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IDS Africa Signs on with Spacecom for AMOS-17 Satellite Broadcast Services
The satellite is scheduled to be launched to its 17°E orbital position in August of 2019. IDS Africa will use the satellite to broadcast Channels TV...
 
Gilat's Multi-Million Dollar Contract from Globe Telecom Enables Satellite Wi-Fi to Schools and Hospitals in the Philippines
Gilat’s multi-service platform expanded to include Globe’s provision of WIFI service over satellite to schools and hospitals throughout the Philippines
 
Newtec Dialog®'s Hub Transforms South Africa's Telemedia ... Takes Trucks Farther with Outside Broadcast Capabilities
installation of these services is costly and provided by fixed line operators. The services are often used on a one-time basis and very rarely used again
 
African Space Industry to Grow More than 40 Percent, According to the New Space in Africa 2019 Report
projects that the African space industry is likely to grow over 40 percent in the next five years, to exceed $10 billion by 2024.
 
Ka-Band SATCOM Terminal with Integrated BUC Debuts from Get SAT
This new SATCOM terminal meets the requirements of military, defense and security markets that are in need of full broadband communications...
 
Arianespace's Fatal Anomaly ... Ends Vega Liftoff of FalconEye1
Data analyses are in progress to clarify the reasons for this failure. An independent inquiry commission will be established during the coming hours...
 
A Firefly on the Moon ... Firefly Aerospace Partners With Israel Aerospace Industries for Lunar Lander Missions
Firefly Aerospace is one of the nine companies selected by NASA to participate in the Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) program to...
 
Creation of a Dedicated Ethiopian TV Environment Hosted by SES' NSS-12 Satellite
The migration agreement with AEB will create a dedicated TV neighborhood for Ethiopians on SES’s East Africa Digital TV platform on...
 
UPDATE: Arianespace Flight VV15 Launch is Delayed Again
With high-altitude winds above the Spaceport in French Guiana remaining unfavorable, Arianespace has taken the decision not to attempt a launch of...
 
Forrester Reports News x 2 ...Vox Telecom's Distributor Agreement with Avanti ... and Private Ownership of AsiaSat
The partnership enables Vox to use Avanti’s satellite fleet, which provides full coverage across sub-Saharan Africa, to deliver broadband services to...
 
NSLSat-1 is Launched to Orbit by a Soyuz-2.1b from Vostochny With New Cloth High Speed Antenna
The company is pioneering privately-backed spaceflight and has designed fabric-like, flexible dish antennas that expand in space to offer high-throughput...
 
Khalifa University's Second CubeSat ... Students Celebrate as MYSAT-2 Passes Key Milestone 
will test student developed algorithms to determine the CubeSat’s orientation in space; estimated to be 15 percent to 20 percent more power-efficient. 
 
Quantum Theory to be Advanced Through Joint R&D Programs of Ben-Gurion University, USAF and USN
Defense organizations are currently driving the quantum technology field, but many civilian applications will eventually be developed. This may...
 
Arianespace Set for July 5 Launch of UAE's FalconEye1 EO Satellite
The FalconEye satellite is a high performance optical EO satellite system for the Armed Forces of the United Arab Emirates (UAEAF).
 
NorthTelecom Gains Inmarsat Fleet Xpress Distributorship Role
This partnership agreement will allow NorthTelecom to create additional value for the firm's existing and future clients from the Energy and Maritime...
 
Avanti Communications' Historic First Ever ... Strengthens African Business With Landing Permit in Nigeria   
the company is the only operator to have invested in satellite gateways in Nigeria to ensure the highest quality of service in the country.
 
The Maxar-Built Intelsat 39 Satellite Arrives in French Guiana for July Launch
Once the satellite reaches its final destination at 62 degrees East, broadband and video distribution services across Africa, Europe, the Middle East and Asia...
 
Final Preparations for Ethiopian Satellite Completed
About 95 percent of the satellite has been completed and system checking and launching will be conducted after September. The satellite will help...
 
Orbit Communication's Airborne SATCOM Solutions Ordered by Rafael Advanced Defense Systems
Orbit’s integrated solution of onboard Multi-Purpose Terminal (MPT 87) SATCOM terminals and AL-4018 high-speed ground pedestals will provide...
 
Forrester Reports: Oops! As French Courts Reject beIN Sports Claim of Victory Over Arabsat
Setting aside the obvious merits of Qatar-based beIN claim against the Saudi beoutQ pirates, it is now clear that the French Tribunal de Grande Instance de Paris court...