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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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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