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Space Café Special Recap: Dr. Michael Kueppers on Asteroid Day

In this week’s Space Cafè Asteroid Day Special, Dr. Michael Kueppers, Mission Scientist for the Hera Mission at the European Space Agency talked about the hazards caused by asteroid impacts. Dr. Michael Kueppers discussed the hazards caused by asteroid impacts on earth and how today’s technology may allow us to avoid …

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Space Café WebTalk Recap: Dr. Bleddyn Bowen on War in Space: Strategy, Spacepower, Geopolitics

In this week’s Space Cafè WebTalk, Dr. Bleddyn E. Bowen, Lecturer in International Relations, Space Policy/Warfare Expert at University of Leicester talked about his new book War in Space: Strategy, Spacepower, Geopolitics Dr. Bleddyn E. Bowen talked about his new book War in Space: Strategy, Spacepower, Geopolitics, published by Edinburgh University …

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E2MC Update On Space Financing Rounds In June 2020

By Raphael Roettgen With only some US$34 million of space-related funding rounds, June sure looked like a slow month on the funding front, perhaps illustrating the time lag in Corona impact that we have previously discussed in this column. On the anecdotal (non-announced) front of things, we at E2MC certainly …

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#SpaceWatchGL Column: ESPI Brief 40 – USA seeking support for recovery and use of space resources

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and the European Space Policy Institute, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and briefs. This is ESPI Briefs No. 40: ‘USA seeking support for recovery and use of space resources’, originally published in April 2020. 1. The Executive Order and a broader rationale …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op’ed: Data of Space: Understanding the question

By Ralph “Dinz” Dinsley, Executive Director, Northern Space & Security From the timing signal provided by the Global Navigation Satellite System[1] to spectacular photographic observations of changes to our planet,[2] space technology is intertwined in modern society.  In addition, countries and corporations alike are becoming aware that a vibrant space economy …

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#SpaceWatchGL on the road: Engaging the Western Balkans in the space domain: How to take advantage of Earth Observation data

by Anja Nakarada Pecujlic On Thursday June 18, 2020, Serbian Case for Space Foundation (SCS) organized its first webinar, titled “Engaging the Western Balkans in the space domain: How to take advantage of Earth Observation data”. This topic was chosen for the first webinar, as the problems SCS has encountered …

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Space Café WebTalk Recap: Jessy Kate Schingler on Lunar Policy

In this week’s Space Cafe Web Talk, Jessy Kate Schingler, Director of Policy and Governance for the Open Lunar Foundation, and a founding convener of the Moon Dialogs shared some food for thoughts on lunar policy and future governance models. Jessy Kate Schingler talked about the rise of lunar policy, …

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#SpaceWatchGL Share: Impact of an asteroid on Earth: the need for legal clarifications

By Aniela Barug, Konstantinos Andritsos, Siti Jamaldin, and Jacomo Restellini Scientists believe that the fall of a destructive asteroid on Earth is not entirely unlikely. If so, what would be the means of defence available to States in order to comply with international law? The potential situation of an asteroid …

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THALES ALENIA SPACE WILL PROVIDE TWO KEY PRESSURIZED ELEMENTS FOR AXIOM COMMERCIAL SPACE STATION

Thales Alenia Space, Joint Venture between Thales (67 %) and Leonardo (33 %) announced the signature of an ATP (Authorization To Proceed) with Axiom Space of Houston, Texas to initiate the development of two key pressurized elements dedicated to the world’s first commercial space station. In January, NASA selected Axiom’s …

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#SpaceWatchGL Column: ESPI Brief 39 – High Altitude Platform Stations (HAPS): which perspectives for the space sector?

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and the European Space Policy Institute, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and briefs. This is ESPI Briefs No. 39: ‘High Altitude Platform Stations (HAPS): which perspectives for the space sector?’, originally published in March 2020. 1. What is a HAPS? According to …

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