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Turkish Space Agency Opens For Business After Presidential Decree

Turkish President Erdogan issued a decree on 21 November 2019 that formally establishes the Turkish Space Agency. The presidential decree was published in an official gazette of the Turkish government. The Turkish Space Agency will prepare and carry out the Turkish national space programme in line with the policies determined …

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UKspace 2020 Manifesto

On 21 November 2019 the UKspace trade association published its 2020 manifesto for a future British government to consider. With the 12 December 2019 British General Election, and at some point soon thereafter, the UK exiting the European Union, the UKspace 2020 Manifesto comes at an important juncture for Britain’s …

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France’s CNES Discusses Space Exploration Cooperation At Bremen’s Space Tech Expo Europe

Centre national d’études spatiales (CNES) President Yves Le Gall was at the 3rd Space Tech Expo Europe in Bremen, Germany, where he took part in the plenary of heads of space agencies and the panel session on ‘Space Trans-Atlantic’, both focused chiefly on space exploration, particularly lunar exploration. Jean-Yves Le …

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UAE’s Mubadala Spotlights Future Opportunities In Emirati Space And ICT Industries

Mubadala Investment Company, the Abu Dhabi-based global investor, hosted a university masterclass, which included leading UAE aerospace and space organisations in partnership with Dubai Airshow. The masterclass took the form of a panel discussion and was moderated by Badr Al-Olama, Head of Mubadala Aerospace. The session included Dr. Mohammed Nasser …

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UAE’s MBRSC And UN Office For Outer Space Affairs Sign Cooperation Agreement At Dubai Airshow

The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) to promote international cooperation in the exploration and peaceful uses of outer space. The signing took place on the sidelines of the Dubai Airshow 2019, one …

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Germany’s OHB To Start Satellite Launch Services Within Two Years

Germany’s largest private satellite manufacturing company OHB SE intends to start satellite launch services within two years, according to a 15 November 2019 report in Bloomberg Businessweek. OHB SE is well-known for the manufacture of small communications, Earth observation, navigation, and scientific research satellites, as well as spacecraft for space …

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Ukraine Passes Commercial Space Law Allowing Private Space Activities in 2020

The Ukrainian parliament passed the country’s first commercial space law, titled “On Amendments to Certain Laws of Ukraine on the State Regulation of Space Activities,” that was signed on 25 October 2019 by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, according to Oleksiy Burchevskyy of the Kinstellar law firm writing in Lexology. Until …

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UAE Space Agency Hosts Fourth Arab Space Dialogue At 2019 Dubai Airshow

The UAE Space Agency has announced its participation in Dubai Airshow 2019 as part of the efforts to enhance its international presence and showcase its current projects and future plans. Dubai Airshow will be held in Al Maktoum International Airport between 17 and 21 November 2019. During the third edition …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op’ed: Towards Space 3.0 by Malcolm Davis

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and The Strategist, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles. This is “Towards Space 3.0″ by Malcolm Davis, originally published on 14 November 2019. The space age has gone through two paradigm shifts since the launch of Sputnik 1 in 1957. Until …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op’ed: From Sustainable Development Goals to Space Sustainability Goals

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and Dr. Olga Stelmakh-Dresher, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles. This is “From Sustainable Development Goals to Space Sustainability Goals″, originally published on 4 August 2019 at spacegeneration.org Improving the “Space Sustainability” State of the World “Shared understanding is particularly critical …

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