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Globecomm's Services Increase With Telesat’s Telstar 12 VANTAGE...  Expands Its Service Over Europe and Africa
..."we are excited to now be utilizing the advanced capabilities of Telstar 12 VANTAGE to bring DTH video and other services to our customers in Europe and Africa.”
 
Personal On-The-Move SATCOM Micro-Terminal Debuts From Israel Aerospace Industries
This product provides personal bi-directional voice and data communication for lower echelon ground combatants.
 
The First Nanosatellite For The UAE Is Now Built + Ready For Launch
The satellite has also successfully passed all stages and tests and is now ready for launch into space aboard SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket
 
Harris SINCGARS Radio To Support Aviation Force In The Middle East
Harris will provide Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System (SINCGARS) radios.
 
Israel's EROS-B Satellite Rustles Up High Res Images For Rio Olympics
Eros-B will provide security; Israeli firms will transmit live video and guide tourists to the best transport routes between competitions.
 
 
UAE Space Agency + Lockheed Martin Collaborate... On Track To The Path For Next Generation Space Talent 
The program supports the UAE’s strategic vision to create an indigenous talent pipeline of students and professionals inspired towards long-term careers in the space industry.
 
Rural Broadband Penetration Webinar To Be Conducted By Gilat + NSR
Hear more about how to cost-effectively provide home broadband connectivity in rural areas.
 
Future-Sat Africa Upcoming From GVF + Extensia
Future-Sat Africa will enable attendees to learn more effective delivery of nexgen satellite innovations in Africa.
 
South African Office Opened By NSSLGlobal
Heading up the new office is NSSLGlobal’s Head of Sales and Business Development—Africa, Steve Tunks.
 
A First For African Schoolgirls As They Build Africa's First Satellite
The satellite will be launched into space later this year as part of a program sponsored by The Meta Economic Development Organization 
 
SpaceX Launches Sats But, Alas... Returning Rocket Crashes... EUTELSAT 117 West B + ABS-2A Successfully Soar Skyward
"Maybe hardest impact to date. Drone ship still ok," Musk shared on his social media account.
 
ABS Celebrates ABS-2A's Launch The World's First All Electric Propulsion Satellite By Boeing 
“Boeing is proud to have ABS as one of our first customers to choose the 702SP design, the world’s first all-electric propulsion satellite.”
 
Smallsat EO Platform Planned By NewSpace Systems + Oakman Aerospace
Their products will be available to government, commercial, and academic customers across the globe.
 
On The Show Floor... Thuraya's Defense + Security Sector Products To Be On Display @ Eurosatory
Visitors to Hall 5–B800 can engage with senior leaders from Thuraya, who will answer questions on the rugged and durable defense portfolio that includes Thuraya’s IP Commander broadband terminal.
 
Spacecom's AMOS-3 Is Kicking The Euro 2016 Football Tournament Into Hungary For Viewers
Spacecom's AMOS-3 communications satellite, from its 4 degrees West prime orbital position, is supporting the Tournament.
 
Support For AVANTI's SBAS-Africa Being Provided By GMV
The project, which started in September 2015, has enabled the deployment of an SBAS demonstrator to show the potential benefits of this technology in southern and eastern Africa.
 
Globecast's New Location And Facility Chosen To Better Build The Africa Channel
We were also able to clearly demonstrate that we are extremely flexible, have a willingness to listen to their needs, and respond in a timely manner, which ultimately led to a large savings for them in OPEX.
 
Tactical Missions Now Come In Smaller Sizes + Competition Is Heating Up
Smaller and lighter tactical drones that have evolved in Israel in recent years support such capabilities.
 
SES Platform Services Brings SATMED Services To Benin
The SATMED e-health platform was conceived by SES Techcom Services.
 
MOU For SATCOM Services Signed Between Es'hailSat + Qatar Civil Aviation Authority
Es’hailSat and QCAA also agreed to cooperate in joint investments in Earth Observation (EO) satellites...