#SpaceWatchME Op’ed: Insight – Tabletop Exercises to Help Reduce the Risk of Conflict in Space

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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Morocco’s Marathon Des Sables 2017 using SPOT Gen3 for Safety and Tracking

Globalstar Europe Satellite Services Ltd., a leader in satellite messaging and emergency notification technologies, announced today that all competitors in this year’s MARATHON DES SABLES (MDS) will carry a small, lightweight, SPOT Gen3 safety device on their backpack. The World’s toughest running race will equip 1,200 competitors, 90 security and …

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Student Sponsored by UAE’s MBRSC Publishes Science Paper With NASA’s MAVEN Team

Noora Al Saeed, a student from the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Programme, launched by the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC), has participated as a member of NASA’s MAVEN (Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution) Mission science team. The new results announced by NASA on March 30, 2017, revealed that …

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Israel’s Cyber Warfare Outfit – Unit 8200 – Gets New Commander

Unit 8200, the cyber warfare organisation in the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF), has a new commander. Identified only as Brigadier-General ‘K’, he replaced Brigadier-General ‘S’ at a change-of-command ceremony at the Unit 8200’s home base at Gelilot, north of Tel Aviv. Unit 8200 is the unofficial name for what is …

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UAE’s MBRSC Holds Workshop On Future Technologies For Smart Cities

The Sustainable Energy Programme Section team at Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre held a workshop entitled, “New Engineering and Smart Technologies Shaping Future Cities,” at the first edition of The Future Cities Show 2017, held from April 2-4, 2017. During the workshop, the team briefed participants on the engineering practices …

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SSL and NASA successfully complete first Restore-L milestone

Space Systems Loral (SSL) has successfully completed the Systems Requirements Review (SRR) for the Restore-L project to demonstrate satellite servicing in Low Earth Orbit (LEO). As announced on December 9, 2016, SSL is working with NASA Goddard Space Flight Center to build a spacecraft that will use robotics to grasp, …

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Japan Aids Five African and Asian Countries In Building Nano-Satellites

The Japanese government, through the Kyushu Institute of Technology in Japan, has completed its “Bird Project” in collaboration with satellite engineers and space agencies from Bangladesh, Ghana, Mongolia, Nigeria, and Thailand. The “Bird Project” consists of five Nanosatellites and seven ground control stations located around the world. The five Nanosatellites …

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SES is Enabling Disaster Response and Connecting Affected Communities

SES offers a broad range of solutions to support humanitarian and disaster relief efforts across the globe. Some of them were showcased during the Humanitarian ICT (Information and Communications Technology) Forum organised by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC), and …

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Iranian Satellite Jamming In Shiraz Could Cause 24,000 Cancer Cases In Coming Years

Iranian politicians representing the city of Shiraz in the Fars district of Iran have publicly claimed that Iranian government satellite jamming activities are causing significant health problems for their constituents. Members of the Iranian parliament (called the Majlis in Farsi), Ali Akbari and Masoud Rezaee, have been vocal in their …

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The Precis: UK Domestic Space Law

As part of the new partnership between SpaceWatch Middle East and The Précis, we will occasionally be publishing selected articles from the publication. The Précis is 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. Reproduced here …

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