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ICT Spring - 2022

Space Exploration

Rocket Lab Selected By NASA To Launch Pathfinder Mission To The Moon

Rocket Lab has been selected by NASA as the launch provider for a small satellite mission to the same lunar orbit targeted for Gateway – an orbiting outpost astronauts will visit before descending to the surface of the Moon in a landing system as part of NASA’s Artemis program.

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#SpaceWatchGL Exclusive Op-Ed: The Right Elements For A Thriving UAE Space Sector

Along the sidelines of local and international events, my colleagues and I at the UAE Space Agency meet with a myriad of official delegations and representatives to discuss opportunities for cooperation and the state of the global space sector.

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#SpaceWatchGL Interviews: Matthias Wachter Of The Federation Of German Industries (BDI)

Germany is taking huge steps to foster the national New Space industry. The Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie (BDI – Federation of German Industries) and its Head of Security and Raw Materials, Matthias Wachter, are at the forefront of that process. SpaceWatch.Global’s Torsten Kriening talked with Matthias Wachter about Germany’s role in the global space sector, micro launcher, and spaceports.  

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Japan Eyes Space Cooperation With Malaysia As Balance To Chinese Influence In SE Asia

Japan is eyeing expanded space cooperation with Malaysia in a bid to deepen diplomatic and economic ties with the Southeast Asian country, and as part of an effort to balance against China's powerful influence through such programmes as its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in the region.

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Following Solar Orbiter, ESA To Send Twin Proba-3 Spacecraft To The Sun In 2022

After Solar Orbiter, ESA's next mission observing the Sun will not be one spacecraft but two: the double satellites making up Proba-3 will fly in formation to cast an artificial solar eclipse, opening up the clearest view yet of the Sun's faint atmosphere - probing the mysteries of its million degree heat and magnetic eruptions.

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