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

This Space Café Geopolitics featured 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 Geopolitics “33 minutes with Dr Jessica West” on nukes in space, 2024 edition

This Space Café Geopolitics will feature Dr Jessica West, Senior Researcher at Project Ploughshares, in conversation with Torsten Kriening, Publisher of SpaceWatch.Global. Nukes in Space, a 2024 edition and an analysis of the Russian veto at the UN Security Council. Last week, Wednesday 24 April 2024, Russia vetoed 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 at UN COPUOS in Vienna the Legal Subcommittee had their 63th session. 

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HyImpulse SR75-1 suborbital test launch on live from Southern Launch’s Koonibba Test Range

HyImpulse

The HyImpulse SR75-1 ‘Light this Candle!’ mission is currently scheduled to launch tomorrow, Friday 3 May at 2.30pm ACST from Southern Launch’s Koonibba Test Range in South Australia. Additional launch windows have been identified over the weekend, should they be required. Manufactured in Germany, the SR75-1 rocket is a single stage, expendable, unguided vehicle designed and manufactured by HyImpulse.

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BOLD Talks – Episode 6: European Rockets in Space

Back with yet another BOLD Talk, and this time, in commemoration of the groundbreaking exploration by Yuri Gagarin in 1961 and the launch of the first space shuttle in 1981, April's BOLD Talk will be dedicated to the topic of space. Hosted by Torsten Kriening, Publisher and CEO of SpaceWatch.Global, and Dr. Christian Schmierer, Co-CEO of HyImpulse, the event will delve into the fascinating realm of European Rockets in Space.

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Space Cafe “33 minutes with Artemis BRICS” – Can the Global South Shape the Moon Accords? – recap

The Artemis Accords, boasting a membership of 36 nations, encompass a diverse array of Western and non-Western states, with signatories from Latin America, the Asia-Pacific region, Africa, and the Middle East. Notably, key members of the Artemis Accords, including Brazil, India, and the UAE, also hold membership in BRICS—a prominent intergovernmental organization comprising Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa, Egypt, Ethiopia, Iran, and the United Arab Emirates.

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