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Kazakhstan And Belarus Extend Space Cooperation Agreement To Include Exchange Of Satellite Imagery

Kazakhstan and Belarus have extended their 2017 space cooperation agreement, and have committed to exchanging satellite imagery with each other. The agreement was extended on 25 October 2019 as part of a number of Kazakh-Belarusian cooperative initiatives. The extended space cooperation agreement was signed on behalf of Kazakhstan by its …

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Armenia And Georgia Discuss Satellite Communications Collaboration

Government ministers from Armenia and Georgia met recently to discuss a range of economic and technical cooperation proposals, among them satellite communications. Tigran Avinyan, the Deputy Prime Minister of Armenia, met with the Georgian Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development, Natia Turnava, in the Armenian capital city Yerevan on 22 …

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Polish Space Agency Signs Cooperation Agreement With NASA

The leaders of the Polish Space Agency (POLSA) and the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) signed a landmark Joint Statement of Intent for Space Cooperation on 24 October 2019 during the 70th International Astronautical Congress in Washington, D.C. On 24 October 2019, President Michal Szaniawski, head of …

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AzerCosmos Partners With CaspianSat To Provide Maritime Satellite Connectivity

Azercosmos and CaspianSat, the company that offers offshore telecommunication services, signed a partnership agreement. According to the agreement, CaspianSat will provide telecommunications services to the vessels operating in the Caspian Sea, the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov, the Persian Gulf, the Volga river, and Eastern part of the …

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Luxembourg Space Agency And Germany’s DLR To Cooperate On Space Resources Utilization

The German Aerospace Center, the Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt DLR), and Luxembourg Space Agency (LSA), have agreed to cooperate in the exploration and use of space. The signing ceremony took place at the 70th International Aeronautical Congress (IAC) in Washington, DC, the U.S. capital. Representatives of DLR and …

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KSAT Partners With Rocket Lab To Provide Electron And Photon Ground Station Support

Rocket Lab, the global leader in dedicated small satellite launch, has partnered with Kongsberg Satellite Services (KSAT), the world’s largest provider of ground station services, to be the sole provider of ground station services for the Electron launch vehicle and Photon satellite bus customers. The agreement sees Rocket Lab deliver …

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Arctic Space: IRSA Consortium Of European And North American Remote Sensing Companies To Provide Coverage Of Warming Arctic

A new consortium of international companies, called IRSA Development Group (IDG), was announced 1 October 2019 at DEFSEC Atlantic in Halifax, Canada. IDG consists of international companies with expertise in selected technology domains to bring the world an advanced remote sensing network. Integrated Remote Sensing for the Arctic (IRSA) is …

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France’s CNES And U.S. Department Of Commerce Sign Agreement Opening Up Cooperation On SSA And Space Traffic Management

On 23 October 2019, on the sidelines of the International Astronautical Congress, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross signed a Declaration of Intent with Centre national d’études spatiales (CNES) President Jean-Yves Le Gall. The Declaration charts a path forward for expanded cooperation between the Department and the French space agency …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op’ed: Space Force vs Space Command: A Primer

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and Secure World Foundation, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and texts. This is “Space Force vs Space Command: A Primer”, originally published Oct 5, 2019 in the ORF Space Alert, Vol VII, Issue 4. by Victoria Samson With U.S. …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op’ed: Modi-Xi Summit: A More Balanced China Policy?

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and Dr. Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and texts. This is “ Modi-Xi Summit: A More Balanced China Policy?”, originally published 11 October 2019 at Observer Research Foundation. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President …

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