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#SpaceWatchME review: Global Space Congress: Day 1 Highlights

The Global Space Congress at St. Regis Saadiyat Island Abu Dhabi Hotel was buzzing on 31 January 2017 as it welcomed an international delegation including heads of space agencies, C-Level executives from leading space and aerospace companies, government ministries, top researchers, and academics. The day was packed with presentations and …

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UAE’s Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre concludes its first Project Space

The Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) concluded the first edition of its “Project Space” event, held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, Chairman of Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre and general supervisor of all projects of the …

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#SpaceWatchME Op’ed: Satellite Sovereignty – Africa

In the past, we have looked to nations such as Russia and the United States for our inspiration in space. For decades, these countries have dominated the space sector. However, new national players are emerging, proving that space is no longer the domain of the richest and most powerful nations. …

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#SpaceWatchME Op’ed: Satellite Sovereignty – Middle East

In the past, we have looked to nations such as Russia and the United States for our inspiration in space. For decades, these countries have dominated the space sector. However, new national players are emerging, proving that space is no longer the domain of the richest and most powerful nations. …

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UAE’s MBRSC to launch its Project Space Forum on 24 January

Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, Chairman of MBRSC and general supervisor of all projects of the Centre and its strategic and development plans, MBRSC is launching the first edition of “Project Space” Forum on the 24 and …

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TeamIndus sparks international race to the Moon

CAN BEER BE BREWED ON THE MOON? CAN BUILDINGS BE MADE OF LUNAR DUST? Twenty-five teams shortlisted from more than 3000 entries. Winners to send experiments aboard the TeamIndus Spacecraft to the Moon in 2017 An experiment that seeks to study photosynthesis on the Moon; another that will explore water recycling in space …

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The #SpaceWatchME #WEF Interviews: Rahul Narayan of TeamIndus

In the latest SpaceWatch Middle East interview series, Torsten Kriening speaks to Rahul Narayan of TeamIndus. 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 a year members …

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The #SpaceWatchME #WEF Interviews: Minoo Rathnasabapathy of Space Generation Advisory Council

In the latest SpaceWatch Middle East interview series, Torsten Kriening speaks to Minoo Rathnasabapathy of Space Generation Advisory Council. 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 #SpaceWatchME #WEF Interviews: Salem Al Marri of Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Center

In the latest SpaceWatch Middle East interview series, Torsten Kriening speaks to Salem Al Marri of Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Center, Dubai. They discuss the work of the World Economic Forum’s, ‘Future of Space Technologies’ Council. On 13-14 November 2016 the Annual Meeting for the Global Future Councils took place in …

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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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