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#SpaceWatchGL Op’ed: Space And Hybrid Warfare – Part One

By Ralph Thiele … thousands Satellites are a critical infrastructure. They enable television, internet, telecommunications, energy, trade, and financial networks to function. As access to space gets cheaper, the commercial sector continues to grow its presence in space. For fifty years, space innovation meant scaling Apollo-era technologies into ever larger, …

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The 8th African Leadership Conference On Space Science And Technology For Sustainable Development

By Carla Sharpe The 8th African Leadership Conference on Space Science and Technology for Sustainable Development was hosted at the UN Economic Commission for Africa, in Ethiopia from 2 to 4 December 2019. Over 200 participants joined the conference from 31 countries, 21 of which were African countries. The sessions …

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ESA’s Exoplanet Mission, Cheops, Scheduled for Liftoff

Cheops, the CHaracterising ExOPlanet Satellite, is scheduled to launch on a Soyuz-Fregat rocket from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana at 09:54 CET on 17 December 2019. Cheops is ESA’s first mission dedicated to the study of extrasolar planets, or exoplanets. It will observe bright stars that are already known …

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Astrobotic Announces New Lunar Logistics Headquarters in Pittsburgh

Astrobotic proudly announces that it will open a new state-of-the-art headquarters for lunar logistics in May 2020. The 47,000 square foot facility in Pittsburgh’s North Side neighborhood of Manchester will house the company’s spacecraft integration cleanrooms, test facilities, lab spaces, rover test labs, payload operations room, and dedicated mission control. …

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ND Satcom Selects Work Microwave A-Series DVB-S2X Gateways

For its leading network product portfolio SKYWAN 5G, with hybrid MF-TDMA and DVB-S2X, ND Satcom has selected Work Microwave’s A-Series DVB-S2X modulator platform. The SKYWAN 5G DVB solution features a unique two-way broadband satellite communication network for high-quality services, combining the widely adopted DVB-S2/S2X transmission standard with the ND Satcom …

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#SpaceWatchGL Interviews: Prof. Dr. Kai-Uwe Schrogl of the International Institute for Space Law

The International Institute of Space Law (IISL) is the global association for space law with individual and institutional members from almost 50 countries. The IISL’s key mission is the promotion of further development of space law and expansion of the rule of law in the exploration and use of outer …

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#SpaceWatchGL Interviews: Dr. Jana Robinson of Prague Security Studies Institute

The mission of the Prague Security Studies Institute is to help safeguard and strengthen the individual freedoms and democratic institutions of the countries in Central and Eastern Europe and beyond. PSSI is dedicated to the education and training of new generations of security-minded students and young professionals, including through its …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op’ed: Why we don’t understand what a space race means

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and Prof. Mai’a K. Davis Cross, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and texts. We are pleased to present “Why we don’t understand what a space race means ”, originally published on 7 December 2019 in International Affairs by Oxford …

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German-Made Astronaut Assistant CIMON-2 Is At The International Space Station


A new CIMON for the International Space Station (ISS): CIMON-2 (Crew Interactive MObile companioN) lifted off on its journey into space on 5 December 2019. This modified version of the astronaut assistant has been equipped for new tasks and was developed and built in Germany. Like its predecessor, CIMON-2 will be …

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