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UAE Unveils National Space Strategy 2030 And National Space Investment Plan

The UAE Space Agency, UAESA, has announced the details of its National Space Strategy 2030 and National Space Investment Plan, complementing the regulatory and legislative framework of the UAE’s national space sector and in line with the strategic objectives of the Agency. The announcement was made during an official ceremony …

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Saudi Arabia And Russia Look To Expand Space Cooperation, Including Use Of KSA As Possible Satellite Launch Location

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to Saudi Arabia on 13-15 October 2019 has put space cooperation between the two countries back in the spotlight following the landmark Saudi-Russian space cooperation agreement signed in October 2017. The visit to Riyadh by President Putin has revealed several interesting space projects believed to …

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Astrobotic and Dymon Announce Agreement to Bring the First Japanese Lunar Rover to the Moon

Dymon and Astrobotic proudly announced at the CEATEC 2019 their signing of a joint agreement to send the first Japanese lunar rover onboard the Peregrine lunar lander to the Moon in 2021. This agreement comes after Dymon surveyed the field of commercial lunar delivery providers around the world and determined …

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UAE’s Hazza Al Mansorri Receives Hero’s Welcome In Abu Dhabi After Historic Space Mission

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, on Saturday, 12 October 2019, welcomed Hazza Al Mansoori, the UAE’s first astronaut, as he returned to the UAE after eight days in space. Al Mansoori, accompanied by …

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Virgin Orbit Partners With SatRevolution And Polish Universities For Mars Consortium

Scientists and engineers from nearly a dozen Polish universities have teamed up with Poland-based satellite company SatRevolution and Sir Richard Branson’s small satellite launch company Virgin Orbit to establish a new consortium to design and carry out the world’s first dedicated commercial small satellite mission to Mars. The parties established …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op’ed: Tumours in Space studies tumours, cancer risk of cosmic radiation

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and Norwegian SciTech News, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and texts. This is “Tumours in Space studies tumours, cancer risk of cosmic radiation”, originally published by Nancy Bazilchuk and Hanne Strypet on October 3, 2019. Can weightlessness stop cancer from growing? One …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op’ed: The LEO Economy – An Emerging Opportunity

By the end of the next decade, the International Space Station (ISS) will be reaching the limits of its operational life. This beacon in Low Earth Orbit (LEO) has been a constant source of learning and knowledge since its first component was launched in 1998 and its first residents arrived …

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Voyager Space Holdings Names President and COO and Board Members

Voyager Space Holdings has confirmed that Matthew Kuta will join the team as President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) and add three world-class leaders to its Board of Directors. As the market’s first vertically integrated NewSpace holding company, Voyager will help enable engineer founded and run subsidiaries to focus on …

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Emirati Astronaut Hazza Al Mansoori Returns Safely To Earth After Historic Mission

Hazzaa Al Mansoori, the first Emirati astronaut, along with astronauts Nick Hague and Aleksey Ovchinin, returned to Earth safely, after completing his eight-day scientific mission aboard the International Space Station (ISS). The hatch closing of the Soyuz MS-12 took place at 8:20 am UAE time. The spacecraft undocked from the …

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