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Space Cafe Geopolitics “33 minutes with Prof Steven Freeland” – UN COPUOS, an update on Space Governance

This Space Café Geopolitics will feature Prof Steven Freeland, Emeritus Professor, Western Sydney University, in conversation with Torsten Kriening, Publisher of SpaceWatch.Global. UN COPUOS - a Forum for Multilateral Consensus on Space Governance …. 'well, at least, most of the time’ On Thursday, 2 May 2024, our Space Cafe “33 minutes with Dr Jessica West” focused on Russia vetoing the UN Security Council’s resolution to reaffirm the Outer Space Treaty’s ban on weapons of mass destruction in space crafted by the US and Japan. That veto was set in the same week that the Legal Subcommittee at UN COPUOS in Vienna had its 63rd session. In the meantime there were follow up conversations at the UN General Assemby.

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Space Cafe “Black Ops by Rika Valluri” – India Edition: Defence Space Agency and Military Capabilities for Space

This Space Café Black Ops will feature Ashok G.V., a partner with Factum Law, in conversation with Rika Valluri, Editor of SpaceWatch.Global. India Edition: Defence Space Agency and Military Capabilities for Space. Ashok G.V., is a partner with Factum Law and Allied Law Practices and practices before the High Court of Karnataka at Bengaluru. In addition to his role as a dispute resolution attorney, he heads the firm's space law practice. As part of his work with the space industry, he advises clients on contracts, intellectual property management and enforcement, technology transfer, export control, and risk management.

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The Space Café Podcast #106: Dr Mark Clampin – NASA Astrophysics Director Discusses the Agency’s Future, Habitable Worlds, Starships, and Life Beyond

In Episode 106 of the Space Cafe Podcast, host Markus engages with Dr. Mark Clampin, astrophysics director at NASA. They discuss the significant advancements and future plans in space exploration, capturing the raw ambiance of a busy evening in Austin, Texas, during the South by Southwest festival (SXSW)... Guest Background: Dr. Mark Clampin has an extensive career in space science, particularly noted for his work with the James Webb Space Telescope. His insights shed light on the complexity and achievements of current space missions and what the future holds for NASA.

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Space Nuggets – 19/2024 – Allies, Bullies and Vetos – The West vs East in Space

In this week's Space #Nuggets, Torsten Kriening discusses the growing space tensions on the world stage. This past week, Russia defended its veto at the UN General Assembly against Nukes in Space, followed by the USA's response. Torsten subsequently spoke about his time at GEOINT and the rising space industry in the States.

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GEOINT 2024 – A first review from the show floor

The 20th USGIF GEOINT Symposium 2024 is history. While the show ended, the teams for booth removal were gathering, Torsten Kriening gave a first review of the show. He highlighted the role of AI in the sector, the desire for cooperation and partnership and the workforce development as key. More summary you can expect the next days.

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GEOINT 2024 – Interview with Tsuri Shemer, IAI

At the GEOINT 2024, Torsten Kriening spoke with Tsuri Shemer, Marketing and Business Development Space at IAI about their presence at GEOINT, their new OptSAR-550 satellites and the Mini Communication Satellites. IAI leads space programs for national security, scientific research, and commercial applications for Israel's MOD, foreign governments and private entities. 

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GEOINT 2024 – Interview with Gary Dunow, USGIF

During the GEOINT Symposium, Torsten Kriening had a chance to talk with Gary Dunow, Vice President for Strategic Development about the conference program in the exhibition hall, the USGIF Working Groups and the international expansion of the organization. Mr. Dunow joined USGIF in 2023 after he served over 37 years in the Intelligence Community and Department of Defense.

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GEOINT 2024 – Interview with Clement Galic, Unseenlabs

Unseenlabs is a French company based in Rennes, Brittany, and founded in 2015 by the Galic brothers. At the GEOINT 2024 , Torsten Kriening spoke with Clement Galic, CEO and Co Founder about the unique idea of RF detection services, use cases and future development. Unseenlabs has developed a new technology using radio frequency signals detection − or space-based RF detection − to geolocate vessels whose emitters are turned off. Unseenlabs uses satellites to provide data to its private and public customers (governments, shipping companies, NGOs, shipowners, etc.) worldwide.

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GEOINT 2024 – Interview with Ronda Schrenk, USGIF

At the end of day one of the USGIF GEOINT Symposium 2024, Torsten Kriening had the opportunity to speak with Ronda Schrenk, CEO of the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) about the first day take away, the observations at the show and Women as Leaders initiative of the foundation. Ronda Schrenk leads the Foundation in its mission to promote the geospatial intelligence tradecraft and develop a stronger GEOINT community among government, industry, academia, professional organizations

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