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The #SpaceWatchME Interviews: Dr. Claudia Stern of DLR

In the latest SpaceWatch Middle East interview, Torsten Kriening talks to Dr Claudia Stern, Head Flight Medicine Clinic, DLR – German Aerospace Center, about the selection process for the first German female astronaut – Die Astronautin – in Berlin during the announcement of the last two candidates. Astronaut selection is not …

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#SpaceWatchME Review: 11th IAA Symposium on Small Satellites for Earth Observation in Berlin 2017

Berlin Symposium Celebrates SmallSat Innovation The prestigious Berlin-Brandenberg Academy of Sciences provided the backdrop for the 11th International Academy of Astronautics Symposium on Small Satellites for Earth Observation from 24-27 April. It was yet another successful gathering of more than 250 representatives from across the industry, government, and academic institutions …

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Space Mining an Opportunity for Middle East Oil Powers – Analyst

Middle Eastern oil powers are well-placed to take advantage of the opportunities presented by exploiting space resources such as water and preciois metal, according to an energy industry analyst based in Singapore. According to Bloomberg, Tom James, a partner with Singapore-based commodities and energy consultancy Navitas Resources, says that countries …

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#SpaceWatchME Forecast: SpaceForum 2017 – To the Conquest of Space

Following the success of last year’s edition and with the multiplication of space initiatives launched by the Luxembourg government and Minister Etienne Schneider, Space Forum is back for a new edition entitled “From Space Application to Space Exploration”. Local and international space professionals will gather at the European Convention Center, …

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UAE’s Thuraya Forms Alliance With Swiss Satellite Startup ELSE

Thuraya Telecommunications Company, a leading mobile satellite service operator and ELSE SA, a Swiss NewSpace startup, today announced that they have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) paving the way for a strategic alliance between the two companies. The agreement will allow both companies to collaborate and benefit from each …

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#SpaceWatchME Interviews: Meidad Pariente of Sky and Space Global

In the latest of our SpaceWatch Middle East interview series, Helen Jameson had the pleasure of speaking to Meidad Pariente, CTO and Co-Founder of Sky and Space Global. To begin with, can you give us some background on the SSG concept? Sky and Space Global will provide narrowband communication services …

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#SpaceWatchME Op’ed: Defining a New Space Era

Over the past 12 months, we have heard a lot about it. It is being discussed at conferences, throughout exhibition halls, in the press and throughout the space industry at large. It is NewSpace. But what is it? SpaceWatch Middle East contributing editor Helen Jameson, gives her take on NewSpace; …

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GomSpace selected for the delivery of a constellation of satellites to Sky and Space Global

GomSpace has been selected by and has entered into a procurement contract with the UK company Sky and Space Global (UK) Ltd. to develop and deliver a constellation of satellites within a 4 year period. The first delivery of satellites will be in 2018. The revenue will be distributed over …

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