#SpaceWatchME Forecast: Innovation Labs 2017, Berlin, Germany – Your Roadmap to the Digital World

Innovation labs, hubs and incubators are currently being developed and large, small and medium-sized enterprises want to digitize themselves with their help. The lab stimulates thought processes, enables open collaboration between creative minds and established structures, and often allows new business models, new products and ideas to be tested with …

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Science, Not Prestige: UAE’s Human Spaceflight Programme Is For the Long Haul

Further to last week’s report that the UAE is in discussions with Russia’s space agency, Roscosmos, about training and launching Emirati astronauts, further details have emerged out of the 68th International Astronautical Congress (IAC) held in Adelaide, Australia, about the strategic rationale behind the UAE’s human spaceflight programme. Quoted in …

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Iran to Launch National Radio Navigation System As Stop Gap Measure For Its GPS-like Network

Iran declared its intentions several months ago to fund an Iranian Local Positioning System (LPS) – a satellite navigation system similar to the U.S.-driven Global Positioning System (GPS). Announced by the Deputy of the Iran Space Agency (ISA), the satellite system is a long-term project and will require heavy investment …

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#SpaceWatchME Op’ed: Knowledge Transfer in MENA: Leapfrogging the Learning Curve

As more countries around the world look to develop their own space capabilities, organisations, and policies, SpaceWatch Middle East’s Editor-in-Chief, Helen Jameson, examines the importance of technology transfer in developing space power in the Middle East and Africa. Space. It’s becoming a priority, and the fascination and realisation that what …

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Microsemi Announces BlueSky GPS Firewall to Provide Security Against GPS Spoofing and Jamming Threats

Microsemi Corporation, a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today announced the recent development of a breakthrough approach to protecting critical infrastructure against GPS spoofing and jamming threats with the introduction of its BlueSky™ GPS Firewall. Designed to provide security protection for GPS delivered …

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Cairo Approves Establishment of Egyptian Space Agency and Receives Further Chinese Funding For Its Space Programme

The Egyptian Council of Ministers approved on September 27, 2017, the establishment of a national space agency, according to the Egyptian Minister for Higher Education Khaled Abdel Ghaffar. The ruling by the Council of Ministers will now pass on to the Egyptian parliament for final agreement and made into law. …

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exactEarth Announces Agreement with Alltek Marine to Expand Small Vessel Tracking Service Offering

exactEarth Ltd., a leading provider of Satellite AIS data services, announces that its exactTrax™ small vessel monitoring technology is now incorporated into Alltek Marine Electronic Corp’s (AMEC) AIS Tracking Beacon (TB560). The AMEC TB560 is a simplified Class B AIS device that offers an efficient and cost-effective vessel monitoring solution …

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