SpaceTalks 4.0 - 2024

Space Cafe Audio

Space Café Radio – live from Intergeo – with Aaron Addison

In this Space Café Radio - SpaceWatch.Global publisher Torsten Kriening spoke with Aaron Addison, incoming Executive Director of the World Geospatial Industry Council, at the Intergeo 2023 in Berlin. WGIC's Role and Growth: Aaron highlighted the significant growth in the geospatial and space sectors, emphasizing the successful experience at Intergeo. He introduced the World Geospatial Industry Council (WGIC) as a trade association aiming to unite various facets of the geospatial industry globally. The organization recently rebranded to reflect its diverse membership, which now includes traditional geospatial companies and newer entrants like satellite and ocean data companies.

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Space Cafe Radio – on the German Space Strategy – with Nicole Thalhofer

In this episode of Space Café Radio, SpaceWatch.Global’s publisher, Torsten Kriening, talks with Nicole Thalhofer, head of Space at the BDLI - German Aerospace Industries Association, about the new German Space Strategy, released at the end of September 2023. The strategy identifies nine fields of action for the German Federal Government. These action fields include: European and international cooperation, Space as a growth market - High-tech and New Space, Climate change, resources, and environmental protection, Digitalization, data, and downstream, Security, strategic capability, and global stability, Sustainable use of space, Space research, International space exploration, Space in dialogue and talent acquisition

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The Space Café Podcast #91: Bridging Science and Indigenous Knowledge with Dr Laurie Rousseau-Nepton, Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics University of Toronto

SpaceWatch.Global is pleased to present: The Space Café Podcast #91: Bridging Science and Indigenous Knowledge with Dr Laurie Rousseau-Nepton, Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Toronto. Episode 091 features special guests: Dr Laurie Rousseau-Nepton. In this episode, host Markus unravels an enriching conversation with Laurie Rousseau-Nepton a scientist and indigenous advocate, whose life's work interweaves her science, cultural roots and a strong passion for astronomy. The dialogue unfolds Laurie's unique perspective on education, tradition, and our relationship with the cosmos.

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Space Café Radio – Andoya Space Special – with Ketil Olsen

In this Space Café Radio - SpaceWatch.Global publisher Torsten Kriening spoke with Ketil Olsen, CEO of Andoya Space. This episode was recorded 300 km north of the Arctic Circle on Andoya island during the presentation and the handover of the strategic framework for the spaceport Norway. Strategic framework means the potential development and opportunities that the spaceport will bring, from space business and an innovation hub to tourism, housing, and connectivity for the island and the region.

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Space Café Radio – with Prof Bertrand Goldman, International Space University

In this episode of Space Café Radio, SpaceWatch.Global’s publisher, Torsten Kriening, has an exciting conversation with Prof Bertrand Goldman, Associate Professor and Research Facilitator of the International Space University and a resident faculty on the Central Campus, about the news from ISU and the new program. Bertrand has contributed as Principal Investigator and Co-Investigator to various observing astronomy projects related to the study of brown dwarfs

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Space Café Radio – Poznan, the IAC 2026 candidate – with Lukasz Wilczynski

In this episode of Space Café Radio, SpaceWatch.Global’s publisher, Torsten Kriening, has an exciting conversation with Lukasz Wilczynski, President of Space Communications Alliance and European Space Foundation, Organizer of European Rover Challenge, about the bid of Poznan, Poland for the International Astronautical Congress  (IAC) 2026. Poznań as a Host for IAC 2026: Lukasz emphasizes the suitability of Poznań, Poland, for hosting the International Astronautical Congress (IAC). He mentions the city's history of hosting large international trade fairs and its strategic location, making it easily accessible by plane and train. Furthermore, Poznań offers a compact layout with various amenities like restaurants and hotels in close proximity.

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The Space Café Podcast #90: Dr Alice Gorman – Space Archaeology and an attempt to rethink humanity with a multi award winning author and researcher 🚀

SpaceWatch.Global is pleased to present: The Space Café Podcast #90: Space Archaeology and an attempt to rethink humanity with multi award winning author and researcher Dr Alice Gorman. In this enlightening episode, host Markus engages in a comprehensive discussion about space archaeology and space debris with Dr. Alice Gorman, an internationally recognized leader in the field of space archaeology. Dr. Gorman's innovative research on space exploration has been featured in National Geographic, New Scientist, and Archaeology magazine.

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Space Café Radio – from WSBW 2023 – with Stewart Bain

In this episode of Space Café Radio, SpaceWatch.Global’s publisher Torsten Kriening, has an insightful conversation with Stewart Bain, Founder and CEO of NorthStar Earth and Space, during Euroconsult's 26th World Satellite Business Week in Paris.

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Space Café Radio – from LIMA 2023 – with Haji Azlikamil Bin Napiah

In this Space Café Radio -  SpaceWatch.Global's Rika Valluri spoke with Haji Azlikamil Bin Napiah, the Director General of Malaysia Space Agency - MYSA. The Director General spoke to us about the agency's involvement in their new space exploration plan, the push for international collaborations, and a focus on downstream applications. Today's episode is in partnership with DUET Global, a consulting company focused on the developing space ecosystem in Asia.

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The Space Café Podcast #89: Alexander Layendecker and Egbert Edelbroek – Sex in Space – The Untapped Conversation

SpaceWatch.Global is pleased to present: The Space Café Podcast #89: Alexander Layendecker and Egbert Edelbroek - Sex in Space - The Untapped Conversation. In this episode, Markus invites Alexander Layendecker, an expert in sexuality in space, and Egbert Edelbroek of Spaceborn United. Together, they navigate the sensitive and rarely discussed topics of sexuality and ethics in space, shedding light on what it means to be human in the cosmos.

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