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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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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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