UAE’s Yahsat Partners With BlueTown To Connect the Unconnected Across YahClick’s Footprint

Yahsat, the UAE-based satellite operator, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) today with the Danish technology and Internet Service Provider company BlueTown at AfricaCom 2017. The partnership agreement aims to connect the unconnected by providing high performance Ka-band satellite Internet services combined with BlueTown’s unique last mile solutions in unserved …

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Earth-i to use KSAT’s Ground Stations to Receive First Commercial Full-Colour Video From Space

British ‘New Space’ pioneer Earth-i today provided another update about its progress in building the first constellation in the world to provide full-colour video – and the first European-owned commercial constellation able to provide both video and still images. Last week Earth-i announced that it had ordered the first five …

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KSA’s SaudiGeoSat-1/Hellas-Sat-4 Satellite Assembly Completed and Shipped for Environmental Testing

Lockheed Martin has completed the major assembly of Hellas-Sat-4/SaudiGeoSat-1 and has shipped the communications satellite to its Sunnyvale, California, facility to undergo critical environmental testing.  The first of the modernized LM 2100 satellites, Hellas-Sat-4/SaudiGeoSat-1 is being built for Arabsat/Hellas Sat and King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology. It will …

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#SpaceWatchME Interviews: Chris Welch of Moon Village Association

“The paradigm shift that we see today in space activities is best encapsulated by the term ‘Space 4.0’, and the ‘Moon Village’ concept seeks to transform this paradigm shift into a set of concrete actions and create an environment where both international cooperation and the commercialisation of space can thrive.” …

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SSPI UK Names Magali Vaissiere UK Space Personality of the Year 2017

SSPI UK, the UK Chapter of the worldwide Space and Satellite Professionals International network, is delighted to announce that ESA Director of Telecommunications and Integrated Applications, and Head of the UK-based European Centre for Space Applications and Telecommunications (ECSAT), Magali Vaissiere, has been named UK Space Personality of the Year …

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Surrey Satellite Ships CARBONITE-2 and Telesat’s LEO-1 for PSLV Launch

Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) has shipped two small satellites, CARBONITE-2 and LEO-1, to India in preparation for a late December launch on a Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) from the Sriharikota launch site. LEO-1 will be one of two Telesat Phase 1 satellites planned …

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