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#SpaceWatchGL Op’ed: China-Pakistan Naval Drills: More Than Just Symbolism

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and Dr. Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and texts. We are pleased to present “China-Pakistan Naval Drills: More Than Just Symbolism”, originally published on 10 January 2020 in The Diplomat. Earlier in the week, the navies …

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Arianespace To Launch UAE’s Falcon Eye 2 On Soyuz In March 2020

Arianespace has announced that it intends to launch the UAE’s second reconnaissance satellite, Falcon Eye 2, on board a Soyuz satellite launch vehicle from the Guiana Space Centre in early March 2020. Falcon Eye 2 was originally slated to be launched on board an Arianespace Vega satellite launch vehicle, but …

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French Military Select Thales Alenia Space To Build ISR Psuedo-Satellite Airship

Thales Alenia Space (the joint venture between Thales, 67% and Leonardo, 33%) and Thales have signed a contract with The French defense procurement agency Direction générale de l’armement (DGA) to carry out a concept study concerning intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) applications using a StratobusTM type platform to meet French …

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#SpaceWatchGL Interviews: Adrian Zevenbergen and Skye Boag of European Space Imaging

European Space Imaging is a leading supplier of high-resolution satellite imagery to customers in Europe, North Africa and CIS. The company was founded in 2002 and is based in Munich, Germany. SpaceWatch.Global’s Torsten Kriening had the chance to speak with Managing Director Adrian Zevenbergen at SpaceTechExpo Europe in Bremen about …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op’ed: India’s Self-Inflicted Foreign Policy Challenges in 2020

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and Dr. Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and texts. We are pleased to present “India’s Self-Inflicted Foreign Policy Challenges in 2020”, originally published on 4 January 2020 in The Diplomat. In my column for The Diplomat last week, India’s …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op’ed: Is the Washington Consensus on US-India Relations Fraying?

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and Dr. Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and texts. We are pleased to present “Is the Washington Consensus on US-India Relations Fraying?”, originally published on 1 January 2020 in The Diplomat. In my first column for The …

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CNES’s Jean-Yves Le Gall Looks Ahead At French Space Programme For 2020

Centre national d’études spatiales (CNES) President Jean-Yves Le Gall presented his New Year wishes to the press at the agency’s Head Office in Paris Les Halles on 7 January 2020. He hailed the unstinting efforts of journalists covering space and working to raise its profile and bring the sector’s everyday …

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Kleos Space’s Scouting Mission To Be Launched On Upcoming ISRO PSLV C49 Mission

Kleos Space has announced that its Kleos Scouting Mission will be launched on board an Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) C49 mission from Chennai, India, in early 2020. The exact date and time of the launch has yet to be formally announced, but Kleos Space …

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Kleos Space Secures Nation-State Customer For Its RF Geolocation Services

Kleos Space, a space-powered Radio Frequency Reconnaissance data provider, has announced that it has reached an agreement to cooperate and collaborate with a sea bound nation state to enhance their maritime geospatial intelligence/analytics capability with data from the Kleos Scouting Mission. The collaboration activities may include, but are not limited …

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U.S. Space Command Expands Alliances Through Multinational Operations

National security in the space domain continues to expand its operational coordination and capabilities between the U.S. Space Command and allied nations. A multi-national space force, a strategic defense partnership between several nations including the United States, Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom, operate together at the Combined Space Operations …

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