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UNOOSA and CMSA announce winners of opportunity to fly experiments on board China Space Station

The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and the China Manned Space Agency (CMSA) have announced the winners of their joint opportunity to conduct experiments on board the China Space Station (CSS). Six winning projects were selected, and three were conditionally selected. The winning institutions come from a …

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Thailand’s mu Space Corporation Signs Satellite Capacity And Connectivity Agreements With Seven Asia-Pacific Providers

Thai space technology company mu Space announced on 16 June 2019 that it has signed multiple satellite service deals with seven companies from Asia-Pacific. mu Space’s new partners, whose names will be revealed soon, consisted of telecommunication companies, technology service providers, and private enterprises. Based on the signed agreements, mu …

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China And France Hold Twelfth Space Cooperation Meeting In Shanghai

The President of the Centre Centre national d’études spatiales (CNES), Jean-Yves Le Gall, and Zhang Kejian, Administrator of the China National Space Administration (CNSA), chaired the 12th meeting of the French-Chinese space committee in Shanghai on 5 June 2019, devoted to reviewing and developing space cooperation between the two nations. …

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Japan And France Strengthen Space Cooperation In Preparation For Macron Visit

President of the Centre national d’études spatiales (CNES), Jean-Yves Le Gall, was in Tokyo on 6 June 2019 to lay the groundwork for the space agenda of the State Visit of President Emmanuel Macron to Japan on 26 and 27 June. On this occasion and in the presence of Laurent …

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Viasat Forms Regional Partnerships to Build a Real-Time Earth Ground Station in Australia

Building on its existing presence in Australia, Viasat plans to launch a Real-Time Earth (RTE) facility in Alice Springs, Australia. Viasat has partnered with the Centre for Appropriate Technology (CfAT), an Aboriginal not-for-profit science and technology company based in Alice Springs, which will build and own the facility through its …

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Equatorial Space Industries Secures Angel Funding

Equatorial Space Industries has secured Angel capital from individual investors earlier this year enabling the company to continue the development of its innovative, hybrid rocket systems. The investment round allows the previously all-volunteer organisation to move towards a full-time business operations, and to secure new premises in the Pioneer area …

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Vietnam And France Discuss Earth Observation And Space Climate Observatory Cooperation

The President of the Centre national d’études spatiales (CNES), Jean-Yves Le Gall, met with Chau Van Minh, President of the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST) at the CNES head office in Paris on 27 May 2019, in the presence of Pham Anh Tuan, Director of the Vietnam National …

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Thai Engineers Visit UK’s SSTL For THEOS-2 Technology Transfer

UK’s Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. (SSTL) welcomed Customer Engineers from Thailand’s Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (GISTDA) to its premises in Guildford, UK, to participate in the THEOS-2 SmallSAT Earth Observation project. The THEOS-2 SmallSAT project is centred around the transfer of knowledge to enable the Thai engineers to …

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UNOOSA and ESA join forces to address the space debris challenge

The UN Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and the European Space Agency (ESA) have signed a joint statement on their wish to cooperate on the challenge of space debris. The two organisations agreed to work together to increase global understanding and the consolidation of knowledge on space debris; to …

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