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#SpaceWatchGL Perspective On US Space Resources Executive Order: Dimitra Stefoudi On How The U.S. Seeks Cooperation Through The Outer Space Treaty

On 6 April 2020, US President Donald J. Trump signed an Executive Order (EO) on Encouraging International Support for the Recovery and Use of Space Resources. This order addresses US policy regarding the recovery and use of resources in outer space, including the Moon and other celestial bodies. Today SpaceWatch.Global publishes the …

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SpaceX Successfully Launches Seventh Batch Of Starlink Satellites

SpaceX launched its seventh batch of 60 Starlink communications satellites on board one of its Falcon 9 satellite launch vehicles on 22 April 2020. The launch took place at 3:30pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, United States. The launch vehicle successfully released …

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Another Pyrrhic Victory: The White House’s Latest Executive Order On Space Mining

On 6 April 2020, the White House issued an Executive Order on Encouraging International Support for the Recovery and Use of Space Resources (EO), the latest in a series of directives that the White House has issued to set American space policy over the last three years.[1] This one focuses …

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Iran’s Military Satellite Launch Full Of Surprises

Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) announced that it had launched a military satellite on the morning (Iranian time) of 22 April 2020 on board a previously unknown satellite launch vehicle the IRGC calls Qassed. The military satellite, called Noor (also spelled ‘Nur’ and ‘Nour’ – Farsi for ‘Light’), could …

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#SpaceWatchGL Perspective On US Space Resources Executive Order: Alice Gorman On How The EO Is A Rejection Of Longstanding Principles

On 6 April 2020, US President Donald J. Trump signed an Executive Order (EO) on Encouraging International Support for the Recovery and Use of Space Resources. This order addresses US policy regarding the recovery and use of resources in outer space, including the Moon and other celestial bodies. Over the next …

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#SpaceWatchGL Perspective On US Space Resources Executive Order: Sebastien Moranta On The EO As An “America First” Policy

On 6 April 2020, US President Donald J. Trump signed an Executive Order (EO) on Encouraging International Support for the Recovery and Use of Space Resources. This order addresses US policy regarding the recovery and use of resources in outer space, including the Moon and other celestial bodies. Over the next …

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#SpaceWatchGL Perspective On US Space Resources Executive Order: Michelle Hanlon On How The Moon Agreement Is Finished

On 6 April 2020, US President Donald J. Trump signed an Executive Order (EO) on Encouraging International Support for the Recovery and Use of Space Resources. This order addresses US policy regarding the recovery and use of resources in outer space, including the Moon and other celestial bodies. Over the next …

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#SpaceWatchGL Perspective On US Space Resources Executive Order: Michael Listner On The EO’s Bottom-Up Approach To Rulemaking

On 6 April 2020, US President Donald J. Trump signed an Executive Order (EO) on Encouraging International Support for the Recovery and Use of Space Resources. This order addresses US policy regarding the recovery and use of resources in outer space, including the Moon and other celestial bodies. Over the next …

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