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#SpaceWatchME Forecast: SpaceForum 2017 – To the Conquest of Space

Following the success of last year’s edition and with the multiplication of space initiatives launched by the Luxembourg government and Minister Etienne Schneider, Space Forum is back for a new edition entitled “From Space Application to Space Exploration”. Local and international space professionals will gather at the European Convention Center, …

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UAE’s Thuraya Forms Alliance With Swiss Satellite Startup ELSE

Thuraya Telecommunications Company, a leading mobile satellite service operator and ELSE SA, a Swiss NewSpace startup, today announced that they have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) paving the way for a strategic alliance between the two companies. The agreement will allow both companies to collaborate and benefit from each …

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Open house at PTScientists Mission to the Moon

Berlin-based NewSpace company PTScientists opened their doors for a public event on March 31 and April 1, 2017. The open house day was very well attended by mission partners, family, and space enthusiast friends. Over 150 visitors used the open house opportunity to meet the PTScientists team and get an …

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#SpaceWatchME Interviews: Meidad Pariente of Sky and Space Global

In the latest of our SpaceWatch Middle East interview series, Helen Jameson had the pleasure of speaking to Meidad Pariente, CTO and Co-Founder of Sky and Space Global. To begin with, can you give us some background on the SSG concept? Sky and Space Global will provide narrowband communication services …

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#SpaceWatchME Op’ed: Defining a New Space Era

Over the past 12 months, we have heard a lot about it. It is being discussed at conferences, throughout exhibition halls, in the press and throughout the space industry at large. It is NewSpace. But what is it? SpaceWatch Middle East contributing editor Helen Jameson, gives her take on NewSpace; …

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Stay connected – even on the Moon with #PTScientists, #Vodafone and #missiontothemoon

PTScientists teams up with Vodafone Germany to bring mobile data roaming to the surface of the Moon – and the cost needn’t be astronomical! No need to worry about letting people know that you’ve arrived safely on the Moon – you’ll be able to check in on Facebook and send …

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GomSpace selected for the delivery of a constellation of satellites to Sky and Space Global

GomSpace has been selected by and has entered into a procurement contract with the UK company Sky and Space Global (UK) Ltd. to develop and deliver a constellation of satellites within a 4 year period. The first delivery of satellites will be in 2018. The revenue will be distributed over …

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Israel’s hiSky and Israel Tractors & Equipment (ITE) Ltd embark on joint pilot of hiSky’s satellite terminal on Cat Machines

Israeli satellite communications company, hiSky Ltd. and Caterpillar’s Israeli dealer, Tractors & Equipment (ITE) Ltd., a part of Zoko Enterprises Group, will carry out a joint pilot programme to integrate hiSky’s satellite terminal (the Smartellite) with the machines and vehicle platforms of the manufacturers represented by the Zoko Enterprises group …

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SSPI Names “The Rising Five” New Space Companies of 2017

The Society of Satellite Professionals International (SSPI) named today the first annual Rising Five, the five New Space Companies in the satellite industry that have made the most substantial progress over the past year. Decided by an international editorial advisory board, the 2017 Rising Five are the Kymeta Corporation, OneWeb, …

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SatixFy Offers First Beam Hopping System and Emulator

SatixFy, a leading provider of baseband modem and antenna chips, products and solutions, is showcasing an emulator for beam hopping systems for the very first time at Satellite 2017. The emulator supports customers with research, development and testing of various aspects of the beam hopping architecture and is based on …

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