Day 03 – #SpaceWatchME helps – Donation Campaign


Turkey – 2015 TSF provided mLearning tools for Syrian refugee children in Turkey. Specially selected applications and teacher-guided sessions allowed Syrian children to pursue their education and gain invaluable knowledge in a world that suffers from the risk of a lost generation. Credits: Télécoms Sans Frontières From December 1st, SpaceWatch …

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SSPI Prepares for Annual Awards Dinner


The Better Satellite World Awards Dinner will take place on Monday, 5 December 2016 at One Whitehall Place in London, originally the official residences of the kings of Scotland when residing in England, and now a 5 star hotel. It is an intimate evening for networking and celebration in the beating …

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Yahsat Signs New Service Partnership with Teknomobil

Senior executives from Yahsat and Teknomobil in Istanbul, Turkey, on 28 November 2016. Photograph courtesy of Yahsat.

Yahsat, the UAE-based satellite operator, announced on 28 November 2016 that it has signed an agreement with a local service partner, Teknomobil Inc, to distribute its satellite broadband service, YahClick, to users across Turkey. Farhad Khan, Chief Commercial Officer, Yahsat said, “Historically, Turkey has been a significant market for satellite …

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Day 02 – #SpaceWatchME helps – Donation Campaign


The Balkans and Greece – 2015/2016 Faced with the European Migrant Crisis, TSF set up internet for migrants allowing them to make the most of the vital tool for survival that is their mobile phone. From September 2015 through to June 2016, TSF provided 7 satellite internet connections across the …

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LeoSat and Globalsat Group Sign Strategic Worldwide Agreement

Leosat satellite - Credits: Leosat

Advanced service for secure data communications will be available through experienced satellite solutions consortium. LeoSat Enterprises, which is launching a constellation of up to 108 low-earth-orbit communications satellites, has entered into a strategic agreement with the Globalsat Group, the leading Pan-American satellite services provider, to market the fastest, most secure …

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Satellite communications for those in greatest need – a message from the Publisher of SpaceWatch Middle East

Helping refugees; Credits: Disaster Tech Lab

Anyone watching the news over the past few years cannot help but be moved by the desperate plight of millions of people – including many vulnerable children – fleeing to Europe from war and poverty in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, and beyond. Many do not even make it to the European …

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Airbus Safran Launchers Becomes a Shareholder in Arianespace

Ariane 6 at the new launch pad; Copyright ESA–David Ducros, 2016

Following the completion of all the necessary regulatory, consultation and approval procedures, Airbus Safran Launchers has now purchased the shares in Arianespace held by the French space agency CNES (Centre national des études spatiales). The transaction will close on 31st December 2016. As industrial lead contractor for Ariane 5 and the …

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Day 01 – #SpaceWatchME helps – Donation Campaign

Nepal-April/May 2015; Credits: TSF

Nepal – April/May 2015 The devastating 2015 earthquake in Nepal claimed almost 9,000 victims. In the first few days following the deadly tremors, TSF set up vital connectivity in the international Search and Rescue camp to enhance coordination and reinforce rescue operations. Credits: Télécoms Sans Frontières   From December 1st, …

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German PTScientists take ‘one giant leap’ towards the moon

Generations of AUDI Lunar rover; Credits: SpaceWatch Middle East

Berlin-based ‘new space’ company, the PTScientists are set to mark the 45th anniversary of humanity’s final footprints on the Moon, by revisiting the historic landing site of Apollo 17. Having successfully negotiated a launch contract with Spaceflight Industries, Inc, the PTScientists’ ‘Mission to the Moon’ is a big step closer …

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Pakistan to get Earth imaging satellite from China in 2018

Photograph courtesy of Pakistan Defence.

China Great Wall Industry Corporation announced on 26 November 2016 that it is making inroads into the Middle East’s Earth observation satellite market, and that the remote sensing satellite it is building for Pakistan will be launched in 2018. Speaking on the sidelines of the Symposium on Space International Cooperation …

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