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MBRSC Launches Emirates Mars Mission Science Week Promoting UAE Space Exploration Ambitions

The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) will launch the Emirates Mars Mission (EMM) Science Week during the first week of July, at the Emirates Towers Youth Hub. Science Week is an EMM initiative, the first Arab space exploration mission to an outer planet. EMM Science Week will include six …

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Japan And France Strengthen Space Cooperation In Preparation For Macron Visit

President of the Centre national d’études spatiales (CNES), Jean-Yves Le Gall, was in Tokyo on 6 June 2019 to lay the groundwork for the space agenda of the State Visit of President Emmanuel Macron to Japan on 26 and 27 June. On this occasion and in the presence of Laurent …

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Arabsat Welcomes French Tribunal’s Verdict In beIN Satellite Television Dispute

The Arab Satellite Communications Organization (Arabsat) welcomes the Thursday, 13 June 2019, ruling issued by the President of the Tribunal de Grande Instance de Paris on the false allegations made by Qatar’s beIN Sports and its French-based branch. Arabsat greatly values and respects the integrity of the French judiciary, which …

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Canada’s exactEarth And UK’s MarineTraffic Enter Into Channel Partner Agreement

exactEarth Ltd., a leading provider of Satellite-AIS data services, and MarineTraffic, a leading global provider of ship tracking and maritime intelligence, announce that they have entered into a three-year channel partner agreement. Under terms of the Agreement, MarineTraffic will deploy exactEarth’s exactView RT data into its online maritime services products …

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ESA Looks To Boost Commercial Space Launch Services At Space 19+

Europe is part of a new era in space transportation with new commercial initiatives offering services to space, in space, and back from space springing up within the privately led and funded space sector. ESA welcomes this development towards further European industrial growth and competitiveness. ESA, tasked with growing and supporting …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op’Ed: Cultivating European Lunar Leadership – The Time Is Now!

By Lynn Zoenen, Global Affairs Manager at ispace Europe The Moon Momentum The first half of 2019 has already proven to be a worthy time to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first human landing on the Moon. With China’s Chang’e-4 mission to the far side of the Moon in January …

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Israel Space Agency And Space Florida Sign Space Cooperation MoU

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis participated in a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signing between Space Florida and the Israel Space Agency on 27 May 2019. The Governor, Space Florida President and CEO Frank DiBello, and Mr. Avi Blasberger, Director General of The Israel Space Agency, were all on hand for the …

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Kleos Space’s Scouting Mission Launch By Rocket Lab Set For August 2019

Kleos Space S.A., the space-powered Radio Frequency Reconnaissance data provider, advises that the Kleos’ Scouting Mission-1 launch is confirmed for August 2019 on a Rocket Lab Electron launch vehicle. All preparations by Kleos on the Kleos’ Scouting Mission satellites are on track for mission readiness and will be onsite, ready …

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Kleos Space Receives Satellite Concession From Luxembourg Government

Kleos Space S.A., the space-powered Radio Frequency Reconnaissance data provider, has been granted the Luxembourg Government Concession to establish and operate a Luxembourg satellite system (Concession). The Concession, signed by Prime Minister, Xavier Bettel, is required to launch and operate the Kleos Scouting Mission-1 and any subsequent satellite constellations under …

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UK’s Avanti Communications Group Secures $55 Million Credit Line

Avanti Communications Group Plc has announced that it has now closed its new U.S.$55 million two-year 1.5 lien credit facility. The 1.5 Facility matures in May 2021 or, if the Company’s existing super senior facility (the “Super Senior Facility”) is extended, in July 2021. Loans made under the 1.5 Facility …

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