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#SpaceWatchME Interviews: Chris Welch of Moon Village Association

“The paradigm shift that we see today in space activities is best encapsulated by the term ‘Space 4.0’, and the ‘Moon Village’ concept seeks to transform this paradigm shift into a set of concrete actions and create an environment where both international cooperation and the commercialisation of space can thrive.” …

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Surrey Satellite Ships CARBONITE-2 and Telesat’s LEO-1 for PSLV Launch

Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) has shipped two small satellites, CARBONITE-2 and LEO-1, to India in preparation for a late December launch on a Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) from the Sriharikota launch site. LEO-1 will be one of two Telesat Phase 1 satellites planned …

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Connectivity Challenges Threaten to Derail Logistics Sector’s IoT Ambitions

Unreliable communication networks may render logistics businesses unable to capture full value from the Internet of Things (IoT). This is according to the 100 global transport and logistics companies interviewed by Inmarsat the global mobile satellite company for its ‘The Future of IoT in Enterprise – 2017’ report. The research …

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UAE Mars 2117 YouTube Video Simulation Released at Dubai World Government Summit

The World Government Summit Organization launched on YouTube a virtual reality video of the “Mars 2117” project, previously featured at the 5th edition of the World Government Summit in February 2017. The launch is part of the organization’s ongoing efforts to accumulate and promote cutting-edge technological advances and introduce them …

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#SpaceWatchME Op’ed: Outcome of the High Level Forum Dubai 2017

UAE Space Agency and Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre Dubai hosted the UNOOSA High Level Forum ‘Space as a Driver for Socio-Economic Sustainable Development’ in November 2017. SpaceWatch Middle East asked Dr. Michael Simpson, Executive Director of Secure World Foundation, to gives his take on the UN’s long-term vision in …

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Spain’s PAZ Satellite Ready for Launch, More Eyes Over the Mediterranean

The high resolution radar, Earth observation PAZ satellite, intended primarily to address civilian surveillance needs and to cover many different applications including defence and security, will say its final goodbye to Spain. It will be shipped in December 2017 to its launch site in Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, USA. …

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Earth-i Orders Satellites from SSTL for World’s First Full-Colour Video Constellation

British ‘New Space’ pioneer Earth-i has ordered the first five satellites from SSTL (Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd) for its new Earth Observation (EO) constellation. Earth-i is building the first constellation in the world able to provide full-colour video – and the first European-owned constellation able to provide both video and still images. This …

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