exactEarth Launches Revolutionary Global Real-Time Maritime Tracking and Information Service

exactEarth Ltd, a leading provider of Satellite AIS data services announces the launch of exactView RT powered by Harris (“exactView RT”) – the world’s first global, persistent real-time Satellite AIS service. This revolutionary capability is expected to enable a wide variety of new service capabilities for the global maritime community …

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Turkey Establishing a ‘Cyber Army’ To Counter National Cyber Threats

The Turkish government is in preparations to establish a national cyber ‘army’ that will tackle national cyber threats against the country, according to the Turkish Minister for Transportation, Maritime Affairs, and Communications Ahmet Arslan. The announcement was made in the aftermath of the global WannaCry ransomware attack that affected over …

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Yahsat and UAE Mission to the UN in Geneva Host Humanitarian Aid Forum

Under the patronage of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the United Arab Emirates, UAE-based satellite operator, Yahsat and the UAE Permanent Mission to the United Nations Office and other International Organizations in Geneva, hosted a one-day forum in Geneva, to discuss Yahsat’s initiative to support humanitarian …

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#SpaceWatchME Review: GLEX 2017 in Beijing – China is off to the stars

SpaceWatch Middle East COO Torsten Kriening took the chance to attend the Global Space Exploration Conference 2017 from June 6-9 in the Beijing International Congress Center, Beijing, China. What is known about China’s space industry and ambitions to space? Sure, we see the regular notices about successful Long March launches …

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UAE’s Thuraya Keeps Mt. Everest Climbers Connected on Summit Journey

Thuraya recently worked with service partners, Talia and NBS Maritime, to sponsor and support two climbers – Holly Budge and Dr. Atanas Skatov –  in their summit expeditions to Mount Everest. Both Ms. Budge and Dr. Skatov completed their missions successfully and were able to stay connected with wireless data …

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#SpaceWatchME Interviews: Johann Richard of Swiss Space Office

This week, from 15-16 June, the Swiss Space Office will present the Swiss Space Industry Days. This event will be a must-attend for any company, established or emerging, that is part of the space industry in Switzerland and beyond. The Space Industry Days will provide valuable, up-to-date information to current …

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#GEOINT2017: UK’s Earth-i Announces World’s First Commerical Constellation to Provide Colour Video Footage

British satellite company Earth-i has announced that it has joined the USGIF (United States GeoSpatial Intelligence Forum) and will be expanding its operations in the US. The company already has a number of customers in the US and is in discussions with other high-profile potential partners and customers across North America. …

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Iran Set To Join Eurasian Economic Union, Participate in Bloc’s Space Activities

Iran and the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) are close to cementing a free trade deal that would see Tehran join the trade bloc built around former Soviet republics by the end of 2017. Once this happens, Iran will also be poised to participate in the EAEU’s nascent space activities. The …

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Copernicus Sentinel-3B Put Through Battery of Tests In Preparation For Launch

While the Copernicus Sentinel-3A satellite is in orbit delivering a wealth of information about our home planet, engineers are putting its twin, Sentinel-3B, through a series of vigorous tests before it is shipped to the launch site next year. The Sentinel-3 mission is designed as a two-satellite constellation to give …

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Global-IP Selects Hughes JUPITER System to Bring High-Performance Broadband to Sub-Saharan Africa

Hughes Network Systems, LLC, the global leader in broadband satellite solutions and services, has announced that its JUPITER™ System has been selected by Global-IP Cayman as the technology platform to enable its mission of bringing high-performance connectivity to mobile devices used throughout the Sub-Saharan Africa region. The JUPITER System will …

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