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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Addressing the limitations of our current approach to collision risk from space debris

The advent of large satellite constellations has focused attention on the risks associated with increasing activity in space. The growing space traffic and debris population, which results in more conjunctions, has made apparent the limitations of our collision avoidance capabilities and processes.

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Smart Space Firms Should Tackle Downlinking Constraints

An underrecognized yet critical segment of the space sector is downlinking. Launch vehicles and satellites capture most of the headlines, but in and of themselves they have little value. They are a means to an end: they enable the flow of data that benefits people back here on Earth. Put differently, downstream applications justify investing in and developing new launch vehicles and satellites.

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Orbofleet’s Take on Mega-constellations and LEO Satellite Market

As Orbofleet’s market research report on Non-Geostationary Orbit (NGSO) satellite operators will be soon available for purchase, here we present key pointers that provide a brief outlook on the current status of the major global NGSO satellite operators.

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: The Future of Synthetic Aperture Radar

The global synthetic aperture radar (SAR) market size was valued at USD 2.21 billion in 2019 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.7% from 2020 to 2027, according to Grand View Research. SAR is capable of high-resolution remote sensing, independent of flight altitude, and independent of the weather. SAR has day and night imaging capability.

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: A Meeting of Minds? How the Incorporation of AI into Space Activities Will Alter the Applicable Regulatory Framework

On the International Space Station (ISS), astronauts have increasingly relied on the support of CIMON, the astronaut robotic assistant, which was developed and built by Airbus for the German Aerospace Center Space Administration (DLR). The system, which has recently been updated with CIMON-2,

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: China’s Super Ambitious Plans for Super Heavy Lunar Rockets

Earlier this week, we saw a couple of significant space industry-related events in Hong Kong, namely talks by a variety of leaders from CASC, the Chinese Academy of Engineering, and others. The events took place at the University of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and covered topics as diverse as the Tianwen-1 Mars mission, the BeiDou satellite navigation,...

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: COVID-19 no barrier for Australian student rocketry team’s success

The team from Down Under won silver and bronze at Spaceport America Cup. The University of Sydney Rocketry Team brought home silver and bronze this week after competing virtually in Spaceport America Cup, an annual international student rocketry competition that tests the very best of budding rocket scientists.  The Aussie team’s good news comes at a troubling time for the harbour city

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: India’s Space Venture: Groundwork for Private Sector

Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), India’s pillar for space exploration, is one of the top six governmental space agencies in the world. Progress in the space endeavours marked by ISRO has received applauds across the globe, especially with the successful Mars Orbital Mission which made India the first nation to reach Mars in a maiden attempt.

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