Russia aids North African counterterrorism operations with satellite imagery

In recent weeks, the Russian Government has provided Algerian and Tunisian authorities with intelligence and military aid to strengthen counterterrorism efforts in the fight against Islamic State terrorists operating in the region. The counterterrorism aid package includes the supply of Russian high-resolution satellite imagery of key Algerian border crossings with …

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Israel’s Gilat appoints new CEO

  Gilat Satellite Networks announced on March 17 the appointment of Yona Ovadia as its new Chief Executive Officer, effective from March 31. Ovadia will replace current interim CEO Dov Baharav, who will stay on at Gilat as Chairman of its board of directors. Baharav took over as interim CEO …

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Russia offers Morocco launch services for Earth observation satellite

A Russian press report dated March 16 suggests that Roscosmos, the Russian state corporation responsible for space activities, has offered launch services to Morocco’s Royal Centre for Remote Sensing, should the North African country seek to “resume” its remote sensing satellite programme. The Russians launched Morocco’s Maroc-TubSat from the Baikonur …

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MBRSC launches space mag for kids

The Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) has launched the Red Planet, a magazine dedicated to space science for children throughout the Arab world. The magazine is issued in line with the centre’s strategy to support and encourage the next generation to adopt innovation and show more interest in scientific …

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