#SpaceWatchME Op’ed: GEO-LEO Hybrid Multigrid Network by Muhammad Furqan

Satellites on different orbits, connected in multigrid networks.  Muhammad Furqan, writer and analyst in the satellite communication industry shares his opinion on this fascinating subject. An Independent Extraterrestrial Network A couple of years ago I proposed ‘Ring Computing’, a ring of 264,986 km circumference created by a constellation of interconnected …

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#SpaceWatchME Review: Twelfth Annual Ilan Ramon International Space Conference Emphasizes International Cooperation

Ian Christensen, Project Manager at the Secure World Foundation, reports for SpaceWatch Middle East, on the 12th Annual Ilan Ramon International Space Conference held in Herzilya, Israel, on 30-31 January 2017. The 12th Annual Ilan Ramon International Space Conference was held in Herzilya, Israel on 30-31 January 2017. Organized by the Israeli Ministry of …

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Israel’s ImageSat International participates in Israeli International Space Week

ImageSat International (iSi) has taken part in the spacelab project of the Ramon Foundation, where high school students get the opportunity to write scientific experiment that will be sent to be performed at the international space station. The peak moment of this project was the competition held on Sunday, 29 …

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Israel’s Gilat to provide VSATs to TricolorTV and Eutelsat Networks joint service

Tricolor TV, Russia’s largest Direct-to-Home (DTH) satellite TV provider and Eutelsat Networks satellite internet operator have launched a two-way internet access service, with broadband consumer VSATs from Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services. Gilat’s residential terminal kits are sold and serviced by …

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Israel’s IAI successfully completes environmental testing of Israeli-French VENuS satellite

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has successfully completed a system-level thermal vacuum test on the Israeli-French Venµs satellite. This test verified that the satellite, its subsystems and interfaces operate well under the extreme hot and cold temperatures encountered in a space environment. Prior to the thermal vacuum test, IAI also completed …

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Arabsat holds its 9th Telecom forum in Tunis

Arab Satellite Communication Organization-ARABSAT- is holding its 9th Telecom Forum in Tunis, Tunisia, during the period of 14th-15th February 2017. Arabsat holds its Telecom forum on a yearly basis to strengthen its professional and operational association with its valued customers. This event will provide a platform for ARABSAT customers, industry …

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UAE’s Thuraya Opens Offices in the United States of America

Thuraya Telecommunications Company has announced it has opened an office in the United States of America. Located centrally between Washington D.C. and Tysons Corner, Virginia, the new office offers close proximity to investors, key government and commercial customers and partners. Thuraya, the leading mobile satellite services (MSS) operator, is headquartered in …

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Airbus supports EU security missions in Somalia, Mali, and Niger with SATCOM

Airbus Defence and Space is delivering satellite communications systems for EU military training missions in Somalia (EUTM Somalia) as well as for the EUCAP (European Union capacity-building mission) Sahel Niger and EUCAP Sahel Mali civilian missions. Led on behalf of the European Union, these missions aim to support the efforts …

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#SpaceWatchME Op’ed: Asteroid Mining: Prospecting our Future?

It truly sounds like the stuff of science fiction, but using spacecraft to prospect and mine asteroids in near space is fast becoming science fact. We are well on the way to exhausting planet Earth’s resources. SpaceWatch Middle East contributing editor Helen Jameson, gives her take on Asteroid Mining; Prospecting …

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#SpaceWatchME Interview: Dr. Anna Garcia-Sabate at TechShop

TechShop Abu Dhabi is the first facility of its kind in the GCC and was created through a partnership with the Innovator Programme, an initiative by the Abu Dhabi Technology Development Committee, that supports the UAE community to engage in technology and unleash their innovation capability. It is a playground …

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