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South Africa Shipping the AZCube-2 Satellite to India for July Launch
The 4 kg. satellite, known as ZACube-2, was developed by the CPUT in cooperation with the French South African Institute of Technology. 
 
Kratos' Microwave Electronics Division Awarded by BAE Systems for Outstanding Supplier Performance
On March 6, 2018, BAE Electronic Systems division hosted its first Partner 2 Win Supplier Symposium to recognize suppliers who have provided...
 
Over 4,000 Aspiring Astronauts Apply in UAE ... Only 0.1 Percent Will Be Successful 
the four Emirati astronauts will be in a series of training programs of a year-long basic training modules and three years of advanced training modules.
 
Orange Goes to New Heights in Africa Selecting Comtech EF Data's Heights™ Networking Platform for Critical NGO Projects 
the ability to quickly deploy and commission new remotes in additional countries on the African continent as new peace-keeping requirements arise.
 
Orbit's OceanTRx 7 Multi-Band Terminals Garnering Millions in Orders
Delivery of the company’s OceanTRx 7 Multi-band terminals, which support both C-/Ka- and Ku-/Ka- bands for continuous broadband connectivity...
 
Thuraya's 16th Partner Conference Strives for "Better Tomorrow.Together"
Thuraya's Talk a Voice over IP was launched and Thuraya WE, the first dual-mode Satellite and LTE hotspot and Thuraya Aero, an airborne data-sharing...
 
The First Android Satellite and GSM Smartphone Unveiled by Thuraya
The X5-Touch is the first satellite phone to run on the Android Operating System and is equipped with a 5.2 inch full HD touchscreen LCD. According to the company, this is...
 
Euroconsult's Report Finds KVH Strengthening Their Maritime VSAT Market Position
KVH recently introduced the TracPhone® V7-HTS, a 60 centimeter, Ku-band satellite antenna system, which achieves data download speeds of up...
 
Rwanda's Sustainable Development Goals Includes SATCOM Technology Acquisition
Rwanda is currently readying itself for satellite technology as one of the key tools to monitor implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)...
 
SES GS Contracted by DoD to Provide SATCOM for U.S. AFRICOM
SES GS will be delivering a highly complex customized end-to-end solution, which will provide dedicated, flexible and secure connectivity to end users...
 
NovelSat and ATEME Enhance Their Collaborative Efforts
This new integration was rolled out to offer broadcasters enhanced solution for HD and Ultra HD transmission by including high-efficiency satellite signal ...
 
Israel's Spunky SpaceIL Team Forges Ahead Despite Win or No Win of Google's Lunar X Prize
“Our mission was never about winning the prize money – although $20 million would have been nice.” 
 
South African Nanosatellite nSight-1 Creates Out of Sight Success for SCS Aerospace Group 
the Attitude Determination and Control System (ADCS) used on board is one of the most advanced used in a satellite this size.
 
Pakistan Signs Satellite Contract with China
According to a report from the state-owned Associated Press of Pakistan, PakSat-MM1 will operate as a commercial communications satellite...
 
Spacecom Selects SSL for Amos 8 Will Serve From 'Hot Spot' to Europe, Africa and the Middle East
The satellite will deliver state-of-the-art broadcast, broadband and data services from ...
 
B-SAT Awards SSL a Contractual 'Gold Medal' to Build BSAT-4b In Time for 2020 Tokyo Olympics
another announcement about SSL's selection to provide a satellite, this time to a Japanese company. The earlier news was about Spacecom in Israel ...
 
The Winner of EUMETSAT's African Art Contest will Have Their Art 'Hang' in Space 
an image of the winner’s artwork will be featured on the fairing of the Ariane rocket which launches the first of their Meteosat Third Generation satellites.
 
Isotropic Systems and Avanti Communications Develop Self-Installing Terminal  Expands Multi Markets
Disruptive terminal technology and pricing will support faster deployment  
 
AFT and SES Networks Bring High-speed Connectivity to Businesses in Africa 
will bring high-speed connectivity to companies in Niger and Burkina Faso, and help bridge the digital divide.
 
Neda's Afghanistan B'band Network to Install 2k Isotropic Systems Terminals
Isotropic Systems will supply Neda with an ‘out of the box’ consumer web experience that eliminates the need for skilled installation, and allows for ...