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Zimbabwe Creates National Space Agency – ZINGSA

Zimbabwe has become the latest African country to create a national space agency to help enable the country’s economic and social development and growth. The announcement of the agency was made Tuesday, 10 July 2018, by Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who hailed it as a “milestone,” according to various press reports. …

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UK’s Goonhilly Looks To Expand Business In Australia And Asia-Pacific

Industry veteran Bob Gough has joined the team at Goonhilly Earth Station as the company bids to expand its operations and develop new business opportunities across Australia and the Asia-Pacific. Gough will oversee commercial expansion across the region and will grow Goonhilly’s customer base in this new market, one that …

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Future Of Finland In Space Discussed At Arctic15

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On May 30-31, 2018 the annual Arctic15 event dedicated to establishing links between startups, corporations and investors was held in Helsinki, Finland. Every summer the capital of Finland welcomes attendees of Arctic15, the largest matchmaking event for young startups. This time, 1500-2000 people and 15 startups in various fields, from …

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Australia’s Sky and Space Global Demonstrates Diamonds Testbed in Caribbean

Sky and Space Global (SAS), the New Space satellite communications company listed on the Australian Stock Exchange, successfully demonstrated the capabilities of its Diamonds test-bed Cubesats to the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) in Guyana, opening up the possibility of offering its narrowband communications service to the Caribbean. Prior to the …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op’Ed: UNISPACE+50: It Was The Best Of Times – It Was The Worst Of Times

By Dr. Michael K. Simpson The good, the bad, the great, and the ugly were all on display as the United Nations community gathered in Vienna last month to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first UN space policy conference. Dubbed UNISPACE+50, the celebration commemorated UNISPACE I, a conference that …

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NPO Avtomatiki to Develop Control System for Suborbital Tourist Launches

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The Russian commercial space company CosmoCours has selected NPO Avtomatiki to develop the control system for its suborbital complex currently under development. The Yekaterinburg-based NPO Avtomatiki (the State Enterprise Scientific Production Association Of Automation) is a Roscosmos subsidiary. It is a leader in the development and production of electronic control …

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Singapore Targeted By France’s Thales Alenia Space For High-Resolution Earth Observation Satellite

Thales Alenia Space, one of France’s leading satellite manufacturers, is mounting an intense marketing campaign in Singapore to sell the small Southeast-Asian city-state a high-resolution Earth observation satellite. According to Intelligence Online, Thales Alenia Space intends to offer Singapore a high-end satellite system with resolution as low as 30 centimetres. …

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