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Space Electric Thruster System to demonstrate LEO spacecraft transport

Paris, 28 December 2020. – Space Electric Thruster System (SETS), a Noosphere Ventures aerospace company, will undergo field testing in Low Earth Orbit (LEO) as part of the debut launch of the Firefly Aerospace Alpha rocket, which is scheduled for the beginning of 2021 from Vandenberg Air Force Base in …

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Register Today For Our Space Café WebTalk “33 minutes with Doug Loverro” On 5 January 2021

Join SpaceWatch.Global for an interesting and informative Space Café WebTalk featuring Doug Loverro, President at Loverro Consulting, Virgina, USA. This event will take place on 5 January 2021 at 4:00 pm CET. For decades the international community has tried, and failed, to achieve agreement on treaties aimed at preventing war …

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#SpaceWatchGL Interviews: My 2020 in a review – by Frank Salzgeber

SpaceWatch.Global asked its friends, staff and contributors to review 2020 and provide an outlook into 2021. These personal reviews are being published during the holiday season. This is the review interview of Frank Salzgeber, Head of Innovation and Ventures Office at the European Space Agency (ESA). He was interviewed by …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Predict to win. How space weather forecasting will save billions on Earth

by Ksenia Moskalenko On March 13, 1989 the province of Quebec, Canada suffered from a massive blackout caused by a geomagnetic storm. The solar activity led to a nine-hour clinical death of Hydro-Québec’s Electric power system, leaving people without TV, light and home gadgets, causing huge financial losses and halting …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Space world highlights 2020 and outlook 2021 by Prof. Pascale Ehrenfreund

by Prof. Pascale Ehrenfreund SpaceWatch.Global asked its friends, staff and contributors to review 2020 and provide an outlook into 2021. These personal reviews are being published during the holiday season. This is the review of Prof. Pascale Ehrenfreund, President of International Astronautical Federation.  2020 has been an unprecedented, difficult and …

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Dava Newman named director of MIT Media Lab

Berlin, 25. Dec. 2020. – Dava Newman, an MIT professor of aeronautics and astronautics whose groundbreaking work has advanced human performance in space with the goal of interplanetary reach, has been named the new director of the MIT Media Lab, effective July 1, 2021. “Leading the legendary Media Lab is …

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Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre uses AWS Ground Station to support UAE and global industry development

When wildfires broke out across northern and central California in August, a remote-sensing Earth observation satellite watched 381 miles (613 kilometers) above the planet’s surface. Built entirely in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC), KhalifaSat captured imagery that could help governmental agencies and …

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Space Café Podcast Episode 018 Featuring Dana Reizniece-Ozola Is Now Available

SpaceWatch.Global is pleased to present the 18th episode in our podcast series The Space Cafe Podcast: Dana Reizniece-Ozola, minister, satellite pioneer and chess grandmaster. The power of small nations. Episode 018 features special guest Dana Reizniece-Ozola. Dana Reizniece-Ozola is a unique personality. Not only did she hold the post of Latvian …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: 2020 – The Space Enterprise Is Moving Full Steam Ahead by Ken Hodgkins

by Ken Hodgkins SpaceWatch.Global asked its friends, staff and contributors to review 2020 and provide an outlook into 2021. These personal reviews are being published during the holiday season. This is the review of Ken Hodgkins, former Director of the U.S Department of State’s Office for Space and Advanced Technology. …

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