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Emirates name first female Arab astronaut

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) named its first female astronaut, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, said. “Today we announce two new Emirati astronauts, among them the first female Arab astronaut. We congratulate them and count on them to raise the name of the UAE ever higher in space.”

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E2MC Update On Space-Financing Rounds in March 2021

March had another three announcements of mergers between space companies and SPACs, for a total of over US$1.5 billion of gross proceeds (we consider cash in trust plus PIPE, assuming no redemptions and before fees). It is probably widely expected that there will be further space-SPAC transactions and we at SPAC(e)watch.global will keep track of these!

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#SpaceWatchGL Coproduction: Yahsat: Paving the Future of Space Industry and Economy

The UAE-based global satellite operator, Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat) has seen immense strides in both technology and opportunity over the last year.  In the face of a pandemic and unpredictable space market, Yahsat prevailed with ingenuity and strategic partnerships that are enabling the company to quickly emerge as a leader in the industry and a principal stakeholder and contributor to the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) transformation as a space economy.

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Space Café WebTalk Recap: Soft power and satellites: 33 minutes with Aarti Holla-Maini

In this week’s Space Café Webtalk “33 minutes with…”, SpaceWatch.Global publisher, Torsten Kriening, had the chance to speak with Aarti Holla-Maini, who, since 2004, has been the Secretary-General of the EMEA Satellite Operators Association (ESOA). ESOA is a CEO-driven satellite association, with 22 satellite operators from across multiple orbits as members.

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The Space Cafe Podcast #22: Avi Loeb – did we just witness an encounter of non-human origin?

SpaceWatch.Global is pleased to present the 22nd episode in our podcast series The Space Cafe Podcast: Avi Loeb - did we just witness an encounter of non-human origin? Episode 022 features a special guest Prof. Avi Loeb. In 2017, a strange object appeared in our solar system only to disappear again.

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Space Café UAE Recap: Talal Al Kaissi of G42

In this Space Cafè UAE by Abdulla A. Wasel,  Talal Al Kaissi of Group 42 (G42) talked about Space, AI and more great initiatives in the UAE. Talal and Abdulla touched on a multitude of topics when discussing the synergy between artificial intelligence and space exploration. One of these topics being the advancement of artificial intelligence from the narrow era

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