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The Space Café Podcast #93: From CubeSats to Life’s Curveballs: Tyvak’s Margherita Cardi Unpacks the Unscripted Lessons of ESA’s HERA Mission.

SpaceWatch.Global is pleased to present: The Space Café Podcast #93: From CubeSats to Life's Curveballs: Tyvak’s Margherita Cardi Unpacks the Unscripted Lessons of ESA’s HERA Mission. Join us in this inspiring episode of Space Cafe as Markus Mooslechner chats with Margherita Cardi, whose role in the HERA mission to build the Milani CubeSat as the Vice President of Programs at Turin-based Tyvak underscores the essence of adaptability in both space missions and daily life.

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Space Cafe Radio – on tour at SDSC in Tallinn – with Dr Pascal Faucher of EUSST

In this Space Café Radio - SpaceWatch.Global publisher Torsten Kriening spoke with Dr Pascal Faucher, Chairman of European Union Space Surveillance and Tracking (EU SST), Defense and Security, CNES, at the Software Defined Space Conference - SDSC in Tallinn, Estonia, beginning November 2023. In the interview, Pascal outlines the strategic imperative for Europe to enhance synergies between its civil and defense sectors to ensure a competitive edge in the space industry, especially given resource limitations.

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The Space Café Podcast #92: Planetary Defense: How to save earth from asteroid disaster and the winding road to success with HERA mission principal investigator Dr Patrick Michel

The Space Café Podcast #92: Planetary Defense: How to save earth from asteroid disaster and the winding road to success with HERA mission principal investigator Patrick Michel. In this riveting episode, Dr. Patrick Michel, dives deep into the intricacies of planetary defense, asteroid research missions, the essence of teamwork, and the life lessons he’s garnered over the years. ➡️ The undeniable importance of collaboration in overcoming space-related adversities. ➡️ Lessons from the HERA mission: Turning setbacks into steppingstones. ➡️ Patrick’s insights on success, the winding path of scientific research, and the unpredictability of major breakthroughs.

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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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