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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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#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. …

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#SpaceWatchME Review: GLEX 2017 in Beijing – China is off to the stars

SpaceWatch Middle East COO Torsten Kriening took the chance to attend the Global Space Exploration Conference 2017 from June 6-9 in the Beijing International Congress Center, Beijing, China. What is known about China’s space industry and ambitions to space? Sure, we see the regular notices about successful Long March launches …

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#SpaceWatchME Interviews: Johann Richard of Swiss Space Office

This week, from 15-16 June, the Swiss Space Office will present the Swiss Space Industry Days. This event will be a must-attend for any company, established or emerging, that is part of the space industry in Switzerland and beyond. The Space Industry Days will provide valuable, up-to-date information to current …

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PTScientist’s Audi Lunar Quattro Hits the Hollywood Green Carpet

Over the past few years, space has had some notable moments on the Hollywood red carpet and we’ve seen films such as Gravity and The Martian do well at the box office. Here at SpaceWatch Middle East, we have been particularly excited by the new Alien movie, Alien Covenant, because …

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UAE’s MBRSC Reveals Further Details About Its Mars 2117 Colonisation Programme

The Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, has revealed further details behind the grand vision to colonise Mars by 2117 set out by their Highnesses Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan in February 2017. Speaking to an audience …

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A Deadly Twist in Iran’s ‘Soft War’? Iranian satellite TV mogul murdered in Istanbul

A prominent Iranian satellite television network owner living in exile was gunned down along with his Kuwaiti business partner on an Istanbul street on the evening of April 29, 2017. Saeed Karimian, a 45-year old Iranian-British citizen living in Istanbul, and his as yet unnamed Kuwaiti business associate, were driving …

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#SpaceWatchME Forecast: GLEX 2017 in Beijing, China

The Conference will bring together leaders and decision-makers within the science and human exploration community – engineers, scientists, entrepreneurs, educators, agency representatives and policy makers. The leaders in the field will converge in Beijing to discuss recent results, current challenges and innovative solutions and it will contain several opportunities to …

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