Space

Airbus Defence and Space appoints four new Executive Committee members

Posted 28 March 2017

Airbus Defence and Space has appointed Jana Rosenmann, Grazia Vittadini, Bernhard Brenner and Peter Weckesser as new executive committee members.

in Space

Airbus to set up Virtual Space Data Centre in Namibia

Posted 6 March 2017

Airbus Defence and Space and the Namibian University of Science and Technology (NUST) have signed an agreement to set up a Virtual Space Data Centre in Windhoek for the creation of a geo-intelligence database for monitoring and

in Space

Airbus and Namibia University of Science & Technology to set up Virtual Space Data Centre

Posted 22 February 2017

Airbus and the Namibia University of Science & Technology (NUST) have agreed to collaborate in establishing a Virtual Space Data Centre in Windhoek to assist the country in monitoring

in Space

Global Space Congress hears UAE, Algeria, Egypt & Bahrain commit to pursuing Co-operation

Posted 2 February 2017

Tangible progress between Middle East and North Africa nations on space co-operation has moved up the regional agenda with sector leaders from the UAE, Algeria, Egypt and Bahrain signaling

in Space

Airbus provides satcom for EU security missions in Mali, Niger and Somalia

Posted 2 February 2017

Airbus Defence and Space delivers satellite communications systems for EU military training missions in Somalia (EUTM Somalia) as well as for the EUCAP (European Union capacity-building mission) Sahel

in Space

Arab Space Agencies gather at Global Space Congress

Posted 30 January 2017

The Arab space sector will gather under one roof to discuss ways of strengthening joint cooperation between Arab states in the space sector at the Global Space Congress.

in Space

AlSat Nano takes first colour image

Posted 16 January 2017

AlSat Nano - a joint Algerian Space Agency and UK Space Agency nanosatellite mission - has captured and downloaded its first full colour image.

in Space

Vega launcher successfully completes eighth mission

Posted 6 December 2016

The Vega launcher has successfully completed its eighth mission correctly positioning into orbit the Turkish satellite GÖKTÜRK-1, at an altitude of approximately 700 kilometres.

in Space

Boeing satellite built for African communications

Posted 12 September 2016

Boeing is to build a 702 satellite, called GiSAT, with a new digital payload offering twice the capacity of previous digital payload designs to support Sub Saharan communications.

in Space

Yahsat and Tele10 sign MoU for Yahclick in Rwanda, Burundi and East DRC

Posted 11 May 2016

UAE-based satellite operator, Yahsat, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with regional broadcast and internet service provider, Tele10 Group, to discuss collaboration on improving internet

in Space / ATM & Regulatory

Aireon and ATNS to develop African ADS-B data

Posted 3 May 2016

Aireon and South Africa's Air Traffic and Navigation Services (ATNS) announced today that they have signed a Regional Commercialisation Agreement to jointly develop the uses of space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast

in Air Transport / Technology / Space / ATM & Regulatory

Radio spectrum allocated for global flight tracking

Posted 12 November 2015

Agreement has been reached at the World Radiocommunication Conference in Geneva on the allocation of radiofrequency spectrum for global flight tracking in civil aviation.

in Space

Virgin Galactic's LauncherOne increases payload performance to meet demand

Posted 17 September 2015

Robust demand from the growing small satellite market has led Virgin Galactic to significantly increase the performance of its LauncherOne satellite launch service, the company announced today at the

in Space

Satellite comms initiative set to transform lives across Nigeria and Kenya

Posted 13 August 2015

A project that will revolutionise e-commerce and maternity services in remote communities across Nigeria and Kenya through the delivery of reliable, space-based internet connectivity services has

in Space

Al Yah 3 satellite on course to deliver broadband across Africa

Posted 12 August 2015

Satellite operator Yahsat, has announced the completion of the Critical Design Review (CDR) on its Al Yah 3 satellite, which is now on course to provide Ka-band broadband coverage for Africa.

in Aircraft Interiors / Space

Global Xpress faces delays after Proton rocket failure

Posted 18 May 2015

Inmarsat confirmed today that the launch of its third I-5 satellite - crucial to the global roll-out of its GX Ka-band service - will be delayed after the latest Proton rocket failure last week in Kazakhstan.

in Technology / Aircraft Interiors / Space

Successful tests for GX-based high speed connectivity

Posted 19 March 2015

Inmarsat and Honeywell have successfully tested over-the-air performance for Honeywell's JetWave MCS 8200 onboard aircraft hardware on Inmarsat's Global Xpress (GX) satellite network on 4 March 2015. This successful test

in Space

Africa's race for space has started

Posted 16 March 2015

Professor Peter Martinez, chair of the South African Space Council, convener of the Spacelab project at the University of Cape Town and mission administrator for the Africa2Moon mission officially opened the call for mission concept proposals during a

in Air Transport / Technology / Flight Services & Support / Space

ASECNA to explore space surveillance for remote air traffic management

Posted 9 March 2015

African air navigation organisation ASECNA is to co-operate with traffic management venture Aireon to explore space-based surveillance for remote regions, reports Flightglobal.

in Space

Arabsat and CETel spread coverage across Africa

Posted 4 March 2015

CETel and satellite operator ARABSAT are stepping into the extended C-band with their jointly built earth station, offering unprecedented business expansion possibilities with the launch of teleport facilities, network and broadband

in Aircraft Interiors / Space

GX launch gives boost to aircraft connectivity

Posted 2 February 2015

A launch described as the vital key to faster broadband on aircraft took place yesterday as Inmarsat saw the successful launch of its second Global Xpress (GX) satellite (Inmarsat-5 F2) on board an International Launch Services (ILS) Proton

in Space

Yahsat offers satellite broadband internet service to Kenya

Posted 1 October 2014

Yahsat is offering a free satellite modem and dish for new YahClick subscribers to selected service plans as part of its commitment to deliver affordable, reliable and high speed internet connectivity in Kenya. The offer is

in Space

ASAL and SSTL collaborate on Alsat-1B

Posted 10 July 2014

The Algerian Space Agency (ASAL) and Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) have signed a contract to build the Alsat-1B Earth Observation satellite in combination with a comprehensive training and development programme.

in Space

Ariane 5 enjoys successful 59th launch

Posted 23 March 2014

Ariane 5 has been successfully launched from Kourou, French Guiana, for the 59th time in a row, further underlining the reliability of the European launcher developed and built by its prime contractor Airbus Defence and Space, number two worldwide in

in Space

Denel focuses on space engineering to boost South Africa's space claims

Posted 20 September 2013

Fuelled by South African rocket science and satellite technology, Denel has launched "Spaceteq" as a newly-formed space engineering business unit.

in Space

Virgin Galactic and Galactic Unite announce new Mandela inspired initiative

Posted 18 July 2013

In celebration of Nelson Mandela on Mandela Day, Virgin Galactic and Galactic Unite have announced a new initiative, inspired by the great man himself.

in Home / Space

Eutelsat 16A satellite adds Eurochannel to sub-Saharan coverage

Posted 14 April 2013

The range of channels broadcasting across sub-Saharan Africa via the Eutelsat 16A satellite has further increased with the launch of Eurochannel, the international TV channel dedicated to European films and series.

in Space

Satellite imagery helps fight locust plagues in North Africa

Posted 8 April 2013

DMC International Imaging (DMCii) is helping The Algerian Space Agency (ASAL) to predict the spread of locust plagues across North Africa as part of a pro-active approach to tackle the destructive phenomenon using

in Space

Africa set for improved satellite coverage from Alphasat

Posted 23 February 2013

Africa will get improved satellite coverage when Astrium's Alphasat is launched from French Guiana later this year - the programme has reached a major milestone this week with the successful completion of the major testing stage

in Space

South Africa sees space as key to country's technological development

Posted 10 November 2012

South Africa is placing a lot of emphasis on space - it now forms part of its Department of Science and Technology's 10-year innovation plan and the country also has a national space strategy.

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Airbus to set up Virtual Space Data Centre in Namibia

Airbus Defence and Space and the Namibian University of Science and Technology (NUST) have signed an agreement to set up a Virtual Space Data Centre in Windhoek for the creation of a geo-intelligence database for monitoring and growing

Airbus Defence and Space appoints four new Executive Committee members

Airbus Defence and Space has appointed Jana Rosenmann, Grazia Vittadini, Bernhard Brenner and Peter Weckesser as new executive committee members.

Airbus and Namibia University of Science & Technology to set up Virtual Space Data Centre

Airbus and the Namibia University of Science & Technology (NUST) have agreed to collaborate in establishing a Virtual Space Data Centre in Windhoek to assist the country in monitoring and growing key elements of its economy.

Airbus provides satcom for EU security missions in Mali, Niger and Somalia

Airbus Defence and Space delivers satellite communications systems for EU military training missions in Somalia (EUTM Somalia) as well as for the EUCAP (European Union capacity-building mission) Sahel Niger and EUCAP Sahel Mali

Global Space Congress hears UAE, Algeria, Egypt & Bahrain commit to pursuing Co-operation

Tangible progress between Middle East and North Africa nations on space co-operation has moved up the regional agenda with sector leaders from the UAE, Algeria, Egypt and Bahrain signaling their readiness to drive the momentum at a

Arab Space Agencies gather at Global Space Congress

The Arab space sector will gather under one roof to discuss ways of strengthening joint cooperation between Arab states in the space sector at the Global Space Congress.

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