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France’s CNES Enjoys Success At 70th International Astronautical Congress

On 25 October 2019 the 70th International Astronautical Congress (IAC) came to a close in Washington, D.C. More than 6,800 representatives of the space community gathered from over 80 countries for a week of events, meetings and collaborations that will shape the future of space. The General Assembly of the …

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Kazakhstan And Belarus Extend Space Cooperation Agreement To Include Exchange Of Satellite Imagery

Kazakhstan and Belarus have extended their 2017 space cooperation agreement, and have committed to exchanging satellite imagery with each other. The agreement was extended on 25 October 2019 as part of a number of Kazakh-Belarusian cooperative initiatives. The extended space cooperation agreement was signed on behalf of Kazakhstan by its …

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Armenia And Georgia Discuss Satellite Communications Collaboration

Government ministers from Armenia and Georgia met recently to discuss a range of economic and technical cooperation proposals, among them satellite communications. Tigran Avinyan, the Deputy Prime Minister of Armenia, met with the Georgian Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development, Natia Turnava, in the Armenian capital city Yerevan on 22 …

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Arctic Space: IRSA Consortium Of European And North American Remote Sensing Companies To Provide Coverage Of Warming Arctic

A new consortium of international companies, called IRSA Development Group (IDG), was announced 1 October 2019 at DEFSEC Atlantic in Halifax, Canada. IDG consists of international companies with expertise in selected technology domains to bring the world an advanced remote sensing network. Integrated Remote Sensing for the Arctic (IRSA) is …

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French Space Agency Partners With Development Institute To Promote GIS Applications In Africa

Centre national d’etudes spatiales (CNES) President Jean-Yves Le Gall and Jean-Paul Moatti, Chairman and CEO of the Institut de recherche pour le développement (IRD), the French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development, signed a framework cooperation agreement at the agency’s Toulouse Space Centre on space supporting the development of Southern …

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Australian Space Agency Signs Agreement With Maxar Technologies To Develop Strategic Collaboration

Maxar Technologies, a trusted partner and innovator in Earth Intelligence and Space Infrastructure, announced on 22 October 2019 it has signed a joint statement of strategic intent and cooperation with the Australian Space Agency. Under the statement, Maxar and Australian Space Agency will investigate collaboration in areas of mutual strategic …

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Turkey And Italy Seek To Boost Space Collaboration And Satellite Development

Ankara recently hosted its Turkey-Italy Innovation Day event where space cooperation between the two countries was highlighted by senior officials and corporate executives. Among the agenda items of the event was a common desire to increase space cooperation and satellite development between the two countries. Lokman Kuzu, director of the …

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Space Silk Road: China Proposes Space Cooperation Agreement With Azerbaijan

China and Azerbaijan have great prospects for cooperation in the space sector, Chinese Ambassador to Azerbaijan Guo Min told reporters in Baku, Azerbaijan, according to a report by the Trend News Agency on 18 October 2019. “We look forward to cooperating with Azerbaijan in this direction,” the ambassador said. “China …

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Luxembourg’s Kleos Space Scouting Mission-1 To Launch On ISRO PSLV In December 2019

Kleos Space S.A., a space-powered Radio Frequency Reconnaissance data-as-a-service (DaaS) company, has received confirmation that the Kleos Scouting Mission-1 will launch on an Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) from Chennai, India, in December 2019. Kleos’ cluster of four satellites are confirmed as mission ready for …

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France And Japan Boost Space-Based Environmental Monitoring Cooperation At Kyoto Conference

On 5 and 6 October 2019 in Kyoto, Japan, Centre national d’études spatiales (CNES) President Jean-Yves Le Gall took part in the Science and Technology in Society (STS) forum 2019 and the 10th EU-Japan Science Policy Forum. On the sidelines of these events, he met Koji Omi, the President and …

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