Day 02 – #SpaceWatchME helps – Donation Campaign

The Balkans and Greece – 2015/2016 Faced with the European Migrant Crisis, TSF set up internet for migrants allowing them to make the most of the vital tool for survival that is their mobile phone. From September 2015 through to June 2016, TSF provided 7 satellite internet connections across the …

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LeoSat and Globalsat Group Sign Strategic Worldwide Agreement

Advanced service for secure data communications will be available through experienced satellite solutions consortium. LeoSat Enterprises, which is launching a constellation of up to 108 low-earth-orbit communications satellites, has entered into a strategic agreement with the Globalsat Group, the leading Pan-American satellite services provider, to market the fastest, most secure …

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Satellite communications for those in greatest need – a message from the Publisher of SpaceWatch Middle East

Anyone watching the news over the past few years cannot help but be moved by the desperate plight of millions of people – including many vulnerable children – fleeing to Europe from war and poverty in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, and beyond. Many do not even make it to the European …

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Airbus Safran Launchers Becomes a Shareholder in Arianespace

Following the completion of all the necessary regulatory, consultation and approval procedures, Airbus Safran Launchers has now purchased the shares in Arianespace held by the French space agency CNES (Centre national des études spatiales). The transaction will close on 31st December 2016. As industrial lead contractor for Ariane 5 and the …

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Day 01 – #SpaceWatchME helps – Donation Campaign

Nepal – April/May 2015 The devastating 2015 earthquake in Nepal claimed almost 9,000 victims. In the first few days following the deadly tremors, TSF set up vital connectivity in the international Search and Rescue camp to enhance coordination and reinforce rescue operations. Credits: Télécoms Sans Frontières   From December 1st, …

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German PTScientists take ‘one giant leap’ towards the moon

Berlin-based ‘new space’ company, the PTScientists are set to mark the 45th anniversary of humanity’s final footprints on the Moon, by revisiting the historic landing site of Apollo 17. Having successfully negotiated a launch contract with Spaceflight Industries, Inc, the PTScientists’ ‘Mission to the Moon’ is a big step closer …

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Pakistan to get Earth imaging satellite from China in 2018

China Great Wall Industry Corporation announced on 26 November 2016 that it is making inroads into the Middle East’s Earth observation satellite market, and that the remote sensing satellite it is building for Pakistan will be launched in 2018. Speaking on the sidelines of the Symposium on Space International Cooperation …

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Op’ed: Dubai Declaration: A Long-Term Vision for Space

Dubai and Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre hosted the UN High Level Forum ‘Space as a Driver for Socio-Economic Sustainable Development’ last week. SpaceWatch Middle East asked Dr. Michael Simpson, Executive Director of Secure World Foundation, to gives his take on the UN’s long-term vision in space and the Dubai …

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2nd GlobalSatShow poised to be premier satellite-dedicated show in EMEA

Annual trade show and summit to launch SILA: the Satellite Industry Leader Awards       The GlobalSatShow has returned bigger and better, offering an unprecedented line up of C-level summit speakers alongside a lively exhibition showcasing the satellite industry’s technological prowess. Key conference sessions on the pulse of the industry …

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Iran and China defence and intelligence cooperation: the space dimension

The recent visit to Tehran by China’s defence minister, Chang Wanquan, is the latest indicator of increasing defence and intelligence cooperation between Iran and China, as each country’s strategic, economic, and geopolitical goals align in Eurasia as well as the Middle East. Iran is thought to be interested in acquiring …

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