Kratos launches new satellite interference monitoring products

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc., a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced on 8 September 2016 the release of Monics® Enterprise, one of two new additions to its Monics family of industry leading satellite carrier monitoring and interference mitigation solutions. Monics Enterprise was developed to provide satellite and network …

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Iranian satellites to share information system of the Asia Pacific Space Cooperation Organisation

During the 10th annual summit of member states of the Asia-Pacific Space Cooperation Organisation (APSCO) it was announced that Iran has been given permission for its satellites to share the APSCO information system. The summit, held in Istanbul, Turkey, on 6-8 September 2016, also agreed that Iranian satellites be accepted …

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Israel’s Gilat selected by Australia’s Optus to provide cellular solutions for 3G coverage in Australian Outback

Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, announced on 14 September 2016 that Optus, an Australian leader in integrated telecommunications, selected Gilat’s CellEdge SDR small-cell-over-satellite solution to extend 3G cellular coverage to regional and remote areas in Australia. By choosing Gilat’s CellEdge SDR …

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Iran and Bolivia sign space cooperation agreement

The Iranian and Bolivian governments signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the end of August that commits both countries to extensive cooperation in space issues. The MoU was signed in the Bolivian city of Santa Cruz de la Sierra on 26 August 2016 by the Iranian ambassador to Bolivia, …

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Israel’s double space whammy? Newly-launched Ofek-11 spy satellite not responding to commands

The Israeli government secretly launched its Ofek-11 electro-optical reconnaissance satellite on a Shavit space launch vehicle from Palmachim Air Base in Israel on the night of Tuesday, 13 September 2016. Shortly after launch, however, it became apparent that there were problems with the Ofek-11 satellite, built by Israel Aerospace Industries …

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IBC2016 finishes in the record books!

From a record attendance to the first standing ovation for an award winner, IBC2016 was a great success by any measure. In the opening keynote session Dominique Delport of Havas Media warned the audience that “the 50 year party is over”, but underlying IBC’s global theme of transformation, he – …

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Yahlive’s success with Farsi diaspora is only the beginning

With an estimated 140 million Farsi speakers worldwide, Yahlive seeks to provide quality satellite broadcast television channels to this community. Yahlive CEO Sami Boustany, in an Op-Ed originally published in Space News on September 7, 2016, lays out his company’s strategy to serve this important market. A community is commonly …

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Turkey and Japan sign space cooperation agreement for International Space Station

On 8 September 2016, Mr. Yuichi Yamaura, Vice President of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), and H.E. Dr. Cihan Kanlıgöz, Director General of the Aeronautics and Space Technologies, the Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications of the Republic of Turkey, signed a new Cooperation Arrangement concerning the utilisation …

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Israel’s Spacecom unveils recovery programme after Amos-6 loss

Spacecom announced on 5 September 2016 that it is developing a plan of action following the loss of the AMOS-6 communication satellite due to the explosion of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket on the launch pad. The company has begun measures to recover funds invested in the project. The company’s management …

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Arabsat and Newtec announce strategic partnership at IBC 2016

Arab Satellite Communications Organization (Arabsat) and Newtec – a specialist in designing, developing and manufacturing equipment and technologies for satellite communications – have announced an expansion of their partnership, enabling optimized solutions for broadcast and telecom customers. Signed today during IBC 2016, the new contract will see Newtec provide Arabsat …

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