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#SpaceWatchGL Interviews: Andrew Faiola Of Newtec On Satellite Mobility

Newtec is at the forefront of innovation in the rapidly growing satellite mobility revolution that provides communications on the move on land, at sea, and in the air. SpaceWatch.Global’s Editor-in-Chief Helen Jameson sat down with Newtec’s Head of Mobility, Andrew Faiola, to discuss Newtec’s role and future in satellite mobility. …

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Bahrain And UAE’s Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre Sign Space Cooperation Agreement

To enhance the cooperation strategy with different government organisations in the region, the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre, MBRSC, has signed a cooperation, information and data-sharing agreement with Bahrain’s National Space Science Agency, NSSA, for the application of satellite images and space research sciences. The MoU was signed between Hamad …

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France’s CNES Gives Go-Ahead To CO3D Earth Observation Programme

The 358th session of the Centre national d’études spatiales’ (CNES) Board of Directors was held at the agency’s Head Office in Paris Les Halles on 12 March 2019. On this occasion, the Board gave the go-ahead for the CO3D project and reviewed the agency’s programmatic activities. Succeeding the stereoviewing capability …

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Vega-C Launch Vehicle In Qualification Phase Prior To Maiden Launch

The Vega-C launch system recently passed its Critical Design Review and is now ready to complete manufacturing and final testing as part of the qualification phase. This Critical Design Review is a major milestone. Independent experts from ESA, national institutions and industries confirmed the consistency and maturity of the entire …

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African Union And France To Cooperate On Space, Education, And Science And Technology

The Commissioner for Human Resources, Science and Technology (HRST) at the African Union Commission, Professor Sarah Anayang Agbor, has held bilateral talks with the French Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, Frédérique Vidal, on enhancing cooperation on space, education, science and technology between France and the African Union Commission. …

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Ethiopia And Kenya Enter Into Space Cooperation Agreements With France During President Macron Africa Tour

President Emmanuel Macron paid state visits to Ethiopia on 13 March 2019 and Kenya on 14 March 2019. Centre national d’études spatiales (CNES) President Jean-Yves Le Gall was part of the delegation, reflecting the development of space cooperation between France and Africa supported by the agency, notably in the fields …

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#SpaceWatchGL Column: Is It Time To Stop Talking About Space Policy?

By Dr. Bleddyn Bowen SpaceWatch.Global is delighted to welcome Bleddyn Bowen as its latest columnist. Bleddyn will be contributing his column every quarter. 2018 saw a watershed in the general awareness and profile of space policy in mass media, policymaking arenas, and public awareness, and 2019 shows little sign yet of being …

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South Africa And France Sign Agreement To Jumpstart Future Cooperation

In the presence of France’s Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian, and South Africa’s Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Lindiwe Sisulu, Jean-Pascal Le Franc, Centre national d’etudes spatiales (CNES) Director of Planning, International Relations, and Quality, and Valanathan Munsami, CEO of the South African National Space …

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