Goturk 1 launches sucessfully

The GÖKTÜRK-1 programme was built by Telespazio as prime contractor, and Thales Alenia Space, a joint venture between Thales and Leonardo-Finmeccanica, for the Undersecretariat for the Turkey Defence Industry


UAE issues national space policy

The policy has been prepared in cooperation with a number of key stakeholders in the government sector, national companies in the private sector, academic foundations and research centres


AsiaSat enters into transponder agreement with Spacecom

The agreement is in respect to the use of AsiaSat’s in-orbit satellite AsiaSat 8, which will be relocated to an orbital slot as agreed with Spacecom


Thuraya wins Satellite Humanitarian of the Year

The Satellite Humanitarian of the Year accolade honours the company that makes best use of satellite communications to benefit a nation or region in terms of economy, security, education, knowledge, the environment, healthcare, or disaster rescue and recovery



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VSAT dos & don’ts

From poorly trained installers and sub-standard equipment, to lack of tools and lack of knowhow, Mazen Nasser of Dubai-based MenaNets identifies some of the problems hampering this crucial customer-facing activity that often damages the popular perception of the satellite industry.


Inmarsat and Deutsche Telekom conduct test flight for EAN

EAN is planned for introduction in mid-2017. The flights serve to test the performance of the EAN system including the onboard equipment being provided by Thales and the ground network provided by Deutsche Telekom and Nokia


Passing the Torch

On March 1st, Eutelsat’s Michel de Rosen handed the reins to his successor Rodolphe Belmer who is now the new CEO of the global satellite operator. In an exclusive interview with Clayton Vallabhan, Michel de Rosen speaks about his six-years at Eutelsat

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