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Space Race in Northeast Africa: Ethiopian Space Programme Spurring Sudanese and Kenyan Space Efforts

Ethiopia’s nascent space programme seems to be creating geopolitical ripples throughout northeast Africa, with reports emerging that both Sudan and Kenya are starting to pay attention to Addis Ababa’s space ambitions. SpaceWatch Middle East reported in January 2017 that the Ethiopian government announced its intention to design, build, and launch …

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Oman Hosts 40th Session of Arabsat General Assembly Meeting in Muscat

The Arab Satellite Communications Organization – Arabsat – is holding its Board of Directors meeting in, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman, on April 11-12, 2017 , followed by the General Assembly meeting with the attendance of their excellencies the Arab ministers of telecommunications and the heads of Arab delegations. Engineer Khalid …

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#SpaceWatchME Op’ed: The Middle East: a microcosm of our new space age

Throughout the Middle East, one of the most geopolitically consequential regions in the world, countries are using space for a range of civil, commercial, and security purposes. It is a region where space is contested, a means to prestige, and the subject of political and economic development and controversy. For …

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Arabsat Sponsors Satellite Interference Reduction Group Workshop at CABSAT 2017

The Arab Satellite Communications Organization – Arabsat- participated in the Broadcast, Satellite and Digital Media Event for Middle East and North Africa, CABSAT 2017, during March 21-23, 2017, at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. As an active member of the Satellite Interference Reduction Group (IRG), Arabsat sponsored the …

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Calls Grow for the Creation of a Kuwaiti Space Agency

The case for the creation of a Kuwaiti space agency is growing with prominent Kuwaiti scientists advocating that the Gulf kingdom consider the merits of establishing a formal entity to deal with space issues. Quoted in the English-language newspaper Kuwait Times, scientist Dr. Hala Al-Jassar, an Assistant Professor in the …

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Israel’s Netanyahu Visits China, Discusses Cyber, Science, and Technology Cooperation, Investments

Following immediately on the heels of Saudi Arabia’s King Salman, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is leading a delegation to China, arriving on March 19, 2017, in order to discuss and enhance strategic and economic ties between the two countries. Among the various topics to be discussed between Israel and …

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Saudi Arabia To Contribute To China’s Chang’e-4 Moon Mission

As part of his six week-long tour of Asian countries, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia has presided over a major space agreement between his Kingdom and Asia’s leading space power, China. This prominent agreement is a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the King Abdulaziz City of Science …

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Arabsat Teams With Globecast to Broadcast TRT World HD

Arabsat, a leading satellite services provider in the Arab world, announced on March 2, 2017, that it has been selected by Globecast, a global media solutions provider, to broadcast TRT World, the international news platform of Turkey, in high definition (HD) over the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region …

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Saudi Arabia’s TAQNIA Space, KACST, to Manufacture Arabsat’s 6-D Satellite for In-Flight Connectivity

Taqnia Space, a subsidiary of the Saudi Taqnia Holding for technological investment, and Arab Satellite Communications Organization – Arabsat – signed on March 2, 2017, at the headquarters of King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), a new satellite manufacturing agreement for …

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Canada’s MDA to acquire commercial satellite imagery company DigitalGlobe

MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (MDA), a global communications and information company providing technology solutions to commercial and government organizations worldwide, and DigitalGlobe, Inc., the global leader in Earth imagery and information about our changing planet, today announced they have entered into a definitive merger agreement, pursuant to which MDA …

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