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Thuraya Telecommunications Highlights SATCOM Investment Saves & Improves Lives
Recent studies indicate that by 2022, the use of satellite communication will rapidly increase globally with a maximum growth expected from countries in the MENA region.
 
Cryogenic Helium Systems Breach Tied To SpaceX Dragon Explosion
The explosion occurred two days before the satellite was scheduled to be launched into orbit.
 
SCATSAT-1 & Seven Smallsats Travel With Alacrity To Their Slots
SCATSAT-1, a weather satellite with a five year mission life, is a follow-on mission for the country's Oceansat-2.
 
Thuraya And IEC Telecom... As Partners Two Are Better Than One At OPV Middle East 2016
With the expansion of Thuraya’s maritime portfolio—vital equipment that keeps crew of navy vessels connected with colleagues, family and friends while away at sea.
 
On The IAC 2016 Show Floor... Important Matters For Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre
The company will be highlighting their space sector development in the UAE and Dubai, UAE space strategy, projects launched, space infrastructure, and developing human capital during IAC.
 
Medyacity And Global VSAT Form Partnership For Second Global Satshow In Istanbul
GVF Collaborates with ESOA, the Event’s Host, to Provide Satellite Industry Support for the Two-Day Conference & Exhibition 
 
MTN's Flat Out Solution For Superyachts... Flat Panel Satellites At Monaco Yacht Show  
Superyacht builders and owners no longer have to wait for flat-panel technology to arrive.
 
Israel's Sixth ISR Satellite, Ofek-11, Now Believed To Be Functioning Properly
The IAI-manufactured satellite was launched on September 13th and encountered some unspecified difficulties after entering orbit.
 
ECO Wi-Fi Arrives For Africa, From Avanti Communications, ESA and Newtec
Solar-powered ECO Wi-Fi hotspots will be hosted at schools that will benefit from subsidized Internet access.
 
Kanfit Says "Can Do" And Did It...Produced Radome Prototype In Autoclave
“It was a complicated project with many variables—from design to models and tools to prototype."
 
Avanti's ECO Wi-Fi And ESA's 10.7 Million euros Bring Great Promise To Sub-Saharan Africa 
through its ARTES Partner program that provides affordable satellite broadband connectivity to 1,400 community sites across Sub-Saharan Africa 
 
Algerian Space Agency's Nano Spacetrotting Days Are Getting Closer
The UK Space Agency and ASAL have enhanced collaboration in space programs.
 
Nigerian Installers To Be Elevated By SES & CCNL
SES—with their Elevate installer training program—will now help ensure that CCNL’s customers receive the best service for the installation of their satellite reception equipment.
 
On The AAD Show Floor... SCS Aerospace Group Showcases Their SCS150 Smallsat
The products include the new, lightweight, high-performance satellite, the SCS150, which has been designed for global environmental and infrastructure monitoring... and more...
 
Gilat Brings SATCOM Cell Solution To Optus For Australia
Gilat offers an integrated solution, which combines small cell and VSAT functionality and allows for the cost effective and fast deployment of cellular coverage.
 
Israel Injects Ofeq-11 Into Orbit
The Ofeq-11 satellite entered the planned, retrograde LEO for pre-planned testing but the satellite was not acting in the "expected manner."
 
A Tanzanian Target For Avanti & Bentley Walker
The contract is for capacity from Avanti’s HYLAS 2 Ka-band satellite.
 
GiSAT To Be Built By Boeing For Sub-Saharan Africa Coverage
The customer is Cayman Islands-based Global IP and they will use the satellite to offer coverage to 35 countries and 750 million people.
 
Communications & Power Industries' Satcom Division Brings Their Solutions To The Middle East
..."our continued success does not depend on the sale of a particular type of technology; we can offer our customers the best technological solution, not just the one that we happen to have in our product portfolio.”
 
On The IBC2016 Show Floor... Eutelsat Cements In Transponder Access For MultiChoice Africa
This nine year contract is for the expansion of the MultiChoice DStv platform at Eutelsat’s 36 degrees East video neighborhood.