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#SpaceWatchGL Op’Ed: Britain’s Vital Strategic Interests In Space

There are thousands of dedicated space professionals in the UK, who, between them, have established a world-class reputation in space science, commercial space and engineering, and in certain national security space operations.

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ESPI Brief 27: Space Policy Directive 2: ITAR, an instrument of U.S. dominance

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and the European Space Policy Institute, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and briefs. This is ESPI Briefs No. 27: ‘Space Policy Directive 2: ITAR, an instrument of U.S. dominance’, originally published in December 2018.

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EBAN Space Gathering In France Seeks To Boost European New Space Sector

EBAN Space, Europe’s largest gathering of private angel and early-stage investors in space and space-tech, the European Space Agency Business Incubation Centres (ESA BICs) and Thales Alenia Space, joint venture between Thales 67% and Leonardo 33%, recently animated the “Innovation Showcase” in Cannes.

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Finland’s ICEYE Partners With APSI To Provide SAR Satellite Imagery To South Korean Market

Asia Pacific Satellite Inc. (APSI), and ICEYE, the global leader in small satellite synthetic-aperture radar (SAR) technology, announced on 15 May 2019 that the organizations have signed a memorandum of understanding about working together to support the South Korean New Space market.

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Luxembourg And The United States Sign Landmark Commercial Space Cooperation Agreement

The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and the United States of America signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on 10 May 2019 that will serve to catalyze and significantly deepen cooperation between the two countries in the field of space. Étienne Schneider, Luxembourg’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Economy, signed the MoU for the Grand Duchy. Wilbur Ross, U.S. Secretary of Commerce, signed for the United States.

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Arianespace Tapped By ExactEarth To Launch ESAIL Satellite

Arianespace reports it has been selected by exactEarth to launch the ESAIL satellite using a Vega as part of the launcher's Small Spacecraft Mission Service (SSMS) Proof of Concept (POC) flight. It is the final contract signed by Arianespace for this POC flight, which is now completely booked with 42 payloads onboard.

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