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UAE Space Agency and Partners Complete Preliminary Design Review of MeznSat-3U Cubesat

The UAE Space Agency, in cooperation with Khalifa University of Science and Technology at the Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi and the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK), has completed the Preliminary Design Review (PDR) of the MeznSat-3U Cubesat. MeznSat-3U will be used to monitor the Earth’s atmosphere as …

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Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia to Receive NASA Remote Sensing Aid

The US space agency, NASA, has officially launched a project to provide remote sensing data to Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos, aiding regional environmental and population monitoring as part of a wider effort for sustainable resource management and planning in these countries. More than 60 international scientists from these countries participated …

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Pakistan Reveals Ambitious Space Programme Plans, Including PakNav GNSS

Pakistan has revealed plans for its expanded space programme that includes a second high-resolution Earth observation satellite, a satellite navigation system, and telecommunication links with China as part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) infrastructure project. As part of its annual development plan for the next fiscal year, Pakistan will …

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Iconic Goonhilly lands £24m investment enabling global expansion

Following its recent £8.4 million contract win from the European Space Agency, Goonhilly Earth Station Ltd has secured its second phase investment of £24 million. Joining the growing club of billionaires such as Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Richard Branson and Greg Wyler who have demonstrated their passion for the high-growth …

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DigitalGlobe to Offer Rapid Access Program Service to Customers

DigitalGlobe, a leading provider of commercial high-resolution satellite imagery and a subsidiary of Maxar Technologies, has announced the launch of its Rapid Access Program, a service that allows clients to task DigitalGlobe satellites to high-priority targets. “DigitalGlobe designed the Rapid Access Program to reduce the time needed to gather mission …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op’Ed: The Geopolitics of Rail and Space Power in Eurasia

The infrastructure boom across Eurasia is creating its own demand for satellite data and services. In this essay, Dr. John B. Sheldon of ThorGroup GmbH looks at the growing interconnections between satellites and the expanding rail networks across Eurasia. The transformation of the geopolitical and geoeconomic order of Eurasia is …

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Australian Government Announces Space Budget for Agency, PNT, and Earth Observation

The Australian government has announced inaugural seed funding of AUS$26 million over four years to establish an Australian Space Agency, as part of a larger AUS$41 million investment in space-related funding. Although this funding is less than the predicted AUS$50 million due to an overall reduction in government spending on …

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UAE-France Reaffirm Space Cooperation, Model for Modern Collaboration

The working relationship between the UAE and France is a model of space cooperation in the 21st century, and their collaboration is now expanding to include space medicine research for UAE’s astronaut programme, as well as ongoing partnership on projects relating to climate change and Mars exploration. CNES President Jean-Yves …

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Australia and France to Cooperate on Hyperspectral Imaging for Environmental Monitoring

Australia and France are set to cooperate in hyperspectral remote sensing for monitoring the environment and global warming, as part of France’s quest to become a leading power in the use of space systems in the battle against climate change. UNSW Canberra Space and the French space agency, CNES, are …

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