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AXESS Receives Financing to Continue Consolidating Globally

AXESS Networks, the result of a merger between Axesat in Latin America and CETel in Europe, is a global player in the satellite communications industry, with operations in 50 countries on four continents, providing tailored managed end-to-end communications solutions to its corporate customers. Recently Spanish development finance company COFIDES and …

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Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Center board meets on strategic plans

The Board of Directors of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Center, MBRSC, held a meeting chaired by Talal Humaid Belhoul, Vice President, MBRSC to discuss developments related to future projects at the Center, aligned with the strategic plan of the UAE’s National Space Program. The meeting was attended by Hamad Obaid …

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Secure World Foundation Releases Fact Sheets on Anti-satellite Testing

Over the last fifteen years there has been a resurgence of anti-satellite (ASAT) testing in space by multiple countries. During the Cold War between 1960 and 1991, the United States and the Soviet Union conducted dozens of tests of both direct ascent and co-orbital ASAT weapons, some of which destroyed …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: German space policy: the need for a strategy and a corresponding legislation

by K.-P. Ludwig, Sonay Sarac, Dr. Christian Langenbach – DGLR-Space Science & Application In view of Germany’s specific role in the international markets for space products and services, in which national organisations have long been active as well-positioned providers and diverse users -, consideration has been given for years to …

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#SpaceWatchGL Share: From Safety to Security – 2020 Project Ploughshares Survey Report

by Jessica West and Gilles Doucet Thank-you to everyone who took the time to complete the survey on space norms that Gilles Doucet and I organized in May and June of this year. The feedback that we received was incredibly detailed and thoughtful. Reading through the comments felt like having …

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Space Café Podcast Episode 9 with Moriba Jah Is Now Available

SpaceWatch.Global is pleased to present the 9th episode in our podcast series The Space Cafe Podcast: Moriba Jah on space debris, and why it may be too late Episode 009 features special guest Moriba Jah. Astrodynamicist Moriba Jah is one of the most dazzling figures on the international space scene, …

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Emirates Mars Mission Hope Probe completes ‘Perfect’ Trajectory Correction

The Emirates Mars Mission, EMM, the first interplanetary mission undertaken by an Arab nation,  announced the successful completion of TCM1 – its first trajectory correction maneuver and a major milestone for the mission, as the Mars Hope probe continues its 7-month journey to Mars. The maneuver marks the first firing of …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: the Space Law Games begin

by Christopher Newman and Ralph ‘Dinz’ Dinsley Monday 10th August 2020 saw the commencement of the first event in the Space Law Games, an event focusing on a fictional rendezvous and proximity operation (RPO) for a mission extension occurring in Geostationary orbit. The Space Law Games is a collaborative endeavor …

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Arianespace’s Ariane 5 orbits Galaxy 30, MEV-2, and BSAT-4b

Arianespace’s Flight VA253 began at the Spaceport’s ELA-3 launch zone, with Ariane 5 deploying its three passengers during a sequence lasting 47 minutes from liftoff to final separation. It marked the 253rd launch of an Ariane-series vehicle to date, and the 109th using an Ariane 5. The mission used an Ariane 5 …

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Ovzon expands reach and capacity through Intelsat agreement

  Ovzon and Intelsat have entered into a four-year agreement where Intelsat will provide service to Ovzon via three powerful steerable beams on the Intelsat 39 (IS-39) and Intelsat 37 (IS-37) satellites. The agreement replaces and expands the current agreement for capacity on IS-39. The agreement enhances Ovzon’s offerings with …

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