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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Skyrora encourages girls and women to reach for the stars and find career in aerospace

SINCE Yuri Gagarin’s maiden trip into space 60 years ago the aerospace industry has been largely dominated by men. Men are, on average are paid £11k more than women. The mean and median salaries for women are £41k and £35k respectively. For men, they are £52k and £45k. This gap widens with age and seniority1.

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Three Weeks On Mars – Chronicle Of The AMADEE-20 Misson

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live on Mars? AMADEE-20, a Mars-analogue mission born from the collaboration between the Austrian Space Forum, the Israeli Space Agency and another 25 countries tried to answer this question. From anxiety issues to crew rebellion, this is what they are trying to understand.

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: WANTED: Carbon-neutral space mission

I have just come back from the IAC 2021 in Dubai where I enjoyed advocating for end-to-end data security for commercial “newspace” missions. While it was so great to meet colleagues face-to-face and discover the energetic city of Dubai, it bothered me when booking my plane tickets that this trip was to be accounted in my annual carbon footprint.

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: China’s Space Goals and Capacity

China under President Xi Jinping is aimed at establishing global leadership across domains, be it land, sea, air, cyber, and space. This grand strategic approach can be discerned from its prioritization of technologies that upgrade its civilian and military capacities across domains, through its ‘new infrastructures’ list.

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Space Founders Should Approach Venture Capital Cautiously

Venture capital is an important source of financing for space firms. Every week, headlines trumpet how it is funding the proliferation of exciting space businesses. VC arguably epitomizes a key difference between the “new” and “old” space industries. It is a high-risk, high-reward approach to financing that aligns with newer firms’ entrepreneurial spirit.

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Reconciling Commercial Space Activities with the Foundational Principles of Space Law

Since the dawn of the first ‘Space Age’ in 1957, space-related technologies have transformed our lives, revolutionising communications, medicine, navigation, finance, agriculture and computing, to name but a few. Space is an important element of critical infrastructure to support the world economy, international trade and investment, strategic thinking, military strategy, national security,

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: NGSO Market to Propel More Than US$300 billion Revenues Between 2021-2035

Orbofleet’s report titled ‘Global Non-Geostationary (NGSO) Satellite Communications Market’ has found potential US$300 billion opportunities across multiple market verticals between 2021-2035. The 2021 edition report taps onto the most significant and promising markets that are set to flourish with the growth of satellite broadband connectivity.

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: ESA-EU relationship and ESA transformation priorities in the new ESA Agenda

The ESA Agenda 2025 – Opinions by members of the SichTRaum network. On April 7 this year, one month after Dr. Josef Aschbacher took office as the European Space Agency's (ESA) new Director General, the ESA Agenda 2025 was released. This document contains the agenda of the new Director General for the agency

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Conflicting Visions of European Space Security?

The ESA Agenda 2025 – Opinions by members of the SichTRaum network. On April 7 this year, one month after Dr. Josef Aschbacher took office as the European Space Agency's (ESA) new Director General, the ESA Agenda 2025 was released. This document contains the agenda of the new Director General for the agency

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