The Emirates Lunar Mission, the first mission to the moon from the United Arab Emirates, is set to be launched on November 28 at 12:46 p.m. (UAE time). Aboard ispace's HAKUTO-R M1 lander, the Rashid Rover, named for Dubai’s ruling family, will lift off from the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida.

Read more: First Emirati Lunar Mission Prepares for Launch

Emirates will offer passengers new high-speed inflight broadband powered by Inmarsat’s GX Aviation onboard 50 new Airbus A350 aircraft that are scheduled to enter service in 2024. The new agreement will significantly improve the passenger experience with enhanced connectivity and greater global coverage.

Read more: Inmarsat to Power Emirates Airbus A35O’s High-Speed In-Flight Broadband

Es’hailSat, the Qatari satellite company, and AXESS Networks, a global leader of satellite communications solutions, announced their strategic partnership agreement to provide teleport and VSAT services for multiple sectors in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

Read more: Es’hailSat, AXESS Networks Join Forces in Qatar

Iridium Communications has entered into an agreement with Qualcomm Technologies to enable satellite messaging and emergency services in smartphones powered by Snapdragon® Mobile Platforms. Qualcomm Technologies' new Snapdragon® Satellite solution is supported by the fully operational Iridium® satellite constellation.

Read more: Iridium, Qualcomm to Support Satellite Messaging in Smartphones

The Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA) issued an individual license to Starlink Satellite Qatar, a recently established entity by SpaceX, for the provision of public satellite telecommunications networks and services.

Read more: CRA Qatar Issues Telecom License for LEO Satellite Broadband Services

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