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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Predict to win. How space weather forecasting will save billions on Earth

by Ksenia Moskalenko On March 13, 1989 the province of Quebec, Canada suffered from a massive blackout caused by a geomagnetic storm. The solar activity led to a nine-hour clinical death of Hydro-Québec’s Electric power system, leaving people without TV, light and home gadgets, causing huge financial losses and halting …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Space world highlights 2020 and outlook 2021 by Prof. Pascale Ehrenfreund

by Prof. Pascale Ehrenfreund SpaceWatch.Global asked its friends, staff and contributors to review 2020 and provide an outlook into 2021. These personal reviews are being published during the holiday season. This is the review of Prof. Pascale Ehrenfreund, President of International Astronautical Federation.  2020 has been an unprecedented, difficult and …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: 2020 – The Space Enterprise Is Moving Full Steam Ahead by Ken Hodgkins

by Ken Hodgkins SpaceWatch.Global asked its friends, staff and contributors to review 2020 and provide an outlook into 2021. These personal reviews are being published during the holiday season. This is the review of Ken Hodgkins, former Director of the U.S Department of State’s Office for Space and Advanced Technology. …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Asset-based financing needs a boost in Europe

by Dr. Peter Stubbe Public funding remains key for the space sector, in particular when it is about catalyzing the emerging new space sector. What is the German philosophy and which tools are you using? The space sector is undergoing a significant shift: “New Space” comes along a re-balancing of …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Assessing the British Proposal on Space Security

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and Dr. Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and texts. We are pleased to present “Assessing the British Proposal on Space Security”, originally published on 10 December 2020 in The Diplomat. In my column for The Diplomat …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: My 2020 in a review – by Guy Thomas

by Guy Thomas SpaceWatch.Global asked its staff and contributors to review 2020 and provide an outlook into 2021. These personal reviews are being published during the holiday season. This is the answer of Guy Thomas, retired signals intelligence officer. In 2020 Technology took Two Steps Closer to Global Maritime Awareness via Space …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: The year in Space – 2020 – an Australian perspective

by Dr. Malcolm Davis SpaceWatch.Global asked its staff and contributors to review 2020 and provide an outlook into 2021. These personal reviews are being published during the holiday season. This is Dr. Malcolm Davis, Senior Analyst at  The Australian Strategic Policy Institute. For Australia as a new space power, 2020 …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Financing the Space Sector

by Jose Salgado SpaceX is the world’s most valuable private space company worth $46 billion, with a recent closing of a $2 billion round of funding among seventy-five investors, according to Bloomberg. To put that number in context, last year space start-up ventures attracted $5.7 billion in financing, where 70% …

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#SpaceWatchGL opinion: Space Debris – 2020 Vision? Are we really looking after space?

by Martin Coleman EMSTA is a not-for-profit, Community Interest Company promoting an understanding amongst the public, and especially young people, of how Engineering, Maths, Science, and Technology are involved in important issues. Its annual seminar in partnership, with The University of Hertfordshire, addresses topical issues from across a range of …

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