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#SpaceWatchGL Column: The Mystery Of The Non-Implementation Of Task One Of The US National Space Policy

By Guy Thomas As all my friends know, I recently received permission to publish my autobiography after a 19-month long review by NSA, FBI, CIA, USAF, USN, USCG and the National Security Council (NSC).  Yes, I had worked for or with all those agencies. But other than the USCG and …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Public Health Is On Our Minds. Here’s How It Applies To Outer Space.

By Jessica West The number of threats to the security of outer space is growing. Reports on global counter-space capabilities released at the end of March by the Secure World Foundation and the Center for Strategic and International Studies indicate that the range of capabilities that can interfere with and …

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#SpaceWatchGL Perspective On US Space Resources Executive Order: Peter Marquez On The Need For The EO

On 6 April 2020, US President Donald J. Trump signed an Executive Order (EO) on Encouraging International Support for the Recovery and Use of Space Resources. This order addresses US policy regarding the recovery and use of resources in outer space, including the Moon and other celestial bodies. Starting today, …

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#SpaceWatchGL Perspective On US Space Resources Executive Order: Kazuto Suzuki On Japan’s Likely Support

On 6 April 2020, US President Donald J. Trump signed an Executive Order (EO) on Encouraging International Support for the Recovery and Use of Space Resources. This order addresses US policy regarding the recovery and use of resources in outer space, including the Moon and other celestial bodies. Starting today, …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: The Importance Of Space Science And Technology In Africa

By Carla Sharpe Space science and space exploration are generally undertaken for the benefit of humanity and thus are normally regarded as a public good provided at a cost to national governments. The space industry, however, although utilising space science and providing for further scientific development, is revenue-driven and provides …

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#SpaceWatchGL Share: ExoMars2020 – How Coronavirus Played A Part In Postponement Of Mars Mission

Monica Grady, The Open University In the five decades since we first started sending spacecraft to Mars, exploration of the red planet has had a poor record of success. It is only in the last few years that we have come to expect that the number of successes greatly outweighs …

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Space Café WebTalk Recap: “33 minutes with Raphael Roettgen”

This Space Café WebTalk happened on 7 April 2020, featuring Raphael Roettgen, Managing Director and Founder of E2MC, in conversation with Torsten Kriening, co-publisher of SpaceWatch.Global and COO of ThorGroup GmbH. Raphael explained and analysed the space investments in the first quarter 2020. A focussed was put on the impact …

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#SpaceWatchGL Innovation: Introducing The Serbian Case For Space Foundation

By Marko Pajovic and Anja Nakarada Pecujlic In Serbia, space governance, space technology, space law and their significance tend to be linked to science fiction or perceived as an expensive and, more importantly, as an exclusive realm only a select few superpowers can take part in. Fortunately, the space club …

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