SpaceForum_2020_banner
Home / John Sheldon (page 4)

John Sheldon

#SpaceWatchGL Perspective On US Space Resources Executive Order: Elina Morozova On The Unappreciated Importance Of The Moon Agreement

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 …

Read More »

#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Russia’s Military Exploitation Of Outer Space

By Roger McDermott This essay was originally published by the Eurasia Daily Monitor of  The Jamestown Foundation on 8 April 2020, and is republished here with their kind permission. The original essay can be found here. In December 2019, President Donald Trump formally created the United States Space Force, a …

Read More »

Belarus And Russia Agree To Build Eight High-Resolution Earth Observation Satellites

Belarus and Russia have signed an agreement to jointly build a constellation of eight high-resolution Earth observation satellites, according to Belarusian and Russian news media sources. Belarusian satellite engineers have already completed a preliminary design and the new satellite series will feature a high-resolution camera capable of capturing images of …

Read More »

#SpaceWatchGL Perspective On US Space Resources Executive Order: Guoyu Wang On Space Law Ambiguities

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 …

Read More »

Germany’s Exolaunch Signs Rideshare Satellite Launch Agreement With SpaceX

Berlin-based Exolaunch, a leading launch services and deployment system provider for small satellites, revealed on 14 April 2020 that it has signed a rideshare launch services agreement with SpaceX. According to Space News, Exolaunch has arranged for the launch of over 100 satellites for various customers over recent years, but has …

Read More »

Russia Wary Of Space Privatisation After Trump Executive Order, But Willing To Talk

Responding to President Donald J. Trump’s Executive Order on Encouraging International Support for the Recovery and Use of Space Resources, Russian government spokesman Dmitry Peskov, the personal press secretary of Russian President Vladimir Putin, told the TASS news agency that any attempt at “privatizing” space would be considered “unacceptable.” Mr. …

Read More »

Quality Control Issues Delay Russian Proton-M Launches

Three Proton-M launch vehicles have been returned from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to their manufacturer in Moscow after newly introduced Roscosmos quality control measures found defective components and parts in them. The three launch vehicles were found to have defective components and parts that were believed to have been …

Read More »

Hong Kong Aerospace Technology Group To Launch First Satellite Golden Bauhinia No.1

Hong Kong Aerospace Technology Group (HKATG) announced it aims to launch the “Golden Bauhinia No.1” low-orbit high frequency satellite in June from China. The planned launch marks an important milestone in the company’s “Golden Bauhinia” space remote sensing project. The rapid development of international commercial aerospace makes it one of …

Read More »

Geospatial Intelligence Company Bird.I Acquired By Hanley Wood And Meyers Research

Hanley Wood | Meyers Research, the housing industry’s foremost advisors and provider of rich data, has announced it acquired Bird.i, a Scotland-based company that combines the latest satellite imagery and artificial intelligence (AI) technology to provide valuable land and building insights. Bird.i’s imagery processing technology shows how things are changing …

Read More »

Japan’s Axelspace Leads Research Initiative On Red Tide Predictions

Axelspace Corporation, the Japanese satellite Earth observation company, announced on 3 April 2020 an agreement with Tokio Marine Holdings Inc., Hiroshima University, and Hydro Technology Institute Co., Ltd., on a joint research initiative into the prediction of red tide outbreaks that could potentially cause damage to marine resources. As part …

Read More »