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#SpaceWatchME Review: SPACE FORUM 2017 – Luxembourg at the center of the global space map

On May 9-10, 2017, over 5,000 space and satellite professionals gathered at the European Convention Center in Luxembourg to discuss the latest digital, tech and space trends, the increasing use of data, and planetary defence and space mining, with experts from all over the world sharing their knowledge and vision. The …

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UAE’s Masdar Institute Graduates First Class From Its MSc Space Systems Course

Yahsat, Masdar Institute of Science and Technology and Orbital ATK, today celebrated the graduation ceremony of the first batch from the Institute’s Master’s Concentration in Space Systems and Technology at the Emirates Palace Hotel, Abu Dhabi, today. The ceremony was attended by H.H. Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chief …

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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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#SpaceWatchME Op’ed: “Go for Launch” – Australia’s Unique Opportunity in Space

Australia has such potential to become a  space player and  the need for the country to develop its own space industry is becoming increasingly urgent.  Alexander Linossier gives his very engaging view on this topic. I grew up loving all things space; planets, stars, astronauts. I would lie in my backyard at night, …

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The #SpaceWatchME Interviews: Claudia Kessler of HE Space – Die Astronautin

In the latest SpaceWatch Middle East interview, Helen Jameson talks to Claudia Kessler, CEO of HE Space and initiator behind Die Astronautin, about her vision for a German woman in space. Congratulations on the huge success of the Die Astronautin initiative! Thank you! We are now very busy starting to work …

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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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#SpaceWatchME Op’ed: Insight – International Discourse, New Space Actors, and the Space Symposium

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch Middle East and Secure World Foundation we will occasionally be publishing selected articles from the organisation. Secure World Foundation envisions the secure, sustainable and peaceful uses of outer space contributing to global stability and benefits on Earth. The mission of the Secure World Foundation is to …

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TeamIndus Moon Mission To Use Thales Alenia’s Integrated Transponder

Thales Alenia Space has been chosen by TeamIndus to provide the Integrated S Band Transponder on board its Lunar Landing Spacecraft system to transmit video and images from the Rover. Thales Alenia Space is the world leader in space communications systems, with customers including space agencies and satellite manufacturers from around …

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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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#SpaceWatchME Op’ed: Learning by Simulations by Prof Vasilis Zervos of ISU

War games and other types of simulation can have varied levels of realism and can include political and social factors. They can demonstrate a variety of scenarios and give those involved a good idea of the way they should react. This puts people in a much stronger position if that …

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