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UK’s Surrey Satellite Ships ELSA-D Target Satellite To Japan’s Astroscale

Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. (SSTL) has shipped a 16kg Target satellite for Astroscale’s End-of-Life Services by Astroscale demonstration (ELSA-d) mission to Tokyo, where it will be bolted to the Chaser satellite for environmental testing ahead of launch in 2020. The ELSA-d mission is designed to simulate capture of orbital debris …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op’ed: Space Resources: Make it a Priority for Your Politicians – Space19+ is coming

In this article, Simon Drake, MD of Space Ventures Investors, CEO of Space Commodities Exchange, and organiser of Space Resources Community Voice, explores the reasons why space really has to rise to the top of politicians’ lists of priorities and why it’s down to us to do something about it.  …

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UAE’s MBRSC Partners With Roscosmos For UAE Analog SIRIUS Mission Simulating Mars Environment

The UAE, represented by the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) has launched the UAE Sirius Mission, in partnership with the Roscosmos Space Agency’s Scientific International Research In a Unique terrestrial Station (SIRIUS) analog at Russia’s IBMP Ground-based Experimental Complex, NEK, in Moscow. This is part of the MARS 2117 …

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Russia’s GlavKosmos To Assist India With Gaganyaan Life Support And Thermal Control Systems

Glavkosmos, a subsidiary company of Russia’s state space corporation Roscosmos, has signed an agreement with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) to provide life support and spacecraft thermal technologies for the Indian Gaganyaan human spaceflight programme. The agreement further bolsters Russian involvement in the Gaganyaan programme, with Roscosmos already involved …

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UAE’s MBRSC Hosts 4th Young Professional In Space Conference In Dubai

The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) launched the fourth edition of the Young Professionals in Space (YPS) Conference, at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. The UAE is the first Arab country in the MENA region to host this conference. The conference lasted until 6 November 2019, featuring …

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Russia And Turkey Negotiate Space Cooperation Agreement – To Include Turkish Astronaut Training

The Russian state space corporation, Roscosmos, and the Turkish Space Agency are reported to be in advanced discussions over a formal bilateral space cooperation agreement, according to the Russian news agency TASS. The talks include the terms and conditions for Turkish astronauts to be trained by Russian experts, and then …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op’ed: Dig deep: Australia’s mining know-how makes it the perfect $150m partner for NASA’s Moon and Mars shots

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and Prof. Andrew Dempster, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and texts. This is “Dig deep: Australia’s mining know-how makes it the perfect $150m partner for NASA’s Moon and Mars shots”, originally published 25  September 2019 at The Conversation. In …

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UAE’s MBRSC Receives IAF Flag For 2020’s 71st International Astronautical Congress In Dubai

The UAE, represented by Yousuf Hamad Al Shaibani, Director-General of the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC), received the organising committee flag for the 71st International Astronautical Congress (IAC), which is set to be held in Dubai in 2020. Al Shaibani and Pascale Ehrenfreund, the new President of the International …

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France’s CNES Enjoys Success At 70th International Astronautical Congress

On 25 October 2019 the 70th International Astronautical Congress (IAC) came to a close in Washington, D.C. More than 6,800 representatives of the space community gathered from over 80 countries for a week of events, meetings and collaborations that will shape the future of space. The General Assembly of the …

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Polish Space Agency Signs Cooperation Agreement With NASA

The leaders of the Polish Space Agency (POLSA) and the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) signed a landmark Joint Statement of Intent for Space Cooperation on 24 October 2019 during the 70th International Astronautical Congress in Washington, D.C. On 24 October 2019, President Michal Szaniawski, head of …

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