UAE’s Masdar Institute Completes Critical Design Review of Its MYSAT-1 CubeSat Programme

Masdar Institute’s CubeSat development program, MYSAT-1, has completed its critical design review (CDR), marking a key milestone for the University’s space systems and technology programme, which was designed with support from Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat) and global aerospace manufacturer and defence industry leader Orbital ATK. MYSAT-1 will be …

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Arabsat Launches Its Unique Free-To-Air DVB-S2 Platform Carrying Exclusive First Class HD Channels

Arabsat announced on July 10, 2017, the launch of its valuable Free-to-Air DVB-S2 platform that exclusively carries many premium and highly viewed high definition (HD) international channels, broadcast as Free-to-Air across the Middle East, North Africa, and Europe via the superior coverage of Arabsat BADR-4, which can be viewed with …

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SSTL’s CARBONITE-1 Demonstrates Video From Orbit Capability, Showing Stunning Kuwait and UAE Video

Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) has  released videos from orbit taken by CARBONITE-1, a technology demonstration satellite launched to demonstrate rapid build techniques and to test a telescope and video camera, both developed using innovative commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) technologies. CARBONITE-1 was designed and funded by SSTL and the mission has fulfilled …

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Iran’s Space Programme: A Political Football Amidst Economic Decrepitude

In the space of one week Iranian space officials have simultaneously announced plans to start their own satellite navigation programme and that an old satellite built by an Italian company is too expensive to launch and so will be consigned to a space museum. To anyone who closely observes Iranian …

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Israel and India Sign Space Cooperation Agreements During PM Modi’s Visit

Israel and India have signed major space cooperation agreements during an official visit July 4-6, 2017, by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Israel. The two countries already have a cooperative agreement on space launches, with several Israeli satellites launched on Indian space launch vehicles in recent years. The agreements …

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Space Systems Loral to Provide Next-Generation Imaging Satellite Constellation To DigitalGlobe

DigitalGlobe Inc., the global leader in Earth imagery and information about our changing planet, announced on July 6, 2017, it has selected Space Systems Loral (SSL) to build the spacecraft for its next-generation WorldView Legion constellation, which will deliver industry-leading resolution and accuracy, enable high-revisit applications, and assure service continuity …

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Arabsat & TV5 Launch TV5 Monde Maghreb Orient HD & TV5 Monde Style HD on Arabsat brand Free-To-Air DVB-S2 Platform

Arabsat and TV5 Monde have announced the broadcast of both TV5 Monde Maghreb Orient High Definition (HD) and TV5 Monde Style HD on the newly launched Arabsat Free-To-Air DVB-S2 platform. It carries – exclusively – many premium and highly viewed HD international channels, broadcast as Free-to-Air across the Middle East …

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