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Turkish reconnaissance satellite GÖKTÜRK-1 launched successfully

Arianespace has successfully launched the GÖKTÜRK-1 satellite within the scope of a turnkey contract with Telespazio on behalf of the Turkish Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (SSM). The launch took place on December 5, 2016 at 10:51:44 a.m. local time, from the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana. This was …

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The Big Day Arrives for First “Generation Space” Students

The inaugural class of Generation Space: The Space Fundamentals Training Program, (SFTP) has concluded with a graduation ceremony at the UAE Space Agency in Abu Dhabi. The programme, aimed at developing emerging leaders in the UAE space industry, was launched in August by the UAE Space Agency and partners Lockheed …

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China’s Xinwei buys Israel’s Spacecom for $190 million

Chinese telecommunications company Beijing Xinwei Technology Group will buy Israeli satellite communications company, Spacecom, for U.S.$190 million, according to Israeli press reports. Beijing Xinwei Technology Group was originally going to pay U.S.$285 million for Spacecom, contingent upon the successful launch of Spacecom’s Amos-6 communications satellite. The Amos-6 communications satellite was …

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The Dubai Declaration on Outer Space

Earlier this week, SpaceWatch Middle East published an Op-Ed by Dr. Michael Simpson, Executive-Director of Secure World Foundation, who wrote about the significance of the Dubai Declaration released in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on 24 November 2016. Today, SpaceWatch Middle East publishes the Dubai Declaration in its entirety. Adopted at the first High …

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Day 03 – #SpaceWatchME helps – Donation Campaign

Turkey – 2015 TSF provided mLearning tools for Syrian refugee children in Turkey. Specially selected applications and teacher-guided sessions allowed Syrian children to pursue their education and gain invaluable knowledge in a world that suffers from the risk of a lost generation. Credits: Télécoms Sans Frontières From December 1st, SpaceWatch …

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