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Lockheed Martin Partners With TAQNIA To Build New Satellite Ground System For KSA

Following the successful launch and operation of Saudi Arabia’s newest commercial communications satellite, SaudiGeoSat-1 (SGS-1), Lockheed Martin has been selected to develop a new ground system to control, manage and operate the satellite. The Saudi Technology Development and Investment Company (TAQNIA) and Lockheed Martin will develop and deploy the new ground segment for the secure and commercial operations of SGS-1.

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SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Five Thoughts On The Artemis Accords, And Another One For Israel

Last week, NASA released "The Artemis Accords: Principles for a Safe, Peaceful and Prosperous Future." The aim of the Artemis program, according to NASA, is to "[L]and the first woman and the next man on the Moon by 2024, heralding in a new era for space exploration and utilization". I read the short, concise document that NASA  published with a great deal of interest, and a number of thoughts about international technology, economics, and politics came to mind.

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#SpaceWatchGL Perspectives On Iran’s Satellite Launch: Mahsa Rouhi On The IRGC’s Quest For Space And Political Power

On 22 April 2020 Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) successfully launched a small satellite - the Noor-1 (Farsi for 'Light') - on a previously unseen satellite launch vehicle called the Qased.

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#SpaceWatchGL Perspectives On Iran’s Satellite Launch: Aniseh Bassiri Tabrizi’s View On The Political Implications

On 22 April 2020 Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) successfully launched a small satellite - the Noor-1 (Farsi for 'Light') - on a previously unseen satellite launch vehicle called the Qased.

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