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#SpaceWatchGL Interviews: James Yenbamroong On New Space Investments In The Asia-Pacific

Thai New Space entrepreneur James Yenbamroong, the founder and CEO of mu Space, is emerging as perhaps the preeminent New Space advocate, investor, and role model in Southeast Asia. He has articulated an exciting and bold space vision, is building a solid and cutting edge venture in the form of …

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Virgin Group Cuts Off Space Investment Talks With Saudi Arabia Amidst Khashoggi Murder Allegation

The Virgin Group, the parent company of Virgin Galactic and Virgin Orbit, has withdrawn from all discussions over a U.S.$1 billion investment in its space activities with Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) following the alleged torture and murder of dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi Consulate in …

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Thai Space Entrepreneur James Yenbamroong To Launch $100 Million SE Asia New Space Fund

Thai Space entrepreneur James Yenbamroong, founder and CEO of Thai New Space company mu Space, announced on 9 October 2018 a plan to establish a venture unit in 2019 in a move to go international and to create opportunities other than satellite communications. Yenbamroong said that the planned venture unit …

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69th IAC 2018 in Bremen celebrates record-breaking levels of attendance

The International Astronautical Congress held in Bremen, Germany last week welcomed a record 6,500 delegates and 83 registered countries, reaffirming a global love affair with space. In addition, more than 10.000 participants attended the public day on Wednesday 3 October to tune-in live to the International Space Station (ISS) for …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op’Ed: Out With The Old, In With The New – Legal Regimes And NewSpace

By Dr. Olga Stelmakh Space activities are risky and challenging by their nature due to their reliance on highly sophisticated technologies, and the impact of a variety of factors on their successful conduct and significant investments at stake. However, we have been accustomed to such activities being performed by traditional, …

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NPO Avtomatiki to Develop Control System for Suborbital Tourist Launches

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The Russian commercial space company CosmoCours has selected NPO Avtomatiki to develop the control system for its suborbital complex currently under development. The Yekaterinburg-based NPO Avtomatiki (the State Enterprise Scientific Production Association Of Automation) is a Roscosmos subsidiary. It is a leader in the development and production of electronic control …

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#SpaceWatchGL Interviews: Pavel Pushkin of CosmoCourse. Part II

SpaceWatch.Global Contributor Evgeniy Ryzhkov met with Pavel Pushkin, CEO of CosmoCourse –  a private Russian space company that develops its own reusable suborbital space complex, to talk about competition within the emerging space tourism industry as well as the challenges and opportunities of doing space business in Russia.  Today we …

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#SpaceWatchGL Interviews: Pavel Pushkin of CosmoCourse. Part I

CosmoCourse is a private Russian space company which develops its own reusable suborbital space complex for tourist spaceflight. SpaceWatch.Global Contributor Evgeniy Ryzhkov met with the company’s CEO Pavel Pushkin to talk about the suborbital space system currently under development, about competition within the emerging space tourism industry as well as …

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