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Saudi Air Navigation Services Taps Aireon for Space-Based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast Concept of Operations Study

Aireon announced on July 14, 2017, that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Saudi Air Navigation Services (SANS), Saudi Arabia’s Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP).  SANS is managing one of the largest and busiest airspaces in the Middle East, and through this MoU, SANS will develop and …

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Berbere TV Channels On Arabsat BADR-5

Arabsat is pleased to announce the arrival of  BERBERE TV, the window to the Berber cultural world and a leading North African commercial broadcaster, to the fast growing premium satellite television platform Maghreb Bouquet on the Arabsat BADR-5 satellite. The BADR-5 Maghreb Bouquet will broadcast BERBERE TV, BERBERE JEUNESSE, and …

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Armenia’s SHANT TV Launches New HD Platform At Eutelsat HOTBIRD Neighbourhood

SHANT TV, the Armenian commercial broadcaster, today announced that July 15, 2017, marks the launch of its new international multi-channel platform from the popular HOTBIRD video neighbourhood operated by Eutelsat Communications. SHANT TV has signed a multi-year contract with Eutelsat to support its new all-HD venture. Broadcasting through HOTBIRD for …

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Intelsat, With BCom and Newtec, Launches IntelsatOne® Mobile Reach Solar 2G Service For Sub-Saharan Africa Wireless Networks

Intelsat S.A., operator of the world’s first Globalized Network and leader in integrated satellite communications, announced today a managed services solution that will provide 2G services in remote locations.  The solution leverages contributions of services provider BCom and technology provider Newtec for core components of the solution. IntelsatOne Mobile Reach …

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UAE’s Thuraya Helps Launch Emirati Careers With Internship Programme

Mobile satellite service company, Thuraya, aims to boost hands-on learning initiatives and career opportunities among the local youth with its internship program for UAE nationals. Initiated in 2013, Al Madar Internship Programme is open to currently-enrolled university students or fresh grads with a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.5 …

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Oman Accepts Advanced Space Radio Monitoring System From Kratos

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc., a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) of the Sultanate of Oman has formally accepted the Advanced Space Radio Monitoring System (ASRMS) from Kratos. The multi-million dollar project started in late 2014 and includes ten years of …

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UAE’s Masdar Institute Completes Critical Design Review of Its MYSAT-1 CubeSat Programme

Masdar Institute’s CubeSat development program, MYSAT-1, has completed its critical design review (CDR), marking a key milestone for the University’s space systems and technology programme, which was designed with support from Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat) and global aerospace manufacturer and defence industry leader Orbital ATK. MYSAT-1 will be …

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Arabsat Launches Its Unique Free-To-Air DVB-S2 Platform Carrying Exclusive First Class HD Channels

Arabsat announced on July 10, 2017, the launch of its valuable Free-to-Air DVB-S2 platform that exclusively carries many premium and highly viewed high definition (HD) international channels, broadcast as Free-to-Air across the Middle East, North Africa, and Europe via the superior coverage of Arabsat BADR-4, which can be viewed with …

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Iran’s Space Programme: A Political Football Amidst Economic Decrepitude

In the space of one week Iranian space officials have simultaneously announced plans to start their own satellite navigation programme and that an old satellite built by an Italian company is too expensive to launch and so will be consigned to a space museum. To anyone who closely observes Iranian …

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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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