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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: SATELLITE IMAGERY MONITORING CONFLICT & ARMS EMBARGO

by Skye Boag, Marketing Manager at European Space Imaging Since February 2011, there has been an arms embargo imposed by the United Nations Security Council on Libya concerning the supply of arms and military equipment to and from Libya. This embargo is repeatedly violated by countries funnelling not only goods …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: In a Historic First, Eight Nations Formally Recognize the Need to Preserve Heritage in Space

by Michelle Hanlon and Anne-Sophie Martin On October 13, 2020, the civilian space agencies of eight nations – Australia, Canada, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States – announced that they had agreed to 12 Principles for Cooperation in the Civil Exploration and …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Australia one step closer to a sovereign launch capability

  by Dr. Malcolm Davis As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and The Strategist, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles. This is “Australia one step closer to a sovereign launch capability″ by Malcolm Davis, originally published on 15 October 2020. Australia’s commercial space sector is moving quickly towards …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: The Artemis Accords and Lunar Exploration – Revolution and Evolution

by Professor Christopher J. Newman, Northumbria University, UK The international community has struggled for a number of years with the issue of how to govern a human settlement on the Moon and deal with the management of any resources. Previous attempts have been through painstakingly negotiated international treaties. The Outer …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Using the Space Domain An Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Perspective

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 “Using the Space Domain An Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Perspective”, originally published in the Joint Air Power Competence Centre Journal 30.  …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Let’s not make Newspace a paradise for hackers

by Dr Mathieu Bailly In the race to launch smallsats into low earth orbit quickly and cost-effectively, operators and manufacturers have compromised on security and left themselves vulnerable to cyber attacks. Let’s not make Newspace a paradise for hackers. Smallsat operators and manufacturers need to consider why their smallsats are …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Space Situational Awareness Together We Stand, Divided We Fall

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 “Space Situational Awareness Together We Stand, Divided We Fall ”, originally published in the Joint Air Power Competence Centre Journal 30.  …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Three Sides of Mars

by Karim Michel Sabbagh “2030 Destination Mars” is the core theme of this scenario mapping exercise. The objective is to safely land a manned mission on the red planet and set up the foundation for a permanent presence. The outcome would usher the start of an era where mankind takes …

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Open Lunar Foundation sees Moon missions prototyping Earth

Luxembourg, 8 October 2020. – The accelerating race to the Moon poses challenges to fundamentally redefine social technologies on Earth, Jessy Kate Schingler, Director of Policy and Governance at the Open Lunar Foundation in San Francisco, said in a TED talk today. The Moon “can be a canvas for solving …

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