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2023 in Review and a Glimpse into the Future

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Dear SpaceWatchers,

As we close another remarkable year at SpaceWatch.Global, I want to take a moment to reflect on our journey through 2023, a year that has been both challenging and exhilarating in the world of space, space policy, space exploration, and space technology.

2023: A Year of Extraordinary Achievements

This year, we witnessed groundbreaking advancements and inspiring collaborations. From the launch of next-generation satellites (such as EchoStar 3 and the first Amazon Kuiper satellites) that promise to revolutionize communication networks to the deep-space missions (such as ESA’s EUCLID mission or ISRO’s Aditya-1 mission) that have brought us closer than ever to understanding the mysteries of our universe, 2023 has been a year of phenomenal achievements.

We celebrated the successes of various space agencies and private companies, each contributing uniquely to our collective understanding of space. The advancements in space tourism -we like it or not- have opened new horizons, making space more accessible than ever before.

Challenges and Resilience

The year also brought its share of challenges. We navigated through complex geopolitical situations that impacted international collaborations in space, such as the ongoing Russian war in Ukraine and the Hamas attack on Israel on Oct 7th.. Yet, the resilience and dedication of the global space community have been a testament to our shared commitment to exploring and understanding our final frontier.

Our Commitment to Inform and Inspire

At SpaceWatch.Global, we remained dedicated to providing comprehensive and insightful coverage of these events. Our commitment to bringing unbiased, in-depth information and analysis has never been stronger. We are grateful for our community of readers, contributors, and space enthusiasts who have joined us on this incredible journey. Our website, Our Space Cafe webtalks, Our Space Cafe Podcast and our Space Cafe Radios are stronger than ever. And this is just the beginning.

Looking Ahead to 2024

As we step into 2024, the future of space activities looks brighter than ever. We anticipate further innovations in satellite technology, ambitious interplanetary missions, and continued growth in the commercial space sector. The possibilities are limitless, and the stories we will share promise to be as captivating as the sector we explore. As you all will expect from SpaceWatch.Global, we will continue to ask the right questions – at the right time – on the right subjects. These subjects that matter for all of us – space sustainability, space traffic management, space environment, geopolitics, space for earth, space policy, and so on – subjects that matter!

A Heartfelt Thank You

I extend my heartfelt gratitude to our outstanding team and wonderful shareholders who believe in us, our partners for their trust and support, and every one of you in the SpaceWatch.Global community. Your passion, curiosity, and support make it all possible.

Happy New Year!

As we embark on this new year, let’s carry forward the spirit of innovation, exploration, and discovery. May 2024 bring new heights, new insights, and new wonders.

Happy New Year!

With warm regards,

Torsten Kriening
Publisher, SpaceWatch.Global

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