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Space2030 – High Level Participants Come Together to Promote Space for Peace

An event, held alongside the 73rd Session of the UN General Assembly, engaged world leaders to highlight the importance of space as a “driver for peace and sustainable development on Earth, as a driver for innovative space diplomacy and as the New Frontier for Peace on Earth”. Space2030: Space as …

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Japan’s Ispace Signs Launch Deal With SpaceX For Lunar Missions

Japanese New Space exploration and space resources company Ispace has signed a launch agreement with SpaceX to launch their first privately-funded Lunar mission in 2020. The agreement was signed on 26 September 2018 and covers the launch of an Ispace probe that will orbit the Moon by a SpaceX Falcon-9 …

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UAE Space Agency To Release National Investment Strategy In October 2018

The UAE Space Agency is preparing a comprehensive strategy for investing in the country’s space sector, in cooperation with relevant UAE federal and individual Emirate authorities, and which will be released in October 2018. Dr. Mohammed Al Ahbabi, the Director-General of the UAE Space Agency, said that the strategy will …

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Russia Formally Offers India Vyomanaut Selection And Training Assistance

Russia’s national space agency, Roscosmos, has formally offered its assistance to the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) in the selection and training of Vyomanauts as part of the Indian government’s human spaceflight programme, Gaganyaan. The offer was made during a meeting between Roscosmos and ISRO officials in Moscow on 14 …

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Jean-Yves Le Gall Unveils Details On Franco-Indian Maritime Surveillance Satellites

Jean-Yves Le Gall, the President of the French national space agency the Centre national d’études spatiales (CNES), has revealed details about the proposed Franco-Indian satellite-based maritime surveillance constellation that will provide Paris and New Delhi with maritime domain awareness (MDA) data across the Indian Ocean. In March 2018, India and …

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Japan’s PD Aerospace Defines Spaceplane Plans, Costs, And Timeline

Japanese New Space company PD Aerospace intends to develop a space plane capable of carrying passengers by 2023, making it the latest of a growing number of companies in the Asia-Pacific region seeking to enter the small satellite and space tourism market over the coming years. The Nagoya-based company plans …

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Sultanate Of Brunei To Host Indian Satellite Tracking And Telemetry Station

The Indian government cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has been briefed about a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between India and the Sultanate of Brunei Darussalam covering space cooperation and the establishment of a telemetry, tracking, and command (TT&C) station in the Southeast Asian country for orbiting satellites …

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#SWGLQuickTakes: Deep Background On India’s Gaganyaan Human Spaceflight Programme

SpaceWatch.Global is proud to introduce its #SWGLQuickTakes, a new feature series for subscribers that takes a topical space issue and polls the leading experts to provide an in-depth yet quick views on the context and background of what is going on. To start the series off, we asked three leading …

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São Tomé And Príncipe Signs Space Agreement With India

The government of São Tomé and Príncipe signed an agreement with India to create a space centre on the island that is situated off of Africa’s Equatorial West coast at a ceremony held on 8 September 2018 during a visit to New Delhi by the São Tomé and Príncipe Minister for …

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