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The Satellite Industry Welcomes WRC-19 Decisions

The Global Satellite Coalition (GSC), a group of seven trade associations representing the global satellite eco-system, has welcomed the decisions taken at the ITU World Radiocommunication Conference 2019 (WRC-19), Sharm-el-Sheikh, which allow satellite services to continue to bridge digital, education, health and social divides and connect more and more citizens …

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Adoption of the Building Blocks for the Development of an International Framework on Space Resource Activities

The Hague International Space Resources Governance Working Group is pleased to announce the adoption of the Building Blocks for the Development of an International Framework on Space Resource Activities. On 12 November 2019, the members of the Hague International Space Resources Governance Working Group adopted the Building Blocks for the …

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Russia’s Roscosmos To Initiate Talks On Kinetic Kill ASAT Ban

The Russian state space corporation, Roscosmos, has announced that it intends to initiate international talks to ban the testing and use of Kinetic Energy (KE) anti-satellite (ASAT) weapons. Roscosmos chief Dmitry Rogozin said that the talks are being proposed “with the aim of banning full-scale anti-satellite weapon tests held by …

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Ukraine Passes Commercial Space Law Allowing Private Space Activities in 2020

The Ukrainian parliament passed the country’s first commercial space law, titled “On Amendments to Certain Laws of Ukraine on the State Regulation of Space Activities,” that was signed on 25 October 2019 by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, according to Oleksiy Burchevskyy of the Kinstellar law firm writing in Lexology. Until …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op’ed: Russia-China Strategic Alliance Gets a New Boost with Missile Early Warning System

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and Dr. Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and texts. We are pleased to present  “Russia-China Strategic Alliance Gets a New Boost with Missile Early Warning System?”, originally published on 28 October 2019 in The Diplomat. In …

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Russia’s GlavKosmos To Assist India With Gaganyaan Life Support And Thermal Control Systems

Glavkosmos, a subsidiary company of Russia’s state space corporation Roscosmos, has signed an agreement with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) to provide life support and spacecraft thermal technologies for the Indian Gaganyaan human spaceflight programme. The agreement further bolsters Russian involvement in the Gaganyaan programme, with Roscosmos already involved …

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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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China Promotes Greater Use Of BeiDou GNSS In Central Asia

The Chinese government has started an initiative to promote greater use of its BeiDou global navigation satellite system (GNSS) in Central Asian countries for applications such as precision farming, transportation, and disaster relief and management. Agreements between China and Central Asian countries were signed at the China-Central Asia Cooperation Forum …

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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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