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Turkish Space Agency Opens For Business After Presidential Decree

Turkish President Erdogan issued a decree on 21 November 2019 that formally establishes the Turkish Space Agency. The presidential decree was published in an official gazette of the Turkish government. The Turkish Space Agency will prepare and carry out the Turkish national space programme in line with the policies determined …

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UKspace 2020 Manifesto

On 21 November 2019 the UKspace trade association published its 2020 manifesto for a future British government to consider. With the 12 December 2019 British General Election, and at some point soon thereafter, the UK exiting the European Union, the UKspace 2020 Manifesto comes at an important juncture for Britain’s …

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NATO Foreign Ministers Officially Recognise Space As An Operational Domain

NATO Foreign Ministers met in Brussels on 20 November 2019 to address a wide range of security challenges in preparation for the meeting of NATO leaders in London. “We all agree that NATO remains indispensable for our security, and that despite our differences, we are stronger as we face the …

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France’s CNES Discusses Space Exploration Cooperation At Bremen’s Space Tech Expo Europe

Centre national d’études spatiales (CNES) President Yves Le Gall was at the 3rd Space Tech Expo Europe in Bremen, Germany, where he took part in the plenary of heads of space agencies and the panel session on ‘Space Trans-Atlantic’, both focused chiefly on space exploration, particularly lunar exploration. Jean-Yves Le …

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France’s CNES Discusses UAE Space Cooperation At Dubai Airshow 2019

Centre national d’études spatiales (CNES) President Jean-Yves Le Gall was at the opening ceremony of the Dubai Airshow 2019, attended by His Royal Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Emir of Dubai. He also met Ahmad Belhoul Al Falasi …

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#SpaceWatchGL Column: ESPI Brief 35 – DG Defence Industry and Space: stakes and challenges

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and the European Space Policy Institute, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and briefs. This is ESPI Briefs No. 35: ‘DG Defence Industry and Space: stakes and challenges’, originally published in October 2019. 1. A new Directorate General for Defence Industry and …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op’ed: The Race for a Place in Space by Eugen Stamm – Part II

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and investiere – Verve Capital Partners AG, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles. This is Part II of “The Race for a Place in Space” by Eugen Stamm, originally published on 11 November 2019 at www.investiere.ch.  Nanja Strecker is Managing …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op’ed: The Race for a Place in Space by Eugen Stamm – Part I

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and investiere – Verve Capital Partners AG, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles. This is Part I of “The Race for a Place in Space” by Eugen Stamm, originally published on 11 November 2019 at www.investiere.ch.  Is there a place …

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ITU Members Agree To New Milestones For Non-Geostationary Satellite Deployment

Delegates representing ITU Member States have agreed at the World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-19) in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, to adopt an innovative new milestone-based approach for the deployment of non-geostationary satellite (NGSO) systems in specific radio-frequency bands and services. The agreement reached at WRC-19 establishes regulatory procedures for the deployment of …

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UAE’s MBRSC And UN Office For Outer Space Affairs Sign Cooperation Agreement At Dubai Airshow

The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) to promote international cooperation in the exploration and peaceful uses of outer space. The signing took place on the sidelines of the Dubai Airshow 2019, one …

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