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#SpaceWatchGL Op-Ed: ISRO And Satellites Launches – Why The Economic Survey Is Misleading

By Kartik Bommakanti The Economic Survey -2020, which preceded the Budget 2020-21 released by Nirmala Sitharaman’ first full budget as finance minister rather bizarrely focused almost exclusively on the number of launches undertaken by major space faring states including India as a good indicator of the strength and the health …

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Saudi Space Authority Blasts Off As Prince Sultan Chairs First meeting

Saudi Prince Sultan bin Salman on chaired the first meeting of the Saudi Space Authority’s board of directors on 24 February 2020. “The Kingdom today, under the leadership of King Salman, is taking a steady step towards building a promising future for its people based on science, employing technology, stimulating …

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Belgian Development Agency Partners With SES To Connect Foreign Aid Projects In Africa Via Satellite

The Belgian development agency Enabel and SES S.A., a leader in global content connectivity solutions, will deliver satellite-based communications for the development and foreign aid projects spearheaded by the Belgian and other European governments. Under the multi-year framework contract awarded following a public tender, SES will bring managed end-to-end connectivity …

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#SpaceWatchGL Feature: GVF NewSpace Membership Helps NewSpace StartUps Grow Into The Future

By David Meltzer NewSpace. Space 2.0. Smallsats. LEOs. 5G. IoT. Cubesats. Reusable launch vehicles, and even 3D printing of launch vehicles. The innovations and opportunities for those in the satellite industry seem to come almost as fast as satellites are launched. With these opportunities come compelling issues such as orbital …

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#SpaceWatchGL Perspectives: Sonay Sarac On The Destabilizing Effects Of Rendezvous And Proximity Operations

One of the more notable space stories of the past few weeks is that of two Russian satellites allegedly ‘stalking’ a KH-11 reconnaissance satellite operated by the US National Reconnaissance Office (NRO). Given heightened geopolitical tensions between great powers and the increasing occurrence of Rendezvous and Proximity Operations (RPO) in …

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#SpaceWatchGL Perspectives: Alexandra Stickings On The Difficulties Of Achieving Stability With Rendezvous And Proximity Operations

One of the more notable space stories of the past few weeks is that of two Russian satellites allegedly ‘stalking’ a KH-11 reconnaissance satellite operated by the US National Reconnaissance Office (NRO). Given heightened geopolitical tensions between great powers and the increasing occurrence of Rendezvous and Proximity Operations (RPO) in …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op-Ed: The Global Space And Technology Convention 2020, Singapore: Pushing The Innovation Frontier 

By Anna Hazlett This was my second time attending the Global Space and Technology Convention (GSTC) in Singapore, held 5-7 February 2020. GSTC is just one example of the Singapore Space and Technology Association’s (SSTA) ongoing efforts to bolster Asia’s space & technology scene. The SSTA focuses on developing Singapore’s space …

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