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Is Armenia In The Market For A Satellite? Armenian President Meets Again With Thales Group Executives

The President of Armenia, Armen Sarkissian, met with senior executives from French aerospace company Thales Group in Switzerland on 20 January 2020 in order to discuss several areas of interest in high technology, according to various reports in the Armenian press. The meeting was the second between President Sarkissian and …

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Russia, Kazakhstan, and UAE To Proceed With Modernization Of Gagarin’s Start Launch Facility At Baikonur

Russia, Kazakhstan, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are set to proceed with a trilateral agreement to modernise the ‘Gagarin’s Start’ launch complex at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, according to a 16 January 2020 report in Azerbaijan’s Trend News Agency citing Russian and Kazakh sources. The trilateral agreement is …

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Kazakh Parliament Approves Baikonur Cosmodrome Amendments With Russia, Land Return

The lower house of the Kazakh parliament approved legislation in December 2019 that amends Kazakh-Russian space cooperation at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in the Kyzylorda region of southwest Kazakhstan, as well as the return to Kazakhstan of four areas of land leased by Russia around the large launch complex. Kazakhstan leases …

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Azerbaijan’s AzerCosmos Reports $40.6 Million Revenues In 2019, Space Talks With Russia In January 2020

AzerCosmos, the Azerbaijani satellite operator, reported revenues of U.S.$40.6 million for the period of January to November 2019, a 69 percent increase over the same period in 2018, when the company generated revenues of just U.S.$25.6 million. According to AzerCosmos, 89 percent of its 2019 revenues were generated abroad in …

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5th PSSI Space Security Conference Summary Report is online

We are pleased to pass along the 5th PSSI Space Security Conference Summary Report that was just released. The gathering, entitled “Evolution of the Counterspace Threat and Strengthening of International Space Partnerships”, was convened in Prague on June 9-11, 2019 in partnership with Japan’s Cabinet Satellite Intelligence Center (CSICE), the …

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#SpaceWatchGL Interviews: André Rypl of UN COPUOS

SpaceWatch.Global recently caught up with Andre Rypl, Chair of the 62nd session of the UN COPUOS, to get an update on the 21 Guidelines for the Long-Term Sustainability of Outer Space Activities. Thank-you for the opportunity to provide some background information and details on the 21 Guidelines for the Long-Term …

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Azerbaijan’s AzerCosmos Inks Deals With Digiturk And Vodafone For Satellite Services In Turkey

Azercosmos, Turkey’s leading digital broadcasting platform Digiturk, and mobile phone operator Vodafone signed cooperation agreements on 27 December 2019. Under the agreements, Digiturk will broadcast championship football games in Turkey using capacity on the Azerspace-1 communications satellite. For its part, Vodafone will use Azerspace-1 to provide mobile data services throughout …

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Ukraine’s Yuzhnoye Reportedly Looking To Build Four Types Of Mayak Heavy Lift Launch Vehicle

Ukrainian and Russian press are reporting that Ukrainian aerospace giant and design office Yuzhnoye is planning to build four variants of its Mayak heavy lift space launch vehicle, subject to Western investment. The four variants are the Mayak SH-3, capable of lofting 59 tonne payloads to low-Earth orbit (LEO); Mayak …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op’ed: My 2019 in a review – by Ksenia Synkova

SpaceWatch.Global asked its staff and contributors to review 2019 and provide an outlook into 2020. These personal reviews are being published during the holiday season. This is Ksenia Synkova of SpaceWatch.Global. by Ksenia Synkova As we reflect on 2019 and look forward to a New Year, I would like to …

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Azerbaijan’s AzerCosmos To Provide DTT Services To Tanzania Via Azam TV

Azercosmos signed an agreement with the digital satellite services provider Azam TV on 24 December 2019 for the provision of Digital Terrestrial Transmission (DTT) services to the country of Tanzania. Under the agreement, the DTT services will be provided to viewers in Tanzania via the C-band of telecommunication satellite Azerspace-1. …

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