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UK global-sustainability space projects receive £3.4 million cash boost

On World Humanitarian Day, the UK Space Agency has announced £3.4 million of new funding for 10 leading-edge projects that back UK academics using space to tackle global development problems – from the spread of malaria to human trafficking and forced labour.

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#SpaceWatchGL Share: From Safety to Security – 2020 Project Ploughshares Survey Report

In all, 102 individuals from 15 countries completed the survey. Responses point to a chasm between current and developing military and security practice, on the one side, and established safety and sustainability norms of activity in space, on the other

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: German space policy: the need for a strategy and a corresponding legislation

In view of Germany's specific role in the international markets for space products and services, in which national organisations have long been active as well-positioned providers and diverse users -, consideration has been given for years to the question of whether there is a need for national space legislation that goes beyond the national implementation of UN treaties

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: What Bedouins can teach us about Space Sustainability 

Sustainability has been practiced as a precondition for survival by many indigenous groups throughout the span of history. For those of us concerned with sustainability in space—or “the ability of all humanity to continue to use outer space for peaceful purposes and socioeconomic benefit over the long term”— this ought to be a heartening reality, as we can look to these practices to help avoid “reinventing the wheel.”

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Europe’s Space Electric Propulsion Budget

EPIC CONSORTIUM SECURING OR HAMPERING EU LEADERSHIP IN SPACE?The recent decision of the EPIC Consortium to give priority to national agency programs for incremental technologies by cutting funding for much-needed disruptive technologies in half demands an open

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