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Bahrain And Russia In Talks To Send Astronauts Into Orbit; Roscosmos Mulling Regional Office In Manama

According to several Bahraini and Russian media sources, the Bahraini and Russian governments are in discussions about possibly sending candidates from the small Persian Gulf island to Russia for astronaut training and launch into Earth orbit. “The representatives of the Bahrain Space Science Agency attended a spacecraft launch at Baikonur …

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The Philippines To Sign Space Cooperation Agreement With Russia’s Roscosmos

The Philippines will soon sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Russian national space agency, Roscosmos, that will allow the Southeast Asian country to launch the micro- and nanosatellites it is developing, as well as be a site for a receiving station of the Global Navigation Satellite System (GLONASS) …

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Japan’s ANA Holdings And Partners To Create Avatar X Virtual Reality Space Exploration Concept

In what a growing number of analysts are calling a bold move, Japan’s ANA Holdings – owner and operator of All Nippon Airways (ANA) – is partnering with the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and companies such as Softbank, Takenaka, and HIS, to create AVATAR X in a bid to …

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China’s OneSpace Successfully Launches Chongqing Liangjiang Star Suborbital Rocket In Chinese Launch Race

Chinese New Space satellite launch company OneSpace successfully launched its suborbital rocket, the Chongqing Liangjiang Star/OS-X1, on 7 September 2018, just two days after the successful launch of a rocket built by its rival, iSpace. Both companies aim to launch their fully completed orbital rockets by the end of 2018. …

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Thailand’s Air Force Taps Dutch Nanosatellite Maker ISIS For EO CubeSat

The Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) has signed a contract with Dutch New Space satellite manufacturer and integrator Innovative Solutions in Space B.V. (ISIS) on 7 September 2018 for an Earth observation CubeSat, and ground segment, that will be launched on board an Arianespace Vega satellite launch vehicle in the …

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BitSpace and Nexus Earth Partner To Provide Blockchain-Powered Space Systems

Norwegian satellite company BitSpace has partnered with Blockchain technology company Nexus Earth to develop satellite technologies that utilize the Blockchain to create decentralised satellite networks in Earth orbit. The partnership will use advanced blockchain technology from Nexus with its Bitspace’s international network of companies and communities; it aims to integrate …

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Russia’s Glavkosmos Shows Off Space Technology Wares In Thailand

Russia’s space agency Roscosmos, through its international commercial arm Glavkosmos, is partnering with Thai company C&C Advanced Technology (C&C) to promote Russian space-related technology in Thailand, according to a report in SpaceTech Asia. Glavkosmos and C&C shared a booth at the recent Royal Thai Air Force exhibition held in Bangkok …

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Nigerian Army To Create Cyber Warfare Command To Combat Online Terrorism And Crime

The Nigerian Army is creating a Cyber Warfare Command comprised of 150 personnel drawn from across the service in order to combat rising cyber insecurity from terrorists, criminal organisations, and other threats. According the Nigerian newspaper Vanguard, the Cyber Warfare Command “is charged with the responsibility to monitor, defend and …

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Myanmar Mulling Space Agency; Earth Observation Small Satellite With Japanese Assistance

Myanmar is mulling creating its own national space agency and the acquisition of an Earth observation small satellite with the assistance of Hokkaido University in Japan. Myanma engineers and scientists are set to take part in the manufacture and integration of some the components and instruments, according to reports in …

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