Pic of the month: Eastern Desert

Readers around the world are afforded a view over central-eastern Egypt by the Sentinel-2A satellite. Sitting between the Nile River and the Red Sea, the landscape captured in the image is of the arid Eastern Desert, punctuated by water erosion from rivers and streams that makes the distinctive pattern. The vivid red, which …

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One-way ticket to the moon…

The head of the European Space Agency is set on building a permanent lunar base. The team behind this vision offers a glimpse of  Moon Village By Adrienne Harebottle It was around half a century ago that the Russians first landed there. Then it was the Americans that first walked …

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Is the Space Wars era upon us?

Proliferation of military satellite applications breeds dependency which, in turn, leads to adversaries developing counterspace capabilities. With the Middle East pushing ahead with space ambitions, a flurry of space weapons seems inevitable. As the space arms race peaks, how long will it take before warfare in space begins? By John …

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Iran post-sanctions: heavenly ambitions unleashed?

The country managed to develop one of the region’s foremost space programmes while being economically strangled by severe sanctions. Now that the heaviest shackles have been removed, what is Iran capable of? By John B. Sheldon Iran has maintained a space programme for more than 10 years, making it one …

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Yahsat to carve out bigger piece of Brazil

Satellite operator partners with Newtec for its expansion plans UAE-based satellite operator Yahsat has partnered with satellite equipment manufacturer Newtec for its 2017 expansion project in Brazil. The tie-up, which was announced during Latin America Satellite Congress, will see Newtec’s service platforms and operating systems being used to increase Yahsat …

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Quantis to enable schools in Morocco

Telecommunications services provider Quantis is working to connect 4,000 schools in Morocco. The company, which provides Internet, voice, data and satellite TV services, signed a deal this September with satellite equipment manufacturer Newtec for the Dialog multiservice platform. The Dialog hub will complement Quantis’ existing satellite infrastructure and enable Nortis, …

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DubaiSat images to help Abu Dhabi Airports with developments

The Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) and Abu Dhabi Airports signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on September 8 in a move to facilitate the exchange of information and data. This cooperation will extend to knowledge and experience transfer as well as and human resources development. According to the MOU, MBRSC …

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