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Global Defence Geospatial Intelligence (DGI) 2020: A Report From A Maritime Viewpoint

By Guy Thomas The annual Defence Geospatial Intelligence (DGI) 2020 conference is now history. Every attendee I spoke with, and that was most of them, seemed to agree it was one of the best in the last 10 years. I concur, and I have been to most of them. Over …

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Space Debris Panel At #DLD20 Asks “What Are You Adding?”

  The space panel, titled “Space: The Next Tragedy of the Commons,” focused on raising awareness about the problem of space debris. Panelists included Dr. Moriba Jah from the University of Texas,  Dr. Regina Peldszus form DLR, Harriet Brettle from Astroscale, and Daniel Porras from UNIDIR. Torsten Kriening, COO of …

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Finnish Satellite Workshop: Shop Window For Space Science

By Valerie Vlasenko The third edition of the Finnish Satellite Workshop kicked off on 20-22 January 2020 in Espoo. The major event for the space industry and science in Finland saw a gathering of nearly 800 professionals and covered the most important topics for the Nordic space scene.  “Our initial …

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5th PSSI Space Security Conference Summary Report is online

We are pleased to pass along the 5th PSSI Space Security Conference Summary Report that was just released. The gathering, entitled “Evolution of the Counterspace Threat and Strengthening of International Space Partnerships”, was convened in Prague on June 9-11, 2019 in partnership with Japan’s Cabinet Satellite Intelligence Center (CSICE), the …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op’ed: My 2019 in a review – by Dr. Moriba Jah

SpaceWatch.Global asked its staff and contributors to review 2019 and provide an outlook into 2020. These personal reviews are being published during the holiday season. This is Dr. Moriba Jah of The University of Texas. by Dr. Moriba Jah The year began with the 29th AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op’ed: Goodbye 2019 – Hello To The Most Exciting Decade In The Space Industry Since The 1960´s! – by Ole Dokka

SpaceWatch.Global asked its staff and contributors to review 2019 and provide an outlook into 2020. These personal reviews are being published during the holiday season. This is Ole Dokka of Spaceport Norway. by Ole Dokka NORWAY – THE OIL AND CO2 EXPORTER I live in a country with a small …

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#SpaceWatchGL Interviews: Pietro Piccinetti of Fiera di Roma

The first NewSpace Economy (NSE) Forum took place between December 10th and 12th with a total of 2,700 registered attendees, 140 exhibitors and 184 speakers amongst the most influential world experts in the space sector. The event featured 60 vertical sessions on data analytics, future markets, new mobility, new finances …

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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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