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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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Pakistan to get Earth imaging satellite from China in 2018

China Great Wall Industry Corporation announced on 26 November 2016 that it is making inroads into the Middle East’s Earth observation satellite market, and that the remote sensing satellite it is building for Pakistan will be launched in 2018. Speaking on the sidelines of the Symposium on Space International Cooperation …

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2nd GlobalSatShow poised to be premier satellite-dedicated show in EMEA

Annual trade show and summit to launch SILA: the Satellite Industry Leader Awards       The GlobalSatShow has returned bigger and better, offering an unprecedented line up of C-level summit speakers alongside a lively exhibition showcasing the satellite industry’s technological prowess. Key conference sessions on the pulse of the industry …

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Iran and China defence and intelligence cooperation: the space dimension

The recent visit to Tehran by China’s defence minister, Chang Wanquan, is the latest indicator of increasing defence and intelligence cooperation between Iran and China, as each country’s strategic, economic, and geopolitical goals align in Eurasia as well as the Middle East. Iran is thought to be interested in acquiring …

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United Nations and United Arab Emirates High Level Forum: “Space as a Driver for Socio-economic Development”

More than 100 participants from all parts of the international space community will gather in Dubai from 20 to 24 November 2016 to identify ways to harness space technology and applications for socio-economic development. The first United Nations/United Arab Emirates High Level Forum on Space as a Driver for Socio-Economic …

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Space Systems Loral partner with Yahsat to support UAE’s Masdar Institute Cubesat efforts

Space Systems Loral (SSL), a leading provider of innovative satellites and spacecraft systems, announced on 16 November 2016 that it will work with Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat) to support the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology’s Master Concentration in Space Systems and Technology in the United Arab Emirates. …

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UAE’s Thuraya, SatAfrik host Road Show in Tanzania

Leading UAE mobile satellite service (MSS) operator Thuraya Telecommunications Company co-hosted a corporate day with SatAfrik Group, its service provider in Tanzania, on 14 November 2016. The event in Dar es Salaam showcased Thuraya’s latest products and solutions to customers in the Tanzanian market. Thuraya promoted the world’s most advanced …

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