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Iran urges Russia to start building remote sensing satellite

The Iranian minister for Communication and Information Technology, Mahmoud Vaezi, urged Russia to start work on constructing the remote sensing satellite both countries agreed upon earlier this year. Speaking in the sidelines of the 13th meeting of the Russian-Iranian Permanent Intergovernmental Commission on Trade and Economic Cooperation in Tehran, Minister …

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Dubai’s MBRSC to build UAE’s first environmental monitoring satellite

The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) and the Dubai Municipality have signed an agreement to design and build the region’s and United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) first environmental monitoring nanometric satellites, dubbed DM SAT1. The DM SAT1 concept came out of the Dubai Future Accelerators programme and will collect environmental …

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Turkey’s space agency still stalled by lack of policy and disagreements over who is in charge

With the launch last week of Göktürk-1, the latest Turkish reconnaissance satellite, attention has now turned to the status of the long awaited Turkish Space Agency. Writing in Al-Monitor, Turkish journalist and retired military officer, Metin Gurcan, has provided revealing details about why the Turkish government has found establishing a …

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SSPI wants your recommendations for The Rising Five!

Nominations for SSPI’s inaugural annual list of The Rising Five are open. This is your opportunity to have your say on the five New Space Companies in the satellite industry that have made the most progress in the past year. Nominated companies can come from the launch, manufacturing, satellite operations …

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Turkish reconnaissance satellite GÖKTÜRK-1 launched successfully

Arianespace has successfully launched the GÖKTÜRK-1 satellite within the scope of a turnkey contract with Telespazio on behalf of the Turkish Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (SSM). The launch took place on December 5, 2016 at 10:51:44 a.m. local time, from the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana. This was …

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The Big Day Arrives for First “Generation Space” Students

The inaugural class of Generation Space: The Space Fundamentals Training Program, (SFTP) has concluded with a graduation ceremony at the UAE Space Agency in Abu Dhabi. The programme, aimed at developing emerging leaders in the UAE space industry, was launched in August by the UAE Space Agency and partners Lockheed …

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The Dubai Declaration on Outer Space

Earlier this week, SpaceWatch Middle East published an Op-Ed by Dr. Michael Simpson, Executive-Director of Secure World Foundation, who wrote about the significance of the Dubai Declaration released in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on 24 November 2016. Today, SpaceWatch Middle East publishes the Dubai Declaration in its entirety. Adopted at the first High …

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