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Samer Halawi Departs UAE’s Thuraya for U.S. Position

Samer Halawi has amicably resigned from his position as Chief Executive Officer of Dubai-based satellite communications company Thuraya, and is headed to a new job in Washington, DC, with an as yet unnamed company, according to Space Intel Report‘s Peter B. de Selding. Halawi, who had been CEO of Thuraya …

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Kratos to Support UAE’s Yahsat with Broad Suite of Ground System Solutions

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc., a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced on March 20, 2017, that Yahsat has selected Kratos to support its expanding satellite fleet with command and control (C2), signal monitoring, and data analysis solutions. Kratos’ EPOCH® Integrated Product Suite (IPS) will provide C2 for Yahsat’s …

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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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Iran Space Agency Applies for Five Geostationary Orbital Slots for Ka- and Ku-Band Communications Satellites

The Iran Space Agency (ISA) announced on March 1, 2017, that it had applied to the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) for five geostationary (GEO) orbital slots for Ka- and Ku-band communications satellites. The announcement was made on the ISA website, and provided no details about when it expects to fill …

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Israel’s Gilat Announces Availability of Mobility-Ready Solution for On-the-Move Applications on Land, Sea and Air

Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, announced today the availability of its revolutionary mobility solution for its multi-application SkyEdge II-c platform. The comprehensive mobility feature-set supports unprecedented spectral efficiency and availability while delivering throughput of up to 400Mbps. Gilat’s multi-application platform powered …

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UAE’s Thuraya XT-PRO DUAL recognized by Mobile Satellite Users Association

Leading Mobile Satellite Services (MSS) operator Thuraya Telecommunications, today announced that its groundbreaking Thuraya XT-PRO DUAL has been selected as the winner of the “Top Land Mobility Satcom Innovation” category in the Mobile Satellite Users Association’s (MSUA) 2017 Mobility Innovation Awards. This is the second time for Thuraya to have …

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Israel’s Gilat and Hughes to Unveil High Performance Dual-Band Aero Antenna for In-Flight Connectivity at Satellite 2017

Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, and Hughes Network Systems, LLC, an EchoStar company and the global leader in broadband satellite technology networks and services, announced on March 2, 2017, a new high-performance dual Ka-/Ku-band aero antenna agnostic to the underlying very …

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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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Israel’s Gilat announces launch of ultra-compact, high-throughput SATCOM terminal for unmanned aerial systems

Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, has announced the commercial availability of an ultra-compact airborne satellite communications (SATCOM) terminal for unmanned aerial systems delivering exceptional throughput for its size. Tactical, long-endurance unmanned aerial systems (UAS) are commonly used to gather and send …

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