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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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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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Ethiopia To Begin Work On Satellite MAIT Facility With European Funding

The Ethiopian government has revealed that it will break ground on a satellite manufacturing, assembly, integration, and testing (MAIT) facility in the Addis Ababa area in January 2020, signaling the start of the second phase of its space development strategy. Speaking with the Space in Africa online publication on 14 …

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Egypt And UAE Bolster Space Ties: Cairo Looks To Send Egyptian To ISS

The head of the Egyptian Space Agency announced that Egypt intends to send an astronaut to the International Space Station (ISS) during a visit to Cairo by a delegation from the UAE Space Agency (UAESA) on 16 October 2019. Mohammed El-Qousy, the Director-General of the Egyptian Space Agency, said that …

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Vietnam Formally Orders EO LotuSat-1 From Japan’s NEC And Sumitomo Corp.

The Vietnamese government has finally made the formal order for its LotuSat-1 Earth observation satellite from Japanese satellite manufacturer NEC and Sumitomo Corp. The order was made in Tokyo on Friday, 18 October 2019. LotuSat-1 is based on the Japanese-designed ASNARO-2 Earth observation satellite, and will be used to help …

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Egypt’s TIBA-1 Military Communications Satellite Headed For Guiana Space Centre Launch

TIBA-1, the communications satellite for the Government of Egypt developed by Airbus and Thales Alenia Space (TAS) left the Airbus Defence and Space clean rooms in Toulouse. The spacecraft was flown to French Guiana on 16 October 2019, ahead of its launch from Kourou on an Ariane 5. Airbus Defence …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op’ed: Australia: well placed to join the Moon mining race … or is it?

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and Prof. Andrew Dempster, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and texts. This is “Australia: well placed to join the Moon mining race … or is it?”, originally published 15 February 2019 at The Conversation. It’s 50 years since man …

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#SpaceWatchGL Interviews: Martin Coleman of Satcoms Innovation Group

When it comes to Carrier ID and other new innovations, Satcoms Innovation Group is an organisation leading the way. SpaceWatch.Global’s Torsten Kriening spoke to Martin Coleman, Executive Director of Satcoms Innovation Group, during IBC 2019 about the business, its key activities, members and future challenges and opportunities. So Martin, what is …

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