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China Launches SaudiSat-5a and -5B to Orbit
The SaudiSat-5A and SaudiSat-5B remote sensing satellites have been developed and manufactured at the King Abdulla City for Science and Technology...
 
NovelSat Names Gary Drutin as the Firm's New CEO
Mr. Drutin joined NovelSat earlier this year as Chief Business Officer. He has served as CEO of FST Biometrics, Chief Customer Officer for Allot, and...
 
Eutelsat's Konnect Africa Launched in the Democratic Republic of Congo
By relying on the latest satellite technology, Konnect Africa is now providing a concrete response to the digital divide by launching a range of...
 
Speedcast International Begins Installing Telecom Systems Integration Solution for Eastern Mediterranean Gas Platform
seamlessly integrates multiple communications and security systems onboard one of the newest natural gas platforms in the Eastern Mediterranean
 
Ethiopian EO Satellite to be Launched by China in September of 2019
Ethiopia will join seven other African countries that have built and launched satellites. They are South Africa, Egypt, Nigeria, Ghana, Algeria, Morocco, and neighboring Kenya...
 
UPDATED: Four TecSAR Satellites to be Purchased by XpressSAR from Israel Aerospace Industries
XpressSAR, an American owned and operated company, will purchase and operate the satellites in inclined orbit. IAI is responsible for the...
 
Elbit Systems Completes the Acquisition of IMI Systems
this acquisition will be beneficial for Israel’s economy, for both companies’ employees and customers and for their shareholders.
 
Kingdom of Morocco's MOHAMMED VI - B Satellite Lifted to Orbit via an Arianespace VEGA Launch
Designated Flight VV13 in Arianespace’s launcher family numbering system, this was the 10th mission with an Earth Observation (EO)...
 
Thuraya's First ... Satellite Smartphone for Commercial Distribution with New Features and Functions
An industry first, the Thuraya X5-Touch runs on the Android Operating System and has a 5.2-inch full HD touchscreen. It targets users who...
 
NanoRacks' Historic Endeavor... One ISS Launch with Triple-Altitude Delivery for Customers 
NanoRacks booked customers on three different altitudes on one commercial resupply launch.
 
UPDATE: SpaceX Successfully Launches Es'hail-2 Aboard a Falcon 9 Rocket with "Repurposed" First Stage
Liftoff occurred at 3:46 p.m. EST, or 20:46 UTC, and the satellite was deployed to a geostationary transfer orbit (GTO) about 32 minutes after liftoff...
 
Arabsat and Divona Ensure Broadband Connectivity as Sand Flies and Cars Spin at the Algeria Rally in the Sahara 
provide satellite connectivity in Algeria where broadband connectivity  strengthens events such as these and also empowers the economic growth.
 
Arabsat Collaborates with Forsway to Offer a New Broadband Package in Africa 
In the company's first collaboration for Africa, the partners have teamed up to create a managed resource to deliver highly affordable broadband based...
 
Forrester Reports: ArianeGroup Reducing Full-Time Jobs + SpaceX Engine Test Success for Es'hail-2 Launch
ArianeGroup, in a statement, said that the ending of development of its Ariane 6 ‘next generation’ rocket as well as the need to keep Europe’s...
 
Africa Goes Big and Permanent... Selecting Globecast and Spacecom's AMOS-7 for Satellite News Gathering
The satellite's capabilities allow this broadcaster to uplink HD-on-the-move all within one beam that covers all of Southern Africa.
 
Kymeta Engages in Partnership for African VSAT Services with Liquid Telecom
This will provide high-speed bandwidth mobile internet access to private and public-sector organizations that would normally have difficulty ...
 
Spacecom Serves All of Botswana Taking Satellite Services to Botswana Telecommunications 
providing BTC with highest efficiency satellite capacity alongside migrating the existing network towards next generation VSAT technology. 
 
Forrester Reports: Russia's FSB Could Kibosh OneWeb's Launch Plans — Arabsat + RigNet Tackle Cybersecurity — Avanti Communication's Boardroom Dynamics
Russian news site Kommersant reports that Russia’s space agency Roscosmos is likely to lose their existing $1 billion launch contract, which...
 
Gilat’s Dual-Band Aero Terminal Passes Environmental Tests and Receives DO-160 Certification
is the only open architecture terminal that immediately switches during flight between Ka- and Ku-bands according to capacity coverage and availability.
 
Es'hailSat-2 Preps for SpaceX Launch Later today
Es’hail-2 is undergoing final preparation at the SpaceX launch facility for launch on board a Falcon 9 rocket. Lift-off is planned with a launch window...