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#SpaceWatchGL Op’Ed: Privateering the Solar System – A Long View of Commercial Space and National Security

The role of commercial space in today’s national security environments is known well enough. There are useful policy debates to be had over what national security space systems a state should absolutely provide for to ensure sovereign decision making in war versus where commercial entities can step in.

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#SpaceWatchGL Interview: Ulf Sandberg of Paradigm Communication

Paradigm has become a pioneer of satellite antenna systems and brings over three decades of experience to the market. The company has made a great impact in terms of making systems less complex and easy to operate in even the most remote and hostile locations. In this exclusive interview, Paradigm CEO, Ulf Sandberg, tells Helen Jameson about its huge contribution to market sectors such as military and government, media broadcasting and exploration with its ultra-portable rapid-setup VSATs and multiband earth stations.

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#SpaceWatchGL Op‘ed: You can make the difference

Myself and my colleagues are on a mission to raise 384,000 euros to help others. Do you think that’s possible? I want to tell you about a new, great initiative from the Berlin-based Newspace company, PTScientists. They have created a team - named like their project - Mission to the Moon (here is the link) , to raise the equal amount in Euros as the distance from Berlin to the Moon in km – that’s 384.000!

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#SpaceWatchGL Op’Ed: The Role Of Satellites In Future Smart Cities – The Case of Thailand

The rapid growth of people migrating to cities to live, study or work is set to continue. According to the United Nations, more than half of today’s 7.5 billion world population live in cities. By 2050, about 70% of the world’s 9.8 billion population will settle in urban areas.

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#SpaceWatchGL Op’Ed: The Case For LeoSat – New Orbits, New Opportunities

When talking about GEO versus NGSO systems – predominantly LEO and MEO – one typically ends up in a discussion about latency and how MEO and LEO are capable of offering much lower latencies relative to the traditional GEO satellites. Alternatively one may also end up in an endless debate about satellite pricing and how it will come down by virtue of so much (NGSO) capacity flooding the market, causing many challenges for many satellite operators.

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