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Space Café Canada by Dr. Jessica West Recap: Anti-satellite weapon testing and the crisis of space debris

During the fourth Space Café Canada event, host Jessica West of Project Ploughshares sat down with astronomer Aaron Boley and legal expert Michael Byers, Co-Directors of the Outer Space Institute at the University of British Columbia (UBC). Dr. Aaron Boley holds the Canada Research Chair in Planetary Astronomy at UBC. His research explores a wide range of topics,

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The Space Cafe Podcast #042: Barbara Belvisi, Interstellar Lab and the future of plant growth in space and on earth

SpaceWatch.Global is pleased to present the 42nd episode in our podcast series The Space Cafe Podcast #042: Barbara Belvisi, Interstellar Lab and the future of plant growth in space and on earth. As if taken from a science fiction movie, Barbara Belvisi and her team at Interstellar Lab are developing growth containers for every kind of plant. Be it on earth or in space.

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#SpaceWatchGL Column: Dongfang Hour China Aerospace News Roundup 29 November – 5 December

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and Orbital Gateway Consulting we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and texts. We are pleased to present “Dongfang Hour China Aerospace News Roundup 29 November- 5 December 2021”. Hello and welcome to another episode of the Dongfang Hour China Aero/Space News Roundup!

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Europe launches two more Galileo satellites

Two more: Arianespace has successfully launched two more Galileo satellites, growing Europe’s navigation constellation to 28 satellites, the European Space Agency (ESA) said. Soyuz launcher VS-26, operated by Arianespace and commissioned by ESA, lifted off with the pair of 715 kg satellites from French Guiana on 5 December, ESA said.

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Salem Al Marri appointed new chief of Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) appointed Salem Humaid Al Marri as the new Director-General of the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre in Dubai, the agency said. Al Marri, 39, replaces Yousuf Al Shaibani, who served as the centre's Director-General since 2013. Al Marri was part of the team that set up the Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology in 2006

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Space Café WebTalk with Johanna Bergström Roos: The Space Region in Sweden’s North

During this week’s Space Café, SpaceWatch.Global publisher Torsten Kriening caught up with the project manager of RIT2021 and a business developer with a mission to strengthen Luleå University presence in Kiruna Johanna Bergström Roos. Johanna Bergstrom-Roos is employed at LTU Business AB since October 2011 and is working with the Kiruna base.

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German industry kicks off new space initiative

The Federation of German Industries (BDI) partners with five associations and 26 companies to establish a new space initiative and strengthen “networking between space, start-ups and industry”, the federation said. "With this new initiative, the BDI wants to send a strong signal of a joint departure in space for Germany and Europe," said BDI CEO Joachim Lang.

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#SpaceWatchGL Column: ESPI Brief 54 – UN resolution on norms of responsible behaviours in space – a step forward to preserve stability in space?

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and the European Space Policy Institute, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and briefs. This is ESPI Briefs No. 54: ‘UN resolution on norms of responsible behaviours in space – a step forward to preserve stability in space?’, originally published in November 2021.

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