Constellations, Launch, New Space and more…
Proposal Deadline Nearing for Joint Florida-Israel Aerospace R&D Fund

space_florida_logoSpace Florida Press Release

In October 2013, the State of Florida formed a $2 million joint research fund with the State of Israel to support research, development and commercialization of aerospace and technology projects that benefit both States.

In December, Space Florida (who will administer the program on behalf of Florida) and MATIMOP (Israel’s industrial center for research and development) issued a joint Request For Proposals (RFP) for projects sponsored by companies in both states.

Proposal submissions are due by February 28, 2014.


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  • January 11, 2014
Roscosmos, ISA Sign Space Cooperation Agreement

ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER PR — This morning in the Prime Minister’s Office in Jerusalem, a framework agreement was signed on cooperation between the Russian Federal Space Agency and the Israel Space Agency.

The agreement, which was signed in the presence of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, enhances cooperation between the Israeli and Russian space agencies in the fields of space research, observation, navigation, medicine and biology in space, research in advanced materials and launchings.


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  • March 27, 2011
Israel Focuses on Carving Niche in Microsats, Closer Cooperation with NASA

‘Smaller is better’ as Israel launches itself as space contender
Jewish Herald Voice

The Netanyahu administration reportedly is placing a major thrust on space research and development. The aim is to boost sales of Israel’s miniaturized space platforms to nearly $8 billion a year over the next several years, according to Israeli media reports, and to secure a small but significant percentage of the $250-billion-a-year international space market….


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  • September 26, 2010
Israeli Involvement at Baikonur?

Here’s an intriguing piece on about the future of the Baikonur launch complex in Kazakhstan. As I have written about here, the Russians plan to pull out of the facility after they have completed a new launch complex, Vostochny, in Amur.


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  • April 9, 2009