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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Bridging Space and Asia with Multi-GNSS

by Sam Claydon, The Sustainability Project Asia; the most populous and largest continent in the world, mostly known for its diverse foods, rich culture and strong global economic presence, is also home to a unique fusion of Global Navigation Satellite Services (GNSS); an unparalleled characteristic that holds a pool of potential …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: China’s Space Dream

by Jose Salgado China strived to maintain positive economic growth despite the global pandemic. According to the IMF, China’s GDP growth rate was 1.9% in 2020, making it the only country among major economies to have growth above zero in that year. Now Beijing is ready for the “space dream”, …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Lock Down on All Space Launches!

by Valentin Eder This article describes – in a non-diplomatic way – the current setting/behaviour of space industry stakeholders and a set of radical, but necessary actions to ensure the  long-term sustainability of outer space in the interest of operators, the industry, last but not least, of the global society. …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Insights into Space law in China

by Jan Helge Mey L.LM. (McGill) and Dr. Ingo Baumann, BHO Legal, Germany While the space activities of China continue to advance in breadth and depth, rather little is known about the legal and regulatory framework within the country. It is difficult to find online sources and most texts are …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: How Mega-Constellations Lead to Increased Sustainability Risks in Outer Space

by Valentin Eder This article looks at the impact of mega-constellations to the collision risk in outer space using the results of a systemic approach to reducing the uncertainty of the ambiguity of actual developments based on conjunction analyses on the example of  SpaceX’s Starlink using TLE data from space-track …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Seven Sisters project taking Australia further into space by Malcolm Davis

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and The Strategist, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles. This is “Seven Sisters project taking Australia further into space” by Malcolm Davis, originally published on 29 January 2021. In a previous article, I made the case for Australia developing and launching …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Space Sustainability Trends 2020/2021 and Beyond

by Dr. Olga Stelmakh-Drescher and Prof. Steven Freeland Space Sustainability is the crucial requirement for a long-term and effective operational space environment. Being highly multifaceted, it has many interdependent and complementary constituent elements, facets and vectors – it is an enabler of continuous and unconditionally safe activities in space, as well as a driver of change as regards …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Let your dreams take flight!

by Aaron Popich I am a student ambassador for One Giant Leap Australia and an Australian Air Force Cadet. I recently had the opportunity to attend Space Camp in the U.S.A. It was an incredible opportunity in itself, and I learnt a lot from being there. However, the greatest spinoff …

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