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Welcome to your SpaceWatch Middle East Newsletter.

There have been a couple of important events in the space industry over the past week. The week began with Yuri's Night - the 55th anniversary of the first human spaceflight - and was followed by the 32rd International Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Co.

Some of the outcomes of the Space Symposium relevant to the Middle East are included in this find newsletter and on our online portal, such as the US announcement that it intends to start space security dialogues with Gulf Cooperation Council member states in the coming months.

There was also the announcement by the Turkish government to form a space agency within the next three months, not to mention the Disrupt Space conference in Bremen, Germany, that proved to be a new concept in space events bringing fresh ideas and industry professionals together.

This week's feature is by ThorGroup's Chairman and President, John B. Sheldon, who analyses the regional strategic and military implications of the Franco-Egyptian satellite deal, and what it means for the French space industry in the Middle East.

Please enjoy reading this fascinating insight from SpaceWatch Middle East.

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News: United States to start space security dialogues with GCC states

A senior US government official has announced that the United States should like to enter in to space security dialogues with Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member states in the coming months. Speaking at the 32nd Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on 14 April 2016, the US Assistant Secretary of …

News: US military using space and cyber against Daesh

During a press conference on 12 April 2016 with journalists on his flight to the 32nd Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, United States, the US Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work said that Daesh are being hit hard by coalition operations, to include so-called “cyber bombs” and by the use …

Analysis: French Satellite Dominance in the Middle East Set to Expand

With an imminent satellite deal with Egypt, France is set to become the satellite manufacturer of choice for Middle East countries. John B. Sheldon, Chairman and President of ThorGroup GmbH, analyzes the geopolitical implications of this important deal. French President Francois Hollande and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sissi are expected to …
Thank you very much your interest and your ongoing support.

Yours sincerely,

John Sheldon (Chairman and President),
Torsten Kriening (Chief Operating Officer)

of the SpaceWatch Middle East team.

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