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ESPI Brief 19: Reigniting Europe’s Leadership in Debris Mitigation Efforts

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. 19: ‘Reigniting Europe’s Leadership in Debris Mitigation Efforts’, originally published in January 2018. 1. The Growing Concern of Orbital Debris In the …

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UAE Space Agency Officially Joins French-Led Space Climate Observatory

The UAE Space Agency has joined the Space Climate Observatory (SCO) initiative, along with other international space agencies, in an official ceremony attended by the French President Emmanuel Macron. The initiative aims to establish a framework for cooperation between the participating countries, support the exchange of information and data on …

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Irish Government Releases First National Space Strategy For Enterprise 2019-2025

On 19 June 2019 at the DCU Alpha Campus in Glasnevin, the Minister of State for Training, Skills, Innovation, Research and Development, John Halligan TD, launched Ireland’s first National Space Strategy for Enterprise 2019-2025. The national strategy will provide strategic support to Ireland’s expanding space-active industry and research institutes, which …

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MBRSC Launches Emirates Mars Mission Science Week Promoting UAE Space Exploration Ambitions

The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) will launch the Emirates Mars Mission (EMM) Science Week during the first week of July, at the Emirates Towers Youth Hub. Science Week is an EMM initiative, the first Arab space exploration mission to an outer planet. EMM Science Week will include six …

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China And France Hold Twelfth Space Cooperation Meeting In Shanghai

The President of the Centre Centre national d’études spatiales (CNES), Jean-Yves Le Gall, and Zhang Kejian, Administrator of the China National Space Administration (CNSA), chaired the 12th meeting of the French-Chinese space committee in Shanghai on 5 June 2019, devoted to reviewing and developing space cooperation between the two nations. …

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Japan And France Strengthen Space Cooperation In Preparation For Macron Visit

President of the Centre national d’études spatiales (CNES), Jean-Yves Le Gall, was in Tokyo on 6 June 2019 to lay the groundwork for the space agenda of the State Visit of President Emmanuel Macron to Japan on 26 and 27 June. On this occasion and in the presence of Laurent …

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Arabsat Welcomes French Tribunal’s Verdict In beIN Satellite Television Dispute

The Arab Satellite Communications Organization (Arabsat) welcomes the Thursday, 13 June 2019, ruling issued by the President of the Tribunal de Grande Instance de Paris on the false allegations made by Qatar’s beIN Sports and its French-based branch. Arabsat greatly values and respects the integrity of the French judiciary, which …

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ESA Looks To Boost Commercial Space Launch Services At Space 19+

Europe is part of a new era in space transportation with new commercial initiatives offering services to space, in space, and back from space springing up within the privately led and funded space sector. ESA welcomes this development towards further European industrial growth and competitiveness. ESA, tasked with growing and supporting …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op’ed: Taking Europe to the Moon and Sparking a Lunar Economy

By Mari Eldholm, Governmental Affairs Manager at PTScientists GmbH Europe has never landed on the Moon. PTScientists is preparing to change that by sending the first European lunar lander to the Apollo 17 site. But, perhaps equally important – PTScientists want to prove that Europe can be a fertile ground …

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