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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: AMOS Conference 2022: A Political Wrap-Up

This year the 23rd AMOS (Advanced Maui Optical and Space Surveillance Technologies) Conference, held in Hawaii from the 27th to the 30th of September 2022, hosted 1212 in-person attendees at the Wailea Beach Resort and 259 guests virtually. The conference sold-out way in advance. Maybe a sign of a post-Covid desire to travel, or maybe a sign that Hawaii never loses its exotic allure, nevertheless the enthusiastic attendance also reflected a growing interest in space sustainability and space commerce initiatives across all sectors, from national governments to private companies, from non-governmental entities to the science community.

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Space Café Radio – on tour in Prague – with Xavier Pasco

In this Space Café Radio - SpaceWatch.Global publisher Torsten Kriening spoke with Xavier Pasco, Director of the Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique in Paris, during the 6th PSSI Space Security Conference, held in Prague, from the 19th to the 21st of June 2022. During this episode Xavier discusses the threats in the space domain, the European space safety and  security capabilities with Torsten. Tune in to hear more!

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Space Café Radio – on tour in Prague at EU Space Week 2022 – with Rodrigo da Costa

In this Space Café Radio - SpaceWatch.Global publisher Torsten Kriening spoke with  Rodrigo da Costa, Executive Director at EUSPA - EU Agency for the Space Program, he previously worked at the agency as the Galileo Services Program Manager. In this episode, Rodrigo sits down with Torsten during the EU Space Week 2022 in Prague to talk about his impressions of the EU Space Week and the role of EUSPA. This includes the growth of participation in the conference as well as strategies to help the EU space sector evolve. The biggest take away is the push to prioritize the "user" and make them the focus of space activities moving forward. Tune in to hear more!

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Italy’s Strategy and Position at the next ESA’s CM-22

The space sector has completely changed in the past few years. France is now the driving force behind the European space sector (albeit more for its purposes rather than for shared European goals), and Germany, apparently distracted by national rearmament, is still determined to defend its ambitions, so as not to completely leave the ground to Paris. In the face of all this, what is Italy’s position? Further apart, it appears.

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Space Café Radio – on tour in London – with Anousheh Ansari

In this Space Café Radio - SpaceWatch.Global Editor in chief Emma Gatti spoke with Anousheh Ansari, the CEO of the XPRIZE Foundation,  the first astronaut of Iranian descent in space, first Muslim woman in space, and one of the first private astronauts to go to space as well. Emma sat down with Anousheh at this years  4th Secure World Foundation Summit for Space Sustainability to discuss the goals of her foundation, the new frontiers she is trying to break to help humanity to thrive, and the deep meaning of Space exploration for all. 

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Space Café Radio – PSSI’s Space Security Series ep. 3 – with Paul Graziani

In this third episode, Editor-in-Chief Dr Emma Gatti interviewed Paul Graziani, Chief Executive Officer at COMSPOC Corp . Paul spoke about the exciting and complex position of those private companies working head to head with Government and Defense, discussed  the limits of these corporations, and how can the private sector help and be involved in the defense sector.

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: India in the “New” Space Era

The very existence of human life on earth today is dependent on space-based services. From banking and money transfers to streaming online content and using maps, the internet and other technological capabilities are being widely used by everyone across the world. From the individual level to the international level, space-based services play a crucial role. However, there are still many challenges and threats within the space domain, that need to be addressed at the national, regional, and global levels. All these imply the fact that space is both a competent and vulnerable domain in the contemporary world.

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Space Café Radio – on tour in Paris at IAC 2022 – with Martina Löfqvist

In this Space Café Radio - SpaceWatch.Global publisher Torsten Kriening spoke with Martina Löfqvist, Senior Business Development Manager at Destinus on the rooftop terrasse during the 73rd International Astronautical Congress 2022 in Paris. In this episode, Martina shares what Destinus is planning for the future of long haul transportation and the future of the aerospace industry. This future includes the use of aircraft that could comfortably travel at hypersonic speeds taking passengers around the world.

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Space Café Radio – on tour in London – with Neil deGrasse Tyson

In this Space Café Radio – SpaceWatch.Global Editor in Chief and Space Café Italy host Dr. Emma Gatti spoke with American astrophysicist, author and space communication legend Neil deGrasse Tyson. Emma met Neil during the 4th Secure World Foundation Summit for Space Sustainability, held in London on the 22nd and 23rd of June 2022, just before of the launch of his new book Starry Messenger: Cosmic Perspectives on Civilization.  Together, they discussed his vision, his hopes for the future of humanity in Space, and about letting Kubrick down.

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: What is the real annually generated revenue of the space industry? PART 2

The global space economy has been estimated to reach 1 trillion USD of revenues by 2040 (Morgan Stanley, UBS), but such numbers have been generated starting from a 2016 baseline of 340 billion USD for the Satellite Industry only and adding all the other marginal sectors in an unclear fashion.

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