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The Space Cafe Podcast #033: Val Munsami – why affordable space tech for anyone comes at a price

SpaceWatch.Global is pleased to present the 33rd episode in our podcast series The Space Cafe Podcast: Val Munsami - why affordable space tech for anyone comes at a price. Valanathan Munsami is the CEO of the South African Space Agency SANSA with whom he is currently experiencing the renaissance of space travel first hand

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#SpaceWatchGL Share: African Space Industry Revenue to Surpass USD 10.24 billion by 2024 Despite COVID-19 Setback

As the leading analytics and consulting company focusing on the African space and satellite industry, Space in Africa has released the African Space Industry Annual Report, 2021 Edition. The report was built on the two previous editions to analyse space activities across the continent, industry dynamics, and trends,

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Mauritius’ first nanosatellite reached the ISS

Mauritius has its first own satellite. The first-ever Mauritian nanosatellite MIR-SAT1 has docked at the International Space Station (ISS) aboard a SpaceX cargo Dragon rocket, the Ministry of Information Technology, Communication and Innovation of the Republic of Mauritius announced.

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Building Blocks in the Space sector, Tunisia Case

by Rania Toukebri All the eyes have been turned to the launch of the first satellite Challenge One built by the Tunisian private telecommunications company TelNet, blasted off along with 37 other satellites aboard a Russian Soyuz rocket from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on March 22nd, 2021.

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Space Café WebTalk with Temidayo Oniosun Recap: Crunching the numbers: comparing governments’ allocation of space funding

During this week’s Space Café, SpaceWatch.Global publisher Torsten Kriening caught up with Nigerian-born Temidayo Oniosun, the Managing Director and Founder of Space in Africa, an African media platform, analytics and consulting company that works in the space and satellite sector.

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Polyakov adds Dragonfly to his Noosphere portfolio

The entrepreneur and investor Max Polyakov acquired a majority stake in the South African startup Dragonfly Aerospace, Polyakov announced. Dragonfly Aerospace was founded in Stellenbosch, South Africa, by a team of five satellite engineers led by Bryan Dean, a global specialist in microsatellites and high-resolution cameras.

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Register Today For Our Space Café “33 minutes with Temidayo Oniosun” On 4 May 2021

Join SpaceWatch.Global for an interesting and informative Space Café WebTalk featuring Temidayo Oniosun, Managing Director, Space in Africa, Lagos, Nigeria. A month ago a report on "Global Space Budgets - A Country-level Analysis" was released. This report examines the space budgets of 106 governments and analyses how they have changed between 2018 and 2020.

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Nigerian Space Agency appoints new Director General

Dr Halilu Shaba Ahmad got confirmed as the third Director-General of the National Space Research and Development Agency, NASRDA, as Space in Africa reported. Prior to his appointment as the Director-General of NASRDA, Dr Ahmad served in various leadership capacities since joining the Space Agency Agency in 2009. Most recently, he served as the Director of Strategic Space Applications, in which capacity

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#SpaceWatchGL Coproduction: A Dragonfly Interview: The Raptor Demystified

Earth observation is an essential instrument for a variety of industries and government organizations. Accurate remote sensing can save time and money for different entities and improve people’s lives.  To enhance the quality of this experience, industry experts are focused on tools and resources that will ensure the future of use-case has the highest impact possible.

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