of the advantages of satellite increases. In a blog post originally authored for …

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Orbital ATK Begins Assembly of Industry’s First Commercial In-Space Satellite Servicing System

Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defence technologies, announced on September 11, 2017, significant progress on the industry’s first commercial in-space satellite servicing system. The Mission Extension Vehicle-1 (MEV 1) spacecraft successfully completed its critical design review earlier this year and is now in production with about 75% …

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