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Take a sneak peek at Space Tech Talks speakers at the Dubai Airshow 2019

With the global space market forecast to double in size by 2030, countries are focusing on space-based services to help grow their economy.  According to space-market specialists Euroconsult, last year 18 countries spent $200 million on space-related activities, from satellites to exploration. Space investment and innovation has hit an all-time high. During the Space …

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A Perspective on APSCO TUBITAK Uzay Training Course on Space Law

by Muhammad Hossein Ouji The biennial “space law” training course of the Asia-Pacific Space Cooperation Organization (APSCO) was held this time in cooperation with TUBITAK Uzay and UNOOSA for four days from 18th to 21st September, 2019 at Istanbul Technical University (ITU), Turkey. This year, as a new initiative, in …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op’ed: Here’s how the Emirati astronauts get fit and focused for the UAE’s first mission to space

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and Livehealthy.ae, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and texts. This is “Here’s how the Emirati astronauts get fit and focused for the UAE’s first mission to space”, originally published 16 September 2019 at Livehealthy.ae. The UAE is preparing to …

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New Global Space Safety Coalition Established

A first-of-its-kind global ad hoc coalition dedicated to developing and maintaining a set of “living” space-safety best practices was announced today at the Advanced Maui Optical and Space Surveillance Technologies Conference – AMOS. The new coalition, the Space Safety Coalition (SSC), is comprised of space operators, space industry associations and space industry …

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CNES Supports French Armed Forces In Implementing Military Space Strategy

From 11 to 13 September 2019, the Centre national d’etudes spatiales (CNES) was at the 17th edition of the Defence Summer School, hosted by the French Air Force. In the presence of Florence Parly, the Minister for Armed Forces, more than 500 high-ranking French and foreign political and military officials, …

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UAE’s MBRSC And Japan’s JAXA Sign STEM Education Agreement For Use Of ISS Kibo Technology

ISS, courtesy NASA

The Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) of the United Arab Emirates and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) will cooperatively perform an educational project that uses JAXA’s “Int-Ball”, a camera robot for the International Space Station, when the UAE astronaut gets on board the International Space Station for the first …

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Arab League And UAE Space Agency Discuss Arab Space Cooperation Group

Ahmed Aboul Gheit, Secretary-General of the Arab League, received Eng. Mohamed Nasser Al Ahbabi, Director-General of the UAE Space Agency, at the headquarters of the General Secretariat of the Arab League in Cairo, to discuss an initiative launched by the UAE to establish the “Arab Space Cooperation Group.” In a …

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UK Defence Minister Announces Industry Competition To Operate And Maintain SKYNET-6 MILSATCOM Programme

Speaking at the DSEi conference on 11 September 2019, the UK Defence Secretary outlined an ambitious and global vision for defence. He highlighted the UK’s decisive contribution to the fight against Daesh and RFA Mounts Bay’s role providing critical humanitarian relief in response to Hurricane Dorian. Following the announcement that …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op’ed: China extends terrestrial rivalries into orbit with new space race

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and Dr. Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and texts. This is “China extends terrestrial rivalries into orbit with new space race”, originally published 23 August 2019 at The Nikkei Asian Review. On Friday (23 August 2019), …

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European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency Celebrates 15th Anniversary

Jean-Yves Le Gall, President of the Centre national d’études spatiales (CNES) and Chair of the Administrative Board of the European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency (GSA), celebrated the agency’s 15th anniversary in Prague with Europe’s space leaders in attendance on 10 September 2019. The gathering took the opportunity to hail …

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