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French Space Agency Promotes Small Satellites For Sustainable Development At COSPAR

Centre national d’études spatiales (CNES) President Jean-Yves Le Gall was at the 4th Committee on Space Research (COSPAR) symposium that is taking place in Herzliya, Israel, from Monday 4 to Friday 8 November 2019 on the theme of “Small Satellites for Sustainable Science and Development.” Formed in 1958, COSPAR is …

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UAE’s MBRSC Partners With Roscosmos For UAE Analog SIRIUS Mission Simulating Mars Environment

The UAE, represented by the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) has launched the UAE Sirius Mission, in partnership with the Roscosmos Space Agency’s Scientific International Research In a Unique terrestrial Station (SIRIUS) analog at Russia’s IBMP Ground-based Experimental Complex, NEK, in Moscow. This is part of the MARS 2117 …

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David Pollack To Step Down As CEO Of Israel’s Spacecom

David Pollack, the long-serving Chief Executive Officer of Israeli satellite communications company Spacecom, is to step down after 24 years with the company. Pollack, a former Israel Aerospace Induistries (IAI) executive, helped found Spacecom in the 1990’s and was instrumental in raising the funds necessary to build and launch the …

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UAE’s MBRSC Hosts 4th Young Professional In Space Conference In Dubai

The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) launched the fourth edition of the Young Professionals in Space (YPS) Conference, at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. The UAE is the first Arab country in the MENA region to host this conference. The conference lasted until 6 November 2019, featuring …

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Russia And Turkey Negotiate Space Cooperation Agreement – To Include Turkish Astronaut Training

The Russian state space corporation, Roscosmos, and the Turkish Space Agency are reported to be in advanced discussions over a formal bilateral space cooperation agreement, according to the Russian news agency TASS. The talks include the terms and conditions for Turkish astronauts to be trained by Russian experts, and then …

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Turkey Mulling Space Launch Cooperation With Kazakhstan Out Of Baikonur Cosmodrome

Kazakhstan has proposed a Memorandum of Understanding and Cooperation with Turkey in order to collaborate on space launch out of the Baikonur Cosmodrome, according to an official from the Aerospace Committee of the Kazakh Ministry of Defence and Aerospace Industry. “Kazakhstan proposed that Turkish spaceships use launching capacities, as well …

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Market for Earth observation data and services forecast to grow by 9% annually over next decade

In its new survey titled, “Satellite-Based Earth Observation Market Prospects to 2028”, Euroconsult forecasts that the market for data and services derived from Earth observation (EO) satellites is expected to grow by 9.4 percent each year for the next ten years for a total upside market value of $12.1 billion …

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Iran Claims To Be Developing One-Metre Resolution Earth Observation Satellite

The head of the Iran Space Agency, Morteza Barari, told Iranian media that Iran plans to develop and build a high-resolution Earth observation satellite capable of taking images of one-metre resolution. “We are after putting into the orbit a sensing satellite with the precision power of one meter,” Barari told …

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Egypt’s TIBA-1 Communications Satellite Prepped For November Launch By Arianespace

Processing is now underway with the TIBA-1 satellite passenger for Arianespace’s next dual-payload Ariane 5 mission, which is scheduled for a November liftoff from the Spaceport in French Guiana. Preparations so far have included TIBA-1’s fit-check – an initial milestone validating the satellite’s compatibility with the adapter that will serve …

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