Asia-Pacific Space Cooperation Organisation Site Visit to Iran for SMMS Programme

An Asia-Pacific Space Cooperation Organisation (APSCO) delegation successfully conducted the Hosting Site Survey at the proposed Iranian site on April 8-13, 2017, as the follow up to one of the most important tasks in the Small Multi-Mission Satellite (SMMS) Project phase B. This mission was conducted by experts from the …

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UAE’s MBRSC Reveals Further Details About Its Mars 2117 Colonisation Programme

The Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, has revealed further details behind the grand vision to colonise Mars by 2117 set out by their Highnesses Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan in February 2017. Speaking to an audience …

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Kratos and HawkEye 360 Announce Collaboration to Advance Spectrum Detection, Characterization, and Geolocation Services

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc., a leading National Security Solutions provider, and HawkEye 360, announced on May 8, 2017, a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to explore the potential of expanding Kratos’ industry-leading carrier monitoring, interference detection and geolocation offerings with HawkEye 360’s planned space-based RF detection and geolocation services. …

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Israel’s Elbit Systems Awarded a Contract to Provide Satellite-On-the-Move Systems to the Ministry of Defence

Elbit Systems has announced today that it was awarded a contract to provide the Israeli Ministry of Defense (IMOD) with dozens of satellite-on-the-move (SOTM) systems. The contract is in an amount that is not material to Elbit Systems and will be performed over a two-year period. The ELSAT 2100 SOTM …

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Israel’s Spacecom Wins Deal With Nepal’s DTH Dish Media Network To Upgrade Capacity On AMOS-4

Spacecom, the operator of the AMOS satellite fleet, announced on May 4, 2017, that Nepal’s Dish Media Network has furthered its long-term association with AMOS-4. Located at the 65°E prime orbital position, AMOS-4 provides Dishhome with substantial satellite capacity enabling the DTH provider to expand its Standard Definition (SD) and …

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#SpaceWatchME Op’ed: Insight – International Discourse, New Space Actors, and the Space Symposium

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch Middle East and Secure World Foundation we will occasionally be publishing selected articles from the organisation. Secure World Foundation envisions the secure, sustainable and peaceful uses of outer space contributing to global stability and benefits on Earth. The mission of the Secure World Foundation is to …

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TeamIndus Moon Mission To Use Thales Alenia’s Integrated Transponder

Thales Alenia Space has been chosen by TeamIndus to provide the Integrated S Band Transponder on board its Lunar Landing Spacecraft system to transmit video and images from the Rover. Thales Alenia Space is the world leader in space communications systems, with customers including space agencies and satellite manufacturers from around …

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SES Launches Rapid Response Vehicle for Defence, Security, and Humanitarian Missions

SES has announced its new government product Rapid Response Vehicle (RRV), a SATCOM-enabled platform capable of providing high-speed connectivity and global communications services tailored to a broad range of commercial, civil, humanitarian, and defence missions around the world. The Rapid Response Vehicle is the world’s first mobile platform to offer …

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Iranian-Linked ‘OilRig’ Hacker Group Accused of Cyber Espionage Operation Against Israel

Numerous cyber security researchers are claiming that a short-lived yet sophisticated cyber espionage operation against Israeli technology, medical, defence, and academic targets was carried out by a group dubbed OilRig that is linked to Iran’s intelligence agencies. OilRig have previously been linked to other operations carried out against Gulf Cooperation …

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