The #SpaceWatchME Interviews: Global Space Governance – Part 2

A Space Lawyer’s Perspective In the latest SpaceWatch Middle East interview series, Torsten Kriening speaks to Dr. Olga Stelmakh of McGill University, Canada. They discuss the area of global space governance. This is one that not often discussed, yet it is critical and as space becomes an increasingly important part …

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The #SpaceWatchME Interviews: Global Space Governance – Part 1

A Space Lawyer’s Perspective In the latest SpaceWatch Middle East interview series, Torsten Kriening speaks to Dr. Olga Stelmakh of McGill University, Canada. They discuss the area of global space governance. This is something that is not often discussed, yet it is critical and as space becomes an increasingly important part …

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Syria and Russia in satellite broadcasting talks

The Syrian Minister for Information, Mohammed Ramez Turgeman, has intimated that the Syrian government is in discussions with Russia about a possible satellite acquisition so that Damacus can assert greater control over how its information and propaganda can be disseminated throughout the country and beyond without being interfered with. The …

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NorthTelecom signed an agreement with Philippine Public Telecommunications

NorthTelecom has recently entered into an agreement with a Philippine-based Public Telecommunications Entity (PTE) to supply satellite ground hardware, space segment capacity, and Internet bandwidth for the Philippine rural market, especially the unserved and underserved areas. The capacity requirement for the 3-year project is estimated to be around 1.5 to …

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Saudi Arabia’s Taqnia to partner with Simularity to use AI in Satellite Imagery Analysis

Simularity Inc., a Silicon Valley based leader in Artificial Intelligence (AI), today announced a partnership with TAQNIA, the technology development company owned by the investment arm of the Saudi Arabian government. Eng. Abdulaziz S. Aljowair, CEO of TAQNIA SERVICES Engineering and Technology Services Co., said “Our remote sensing clients need …

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Iran to build new Syrian mobile telephone network

As Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad consolidates his power over the reclaimed city of Aleppo and other parts of Syria, his closest ally, Iran, seems to be reaping the rewards of what many regard as a Phyrric victory with the announcement that an Iranian company with close links to the Islamic …

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UAE’s Thuraya and Indosat Ooredoo set to transform communications in Indonesia

Thuraya Telecommunications Company and Indosat Ooredoo today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to develop a new range of services by combining Indosat products with Thuraya Satellite technology and devices for business customers in Indonesia. The agreement has created a framework for collaboration in three main areas. New services will …

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Canada’s UrtheCast to provide two OptiSar satellites to unnamed country

UrtheCast Corp., the geospatial and geo-analytics company developing two Earth Observation (EO) satellite constellations, known as OptiSARTM and UrtheDailyTM, today announces that it has entered into a binding agreement with a confidential government customer for the sale and shared operation of the first two satellites in the OptiSARTM Constellation, the …

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#SpaceWatchME Op’ed: Satellite Sovereignty – Africa

In the past, we have looked to nations such as Russia and the United States for our inspiration in space. For decades, these countries have dominated the space sector. However, new national players are emerging, proving that space is no longer the domain of the richest and most powerful nations. …

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