Israel’s Gilat announces launch of ultra-compact, high-throughput SATCOM terminal for unmanned aerial systems

Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, has announced the commercial availability of an ultra-compact airborne satellite communications (SATCOM) terminal for unmanned aerial systems delivering exceptional throughput for its size. Tactical, long-endurance unmanned aerial systems (UAS) are commonly used to gather and send …

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Newtec unveils new product range to help users get the most from HTS networks

Newtec has unveiled a number of new DVB-S2X wideband products for use in High Throughput Satellite (HTS) and global networks. The wideband DVB-S2X and scalable Newtec Dialog®XIF Hubs provide high throughput, high density and carrier grade solutions, as part of the Newtec Dialog multiservice platform (Release 2.1). Each hub model …

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Israel’s Spacecom starts AMOS-7 satellite communications operations at 4°W hot-spot

Israel’s Spacecom announced on February 27, 2017, that the AMOS-7 communications satellite is now providing a wide range of television and data communication services from its 4°W ‘hot-spot’ orbital position. Co-located with AMOS-3, AMOS-7 is replacing the AMOS-2 satellite that is reaching the end of life after servicing customers for …

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Secure World Foundation Generously Supports SpaceWatch Middle East

SpaceWatch Middle East is proud to announce that it has received generous financial support from the Secure World Foundation in order to ensure the best and most comprehensive coverage of space activities throughout the Middle East. This support allows SpaceWatch Middle East to not only continue its unique coverage, but …

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UAE’s Nayif-1 transmits its first message from space in Arabic

The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, announced that Nayif-1 has transmitted its first message in Arabic from space – a quote by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai: ‘‘The renaissance …

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Canada’s MDA to acquire commercial satellite imagery company DigitalGlobe

MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (MDA), a global communications and information company providing technology solutions to commercial and government organizations worldwide, and DigitalGlobe, Inc., the global leader in Earth imagery and information about our changing planet, today announced they have entered into a definitive merger agreement, pursuant to which MDA …

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The #SpaceWatchMe Interviews: Petter Amundsen of Kratos Norway

In the latest in the series of SpaceWatch Middle East interviews, we spoke with Petter Amundsen on VSAT interference.  Mr. Amundsen founded Verisat Solutions AS and SatGuard AS, which were acquired by Kratos last year. At the Satellite 2016 conference in Washington, D.C., Verisat was named Technology Company of the …

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Globalstar-enabled SafeFleet Telematics to Track Vehicles and Protect Staff selected by two EU Peacekeeping Forces

Globalstar Europe Satellite Services Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Globalstar Inc. (NYSE MKT: GSAT) and the leader in satellite messaging and emergency notification technologies, today announced that two EU peacekeeping organisations have deployed the SafeFleet Telematics fleet management solution, incorporating Globalstar’s SmartOne device. The European Union Monitoring Mission in …

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Industry Editorial Board to Name “The Rising Five” New Space Companies on March 7, 2017

The Society of Satellite Professionals International (SSPI) announced today that its editorial advisory board will name “The Rising Five” new space companies at the Chairman’s Reception, the exclusive C-Level reception that opens the Society’s Hall of Fame Benefit Dinner on March 7 at the Washington Convention Center. “The Rising Five …

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Israel’s hiSky introduces its Smartellite, a portable Ka-Band Satellite Terminal

Israel’s hiSky, the pioneer in affordable voice and data satellite communications, announced today the introduction of its revolutionary Ka-band based solution, a small portable device combining its state of the art technology. Smartellite is a Ka-Band Satellite Terminal for Affordable MSS and IoT Applications and a lightweight terminal that provides …

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