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British Government To Invest Extra £374 Million In ESA Programmes

The UK Space Agency on 28 November 2019 announced it will invest £374m per year with the European Space Agency (ESA) to deliver international space programmes over the next five years. The UK is one of the founding members of ESA, an inter-governmental organisation established in 1975 to promote cooperation …

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#SpaceWatchGL Column: Reflections on the 2019 APSCC Conference – Putting on a Show in the Land of Smiles

By Blaine Curcio The Asia Pacific Satellite Communications Council (APSCC) is, among other things, arguably the premier satellite communications (satcom) member organization in Asia-Pacific. From its headquarters in Seoul, the APSCC publishes a quarterly newsletter on regional industry ongoings, provides assistance on issues such as spectrum coordination, and, most notably …

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Germany invests 3.3 billion euro in European space exploration and becomes ESA’s largest contributor

The German delegation at the European Space Agency (ESA) Council Meeting at Ministerial Level, ‘Space19+’, was headed by the Federal Government Coordinator of German Aerospace Policy, Thomas Jarzombek, who is a member of the Federal Parliament. He was accompanied and supported by representatives from the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs …

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ESA Ministerial Council Meeting: Switzerland to participate in new programmes and play a leading role in the removal of space debris

On 27 and 28 November 2019, State Secretary Martina Hirayama attended the European Space Agency’s ESA Ministerial Council meeting in Seville (“Space 19+”). At this meeting, which brought together the ministers in charge of space affairs from the 22 ESA Member States, the Council conferred on ongoing programmes, new initiatives, …

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ESA ministers commit to biggest ever budget at Space19+

ESA’s Council at Ministerial Level, Space19+, has concluded in Seville, Spain, with the endorsement of the most ambitious plan to date for the future of ESA and the whole European space sector. The meeting brought together ministers with responsibility for space activities in Europe, along with Canada and observers from …

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Austrian Space Forum awards Claudia Kessler with the Polarsternpreis – Polar Star Award 2019

The award honours the co-founder of “Women in Aerospace Europe” and founder of the initiative “The first female German Astronaut, Claudia Kessler. On November 21st the Austrian Space Forum (OeWF) for the eleventh time payed tribute to a person for their outstanding accomplishments to inspire others in the space community. …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op’ed: From Sustainable Development Goals to Space Sustainability Goals

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and Dr. Olga Stelmakh-Dresher, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles. This is “From Sustainable Development Goals to Space Sustainability Goals″, originally published on 4 August 2019 at spacegeneration.org Improving the “Space Sustainability” State of the World “Shared understanding is particularly critical …

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Es’hailSat Showcasing the capabilities of Es’hail-1 and Es’hail-2 at AfricaCom 2019

Cape Town 12th November 2019 – Es’hailSat is exhibiting at the annual AfricaCom exhibition in Cape Town international convention center, the biggest and best tech event in Africa that gathers together senior decision-makers from the entire digital ecosystem. Es’hailSat will be showcasing Es’hail-1, Es’hail-2 and a wide range of services …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op’ed: Space Resources: Make it a Priority for Your Politicians – Space19+ is coming

In this article, Simon Drake, MD of Space Ventures Investors, CEO of Space Commodities Exchange, and organiser of Space Resources Community Voice, explores the reasons why space really has to rise to the top of politicians’ lists of priorities and why it’s down to us to do something about it.  …

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#SpaceWatchGL Interviews: Dmitry Loskutov of Glavkosmos

During an intense week of the 70th annual International Astronautical Congress in Washington D.C. in which all space players gathered to discuss the development and progress of space in its various features, SpaceWatch.Global’s Ksenia Synkova had the chance to interview Dmitry Loskutov, Director General of Glavkosmos about its key activities, …

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