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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Space Technology Transfer

Space Technology Transfer 14.5 million photos are uploaded to the Internet every hour, and 85% of them are taken with a smartphone camera using CMOS active-pixel sensor, technology born at the NASA JPL - Jet Propulsion Laboratory where the concept of the first digital camera was also conceived. While searching for a small, light, and robust image sensor that can resist the extreme environment of space, in 1990 Eric Fossum and Sabrina Kemeny started to work on the CMOS technology that revolutionized the communication industry, and impacted the automotive, surveillance and medical sectors.

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: On-Orbit Servicing, a double-edged sword

As orbital traffic continues to expand and flourish, on-orbit sustainability efforts must also evolve. On-Orbit Servicing (OOS) possesses the power to renovate degrading space assets and advance space sustainability through in-space manufacturing, orbit modification, refurbishment, and resource replenishment.

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: A Smarter SDG 18

2020 is a pivotal year for sustainable development and the start of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Decade of Action. This month, UN representatives hope to accelerate the SDG’s stunted progress during a high-level political forum, which is desperately needed so the world builds back better from the coronavirus pandemic.

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#SpaceWatchGL Share: ESPI Report: COVID-19 and the European 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 the conclusion of ESPI Special Report: ‘COVID-19 and the European Space Sector’, originally published in July 2020.

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#SpaceWatchGL Interviews: Tony King-Smith of AImotive on applying self-driving car tech to space systems

Recently we announced here that AImotive, an automotive supplier of automated driving technologies, and C3S, the satellite and space technology provider, will collaborate on a prototype hardware platform for the efficient execution of artificial intelligence (AI) onboard satellites.

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