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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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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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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