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UAE’s MBRSC To Host 2019 Young Professionals In Space Conference In Dubai

The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre, MBRSC, has announced that registration for the 4th Young Professionals in Space Conference, YPS 2019, has opened. YPS is an initiative launched by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, IEEE, to bring scientists, practitioners, engineers and leaders of the space industry and agencies …

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Greek Space Agency Signs Space Cooperation MoU With Airbus

Airbus and the Hellenic Space Agency have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) covering future space cooperation. The MOU will focus on Earth observation, space exploration and future growth opportunities including software research and space policy. Established in 2018, the Hellenic Space Agency (HSA) is Greece’s national body responsible for …

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China Private Space: LandSpace Successfully Tests Oxygen-Methane Engine

TQ 12 Engine, courtesy LandSpace

Private Chinese company, LandSpace, has successfully tested an oxygen-methane engine. Called TQ-12, the 80-tonne thrust engine completed the 20-second test and has the third highest thrust level in comparison with the same engine type, in the world. Using gas that is readily available, the engine is low cost and also …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op’Ed: Britain’s Vital Strategic Interests In Space

By Dr. John B. Sheldon There are thousands of dedicated space professionals in the UK, who, between them, have established a world-class reputation in space science, commercial space and engineering, and in certain national security space operations. This group of remarkable men and women have until recently, with a few …

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UAE’s MBRSC Hosts STEM Education ‘Science In Space’ Workshop For Emirati Students

The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre, MBRSC, has organised a ‘Science in Space’ workshop, where students had the opportunity to conduct experiments that an astronaut would implement aboard the International Space Station, ISS. The workshop was part of the Science in Space competition, conducted in coordination with NanoRacks LLC, and …

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France’s CNES Showcases Space Cooperation Strategy To French Space Industry

Jean-Yves Le Gall, President of the French national space agency – the Centre national d’études spatiales (CNES), opened the International Affairs Seminar at the agency’s head office in Paris on 13 May 2019. This event, aimed principally at the French space industry, is designed to present a panorama of space …

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Scottish New Space: University Of Glasgow Opens Space Research Laboratory

The University of Glasgow’s stellar ambitions were given a boost on 8 May 2019 with the opening of the School of Engineering’s space research lab. Ivan McKee MSP, the Scottish Government’s Minister for Trade, Investment and Innovation, officially opened the Integrated Space and Exploration Technology Laboratory during a visit to …

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GomSpace And ESA Sign Deal For Deep Space Small Satellite Subsystems

GomSpace and the European Space Agency (ESA) have signed a contract to adapt and improve smallsat systems and subsystems for science missions in deep space. The contract value is €3,900,000 (U.S.$4,380,675) over 18 months. (€3,300,000 [U.S.$3,706,725] for GomSpace Denmark and €600,000 [U.S.$673,950] for GomSpace Sweden). The contract is carried out …

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#SpaceWatchGL Interviews: Jean-Jacques Tortora, Director of the European Space Policy Institute

With space nations such as China and the United States forging ahead with ambitious plans, where does Europe stand in the global space community? Can Europe successfully compete and is there a willingness to collaborate with other nations? Torsten Kriening sat down with Jean-Jacques Tortora, Director of the European Space Policy …

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ESPI Brief 28: China is One Step Closer to the Moon… and Europe?

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and the European Space Policy Institute, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and briefs. This is ESPI Briefs No. 28: ‘China is One Step Closer to the Moon… and Europe?’, originally published in January 2019. 1. Chang’e-4: A New Step Towards a …

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