Space Exploration Masters Competition Kicks Off at Paris Air Show

The Paris Air Show was the setting for the announcement of Europe’s first innovation competition focused on space exploration. The ‘Space Exploration Masters’, launched by AZO on behalf of ESA, is looking for innovative business ideas in space exploration that provide major benefits for the global society and the economy. …

Read More »

Space Experts and Enthusiasts to celebrate Asteroid Day

On the anniversary of Earth’s largest asteroid impact in recorded history, more than 700 events in 190 countries will take place to mark Asteroid Day. On June 30, 1908, an asteroid devastated 2000 square kilometres of forest in Siberia. In 2016, Asteroid Day was sanctioned by the United Nations, as …

Read More »

UAE’s Thuraya IP M2M Service Launched To Connect The Internet Of Remote Things

Thuraya Telecommunications Company has announced the launch of the Thuraya IP M2M Service to support high volume, high throughput machine-to-machine (M2M) applications. The service is powered by Thuraya’s real-time, two-way IP network with speeds of up to 444 Kbps, a state-of-the-art Remote Terminal Management (RTM) platform and the Thuraya IP+ …

Read More »

Military Satellites Included In Massive U.S.-Saudi Arms Deal; Pressure Is On For France

Details are emerging about the U.S.$110 billion arms deal struck between the United States and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia during the visit of President Donald J. Trump to Riyadh in May 2017. The main focus of the massive arms package on offer to Saudi Arabia are precision strike and …

Read More »

UAE’s MBRSC Signs STEM Education MoU With University of Dubai

To strengthen links of cooperation between educational institutions in the UAE and centre’s specialized in advanced technology, science and space, the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the University of Dubai (UD). The MoU aims to develop and qualify national human resources capable …

Read More »

Inmarsat awards contract for additional GX satellite to Thales Alenia Space

Inmarsat, the world’s leading provider of global mobile satellite communications, has announced that it has awarded the contract for the construction of an additional Inmarsat Global Xpress (GX) broadband network communications satellite to Thales Alenia Space. This award reflects Inmarsat’s strategy of adding capacity to its already established, unique, high-speed …

Read More »

The #SpaceWatchME Interviews: TeamIndus and Yahsat collaborate and bring lunar rover to STEM day at MASDAR Institute

In the latest SpaceWatch Middle East interview series, Helen Jameson speaks to Rahul Narayan of TeamIndus to find out more about the STEM day at MASDAR Institute and the importance of outreach programmes such as this. Inspiring the next generation is something that we talk a great deal about within …

Read More »

عيد مبارك Eid Mubarak!

SpaceWatch Middle East wishes all of our Muslim friends and readers a Blessed Eid and our warm wishes to you and your families!

Read More »

The Precis: UAE National Space Policy

As part of the new partnership between SpaceWatch Middle East and The Précis, a quarterly space law and policy report produced by Space Law & Policy Solutions, run by the prominent space lawyer and friend of SpaceWatch Middle East, Michael J. Listner, SpaceWatch Middle East is occasionally publishing select articles from The Précis. Reproduced here are …

Read More »

#SpaceWatchME Forecast: INNOspace Weekend, September 2017, Cologne, Germany

The inaugural INNOspace weekend is set to take place from 15-17 September at Solution Space, Cologne, with a focus on viable business models at the interface between space, logistics and automotive. The two-day event provides a platform for developing innovative applications and start-up concepts in the space and mobility sector. …

Read More »