The electric approach offers huge potential

Building and launching a satellite is one thing, but keeping the costs down is another. Satellite operators are constantly looking for ways in which they can get more for their money and deliver a satellite of the highest quality but at lower cost. The use of electric propulsion can provide …

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Crucial needs: food, warmth, shelter and communications

The desperate plight of refugees fleeing their lives in the war-ravaged and unstable countries of the Middle East has reach epic proportions. The crisis has brought into sharp focus the families torn apart and the extreme conditions that migrants are facing on a daily basis. Even when they reach their …

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SpeedCast to build sat-based network for Afghanistan Government

SpeedCast, a global satellite communications and network service provider, has been appointed by NEDA Telecommunications to build a satellite-connected secured private network for one of the ministry offices of the Government of Afghanistan. Founded in 2003, NEDA is the first licensed Internet service provider in Afghanistan. Under this multi-year service agreement, SpeedCast …

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Eutelsat, OSN sign new capacity deal

OSN, a pay-TV provider in the Middle East and North Africa, has signed a contract with Eutelsat in order to ramp up capacity for new High Definition (HD) channels as well as the introduction of Ultra HD services. Under the agreement, signed on the first day of Dubai’s annual Cabsat event, …

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From Middle East to LatAm: ABS granted landing rights in Brazil

ABS has been granted landing rights from the Brazilian National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) to operate its first satellite in Brazil. Operating on both C and Ku bands, the ABS-3A satellite will serve a range of verticals including mobile backhaul, rural broadband, video, oil and gas, and mobility applications. ABS-3A, an all-electrical propulsion …

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UAE and UK space agencies sign MOU

The UAE Space Agency and the United Kingdom Space Agency have signed a significant Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), with the goal of facilitating collaboration between the two agencies. Signed in London during a visit by a senior delegation, including Dr Khalifa Al Romaithi, Chairman of the UAE Space Agency and …

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Saudi Arabia seizes stake in remote sensing market

Taqnia, a Saudi firm dedicated to accelerating technology development for Saudi Arabia, in partnership with the King Abdullah City for Science and Technology (KACST), has signed an agreement with DigitalGlobe, a North American-based global provider of commercial high‑resolution Earth imagery products and services. This joint venture, announced on February 21, …

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Russia “hopes” to ink satellite launch deal with Iran

According to a report in late February from the Tass news agency, Russia is moving toward signing a contract with Iran to launch an Iranian-built satellite in the next several years. “We hope to sign the satellite launch contract by the middle of April. If the contract is signed, the …

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Kuwait and India sign space cooperation agreement

The Department of Space/Indian Space Research Organisation (DOS/ISRO) and the Kuwait Institute of Scientific Research (KISR) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to cooperate in the exploration and use of outer space for peaceful purposes. This MOU will enable the pursuit of potential areas of interest in both cooperative …

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