#SpaceWatchMe Wishes Our Readers a Merry Christmas

As this exciting year comes to an end, we would like to thank you, our Readers, for all your interest, feedback and the trust you have placed in us. Thank you to all the existing and new partners! When we started our journey at SpaceWatch Middle East 20 months ago, we …

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Airbus Reaches for New Heights With Satellite Communications in 2018

Airbus will mark new milestones next year with launches of innovative communications spacecraft that range from large, high-power relay platforms incorporating electric propulsion systems to compact, mass-produced units for a 900-satellite constellation providing affordable global internet access. Starting off 2018 will be the orbiting of the Airbus-built SES-14 for Luxembourg-based …

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Samer Halawi Appointed Intelsat Chief Commercial Officer

Intelsat S.A., operator of the world’s first Globalized Network and leader in integrated satellite communications, announced the appointment of satellite industry executive Samer Halawi to Chief Commercial Officer (CCO). Assuming the role effective January 9, 2018, Mr. Halawi will lead an organisation spanning the company’s global commercial operations, including the …

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Lockheed Martin and NEC to Enhance Satellites, Space Travel With Artificial Intelligence

Lockheed Martin and NEC Corporation have announced that Lockheed Martin will use NEC’s System Invariant Analysis Technology (SIAT) in the space domain. SIAT’s advanced analytics engine uses data collected from sensors to learn the behavior of systems, including computer systems, power plants, factories, and buildings, enabling the system itself to …

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Algeria Unveils Its National Space Programme to 2040

Algeria plans to send several state-of-the-art satellites as part of its space programme 2020-2040, which is “under study now,” the director general of the Algerian Space Agency, Azzedine Oussedik, said on December 18, 2017, in Algiers. A national space programme, which includes plans for the launch of many cutting-edge satellites, …

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Airbus Selected by ESA for Copernicus Data and Information Access Service (DIAS)

Airbus has been selected by the European Space Agency (ESA) to be one of four suppliers for DIAS, the Copernicus Data and Information Access Service. DIAS will make data and information easily available to users through a cloud computing architecture enabling enhanced coordination and cross-fertilization at European Union (EU) level …

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#SpaceWatchME Forecast: 5G & Satellite: Can They Co-Exist? at GVF Satellite Hub Summit 2018

With 20.8 million devices connected to the Internet by 2020 [Source, Gartner], and requiring constant connectivity, the wireless industry has a big job to do. Today, we are embarking on an era where the proliferation of devices – everything from tablets and phones to cars, watches, the white goods in …

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UrtheCast and Beijing Space View Technology Sign Strategic Cooperation Agreement

UrtheCast Corp. and its subsidiary, the Earth Observation company Deimos Imaging, have announced the signing of a strategic cooperation agreement with Beijing Space View Technology Co. Ltd., a leading provider of remote sensing satellite data and geospatial information services based in China, for the mutual global distribution of their respective …

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