Oman Participates in University of Colorado Boulder Education Satellites International Team

Jim Scott, Senior Science Editor at the University of Colorado Boulder’s (CU Boulder) newspaper, CU Boulder Today, reports on the INSPIRE satellite project that includes Oman as a team participant. This article was originally published in CU Boulder Today on August 22, 2017, and is republished here with the permission of the University …

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#SWMEThemes: China’s Space Silk Road and the Middle East – The Israeli Perspective

In Part Five of the SpaceWatch Middle East multi-week theme on China’s Space Silk Road and the Middle East, leading Israeli space scholar Dr. Eytan Tepper provides an Israeli perspective. Dr. Tepper points out that while there is a tremendous amount of mutual opportunity between Israel and China on the …

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UAE Space Agency Discusses Cooperation With Ministry of Climate Change and Environment

The UAE Space Agency has discussed means of joint cooperation with the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment during a meeting between high-level Space Agency delegates and the Minister of Climate Change and Environment. Discussions included the possibility of providing data on local and international environmental issues as well as …

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Türksat 6A Satellite Moves To Production Stage

The Türksat 6A project, which will be Turkey’s first domestic communication satellite, is approaching the end of the design phase. At a meeting the Minister of Transportation, Maritime Affairs, and Communication, Ahmet Arslan, along with the Minister of Science, Industry and Technology, Faruk Özlü, discussed the latest situation concerning the …

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#SWMEThemes: China’s Space Silk Road and the Middle East – The Indian Perspective

In Part Four of the SpaceWatch Middle East multi-week theme on China’s Space Silk Road and the Middle East, Dr. Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan of the Observer Research Foundation (ORF) in New Delhi, India, offers an Indian perspective on China’s Space Silk Road, and points out that despite the rhetoric from Beijing, …

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Saudi Arabia’s TAQNIA Space Signs Agreement With Bank Albilad for Satellite Financing

A joint cooperation agreement has been signed between Bank Albilad and TAQNIA space which includes a long-term financing process to provide satellite Internet communications, voice communication, and satellite TV reception services. TAQNIA Space aims to transfer and market satellite technology, support the sustainable development of GDP, diversify the economy, create …

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#SWMEThemes: China’s Space Silk Road and the Middle East – The Japanese Perspective

In Part Three of this SpaceWatch Middle East multi-week theme on China’s Space Silk Road and the Middle East, Professor Kazuto Suzuki of Hokkaido University, Japan, argues that Japan’s recent space policies have been developed in response to China’s Space Silk Road, and that Japan has been very proactive in the Middle East as …

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#SWMEThemes: China’s Space Silk Road and the Middle East – China’s New Silk Road and the Middle East in a Multipolar Space Order

In the second part of the SpaceWatch Middle East multi-week theme on China’s Space Silk Road and the Middle East, Dr. Bleddyn E. Bowen of King’s College London, probably the greatest space power theorist in Welsh history, makes the case that space powers in the Middle East have a cornucopia of choice …

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