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#SpaceWatchME Op’ed: Ilan Ramon Scholarship – Overcoming Adversity to Inspire

SpaceWatch Middle East Chief Editor Helen Jameson speaks with a scholarship fund that was born out of tragedy but now helps dozens of young Israelis make a difference in space. “Today was the first day that I felt that I am truly living in space. I have become a man who …

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#SWMEThemes: Space Resources and NewSpace: Interview with Ramaspace

The fourth part of our #SWMEThemes on the Middle East and Space Resources is an interview with Andrey Maximov and Raghu Das of Ramaspace, and explores their view on space resources, asteroid mining, and the impact of the new Luxembourg space resources law. SWME: Can we begin by talking about the …

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#SpaceWatchME Interviews: Meir Moalem of Sky and Space Global

Sky and Space Global’s 3 Diamonds nano-satellites were successfully launched on 23 June 2017 aboard the PSLV from ISRO’s launch site at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, India. The launch is a key milestone for SAS as a business, which has been engaged in months of preparation ahead …

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SSL satellite built for BulgariaSat begins maneuvers following a launch on previously flown SpaceX Falcon 9

Space Systems Loral (SSL) has announced that the BulgariaSat-1 satellite, designed and built for Bulgaria Sat, an affiliate of Bulsatcom, which is a leading telecommunications company and the largest provider of pay-TV services in Bulgaria, was launched on Friday from Cape Canaveral, Florida, and is successfully performing post-launch manoeuvres according to …

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ISU’s 30th Space Studies Program Kicks Off in Cork Ireland

Dr. Omar Hatamleh SSP director, kicked off the International Space University’s (ISU) 30th Space Studies Program (SSP17) in Cork, Ireland – hosted by the Cork Institute of Technology, CIT. In true ISU tradition, the participants, this year 112 from 26 countries, entered the Cork City Hall, in country groups carrying …

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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. …

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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 …

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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 …

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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!

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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 …

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