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Emirati Astronaut Hazza Al Mansoori Returns Safely To Earth After Historic Mission

Hazzaa Al Mansoori, the first Emirati astronaut, along with astronauts Nick Hague and Aleksey Ovchinin, returned to Earth safely, after completing his eight-day scientific mission aboard the International Space Station (ISS). The hatch closing of the Soyuz MS-12 took place at 8:20 am UAE time. The spacecraft undocked from the …

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Astrobotic Commends Senate NASA Funding Bill’s Strong Resources For Lunar Science, Exploration

Astrobotic commends the Senate Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations Subcommittee for providing strong funding for NASA’s Lunar Discovery and Exploration initiative in its FY2020 bill. Under the leadership of Subcommittee Chairman Jerry Moran (R-KS) and Ranking Member Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and full Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby (R-AL) and Vice Chairman Patrick …

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Astrobotic’s John Thornton Named ‘CEO of the Year’ at the Pittsburgh Tech50 Awards

John Thornton of Astrobotic was named CEO of the Year by the Pittsburgh Technology Council. The award was announced at the 23rdannual Tech50 awards ceremony, held in Pittsburgh. Thornton was selected from among eight finalists representing some of the region’s most innovative tech companies. The award recognises his leadership of …

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UAE’s First Astronaut Hazza Al Mansoori Begins Stint On Board International Space Station

The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre, MBRSC, has announced that the Soyuz MS-15 spacecraft, carrying the first Emirati astronaut Hazza Al Mansoori, along with Oleg Skripochka and Jessica Meir, successfully docked with the International Space Station, ISS. This marks the beginning of the first spaceflight to be undertaken by an …

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#SpaceWatchGL Column: On war, debris, and commerce in space

By Dr. Bleddyn Bowen SpaceWatch.Global is delighted to work with Bleddyn Bowen as its columnist. Bleddyn contributs his column every quarter. On 25-26th June the Secure World Foundation convened their inaugural Summit for Space Sustainability in Washington, DC, with SpaceWatch Global participating as a media partner for the event. I attended …

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Take a sneak peek at Space Tech Talks speakers at the Dubai Airshow 2019

With the global space market forecast to double in size by 2030, countries are focusing on space-based services to help grow their economy.  According to space-market specialists Euroconsult, last year 18 countries spent $200 million on space-related activities, from satellites to exploration. Space investment and innovation has hit an all-time high. During the Space …

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UK and Australian Space Agencies Agree to Step Up Cooperation

The UK and Australian Space Agencies have agreed to take their cooperation to the next level and to develop a ‘Space Bridge’. The agreement, announced on Tuesday at the UK Space Conference will further the ambitions set out in the Memorandum of Understanding signed by the two agencies in October …

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European Space Agency Selects AdaCore’s Qualified Multitasking Solution for Spacecraft Software Development

Adacore has announced that the European Space Agency (ESA) has selected it to provide a qualified multitasking solution for spacecraft software development to support multiple ongoing and future ESA projects. As part of this contract, AdaCore has implemented a pre-qualified version of the Ravenscar Small Footprint (SFP) library – a …

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Zeitfracht Group Invests in German Lunar Mission Formally Known as PTScientists

The Berlin-based Zeitfracht Group is investing in the first German lunar mission and has acquired the space start-up PTS. The company, formerly known under the name PTScientists, was renamed Planetary Transportation Systems as part of the acquisition. PTS is the only company in Europe with a lunar landing device in …

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