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#SpaceWatchGL Share: Satellite Services from Qatar’s Es’hailSat for all of MENA

The State of the Satellite Industry Report about a decade ago had estimated global industry revenues for 2013 as $189 Billion. The same report today, in its June 2022 edition estimates the global industry to be worth about $386 Billion annually. For an industry that has been carefully regulated and closely tracked by Governments around the world, the last decade of nearly doubling annual revenues is a stellar achievement.

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Save the Mission to Mars by Coding: Remote space robotics competition at the European Rover Challenge 2022

Imagine the rover you've built is carrying out its mission on Mars, an average of 225 million kilometers from Earth. Unfortunately, the so-far smooth process is disrupted, and you have no way to send a repair team. It is also impossible to replace the broken component. You can give up, accept defeat and abort the mission.

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: SOLARIS – a step toward making space-based solar power a European reality

The word “solaris”, which until recently evoked a 1972 Soviet science-fiction movie directed by Andrey Tarkovsky, is taking on new meaning. “SOLARIS” is now a proposal for a preparatory program of technology research & development envisioned by the European Space Agency (ESA) to tackle the techno-economic feasibility of space-based solar power (SBSP).

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

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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