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First EU-ESA Space Council In Eight Years Held, Discusses Space As Enabler

The Centre national d’études spatiales’s (CNES) President and ESA Council Chair, Jean-Yves Le Gall, attended the 9th Space Council between ESA and the European Union (EU) on 28 May 2019. It was a day of very high-level discussions on potential key areas of contribution for European space policy and Europe’s …

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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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Luxembourg Space Agency Establishes Data Centre To Promote Access To Copernicus Satellite Imagery

Marc Serres, CEO of the Luxembourg Space Agency, announced the establishment of the Luxembourg Space Agency (LSA) Data Centre at the Space Forum in Luxembourg on 22 May 2019. The LSA Data Centre has been created to support businesses in Luxembourg with reliable, fast and intuitive access to data streams …

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European New Space: Netherlands’ ISISpace Selected By University Of Hawaii To Build 6U CubeSat

Innovative Solutions in Space was selected by the University of Hawaii at Manoa’s Hawaii Space Flight Laboratory (HSFL) to realize their 6U platform. ISISpace and HSFL will work closely on the design for this challenging mission. ISISpace will provide the platform while the payload integration and flight preparation will be …

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UNOOSA And Asteroid Foundation Sign MoU To Enhance NEO Awareness

The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Asteroid Foundation, Luxembourg that will enable both bodies to work together to enhance understanding and deliver educational activities on asteroids. The collaboration also aims to raise awareness of International Asteroid Day, celebrated …

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GomSpace Tapped By ESA To Design Nano-Spacecraft For Asteroid Rendezvous Mission

GomSpace’s subsidiary in Luxembourg and the European Space Agency (ESA) have signed a contract of 400,000 Euros for the Phase A design of the Miniaturised Asteroid Remote Geophysical Observer (M-ARGO) mission. Under the contract GomSpace will be in charge of preliminary design of the mission, spacecraft and implementation planning. A …

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High-Level Space Security Officials And Experts Will Gather For 5th PSSI Space Security Conference In Prague

The Prague Security Studies Institute’s (PSSI) 5th invitation-only Space Security Conference will be held in Prague on 9-11 June 2019. According to Professor Scott Pace, formerly of the Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University, Washington, DC, “The PSSI Space Security Conference series is a unique and valuable opportunity …

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Celtic New Space: Scotland’s Clyde Space To Provide CubeSat Platform For Ireland’s EIRSAT-1

Sweden’s ÅAC Microtec AB has announced the first Celtic connection in space as Clyde Space, Scotland’s largest space company and subsidiary of ÅAC Microtec AB, signed a contract with University College Dublin (UCD).  The contract is of minor value but will see Clyde Space supply CubeSat platform equipment for Ireland’s …

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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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