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Spire Global To Use Arianespace’s Vega SLV For Lemur-2 Cubesat Launches

Spire Global, the New Space company that provides meteorological, maritime, and aviation awareness data from low-Earth orbit, has selected Arianespace’s Vega launch vehicle to loft its LEMUR-2 Cubesats. The multi-launch contract will cover a significant number of CubeSats to be launched on Vega as part of the Small Spacecraft Mission …

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Oman And India To Collaborate On Space Projects

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Oman in February 2018 has resulted in the release of a joint statement by Muscat and New Delhi identifying space as one of several sectors in which the two nations could collaborate. As a result of Modi’s visit earlier this year, a Memorandum …

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South Korea and France Discuss Space Cooperation, Space Climate Observatory

The French national space agency, the Centre national d’études spatiales (CNES), and the Korean Aerospace Research Institute (KARI), met earlier in July 2018 to discuss working together within the framework of the Space Climate Observatory (SCO) and bilateral space cooperation in space launch and the development of Korean positioning, navigation, …

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India’s ISRO Opens Up To Private Industry For Substantial Satellite Manufacturing

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has signed contracts with three Indian companies for the manufacture of up to 27 satellites over the next three years, marking a change of direction for the ISRO in allowing Indian private industry to build space systems, rather than building them in-house. The two …

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Zimbabwe Creates National Space Agency – ZINGSA

Zimbabwe has become the latest African country to create a national space agency to help enable the country’s economic and social development and growth. The announcement of the agency was made Tuesday, 10 July 2018, by Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who hailed it as a “milestone,” according to various press reports. …

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UAE’s Yahsat Seeks To Enter Burgeoning Internet Of Things Market

UAE’s Yahsat is looking at providing satellite connectivity for managing networked devices in the Internet of Things (IoT) in a bid to ensure growing revenues in the coming years. The Mubadala Investment Company-owned satellite operator will use this move to enter the mobility and IoT segments, as well as possibly …

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Dmitry Rogozin Appointed New Head of Roscosmos

by Dmitry Oliferovich, Editor SpaceWatch Russia&CIS Last month ex-deputy prime minister of Russia Dmitry Rogozin was appointed Director General the Roscosmos Corporation by Vladimir Putin, replacing Igor Komarov, who had headed the agency since 2015. Mr. Rogozin has overseen Russia’s space industry since 2011. He was placed under US sanctions …

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Zimbabwe To Create National Geo-Spatial And Space Agency

The Zimbabwe government has announced that it intends to create a national space agency that will be called the National Geo-Spatial and Space Agency (NGSSA). The NGSSA will be run by the Zimbabwe Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education and is being created as part of the ministry’s 100-day plan. …

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IAI and Honeywell Team Up to Prevent GPS Jamming

Satellite-based navigation and timing plays an intrinsic role in modern communications, intelligence collection and electronic warfare systems. Yet, surprisingly, the deployment of measures that can protect these assets against incidents of attack such as jamming is not carried out. This leaves these critical systems vulnerable and exposed to attack by …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op‘ed: Post-Brexit British Space Policy Requires A More Strategic Approach – Space Policy Experts

What are the prospects for Britain cooperating with other countries around the world to meet its satellite navigation needs after it leaves the European Union? Is such cooperation a good use of scarce financial and industrial resources for these countries? Dr. John B. Sheldon, Chairman and President of ThorGroup GmbH …

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