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UAE To Send First Astronaut To ISS In 2019 With Russian Help

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The UAE has announced that its first astronaut will be launched to the International Space Station (ISS) in 2019 with the assistance of the Russian space agency, Roscosmos. This confirms rumours circulating last month about the possibility of the UAE’s first astronaut being sent into orbit in 2019, despite the …

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#SpaceWatchGL Interviews: Denis V. Lyskov of Glavkosmos

Glavkosmos is a subsidiary of Roscosmos State Space Corporation responsible for coordination of the international projects of ROSCOSMOS. The company has been on the market for more than 30 years now and has an impressive portfolio of more than 120 international contracts in space domain. We talked with Denis V. …

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#SpaceWatchGL EXCLUSIVE: Thailand’s mu Space Issues Proposal Request To Build A Satellite Covering Asia-Pacific

Thai New Space company, mu Space Corporation, has approved the release of a Request for Proposal (RFP) for a manufacturer to build the company’s satellite with coverage spanning across Asia-Pacific. The high throughput satellite will be on a geostationary orbit (GEO) location at 50.5-degree East, an orbital slot secured on …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op’ed: Update on UN efforts on the Prevention of an Arms Race in Outer Space

By Daniel A Porras [1] There is widespread concern about the prospect of space becoming militarised and it is a critical issue on the United Nation’s agenda. In this exclusive article, Daniel Porras, Space Security Fellow, United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research, gives an update on the efforts of the …

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Israeli Government To Make Decision On Home-Grown Or U.S.-Built Satellite

The Israeli government will shortly come to a decision on the manufacturer for its own satellite – and this has become a hot topic in industry and political circles. Perhaps somewhat controversially, Israeli satellite operator Spacecom decided to purchase its next satellite, AMOS-8, from Space Systems Loral, an American satellite …

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Australia’s Sky And Space Global Signs MoU With China’s Commsat To Tap Chinese IoT Market

Sky and Space Global (SAS), the UK-Israeli New Space company registered on the Australian Stock Exchange, announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Chinese company Beijing Commsat Technology Development Co. in order to tap the massive Chinese Internet of Things (IoT) market. Commsat is a Beijing …

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Avanti Collaborates With NuRAN Wireless On Connectivity For African And Southeast Asian Rural Areas

NuRAN Wireless and Avanti have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to market and distribute a combined 2G RAN product alongside Avanti’s Ka-band satellite backhaul solution. Reaching rural communities presents a huge challenge for mobile operators, yet these pockets of population are in great need of mobile connectivity which gives …

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Thailand’s Mu Space Secures Orbital Slot For Satellite Coverage Of Southeast Asia

Thailand’s mu Space has announced that it has secured an orbital slot and spectrum for its proposed communications satellite, planned for launch in 2020 by Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin. The mu Space satellite is expected to provide satellite broadband throughout Southeast Asia. Mu Space Corp has been granted the use …

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Dmitry Rogozin Appointed New Head of Roscosmos

by Dmitry Oliferovich, Editor SpaceWatch Russia&CIS Last month ex-deputy prime minister of Russia Dmitry Rogozin was appointed Director General the Roscosmos Corporation by Vladimir Putin, replacing Igor Komarov, who had headed the agency since 2015. Mr. Rogozin has overseen Russia’s space industry since 2011. He was placed under US sanctions …

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