Globalstar devices play crucial role for BBC film crew

Globalstar’s SPOT Gen3 safety devices and GSP-1700 satellite phones were used by BBC and PBS film crews as they tracked wildlife mass migrations in Africa, USA and Canada for major documentary series Nature’s Epic Journeys. This demonstrated just how vital this technology is to ensure the safety of personnel and …

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Day 10 – #SpaceWatchME helps – Donation Campaign

Refugee Crisis – Greece 2016 Installation of point-2-point link on Lesbos providing the fastest network backbone (500 Mbps) of the Refugee Crisis. Credits: Disaster Tech Lab From December 1st, SpaceWatch Middle East and its partners PTScientists, neuco, NewSpace People will run a Christmas Donation Campaign 2016. We will donate 100% …

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SSPI wants your recommendations for The Rising Five!

Nominations for SSPI’s inaugural annual list of The Rising Five are open. This is your opportunity to have your say on the five New Space Companies in the satellite industry that have made the most progress in the past year. Nominated companies can come from the launch, manufacturing, satellite operations …

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UAE’s Yahsat and Telespazio sign multi-year Ka-band satellite capacity agreement in Brazil

Yahsat and Telespazio, a joint venture between Leonardo- Finmeccanica (67%) and Thales (33%), have entered into a five-year contract for integrated satellite services using Ka-band. This landmark service will be delivered via Yahsat’s upcoming Al Yah-3 satellite, launching in 2017, which will cover over 95 per cent of Brazil’s population …

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Day 09 – #SpaceWatchME helps – Donation Campaign

Syria – 2015/2016 Alongside Syria Charity, TSF implemented a mHealth programme for the Azaz district of northwestern Syria. The digital solution developed by TSF allows medical workers to collect and process health data in one of the world’s most dangerous environments, thus improving healthcare amongst those who require vital assistance. …

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Lebanese judge orders Arabsat to put Hezbollah’s Al-Manar TV back on the air

A Lebanese judge has ruled that Al-Manar TV – a satellite television channel closely affiliated with Hezbollah – should be put back on the air by its former satellite broadcasting provider Arabsat. In December 2015 Arabsat dropped Al-Manar TV claiming that the channel had violated the terms of its agreement …

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Day 08 – #SpaceWatchME helps – Donation Campaign

Philippines – Cebu mission – March/April 2014 Field deployment kit, planning the network in Camp Arapal. Credits: Disaster Tech Lab From December 1st, SpaceWatch Middle East and its partners PTScientists, neuco, NewSpace People will run a Christmas Donation Campaign 2016. We will donate 100% of the raised money to two …

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UAE’s Yahsat looks to expand, Africa and Latin America areas for growth

After several years of slow growth and low revenues, the Chief Executive Officer of Yahsat, Masood Mahmood, believes that a recovery is on the way in the commercial satellite communications market. “Overall the industry has been depressed over the last two years 2015, 2016, What we are seeing in emerging …

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Day 07 – #SpaceWatchME helps – Donation Campaign

Vanuatu – 2015 Cyclone Pam blew through Vanuatu in March 2015, cutting communications and isolating its 81 islands from one another. TSF provided satellite internet to each of the 6 provinces in order to reinforce communications and coordination efforts, whilst providing a calling service to some 1,147 families on the …

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Turkish reconnaissance satellite GÖKTÜRK-1 launched successfully

Arianespace has successfully launched the GÖKTÜRK-1 satellite within the scope of a turnkey contract with Telespazio on behalf of the Turkish Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (SSM). The launch took place on December 5, 2016 at 10:51:44 a.m. local time, from the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana. This was …

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