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SINC 2024 – Interview with Almudena Azcárate Ortega

Space security is central to the peaceful use of space, security, and national defense. But it’s often pushed aside in the concretisation. Why? Almudena Azcarate Ortega, Researcher on space Security at UNIDIR, discusses with Dr Emma Gatti, SpaceWatch.Global’s editor-in-chief, the ways Space security influences our use of space.


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In the last decade, space weather has become the subject of serious consideration in the scientific community and global scientific organizations. Solar activity plays an important role in both space operations and terrestrial infrastructure. Flares, storms, and coronal mass ejections are all manifestations of solar activity that can affect the operation of satellites, navigation, surveillance, radio communications, and other important structures. As a consequence, there is a need for a reliable and independent ecosystem for monitoring and forecasting solar weather. Today, the European space sector faces the challenge of creating infrastructure capable of competing with existing international initiatives.