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European Space Agency To Support Portuguese Space Launch Programme

Portugal is developing the infrastructure for a national spaceport on one of the islands of the Azores archipelago, Santa Maria, a European launch and landing location for small satellites. As an ESA Member State, Portugal has requested ESA’s tailored expertise and technical assistance in an agreement signed on 21 June …

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UAE’s Falcon Eye-1 Reconnaissance Satellite Set For Launch From French Guiana on 6 July 2019

The United Arab Emirates will launch the Falcon Eye-1 satellite into orbit on Saturday, 6 July 2019, at the French Guiana Space Centre at 05:53 UAE time (01:53:03 GMT). Falcon Eye-1 will be the fourth Earth observation satellite launched by the UAE, and the first reconnaissance satellite, bringing the total …

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Japan And France Sign Two Space Exploration Agreements On Mars And Asteroid Ryugu Missions

On the occasion of President Emmanuel Macron’s official visit to Japan on 26 June 2019, and in the presence of Frédérique Vidal, Minister for Higher Education, Research and Innovation, and Masahiko Shibayama, Japan’s Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Centre national d’études spatiales (CNES) President Jean-Yves Le Gall …

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LeoLabs And New Zealand Space Agency Partner To Create Space Regulatory And Sustainability Platform

LeoLabs, Inc., the leading commercial provider of Low Earth Orbit (LEO) mapping and Space Situational Awareness (SSA) services announced on 25 June 2019 the world’s first dedicated regulatory platform for LEO: the Space Regulatory and Sustainability Platform, developed as a joint initiative between LeoLabs and the New Zealand Space Agency …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op’ed: COPUOS Long Term Sustainability Guidelines Set Stage For Secure World Foundation’s Summit For Space Sustainability

By Robin J. Frank The adoption of the Long Term Sustainability (LTS) Guidelines “is the most significant output of COPUOS [Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space] in the last decade, and the most significant output promoting space sustainability,” said Peter Martinez quoted in Breaking Defense, who chaired (until …

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Guidelines For Long-Term Sustainability Of Outer Space Activities Of The Committee On Peaceful Uses Of Outer Space Adopted

During its 62nd session, the Committee on Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS) adopted a preamble and 21 guidelines for the long-term sustainability of outer space activities. These provide guidance on policy and regulatory framework for space activities; safety of space operations; international cooperation, capacity-building and awareness; and scientific and …

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UAE Meteorological Centre Calls For Enhanced Arabian Peninsula Coverage Using Chinese Weather Satellites

The UAE’s National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) delegation has concluded its participation at the 18th World Meteorological Congress in Geneva. The delegation was headed by NCM Executive Director, Dr. Abdulla Al Mandous. Highlights of the Congress included the election of German Professor Dr. Gerhard Adrian as the new President of …

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French Space Agency CNES To Participate In UAE’s Dubai World Expo 2020

The Centre national d’études spatiales (CNES) and the Compagnie Française des Expositions (COFREX) signed a partnership agreement concerning CNES’s presence in the France Pavilion at World Expo 2020 in Dubai. The World Expo in Dubai will run from 20 October 2020 to 10 April 2021. Covering 438 hectares and focused …

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Space Wars: NATO To Acknowledge Space As Warfighting Domain, Approve Space Strategy

The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) is expected to approve its first space strategy this coming week, and NATO leaders will apparently acknowledge that space is a warfighting domain at the NATO summit to be held in London in December 2019, according to reports by Reuters and the Financial Times. …

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#SpaceWatchGL Interviews: Dr. Moriba Jah of The University of Texas

SSA or Space Situational Awareness is without doubt one of the most pressing challenges that the space industry faces. With orbits becoming increasingly crowded and a slew of mega constellations of small satellites either in the process of being lofted or expected in the near future, definitive action is required …

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