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#SpaceWatchGL Op’Ed: Cultivating European Lunar Leadership – The Time Is Now!

By Lynn Zoenen, Global Affairs Manager at ispace Europe The Moon Momentum The first half of 2019 has already proven to be a worthy time to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first human landing on the Moon. With China’s Chang’e-4 mission to the far side of the Moon in January …

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Israel Space Agency And Space Florida Sign Space Cooperation MoU

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis participated in a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signing between Space Florida and the Israel Space Agency on 27 May 2019. The Governor, Space Florida President and CEO Frank DiBello, and Mr. Avi Blasberger, Director General of The Israel Space Agency, were all on hand for the …

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Kleos Space Receives Satellite Concession From Luxembourg Government

Kleos Space S.A., the space-powered Radio Frequency Reconnaissance data provider, has been granted the Luxembourg Government Concession to establish and operate a Luxembourg satellite system (Concession). The Concession, signed by Prime Minister, Xavier Bettel, is required to launch and operate the Kleos Scouting Mission-1 and any subsequent satellite constellations under …

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First EU-ESA Space Council In Eight Years Held, Discusses Space As Enabler

The Centre national d’études spatiales’s (CNES) President and ESA Council Chair, Jean-Yves Le Gall, attended the 9th Space Council between ESA and the European Union (EU) on 28 May 2019. It was a day of very high-level discussions on potential key areas of contribution for European space policy and Europe’s …

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Vietnam And France Discuss Earth Observation And Space Climate Observatory Cooperation

The President of the Centre national d’études spatiales (CNES), Jean-Yves Le Gall, met with Chau Van Minh, President of the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST) at the CNES head office in Paris on 27 May 2019, in the presence of Pham Anh Tuan, Director of the Vietnam National …

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Luxembourg Space Agency Establishes Data Centre To Promote Access To Copernicus Satellite Imagery

Marc Serres, CEO of the Luxembourg Space Agency, announced the establishment of the Luxembourg Space Agency (LSA) Data Centre at the Space Forum in Luxembourg on 22 May 2019. The LSA Data Centre has been created to support businesses in Luxembourg with reliable, fast and intuitive access to data streams …

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UNOOSA And Asteroid Foundation Sign MoU To Enhance NEO Awareness

The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Asteroid Foundation, Luxembourg that will enable both bodies to work together to enhance understanding and deliver educational activities on asteroids. The collaboration also aims to raise awareness of International Asteroid Day, celebrated …

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High-Level Space Security Officials And Experts Will Gather For 5th PSSI Space Security Conference In Prague

The Prague Security Studies Institute’s (PSSI) 5th invitation-only Space Security Conference will be held in Prague on 9-11 June 2019. According to Professor Scott Pace, formerly of the Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University, Washington, DC, “The PSSI Space Security Conference series is a unique and valuable opportunity …

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UNOOSA and ESA join forces to address the space debris challenge

The UN Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and the European Space Agency (ESA) have signed a joint statement on their wish to cooperate on the challenge of space debris. The two organisations agreed to work together to increase global understanding and the consolidation of knowledge on space debris; to …

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France And Indian State of Kerala To Cooperate Developing New Space Ecosystems

On the occasion of the meetings between CNES’s Directorate of Innovation, Applications and Science (DIA) and the Government of Kerala, India, on 16, 17 and 18 May 2019, the Centre national d’études spatiales (CNES), through its Connect-by-CNES programme (CbC), and the Kerala Start-Up Mission (KSUM) signed a Letter of Intent …

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