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UAE cooperates with NASA on astronaut training

Berlin, 22 September 2020. – The United Arab Emirates (UAE) continues to foster its international network and cooperates with NASA to train four Emirati astronauts, the news agency WAM reported on 21 September. “The Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) today announced …

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Singapore’s Equatorial Space Systems enters Indian market with Space Development Nexus agreement

Singapore, 16 September 2020. – Singapore’s launcher startup Equatorial Space Systems signed an memorandum of understanding with India’s Space Development Nexus-SDNx for suborbital launch services using the company’s Dorado rocket, the company said today. The new agreement is the first foray of Equatorial Space into the Indian market and involves …

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Level up your space idea with #MyGalileoSolution competition

The European GNSS Agency (GSA) launches the #MyGalileoSolution competition, targeting European innovators and entrepreneurs ready to develop location-based solutions. These include mobile applications, wearable-based solutions, asset management and tracking solutions, or robotics, leveraging Galileo as a source of positioning, navigation and/or timing. A wide participation from all Member States is …

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Space4Impact opens call for NewSpace companies to join

Space4Impact (www.space4impact.org) believes that space can do more for the Earth. Space4Impact will create an international ecosystem of governmental and non-governmental organisations, investors, entrepreneurs & corporates. The goal is to maximize the positive impact that space technologies, infrastructures and data can bring to the planet for a sustainable future. Through the …

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NASA’s TESS Completes Primary Mission

On July 4, NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) finished its primary mission, imaging about 75% of the starry sky as part of a two-year-long survey. In capturing this giant mosaic, TESS has found 66 new exoplanets, or worlds beyond our solar system, as well as nearly 2,100 candidates astronomers …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: African States’ and International Space Treaties

by Nelly-Helen Neji Ebruka As often said, when men reached for the stars, lawyers reached for their books. After Yuri Gagarin’s historic space flight in 1957, the international community through the United Nations deemed it pertinent to agree on certain principles and rules to regulate outer space affairs. Space exploration …

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Austrian Space Forum postpones Mars Analog Mission by one year

The Austrian Space Forum (OeWF) announced the postponement of its international Mars analog mission “AMADEE-20”. The simulation of a crewed mission to the Red Planet was originally scheduled to take place later this year in October in Israel. Due to pandemic related safety concerns the Austrian Space Forum in accordance …

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Space Café Special Recap: Serbian Case for Space from 23 July 2020

In this week’s Space Café Special, Serbian Case for Space was in a conversation on “Cyber security and how to protect outer space”. Hosted by Anja Nakarada Pecujlic and Marko Pajovic, Co-founders of Serbian Case for Space Foundation, their guests were: Andrej Petrovski, who is the Director of Tech at SHARE Foundation. He leads the …

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Kacific to provide wide-ranging satellite connectivity services for Tuvalu

Kacific Broadband Satellites Group (Kacific) has signed a five-year agreement with the Government of Tuvalu to provide the Pacific Island nation with high-speed broadband internet connectivity via satellite. The bandwidth, supplied by Kacific’s high-throughput satellite Kacific1, will connect agencies, businesses, and communities across Tuvalu’s nine islands with high-quality internet. Under …

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