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Precious Payload acquires HOSTmi to fast-track European commercial space industry

US/UAE space tech company Precious Payload announced the acquisition of German space tech company HOSTmi, to fast-forward the commercialization of the European space industry. The partnership will utilize Precious Payload’s developer tools and smart solutions to strengthen existing HOSTmi services and lead joint projects.

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Space Café Austria by Judith Delany Recap: Trends in European Space Policy and the role of smaller nations

The second Edition of Space Café Austria by Judith Delany took a closer look at the trends and recent developments in European Space Policy. Host Judith Delany spoke with Tomas Hrozensky of the European Space Policy Institute (ESPI), an expert in the field. Tomas has been a Researcher at ESPI since July 2018. He holds an MA and PhD

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UAE Astronaut to fly to ISS in 2023 with Axiom Space

Human spaceflight services provider and human-rated space infrastructure developer Axiom Space, signed an agreement with the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) Mohammed bin Rashid Space Center (MBRSC) to fly a UAE professional crew member to the ISS on the NASA-SpaceX Crew-6 mission, Axiom said. The mission is expected to launch in 2023.

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Register Today For Our Space Café “33 minutes with Amna Al Owais” On 17 May 2022

This Space Café WebTalk will feature Amna Al Owais, the Chief Registrar of the DIFC Courts, in conversation with Torsten Kriening, publisher of SpaceWatch.Global. Courts of Space: A Conversation about Dispute Resolution. Amna Al Owais is currently the Chief Registrar of the DIFC Courts and oversees operations and quality management, supervising the Courts’ Judicial Officers and Registry personnel

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Space Cafe Radio – on tour in Berlin – with Greg Kushnir and Andrew Wallace of Emrod

In this Space Café Radio – on tour in Berlin - SpaceWatch.Global publisher Torsten Kriening spoke with Greg Kushnir, Founder and CEO and Andrew Wallace, Commercial Director of EMROD while they have been on a road trip in Europe. You will hear about the next level of long-range wireless energy transmission.

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The Space Cafe Podcast #051: Steven Ramage – GEO, Earth observation, The big eye in the sky

SpaceWatch.Global is pleased to present the 51st episode in our podcast series The Space Cafe Podcast #051: Steven Ramage, GEO, Earth observation. The big eye in the sky. Episode 051 features a special guest Steven Ramage. Without earth observation technology, things would be very different down here on earth.

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SpaceChain opens UAE office to boost space industry in the Middle East

SpaceChain is opening an office in the UAE, in Abu Dhabi to mark its foray into the burgeoning space sector in the Middle East, the company said. The new office is located at Hub71, Abu Dhabi’s global tech ecosystem. Its aim is to focus on the planning and development of integrated space-blockchain projects in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

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Register Today For Our Space Cafe “Black Ops by Dr. Emma Gatti” On 21 March 2022

This Space Café Black Ops will feature Dr. Bleddyn Bowen, Lecturer in International Relations at the University of Leicester, in conversation with Dr. Emma Gatti, Space Analyst and Broadcaster and correspondent of SpaceWatch.Global for Italy. Ukraine Conflict: is an escalation in Space possible?

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Iran launches new military satellite

Iran's Revolutionary Guard has launched Noor-2, the country’s second satellite into orbit, on board of a Qassed rocket, according to state media IRNA. The US alleges that Iran's satellite launches go against a UN Security Council resolution. The first Noor satellite was launched in April 2020 after the country has experienced several failed launches due to technical issues.

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