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Opinion

#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: The best fundraising moment in history

This is without a doubt the best fundraising moment in history for space startups. Many experts believe that all companies will become space companies, the same way all companies are now tech companies. In 2019, a company called PitchBook published an article entitled

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Toward a decision-intelligent process to assess collision risks in space

Many of us were made aware of an alleged near-miss between two satellites in low earth orbit, one operated by SpaceX and the other by OneWeb. With the growing number of participants in the space domain, the issues of coordination and planning of space activities, as well as the development of common space operation practices, protocols, or norms of behavior are increasingly critical. 

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Shortfalls in NATO’s Space Education

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and Joint Air Power Competence Centre, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and texts. We are pleased to present “ Shortfalls in NATO’s Space Education”, originally published in the Joint Air Power Competence Centre Journal 31.

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#SpaceWatchGL Share: Sorry, Elon: Mars is not a legal vacuum – and it’s not yours, either

On October 28th, Elon Musk’s company SpaceX published its Terms of Service for the beta test of its Starlink broadband megaconstellation. If successful, the project purports to offer internet connection to the entire globe – an admirable, albeit aspirational, mission. I must confess: Starlink’s terrestrial impact is a pet issue of mine. But this time, something else caught my attention. Buried in said Terms of Service, under a section called “Governing Law”, I discovered this curious paragraph:

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Responsive Space for NATO Operations

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and Joint Air Power Competence Centre, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and texts. We are pleased to present “Responsive Space for NATO Operations”, originally published in the Joint Air Power Competence Centre Journal 31.

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Corporate Social Responsibility in Outer Space 

New forms of access to remote areas of the Earth and outer space are increasingly facilitated by technological and scientific advances now combined with growing privatisation.  With the growing buzz of new outer space activities and the excitement of ‘new frontiers’, there is also a need for sustainable corporate governance in outer space.

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: NATO Space – Recognition versus Current Reality

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and Joint Air Power Competence Centre, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and texts. We are pleased to present “NATO Space - Recognition versus Current Reality”, originally published in the Joint Air Power Competence Centre Journal 31.

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