Israel’s Gilat and Air Esurfing collaborate to provide in-flight connectivity to domestic airlines in China

Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, announced on 17 January 2017 a strategic partnership with Air Esurfing, a fully owned subsidiary of Air Media Group, to transform the domestic in-flight connectivity (IFC) market in China. The partners intend to utilize China’s Ka-band …

Read More »

UAE’s Thuraya subject of Chinese bid, but denies any talks are underway

Peter B. de Selding, the former international correspondent of Space News, reports in his new venture SpaceIntelReport.com, that Hong Kong-based company China Trends Holdings Ltd. is considering buying Dubai-based satellite communications company Thuraya for U.S.$201 million. Within days of the announcement by China Trends Holdings Ltd., Thuraya issued a statement …

Read More »

UAE’s Thuraya speeds up and simplifies command and control with CRYPTTIA

For the first time, smartphone users can use unified Thuraya and cellular networks for mission critical, crisis management, defense and civil protection operations thanks to CRYPTTIA, a unique command and control platform developed by EYEONIX SA. CRYPTTIA is a global platform combining both terrestrial and satellite voice technologies to bring …

Read More »

Israeli soldiers fall victim to Hamas information operation on Facebook

Geopolitical and sectarian strife across the Middle East region has become an incubator for innovative, sophisticated, and damaging cyber attacks and information campaigns by all sides. Obviously, state actors are highly active and skilled in these kinds of operations, but increasingly so too are non-state actors, such as terrorist organisations. …

Read More »

The #SpaceWatchME Interviews: Joerg Kreisel of JKIC – NewSpace – Hype or Serious Investment Opportunities?

In the latest SpaceWatch Middle East interview series, Torsten Kriening speaks to Joerg Kreisel of JKIC. Joerg gives his perspective on NewSpace and whether it is hype or a serious investment opportunity? The term NewSpace is all over the place. What is it in your view? This is a valid …

Read More »

3D Printed Rocket Fuel? U.S. Patent Granted to RCI

Rocket Crafters’ President & CTO, Ronald Jones, has been granted a U.S. patent was for a method for designing and fabricating flawless, high-performance, safer handling fuel grains for hybrid rocket engines using additive manufacturing technology (also known as 3D printing) which will allow the fabrication of an inherently safe and …

Read More »

New KA-Band satellite broadband service in Iraq, Syria and Armenia

TS2 SPACE has recently launched new KA-BAND satellite services. Using the HYLAS 2 spacecraft, the company now provides high- speed data services to Iraq, Syria and Armenia. The HYLAS 2 satellite carries 24 active Ka-band user beams and six gateway beams. The Ka-band spot beams are providing two-way communications services …

Read More »

UAE Space Agency and AURAK sign agreement

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) has signed a partnership agreement with the UAE Space Agency, officially putting pen to paper in the federal institution’s head office in Abu Dhabi. A delegation from the university, consisting of Professor Hassan Hamdan Al Alkim, its president, Professor Mousa Mohsen, dean …

Read More »

UAE’s Thuraya boosts ITU disaster preparedness and response efforts

Thuraya Telecommunications Company, has donated new supplies of emergency telecommunication equipment to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) under the decade old Emergency Telecommunications support arrangement. This donation will strengthen the ITU’s capacity in natural disaster preparedness, search and rescue, and response through the use of state-of-the-art mobile satellite communication equipment. …

Read More »

Russia’s Energia building EgyptSat-A ready for 2019 launch

The Russian news agency TASS reports that the Rocket and Space Corporation (RSC) Energia is currently building a new high-resolution remote sensing satellite for Egypt called EgyptSat-A. EgyptSat-A is being built as a replacement for EgyptSat-2 that failed in orbit in April 2015 less than a year after its launch. …

Read More »