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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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Bradford Space, DSI Europe, And Luxembourg Space Agency Take Next Steps For Space Resources Mission

On the occasion of the NewSpace Europe conference, Bradford Space, Deep Space Industries (DSI) and the Luxembourg Space Agency announced they will take the next step towards developing critical low-cost spacecraft subsystems for deep space and earth-orbit missions. The start of the programme is expected to kick-off in the next …

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New Zealand’s Space Economy Worth NZ$1.69 Billion According To Deloitte Report

A new report has found New Zealand’s space sector contributed $1.69 billion to the economy in the last financial year and employs 12,000 people, Minister for Economic Development Phil Twyford announced on 14 November 2019. The report by Deloitte was commissioned by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment and …

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Luxembourg And UNOOSA Partner For ‘Space Law For New Space Actors’ Initiative

On 13 November 2019, at the margins of the New Space Europe Conference, Ms. Paulette Lenert, Minister for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Affairs and Ms. Simonetta di Pippo, Director of United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) signed a funding agreement to support UNOOSA’s new “Space Law for New …

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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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Austrian Space Forum´s new Analog Astronauts graduate in London

On 4th November 2019 the Austrian Space Forum´s (OeWF) new analog astronaut class of 2019 concluded their challenging training at a formal ceremony at the London Institute of Physics. The graduation was one of the highlights of this year’s European Mars Conference that is suitably themed “Arrive, Survive and Thrive”. …

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ESA and GomSpace sign contract addendum for continued development on the Juventas CubeSat in support of the Hera mission

GomSpace A/S and the European Space Agency (ESA) signed an addendum to continue development of the Juventas CubeSat in support of the Hera mission. The contract value is EUR 1,165,000 and the focus is on developing the nanosatellite payloads and maturing the mission and spacecraft designs. The amount will be …

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New Zealand Space Agency Invests NZ$3M In Six Kiwi New Space Companies Through Catalyst Strategic Space Fund

Six New Zealand research projects have received NZ$500,000 each to fund the development of innovative space technologies including satellite control systems and ocean and coastal monitoring satellites. The recipients of the funding, awarded through the New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment’s (MBIE) competitive Catalyst: Strategic Space Fund, are …

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