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#SpaceWatchGL Op’Ed: Brexit’s Shadow – An Update On UK Space Policy Developments

By Dr. Christopher Newman The passage of the UK Space Industry Act 2018 into law has not, as yet, seen any further developments, however crucial questions in relation to liability, insurance and charging still need to be addressed. There has been a call for evidence to inform on these crucial …

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Australian Space Agency And Airbus Partner To Enhance Aussie Space Industry

The Australian Space Agency (ASA) and Airbus Defence and Space have signed a statement of intent that commits the European satellite manufacturer to enhancing the capability and competitiveness of the Australian space and satellite industrial sector. This is the first statement of intent signed between the ASA and an industry …

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Singapore And UK To Jointly Build Quantum Key Distribution Test Satellite

Singapore’s National University of Singapore (NUS) and the United Kingdom’s Science and Technology Facilities Council’s (STFC) RAL Space have signed an agreement that paves the way for the joint building of a Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) test satellite to be launched by late 2021. Early demonstration of new quantum space …

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India And Morocco Sign MoU’s On Space Cooperation and Cyber Security

India and Morocco signed Memoranda of Understandings on space and cyber security cooperation in New Delhi on 25 September 2018, it has been announced. In 2015 the two countries decided to elevate bilateral ties to a Strategic Partnership and have been working to include new areas of cooperation to the …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op’Ed: The Distributed Ledger In Orbit – The Emerging Synergy Of The Space Industry And Blockchain

By Sergey Kutovoy The huge expansion in the space industry, with a rapidly growing market and new satellite applications, is revolutionary but financing many of these projects is still a challenge, especially for small investors who have something to contribute to this revolution and want in. The space market saw …

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UAE’s Yahsat To Provide YahClick Satellite Broadband In Democratic Republic Of Congo

UAE satellite communications provider Yahsat has officially launched its YahClick Internet satellite broadband service in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the company announced. The YahClick service will help bridge the Digital Divide in the impoverished African country of 84 million inhabitants where Internet penetration rate stands at only 6.1% …

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Australian-Singaporean Gilmour Space Technologies Raises US$13.7 Million In Series B Investment Round

Gilmour Space Technologies, the Australian-Singaporean New Space satellite launch company headquartered in Queensland, Australia, has secured U.S.$13.73 million (AUS$19 million) in a Series B investment round to scale up its operations and launch its first commercial hybrid launch vehicle into orbit by 2020. The Series B investment round was led …

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China’s New Space Launch Race: ExPace Successfully Launches Centispace-1-S1 On Kuaizhou-1A Launch Vehicle

Chinese commercial satellite launch vehicle company ExPace successfully launched an experimental positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) satellite called Centispace-1-S1 on board a Kuaizhou-1A launch vehicle from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre (JSLC) on 29 September 2018. The launch from JSLC in the Gobi Desert took place at 04:13 universal time (12:13 …

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