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The #SpaceWatchME #WEF Interviews: Simonetta Di Pippo of UNOOSA

In the latest SpaceWatch Middle East interview series, Torsten Kriening speaks to Simonetta Di Pippo of UNOOSA. They discuss the work of the World Economic Forum, ‘Future of Space Technologies’ Council. What motivates you about space? I have always been scientifically curious about outer space and its open questions, which …

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The #SpaceWatchME #WEF Interviews: Dr. Olga Stelmakh of McGill University

In the latest SpaceWatch Middle East interview series, Torsten Kriening speaks to Dr. Olga Stelmakh of McGill University, Canada. They discuss the work of the World Economic Forum, ‘Future of Space Technologies’ Council. On 13-14 November 2016 the Annual Meeting for the Global Future Councils took place in Dubai, UAE. Once …

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The Big Day Arrives for First “Generation Space” Students

The inaugural class of Generation Space: The Space Fundamentals Training Program, (SFTP) has concluded with a graduation ceremony at the UAE Space Agency in Abu Dhabi. The programme, aimed at developing emerging leaders in the UAE space industry, was launched in August by the UAE Space Agency and partners Lockheed …

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Op’ed: Dubai Declaration: A Long-Term Vision for Space

Dubai and Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre hosted the UN High Level Forum ‘Space as a Driver for Socio-Economic Sustainable Development’ last week. SpaceWatch Middle East asked Dr. Michael Simpson, Executive Director of Secure World Foundation, to gives his take on the UN’s long-term vision in space and the Dubai …

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2nd GlobalSatShow poised to be premier satellite-dedicated show in EMEA

Annual trade show and summit to launch SILA: the Satellite Industry Leader Awards       The GlobalSatShow has returned bigger and better, offering an unprecedented line up of C-level summit speakers alongside a lively exhibition showcasing the satellite industry’s technological prowess. Key conference sessions on the pulse of the industry …

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Op’ed: Space in Europe: we are living in exciting times!

Europe is about to make key decisions that will affect its place in space for the coming years. Through its flagship projects, both current and future, it will strive to ensure that it remains a strong and influential player. Vera Pinto Gomes, Policy Analyst at the EU Satellite Navigation Programme, gives her …

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UK Space: Commercial and scientific excellence under political uncertainty

The UK space sector has made great strides over the past several years, and has established a strong network of partnerships throughout the Middle East. Yet the British decision to exit the European Union poses many challenges for the UK space and satellite industry. SpaceWatch Middle East contributing editor Helen Jameson examines …

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