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Welcome to your SpaceWatch Middle East Newsletter

Our friends at PTScientists, the Berlin, Germany-based company competing for the Google Lunar X-Prize with their Audi Lunar Rover (see picture above; Credits: PTScientists), were nominated for three Golden Lion prizes at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity in Cannes, France, this past week.

SpaceWatch Middle East would like to share with our readers our hearty congratulations to PTScientists!

This past week SpaceWatch Middle East also reported on the following:

  • UAE Space Agency and Lockheed Martin partner to train space talent
  • In Saudi visit to Paris, reconnaissance satellite deal in sight
  • Interview: The European Union's Copernicus programme and the Middle East

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NEWS: UAE Space Agency and Lockheed Martin Partner to Train Space Talent

U.S. aerospace giant Lockheed Martin announced today the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the UAE Space Agency to launch a comprehensive dual-track space training programme for students and early career professionals in space fundamentals. In line with the UAE’s national vision, the programme was developed as part …

NEWS: In Saudi visit to Paris, reconnaissance satellite deal not in sight

Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the Saudi Arabian Deputy Crown Prince and Defence Minister, visits Paris on 27 June 2016 to participate in the third Saudi-French Joint Committee, co-chaired by the young Prince and French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault. The Deputy Crown Prince will also meet with French President Francois Hollande, …

INTERVIEW: The European Union’s Copernicus Programme and the Middle East

The European Union’s Copernicus programme is a boon for analysts and researchers around the world since it provides all of the imagery taken by its Sentinel earth observation satellites for free. SpaceWatch Middle East interviewed Andreas Veispak, the acting Head of Unit for Space Data for Societal Challenges and Growth at the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium, …

Thank you very much your interest and your ongoing support.

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

of the SpaceWatch Middle East team.

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