ORBCOMM and machinestalk Deliver IoT Solutions in Saudi Arabia and the GCC Region

ORBCOMM Inc., a leading global provider of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, announced today that it has signed a strategic distribution agreement with machinestalk, a leading IoT solutions provider based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, to provide ORBCOMM’s global satellite, cellular and dual-mode network connectivity; hardware; web reporting …

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#SpaceWatchME Interviews: Simon Gray of Eutelsat – An Industry Unites

For 25 years, global satellite operator Eutelsat has been involved with the humanitarian community, donating equipment and bandwidth to affected communities wherever they may be. However, with the increase in humanitarian crises, there has been a requirement for the entire satellite industry to take a more organised and more effective …

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#SpaceWatchME Review: SPACE FORUM 2017 – Luxembourg at the center of the global space map

On May 9-10, 2017, over 5,000 space and satellite professionals gathered at the European Convention Center in Luxembourg to discuss the latest digital, tech and space trends, the increasing use of data, and planetary defence and space mining, with experts from all over the world sharing their knowledge and vision. The …

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Inmarsat confirms successful launch of the fourth Global Xpress satellite

Inmarsat, the world’s leading provider of global mobile satellite communications, has confirmed on May 16, 2017, the successful launch of the fourth, high-speed broadband communications satellite in its transformational Global Xpress (GX) constellation. Inmarsat GX is the world’s first globally available, broadband connectivity service and was created to enable communities across the …

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Iranian Hacker Group OilRig Thought to Be Using Russian Hackers-for-Hire in U.S. Cyber Attack

TrapX, a U.S.-based cyber security and research company, are claiming that the OilRig hacker group that is linked to Iran’s intelligence agencies have potentially established links with Russian hackers-for-hire, according to a May 15, 2017, report in The New York Times. The possible Russian connection to OilRig was discovered in …

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UAE’s MBRSC Orders Environmental Monitoring Satellite from Canada’s Space Flight Laboratory

The Space Flight Laboratory (SFL) announced on May 16, 2017, the signing of a new contract to provide Dubai-based Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) with a small microsatellite for aerosol and greenhouse gas monitoring.  SFL’s Next-generation Earth Monitoring and Observation (NEMO) platform technology, which incorporates high performance ground target …

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Analyst: Iran’s Cyber Warfare Capabilities Of Concern, But Hardly Sophisticated or Dangerous

A prominent U.S. cyber warfare expert has admonished other cyber security experts for exaggerating the danger posed by Iran’s cyber warfare and espionage organisations and entities. Dr. Brandon Valeriano, a Reader at Cardiff University in Wales and author of Cyber War versus Cyber Realities published by Oxford University Press in …

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Israel’s Gilat Reports Strong Year-over-Year Profitability Improvement in Q1 2017

Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, reported on May 16, 2017, its results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2017. Key Financial Highlights: Revenues for Q1 2017 increased 21% to $63.9 million from $52.7 million in Q1 2016. Profitability continued to …

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UAE’s Masdar Institute Graduates First Class From Its MSc Space Systems Course

Yahsat, Masdar Institute of Science and Technology and Orbital ATK, today celebrated the graduation ceremony of the first batch from the Institute’s Master’s Concentration in Space Systems and Technology at the Emirates Palace Hotel, Abu Dhabi, today. The ceremony was attended by H.H. Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chief …

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Israel Defence Forces Will Not Create a Cyber Command, But Will Strengthen Military Cyber Defences

The Israel Defence Forces (IDF) has decided not to create a unified cyber command that would have placed its signals intelligence collection, offensive cyber operations, and cyber defence units under one central military organisation that would have been the equivalent of Israel’s land, sea, and air forces. Instead, the IDF …

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