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Saudi Arabia and Virgin Announce Partnership on Spaceflight, Satellite Launch, and Space-Centric Entertainment Industry

The Public Investment Fund (PIF) of Saudi Arabia and Virgin Group (Virgin), have signed a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for a partnership under which PIF intends to invest approximately $1 billion into Virgin Galactic, The Spaceship Company and Virgin Orbit, with an option for $480 million of future additional …

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Saudi Arabia Partners With Northrop Grumman for CyberArabia

Saudi Arabia’s King Saud University and the Northrop Grumman Corporation are joining hands for CyberArabia to foster innovation in cyber security among Saudi university students. The third annual cyber security workshop and competition, CyberArabia, held October 11-12, 2017, is part of the company’s global commitment to cyber education and workforce …

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Pakistan to Launch First Earth Observation Satellite in 2018

Pakistan’s national space agency, the Space and Upper Atmospheric Research Commission (SUPARCO), announced on October 4, 2017, that it expects the first Pakistani dual-use Earth observation satellite, Pakistan Remote Sensing Satellite 1 (PRSS-1), and an experimental satellite, will be launched in March 2018. The launch of PRSS-1 has a potential …

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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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