عيد مبارك Eid Mubarak!

SpaceWatch Middle East wishes all of our Muslim friends and readers a Blessed Eid and our warm wishes to you and your families!

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The Precis: UAE National Space Policy

As part of the new partnership between SpaceWatch Middle East and The Précis, a quarterly space law and policy report produced by Space Law & Policy Solutions, run by the prominent space lawyer and friend of SpaceWatch Middle East, Michael J. Listner, SpaceWatch Middle East is occasionally publishing select articles from The Précis. Reproduced here are …

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#SpaceWatchME Forecast: INNOspace Weekend, September 2017, Cologne, Germany

The inaugural INNOspace weekend is set to take place from 15-17 September at Solution Space, Cologne, with a focus on viable business models at the interface between space, logistics and automotive. The two-day event provides a platform for developing innovative applications and start-up concepts in the space and mobility sector. …

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Burkina Faso Selects Eutelsat To Accelerate Nationwide Roll-Out of Digital Television

Eutelsat Communications has announced a multi-year agreement for satellite capacity with Société burkinabè de télédiffusion (SBT), the public agency deploying DTT channels across Burkina Faso. Announced at Discop Abidjan, the new contract is a major step in the drive to accelerate analogue switch-off in Burkina Faso. Capacity leased on EUTELSAT …

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Airbus to provide SpaceKnow with access to “One Atlas” for development of new analytics

Airbus Defence and Space will provide SpaceKnow, a leading provider of satellite imagery analysis, with access to its One Atlas optical satellite imagery basemap streaming service. Objective of the respective agreement is to allow online access to Pléiades and SPOT satellite imagery, and support the development of new analytics applications …

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SES Networks and GTMaritime Launch New Connectivity Service

SES and GTMaritime, a specialist in providing communication solutions and services to the maritime industry, announced a partnership to provide a new volume-based service package for regional maritime connectivity. The new SES Networks Maritime+ Regional Connectivity service, leveraging SES’s extensive satellite fleet and ground infrastructure, will be marketed by GTMaritime …

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Spain’s Coastal Authority uses Globalstar’s SPOT Trace for search and rescue training

Globalstar Europe Satellite Services Ltd. has announced that Spain’s coastal authority, Salvamento Maritimo, has chosen SPOT Trace™ as an essential tool to help train its search and rescue teams as well as oil spill disaster recovery crews. Salvamento Maritimo attaches small SPOT Trace units to human-like dummies that are placed …

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exactEarth Broadens Small Vessel Tracking Offering

exactEarth Ltd. report that the company’s small vessel tracking solution, exactTrax, is now available for integration with all Automatic Identification System (AIS) transceiver manufacturers. A number of different exactTrax-enabled transceivers are already available, which enables customers to choose the most appropriate hardware for their small vessel tracking needs. exactTrax is …

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Qatar Airways to offer next generation Inmarsat GX Aviation in-flight broadband service

Inmarsat, the world’s leading provider of global mobile satellite communications, announced that Qatar Airways has become the first Middle East megacarrier to select its advanced new GX Aviation in-flight broadband solution. In a landmark agreement, the next-generation service will initially be available to Qatar Airways passengers on board more than …

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#SpaceWatchME Review: World Space Risk Forum 2017 in London – Space: A Risky Business

SpaceWatch Middle East Editor-in-Chief Helen Jameson took the chance to attend the World Space Risk Forum 2017 on June 15th in London, United Kingdom. If a roomful of people could agree on something, it would definitely be the fact that the space industry is at a critical tipping point. It …

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