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Saudi Arabia seizes stake in remote sensing market

Taqnia, a Saudi firm dedicated to accelerating technology development for Saudi Arabia, in partnership with the King Abdullah City for Science and Technology (KACST), has signed an agreement with DigitalGlobe, a North American-based global provider of commercial high‑resolution Earth imagery products and services. This joint venture, announced on February 21, …

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Kuwait and India sign space cooperation agreement

The Department of Space/Indian Space Research Organisation (DOS/ISRO) and the Kuwait Institute of Scientific Research (KISR) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to cooperate in the exploration and use of outer space for peaceful purposes. This MOU will enable the pursuit of potential areas of interest in both cooperative …

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Pic of the month: Eastern Desert

Readers around the world are afforded a view over central-eastern Egypt by the Sentinel-2A satellite. Sitting between the Nile River and the Red Sea, the landscape captured in the image is of the arid Eastern Desert, punctuated by water erosion from rivers and streams that makes the distinctive pattern. The vivid red, which …

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One-way ticket to the moon…

The head of the European Space Agency is set on building a permanent lunar base. The team behind this vision offers a glimpse of  Moon Village By Adrienne Harebottle It was around half a century ago that the Russians first landed there. Then it was the Americans that first walked …

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