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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: SPACE IS COOL by Robert Feierbach

I have recently heard comments from a few colleagues that our Space industry is stagnating, that the general public does not care about Space, and that the persistent COVID-19 pandemic will put many of our companies out of business. I COULDN’T DISAGREE MORE!

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Satellite Technologies Use To Monitor Climate Change and Manage Environmental Disasters

The recent 2020 US West Coast wildfire has opened infernos, as it ravaged hundreds of homes and charred hundreds of neighborhoods. On September 10, 2020, CNN announced that the Creek Fire had taken more than 166,00 acres after destroying 360 structures in Central California, Amidst a state emergency, firefighters had to defeat the "beast" that turned the scenery to a similar fiction movies scene on a doomsday.

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Earth: The Final Countdown – Using Space to Save the Planet

by Dalibor Djuran, Planet LabsPlanet’s Family of Dove Satellites; Credits: Planet“Space, the final frontier.” We all remember these words spoken by the Capt. Kirk of the USS Enterprise. The Star Trek show brought space into American homes in the sixties. In the peak of the space race, Start Trek focused on space as a final frontier that needs to be conquered.

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: “Software-defined satellite” – an emerging technology in space industry

The term “software-defined satellite” has already appeared in the space industry and related media, but for the purpose of clarity of this article it will be defined as following: instead of viewing a satellite as monolithic piece of hardware and software, designed to perform a specific mission, one can see the same satellite as a platform capable of running multiple different missions (defined as software applications) on the same hardware platform.

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Space Café WebTalk Recap: Dr. Natalia Archinard On Switzerland’s Commitment to Space Sustainability

In this week’s Space Cafè WebTalk, Dr. Natália Archinard, Deputy Head of the Science, Education, Transport and Space Section at the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland, and Chair of the Scientific and Technical Subcommittee of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UNCOPUOS) talked about Switzerland's commitment for space sustainability. 

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