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#SpaceWatchGL Op’ed: U.S.-India Space Cooperation: Moving Away From The Burden Of The Past

By Kartik Bommakanti Beyond space launches, India and the U.S. have started cooperating in the area of Satellite Navigation. Since the 2000s, India and the U.S. have forged ahead and sought to intensify civilian and commercial cooperation in the domain of space. U.S.-India space cooperation have come a long way …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op’ed: My 2019 in a review – by Helen Jameson

SpaceWatch.Global asked its staff and contributors to review 2019 and provide an outlook into 2020. These personal reviews are being published during the holiday season. This is Helen Jameson, Editor-in-Chief of  SpaceWatch.Global. 2019 has been a year of huge opportunity tinged with great uncertainty for the space industry. It’s been …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op’ed: Reflections on 2019 – A Turning Point In the Space Industry? – By Blaine Curcio

SpaceWatch.Global asked its staff and contributors to review 2019 and provide an outlook into 2020. These personal reviews are being published during the holiday season. This is Blaine Curcio of Orbital Gateway Consulting. By Blaine Curcio Reflections on 2019—A Turning Point In the Space Industry? Every year seems to be …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op’ed: My 2019 in a review – by Michelle Hanlon

SpaceWatch.Global asked its staff and contributors to review 2019 and provide an outlook into 2020. These personal reviews are being published during the holiday season. This is Michelle Hanlon, Co-Founder of For All Moonkind. by Michelle Hanlon 2019 – the year which marked the 50th anniversary of humankind’s first offworld …

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Saudi Space Commission To Submit National Space Strategy To King Salman “Soon”

The Saudi Arabian Space Commission is reportedly about to submit a National Space Strategy and other legal and policy documents that consolidate the commission’s roles and missions to King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, according to a senior Saudi Space Commission advisor speaking at a recent space event in Riyadh. …

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COSMO-SkyMed, ANGELS, EyeSat, And OPS-SAT Successfully Launched By Arianespace

Arianespace’s Soyuz accomplished a flawless launch from the Guiana Space Centre (GSC), Europe’s spaceport in Kourou, on 18 December 2019 orbiting COSMO-SkyMed Second Generation for the Italian space agency ASI and the Italian Ministry of Defence, CHEOPS for the European Space Agency (ESA), ANGELS and EyeSat for French space agency …

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Arianespace Soyuz Successfully Launches ESA’s CHEOPS Exoplanetary Mission

The Airbus-built CHaracterising ExOPlanets Satellite (CHEOPS) has been successfully launched on the morning of 18 December 2019 on a Soyuz rocket from the European spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. CHEOPS is the first exoplanetary mission of the European Space Agency (ESA). It is also the first satellite built by Airbus in …

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The 8th African Leadership Conference On Space Science And Technology For Sustainable Development

By Carla Sharpe The 8th African Leadership Conference on Space Science and Technology for Sustainable Development was hosted at the UN Economic Commission for Africa, in Ethiopia from 2 to 4 December 2019. Over 200 participants joined the conference from 31 countries, 21 of which were African countries. The sessions …

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Dubai’s DTEC Holds Space Innovation And Entrepreneur Day

Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA), hosted its third quarterly Dtec Forum of 2019, dedicated to space innovation with the aim of encouraging local and regional entrepreneurs and investors to join the space race. The event, powered by Entrepreneur Middle East, took place at Dubai Technology Entrepreneur Campus (Dtec), the largest …

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Astrobotic Announces New Lunar Logistics Headquarters in Pittsburgh

Astrobotic proudly announces that it will open a new state-of-the-art headquarters for lunar logistics in May 2020. The 47,000 square foot facility in Pittsburgh’s North Side neighborhood of Manchester will house the company’s spacecraft integration cleanrooms, test facilities, lab spaces, rover test labs, payload operations room, and dedicated mission control. …

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