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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: How the European Union and the African Union are stepping up cooperation in space 

Short wave infrared satellite view of Abidjan - Copernicus Sentinel-2

On 26 and 27 April, the EU Global Action will participate in the NewSpace Africa Conference 2023 to put on display success stories and explore the new opportunities emerging in the fast-growing African space sector, a sector in which Europe is strongly present and sees new opportunities for business cooperation and growth.

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Register Today for our Space Café “Law Breakfast with Steven Freeland” – on 1 June 2023

Over bagels, croissants, coffee and other treats, we will discuss many legal issues arising from everyday space activities. Ruvimbo and Antonino, both leading experts in space law, will also provide their ‘one word’ to describe the wonders of space/space law – a tradition for all guests at the Space Café Law Breakfasts, and help to demystify the sometimes complex and contradictory vested interests involved in space activities and industry.

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Kenya Space Agency to Launch First Operational 3U EO Satellite

The Kenya Space Agency (KSA) has announced its intention to launch Kenya's first operational 3U Earth Observation Satellite, Taifa-1 ("one nation" in Swahili) satellite, on April 11, 2023. The launch, through SpaceX, will take place in Vandenberg Base, California, UDA aboard Falcon-9 Rocket. Kenyan engineers from SayariLabs constructed and designed the Taifa-1, while EnduroSat aided in the testing and manufacturing of the parts. To this end, EnduroSat organized a two-week educational training for SayariLab’s engineering team, dedicated to space systems and engineering, covering all aspects of mission analysis, design, and spacecraft assembly.

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E-Space secures landing rights from Nigeria

E-Space has received Nigerian landing rights for E-Space’s impending low Earth orbit (LEO) constellation from the Nigerian Communications Commission. The E-Space satellite system will provide communications services and connect Internet of Things (IoT) devices throughout Nigeria in many of the hardest-to-reach parts of the country, particularly those areas currently unserved by terrestrial providers.

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Celebrating International Women’s Day: Reflecting on the Value of Women in the Workplace

As the world celebrates International Women’s Day on March 8th, it’s important to reflect on the value of women in the workplace, and the struggle they still face to emerge. From breaking down gender barriers to bringing unique perspectives and skills to their teams, women are a driving force behind successful organizations. However, being "behind" is not enough anymore.

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Airbus Wins Angola Contract for Earth Observation satellite

Airbus Defense and Space has announced an agreement for Angeo-1, the first very high-performance Angolan Earth observation satellite, which it will develop in France. Furthermore, the agreement will strengthen the collaboration between the two countries. As part of the partnership, Airbus will offer a comprehensive training program for Angolan engineers to build domestic competencies through targeted knowledge transfer.

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