Turksat Selects Airbus for TURKSAT-5B, Report Says

Ahmet Arslan, the Turkish Minister for Transport, Maritime Affairs, and Communication announced on October 6, 2017, that the Turkish government has selected Airbus Defence and Space to build two satellites for the Turksat-5B programme. According to the space industry news website, Space Intel Report, the Turkish government and Airbus Defence …

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#SpaceWatchME Interviews: Corry Brennan, Regional Sales Manager EMEA of Globalstar

Building on the success of their SmartOne family of devices, which enable tracking services of unpowered assets in remote areas, Globalstar is about to rollout SmartOne Solar. This breakthrough, solar powered device will make satellite-enabled asset tracking an affordable reality for many.  Helen Jameson, Editor-in-Chief at SpaceWatch Middle East spoke …

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Iran Announces Plans to Join Two APSCO Projects

Iran’s Minister of Communications and Information Technology (CIT) announced in September that Iran will increase its collaborative efforts with the Asia-Pacific Space Cooperation Organisation (APSCO). APSCO’s Secretary General, Li Xinjun, recently voiced his approval of Iran’s advancements in its technology sector, and indicated this was the reason the organisation is …

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UAE’s MBRSC Wins the First IAF Excellence in 3G Diversity Award at IAC 2017

The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) wins the first International Astronautical Federation (IAF) Excellence in 3G Diversity Award at the International Astronautical Congress. The Centre received the award from the IAF for its contributions to the fostering of “3G” (Geography, Generation, Gender) Diversity within the space sector. Eng. Salem …

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