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SpaceWatchGL Op-Ed: How Changes Brought On By Coronavirus Could Help Tackle Climate Change

David Sasaki/Flickr Glen Peters, Center for International Climate and Environment Research – Oslo Stock markets around the world had some of their worst performance in decades this past week, well surpassing that of the global financial crisis in 2008. Restrictions in the free movement of people is disrupting economic activity …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op-Ed: Orbital Space – The Next Resource For Humanity To Exhaustively Exploit And Litter!

By Moriba Jah ASTRIAGraph, the world’s first crowd-sourced, space traffic monitoring and assessment system, can trace its roots back to a landfill in Maui. It was there, while working for the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, that I began to see the connection between the way we were treating our …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op-Ed: We Must Fight Climate Change Like It’s World War III–Here Are 4 Potent Weapons To Deploy

Lukas Coch/AAP David Blair, University of Western Australia; Bruce Hobbs, CSIRO; David Franklin Treagust, Curtin University, and Malcolm McCulloch, University of Western Australia This article is part of a series in The Conversation on radical ideas to solve the environmental crisis. In 1896 Swedish scientist Svante Arrhenius explored whether Earth’s …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op-Ed: Coronavirus Triggers A Plunge In Space Stocks: How To Keep Your Business Operating Despite The Crisis

By Ksenia Synkova On Thursday, 12 March 2020, shares in the aerospace giant Boeing plunged 18,10%, Lockheed Martin shares dropped 12.71%, Virgin Galactic Holdings Inc. shares lost 16.05%, Northrop Grumman plunged 8.69%, and Maxar shares dropped 17.77%. All this happened after the announcement by US President Donald Trump about the …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op-Ed: How Space Technologies Help Fight The Coronavirus In China (Part 2)

By Yue Yuan In this two-part study, exclusive to SpaceWatch.Global, researcher Yue Yuan examines the role of satellite technologies in detecting and monitoring the ongoing outbreak of the Coronavirus – also known as COVID-19 – and their wider role in national and global public health. Satellite Remote Sensing and Earth …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op-Ed: How Space Technologies Help Fight The Coronavirus In China

By Yue Yuan In this two-part study, exclusive to SpaceWatch.Global, researcher Yue Yuan examines the role of satellite technologies in detecting and monitoring the ongoing outbreak of the Coronavirus – also known as COVID-19 – and their wider role in national and global public health. The outbreak of a fast-moving …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op-Ed: Humanity’s Virtual Presence In Space In The Quantum Age

By John B. Sheldon The Power of Metaphor Since the launch of the first satellite, Sputnik I, on 4 October 1957 our presence in space has been described, defined, and politically and technologically driven by metaphors. The U.S.-Soviet space programmes in the Cold War weren’t just in competition, they were …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op-Ed: ISRO And Satellites Launches – Why The Economic Survey Is Misleading

By Kartik Bommakanti The Economic Survey -2020, which preceded the Budget 2020-21 released by Nirmala Sitharaman’ first full budget as finance minister rather bizarrely focused almost exclusively on the number of launches undertaken by major space faring states including India as a good indicator of the strength and the health …

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