UAE’s Thuraya Poised for Government Collaborations, Post KSA Roadshows

Thuraya Telecommunications Company recently held meetings with senior-level officials and government system integrators in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) to present its latest product portfolio and explore possibilities for collaborative ventures. The roadshow that took place in July and included visits to Jeddah, Riyadh and Damam, was exclusively developed …

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SaudiGeoSat-1, The First Modernized A2100 Satellite, Successfully Integrated by Lockheed Martin

A team of engineers and technicians at Lockheed Martin has completed the integration of the company’s first modernised A2100 satellite. The spacecraft, known as Hellas-Sat-4/SaudiGeoSat-1, now moves into final assembly and testing, on track for launch in the second quarter of 2018. Built for Arabsat and King Abdulaziz City for …

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#SpaceWatchME Op’Ed: Small Satellites – Boundless Technological Opportunity or Looming Disaster for the Space Environment?

The small satellite is enjoying what has been a re-birth over the past five years and this is culminating in a plethora of new constellations and technological developments that could literally see the satellite industry move onto a new trajectory. Helen Jameson, SpaceWatch Middle East Senior Contributing Editor, takes a …

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Thuraya Facilitates UAE Road Trips and Desert Adventures

Thuraya caters to individuals who are eager to set out on road trips and off-roading adventures in the UAE with vital mobile satellite communication equipment, providing a connectivity assurance for ventures into the country’s harsh, unexplored territories that lie outside GSM coverage. The company’s robust satcom services have consistently provided …

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SSTL and In-Space Announce “Faraday”, an Ultra-Low Cost Ride to Low Earth Orbit Opportunity

Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) and In-Space Missions Limited (In-Space) have today revealed an opportunity for an ultra-low cost ride to Low Earth Orbit (LEO). The in-orbit demonstration Faraday missions, named in honour of Michael Faraday, one of Britain’s greatest experimentalists and scientific communicators, will offer ultra-low cost prices for …

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Israel’s Gilat Reports Continued and Improved Profitability in Second Quarter of 2017

Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, reported on August 8, 2017, its results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2017. Key Financial Highlights: Revenues for Q2 2017 were $66.2 million compared with $63.9 million in Q1 2017 and $67.9 million in …

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Skills gap could act as a brake on IoT innovation in the energy sector, finds Inmarsat

If energy companies are to successfully deploy Internet of Things (IoT) technology to drive innovation, efficiency, and increased productivity, they must upskill current employees and/or embark on recruitment drives. This is according to independent research commissioned by Inmarsat, which found that while the vast majority of energy companies have their …

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Israel’s Gilat Propels the Russian DTH Market into Broadband Services

Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, announces that NTV-Plus has selected the broadband service developed by Eutelsat Networks and powered by Gilat’s high-performance VSATs to offer high-speed Internet to DTH subscribers across the European part of the Russian Federation. Gilat’s satellite solution …

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#SpaceWatchME Interviews: J. Alberto Palacios of GlobalSat Group

In the latest of our #SpaceWatchME Interviews, we speak to J. Alberto Palacios, CEO of Globalsat Group. This forward-thinking company is at the very forefront of satellite connectivity across the emerging and developed markets of the Americas. Here, Palacios explains the importance of being able to work with diversity across …

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For All Moonkind, Inc. Announces Formation of International Advisory Council Which Includes an Emirati Member

For All Moonkind, Inc., announced on July 30, 2017, the formation of an International Advisory Council which will develop and implement the nonprofit organization’s plan to obtain United Nations protection of the six Apollo Lunar Landing Sites and related artifacts. One of the key members of the Advisory Council is …

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