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UAE’s MBRSC Launches Second Round Of Astronaut Applications

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Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has directed the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) to open registration for the second edition of the UAE Astronaut Programme. The move marks the start of a new phase of the UAE’s space exploration journey.

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Universidad del Valle de Guatemala is ready to deploy Guatemala’s first satellite under UNOOSA-JAXA KiboCUBE Programme

The team from Universidad del Valle de Guatemala have completed the development of their first satellite under the KiboCUBE programme run by the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).

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#SpaceWatchGL Column: Satellites for Nations: The Dawn of a New Era – The Key to New Markets?

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and Blaine Curcio, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and briefs. This is ‘Satellites for Nations: The Dawn of a New Era - The Key to New Markets?’, originally published at on 24 November 2019.

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Denmark Proposes Space-Based Maritime Domain Awareness For The Arctic

The Danish Prime Minister, Mette Frederiksen, has said that Denmark intends to strengthen its surveillance capabilities over the Arctic Sea and airspace - to include space-based Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA) - in response to Russia’s growing and expanded presence there.

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Asian Development Bank Gives $50M Financing To Kacific

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) signed a $50 million financing package on 2 December 2019 with Kacific Broadband Satellites International Limited (Kacific) to provide satellite-based, low cost, high-speed, wholesale broadband internet connections to countries in Asia and the Pacific, especially in remote areas of small island nations in the Pacific, and larger island nations like Indonesia and the Philippines.

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U.S. Air Force’s Enhanced Polar System MILSATCOM Project Completes Critical Design Review

The Enhanced Polar System Recapitalization (EPS-R) Payload program reached a major program milestone completing a successful Delta Critical Design Review (CDR), Oct. 9. Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems (NGAS) is the EPS-R Payload developer via an approximately $410 million contract awarded in February 2018 that runs through December 2023.

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