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#SpaceWatchME Op’ed: Ilan Ramon Scholarship – Overcoming Adversity to Inspire

SpaceWatch Middle East Chief Editor Helen Jameson speaks with a scholarship fund that was born out of tragedy but now helps dozens of young Israelis make a difference in space. “Today was the first day that I felt that I am truly living in space. I have become a man who …

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Israel and India Sign Space Cooperation Agreements During PM Modi’s Visit

Israel and India have signed major space cooperation agreements during an official visit July 4-6, 2017, by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Israel. The two countries already have a cooperative agreement on space launches, with several Israeli satellites launched on Indian space launch vehicles in recent years. The agreements …

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Israel’s Gilat and Intelsat Unveil Mobile Reach Solar 3G Solution for Mobile Network Operators that Need to Expand in Remote Areas

Intelsat S.A., operator of the world’s first Globalized Network, powered by its leading satellite backbone, and Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions, and services, announced on June 29, 2017, a joint managed services solution to provide 3G infrastructure in the most remote locations around …

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Israel’s IAI In Running To Supply Poland With Two Reconnaissance Satellites

Reports are emerging that Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) are being considered by the Polish Ministry of Defence to supply the Central European country with two high-resolution reconnaissance satellites valued at U.S.$2 billion. The Polish defence minister, Antoni Macierewicz, has sent a delegation of acquisition officials to IAI in Tel Aviv …

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Israel Aerospace Industries Hands Over Venµs Satellite to Israel Space Agency

Having completed its assembly, Israel parted from Venµs, the first Israeli-made satellite created for environmental research purposes. Within the next few days, the satellite will go on its way to the launcher located in French Guiana. At an official ceremony held at, May 25th, at Israel Aerospace Industry (IAI) Space …

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Iranian Hacker Group OilRig Thought to Be Using Russian Hackers-for-Hire in U.S. Cyber Attack

TrapX, a U.S.-based cyber security and research company, are claiming that the OilRig hacker group that is linked to Iran’s intelligence agencies have potentially established links with Russian hackers-for-hire, according to a May 15, 2017, report in The New York Times. The possible Russian connection to OilRig was discovered in …

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Analyst: Iran’s Cyber Warfare Capabilities Of Concern, But Hardly Sophisticated or Dangerous

A prominent U.S. cyber warfare expert has admonished other cyber security experts for exaggerating the danger posed by Iran’s cyber warfare and espionage organisations and entities. Dr. Brandon Valeriano, a Reader at Cardiff University in Wales and author of Cyber War versus Cyber Realities published by Oxford University Press in …

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Israel’s Gilat Reports Strong Year-over-Year Profitability Improvement in Q1 2017

Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, reported on May 16, 2017, its results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2017. Key Financial Highlights: Revenues for Q1 2017 increased 21% to $63.9 million from $52.7 million in Q1 2016. Profitability continued to …

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Israel Defence Forces Will Not Create a Cyber Command, But Will Strengthen Military Cyber Defences

The Israel Defence Forces (IDF) has decided not to create a unified cyber command that would have placed its signals intelligence collection, offensive cyber operations, and cyber defence units under one central military organisation that would have been the equivalent of Israel’s land, sea, and air forces. Instead, the IDF …

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Israel’s Gilat Inflight Modem Wows Investors at GoGo Event

Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, announced on May 16, 2017, that its in-flight connectivity (IFC) solution demonstrated unprecedented end-user throughput of over 100Mbps in Gogo’s live airborne media and investor event. Gilat’s airborne modem powers Gogo’s 2Ku service and will be …

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