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#SpaceWatchGL Interviews: Dr. Val Munsami of South African National Space Agency

Formed in 2010, the South African National Space Agency (SANSA) has been making huge strides forward. Though the Agency was only founded nine years ago, South Africa's involvement in space goes back to the second half of the 20th century, with projects that included observing the Earth’s magnetic field at stations around Southern Africa.

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#SpaceWatchGL interviews: Bassam Alfeeli of Orbital Space Kuwait

During the Space Generation Advisory Council Event in Kuwait, SpaceWatch.Global Editor Chaitanya Gopal had the chance to sit down with Dr. Bassam Alfeeli, the Founder of Orbital Space,  the first private company in the Middle East to provide access to space through CubeSat technology. Here, he talks about his ambitions for the company and his goal of building a space programme in Kuwait.

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#SpaceWatchGL Interviews: Dr. John Mankins of the Moon Village Association and Mankins Space Technology, Inc.

On the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, we couldn't think of a better feature than SpaceWatch.Global's Editor, Chaitanya Gopal's interview with  Dr. John Mankins of the Moon Village Association (MVA) to discuss the ways in which this NGO is looking at the best ways of establishing a community on Earth's closest neighbour. Enjoy this insight!

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#SpaceWatchGL Interviews: Ole Dokka of Spaceport Norway

On September 4-5 2019 the global space scene will meet in Trondheim, Norway for the 3rd edition of the SpacePort Norway event. SpaceWatch.Global's Torsten Kriening had the chance to sit together with Ole Dokka, Executive Director, Spaceport Norway, to learn more about the upcoming event.

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#SpaceWatchGL Interviews: Renata Dwan of United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research

As the debate about arms in space rages on and becomes more of a concern for countries all over the world, the importance of discussion within the international community becomes even more critical. In this interview, Renata Dwan, Director of the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR), gives us her insight into the prevention of arms in space and the important activities that her organisation undertakes. 

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#SpaceWatchGL Themes: Interview Annalisa Donati of ESPI

The so-called New Space trend is developing, creating new opportunities and new challenges for all actors of the space sector. Understanding what is happening and (potential) implications is essential for sound decision-making. Yet, European stakeholders significantly rely on foreign evaluations and data, in particular to monitor private investment and assess entrepreneurship dynamics. The European Space Policy Institute decided to address this gap with its new Space Venture Europe report series.

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#SpaceWatchGL Interviews: Dr. Moriba Jah of The University of Texas

Spacewatch.Global's Chairman Dr. John B. Sheldon was fortunate enough to sit down with Dr. Moriba Jah of the University of Texas and a pioneer in Space Situational Awareness to talk about what's wrong with the current approach and how this growing problem can be tackled. 

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#SpacewatchGL Interviews: Mohammed Al Haj of GULFSAT Communications

Gulfsat has been providing the MENA region with satellite communications services since 1995. The last almost two decades have seen a great deal of change within the industry, and Gulfsat has had the agility to move with these changes. In this interview with Sales Executive, Chaitanya Gopal, Mohammed Al Haj, Chairman and CEO of Gulfsat gives us a candid insight into the company, the satellite communications market, Kuwait's future in space and more.

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