MBRSC launches Research Grant Program for promoting research and study on space science

As part of its efforts to build up the capabilities of the next generation of Emirati scientists, the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) announced its call for applicants to its new Research Grant Program. The program aims to promote research and studies related to space science in the UAE. …

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Day 23 – #SpaceWatchME helps – Donation Campaign

Nicaragua – North Caribbean Autonomous Region (RACCN) – 2015/2016 TSF has set up alongside PLAN International, a digital classroom allowing children in this isolated indigenous region of Nicaragua, to use tablets to gather information on health and social issues. Credits: Télécoms Sans Frontières From December 1st, SpaceWatch Middle East and …

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Hakuto set to hitch a ride to the Moon on TeamIndus spacecraft

TeamIndus has announced that a commercial agreement has been signed for the spacecraft to carry a robotic rover developed by HAKUTO, the Japanese team in the Google Lunar XPRIZE, to the Moon in late 2017. This is a first of kind collaboration of two private space enterprises competing in the Google …

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SES supports Luxembourg at Expo 2020 in Dubai

SES S.A. announced on 19 December 2016 that it will support Luxembourg’s presence at Expo 2020 in Dubai. The world exhibition with the overall theme “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future” will take place between October 2020 and April 2021 in the United Arab Emirates. Its main theme will be developed …

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Day 22 – #SpaceWatchME helps – Donation Campaign

Refugee Crisis – Greece 2016 Initial design drawing for WiFi network in Kara Tepe refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesvos. Credits: Disaster Tech Lab From December 1st, SpaceWatch Middle East and its partners PTScientists, neuco, NewSpace People will run a Christmas Donation Campaign 2016. We will donate 100% …

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Newtec announces record growth as Serge Van Herck leaves on a high

Newtec has announced record revenue and profitability growth figures, including revenue growth of 62% since 2013 and 26% year-on-year in 2016, demonstrating that the company is gaining market share in all geographies and focused vertical markets. Newtec also announced that after ten years of dedicated and successful leadership CEO Serge …

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Israel and India enter into agreement to develop high-res radar satellites

The Israel Space Agency (ISA) and the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) have agreed to collaborate on space projects during a recent Israeli visit to India. Avi Blasberger, the head of ISA, was accompanied by Israel’s Minister for Science, Technology, and Space, Offir Akunis, and former Minister of Science, Technology, …

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Day 21 – #SpaceWatchME helps – Donation Campaign

Haiti – October 2016 Category 5 Hurricane Matthew swept through the western tip of Haiti in October 2016, causing over 1,000 fatalities and isolating hundreds of thousands of people already weakened by the 2010 earthquake. TSF provided calls to 550 households (representing almost 2,500 people). In some cases, people had …

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UAE’s Thuraya transforms the Kenyan elections for remote citizens

Thuraya has confirmed 100% transmission results for recent local elections in Kenya held in remote county assembly wards, enhancing the credibility of the electoral process. The success rate followed the deployment of satellite coverage, extensive training and support work provided in conjunction with Airtel Kenya. The Independent Electoral and Boundaries …

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Iran urges Russia to start building remote sensing satellite

The Iranian minister for Communication and Information Technology, Mahmoud Vaezi, urged Russia to start work on constructing the remote sensing satellite both countries agreed upon earlier this year. Speaking in the sidelines of the 13th meeting of the Russian-Iranian Permanent Intergovernmental Commission on Trade and Economic Cooperation in Tehran, Minister …

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