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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: What is Space Arbitration?

Until recently, only a few States were able to access outer space. Since then, however, driven by technological advances, in particular by reusable orbital-class rockets and the resulting reduction in launching costs, more and more private companies have been able to enter the ‘space race’, and we can witness today the emergence of a significant commercial space economy.

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: ISU SSP22 Special – It’s Rocket Science, but not as we know it !

The above, mischievous words, “There is life on Mars: we put it there”, are on the part of the renowned NASA Astrobiologist and member of ISU’s faculty, Dr. Chris McKay.  The reality is that we humans, via our early – and unsterile -- Martian landers have already contaminated the Red Planet.  Yes, we have; yes, we have! 

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: ISU SSP22 Special – A Summer of Space Applications

It has been long recognized that space technologies not only benefit space exploration but offer direct and tangible benefits to people on Earth.  Satellites have the capability of observing Earth’s surface from space with constant revisit times.  We have grown reliant on satellites for weather forecasting, military reconnaissance, transportation, agriculture, and many more services

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: ISU SSP22 Special – Studying Policy, Economics and Law for Space

The Space Studies Program (SSP) of ISU is since 1988 a unique intensive nine-week course hosted each year where participants learn about all facets of space. The SSP provides courses in all space disciplines, as well as hands-on education through workshops and professional visits.

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: The Relationship Between Space Food & Inclusivity

What is the easier way to make someone love you? According to many cultures, "the way to  someone's heart is through their stomach". This proverb reflects how much value humans assign to food. While the saying's use takes a somewhat comical tone, there are truths in it that can be applied toward making the space sector more inclusive.

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: One of a kind space robotics event available on-line – The ERC 2022 is coming

Best Mars rovers from around the world. Inspirational meetings and speeches about space exploration, Mars, the Moon and the Earth. Live connection with famous Dr. Ballard’s expedition exploring the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. These are just a few of the many attractions that await visitors and viewers of the 8th edition of the European Rover Challenge. For those who can’t be in Poland this time there is fantastic news – all debates and lectures accompanying the ERC 2022 will be available live online.

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: The SGAC Project Groups – The largest, most diverse project teams in the space sector

Space Generation Advisory Council Logo. Credit: SGAC

The Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) was conceived at UNISPACE III in 1999. The purpose of SGAC was, and remains, to support the United Nations Programme on Space Applications as a representative of university students and young space professionals ages 18-35 across the globe.

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: A beacon of light in the sea of darkness: Why all space objects should have retroreflectors

If you have ever driven through a pitch-black, rainy night on an unlit country road, you probably have been thankful for the invention of reflective paint. Illuminated by the car's headlights, lane markers and road signs appear magically out of the darkness.

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