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#SpaceWatchGL Op’ed: Behind the Second Modi-Xi Informal Summit, the Wuhan Spirit Is Fraying

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and Dr. Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and texts. This is “Behind the Second Modi-Xi Informal Summit, the Wuhan Spirit Is Fraying”, originally published 10 October 2019 at The Diplomat. In this week’s column for The …

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UAE And Russia Boost Space Cooperation With Putin Abu Dhabi Visit

Following his successful visit to Saudi Arabia, Russian President Vladimir Putin visited Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates, on 15-16 October 2019 where UAE-Russian space cooperation featured prominently on the diplomatic agenda. President Putin’s visit to Abu Dhabi comes weeks after the first Emirati astronaut, Hazza …

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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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Japan’s Astroscale On Path To Commercial Space Debris Removal Operations With ELSA-D Mission

Astroscale Holdings Inc., the market-leader in developing a service to remove space debris and secure long-term orbital sustainability, has announced it has entered the assembly, integration and test (AIT) phase of its End-of-Life Services by Astroscale-demonstration (ELSA-d) mission, following completion of rigorous design reviews and subsystem testing. “We are excited …

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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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