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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: NASA Discovers Water on Sunlit Surface of Moon

by Anushka Sharma, Founder – Naaut For the first time, water has been discovered on the sunlit surface of the Moon. This discovery indicates that water may be distributed across the lunar surface, and not limited to cold, shadowed places. On 26 October 2020, Scientists using NASA’s telescope on an …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: LEO and the upside-down business model

by Ronald van der Breggen It is not easy to build a successful LEO satellite constellation. If there weren’t already enough technical and regulatory challenges, there are many business and financing issues as well. These issues already caused LeoSat to fold, OneWeb to go into Chapter 11 and Telesat to …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Why children make the best entrepreneurs

by Frank M. Salzgeber, Head of Innovation and Ventures Office, ESA As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and ESA Space Solutions, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and texts. We are pleased to present “Why children make the best entrepreneurs”, originally published here on 10 Nov …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: CIVIL SOCIETY AND THE COALITION OF THE LIKE-MINDED

by Ken Hodgkins The scope and nature of the space enterprise has evolved in significant ways since the dawning of the space age. For decades civil and national security space activities were driven by the geopolitical rivalries of the Cold War and space legal and policy-making were the exclusive province …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: One Size to Fit Them All: Interoperability, the Artemis Accords and the Future of Space Exploration

by Antonino Salmeri On October 13th 2020, at the occasion of the 71st International Astronautical Congress, a coalition of 8 Countries including Australia, Canada, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States of America presented a multilateral document called “The Artemis Accords”.[1] Legally, the …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: State’s Right to Self-Defence in Outer Space A New Challenge for NATO’s Deterrence

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 “State’s Right to Self-Defence in Outer Space A New Challenge for NATO’s Deterrence”, originally published in the Joint Air Power Competence …

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#SpaceWatchGL Interviews – Kai-Uwe Schrogl: “We must not overrate the Artemis Accords”

After the signature of eight countries to the Artemis Accords, the position of the European Space Agency ESA was discussed a lot.  SpaceWatch.Global Editor-in-Chief Markus Payer used the opportunity to talk with Prof. Dr. Kai-Uwe Schrogl is Vice Chair of the European Coordination Committee for the ISS Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA-CC) …

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#SpaceWatchGL Column: Dongfang China Aerospace News Roundup 26 Oct – 1 Nov 2020

by Blaine Curcio and Jean Deville As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and Orbital Gateway Consulting we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and texts. We are pleased to present “Dongfang China Aerospace News Roundup 26 Oct – 1 Nov 2020”. A small note on the timing …

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