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#SpaceWatchGL Interviews: Dr. Khaled Al Hashmi of the UAE Space Agency

The UAE has great ambitions in space and is advancing rapidly, reaching impressive milestones all the time. This year, the UAE sent Hazza Al Mansouri, their first astronaut into space and the UAE Space Agency is developing a hyperspectral satellite as well as planning the Emirates Mars Mission. SpaceWatch.Global Editor, …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op’ed: India’s Human Spaceflight Programme

by Gurbir Singh On India’s independence day, 15th August 2018, India’s prime minister Narendra Modi announced that by 2022, “some of our young boys and girls will unfurl the Tricolour in space”. This formal political decision and government approval in December 2018 of an additional budget of ₹100 billion (US$1.5 billion) finally …

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#SpaceWatchGL Column: Reflections on the 2019 APSCC Conference – Putting on a Show in the Land of Smiles

By Blaine Curcio The Asia Pacific Satellite Communications Council (APSCC) is, among other things, arguably the premier satellite communications (satcom) member organization in Asia-Pacific. From its headquarters in Seoul, the APSCC publishes a quarterly newsletter on regional industry ongoings, provides assistance on issues such as spectrum coordination, and, most notably …

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#SpaceWatchGL Interviews: Jenni Tapio of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment of Finland

Finland is accelerating its NewSpace economy. The private space industry is truly taking off with companies specialising in a wide variety of areas from small satellite design and manufacture, SAR and hyperspectral technology to space sustainability technologies. Importantly, the space sector is also supported by the Finnish government that has …

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#SpaceWatchGL Column: ESPI Brief 35 – DG Defence Industry and Space: stakes and challenges

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. 35: ‘DG Defence Industry and Space: stakes and challenges’, originally published in October 2019. 1. A new Directorate General for Defence Industry and …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op’ed: The Race for a Place in Space by Eugen Stamm – Part II

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and investiere – Verve Capital Partners AG, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles. This is Part II of “The Race for a Place in Space” by Eugen Stamm, originally published on 11 November 2019 at www.investiere.ch.  Nanja Strecker is Managing …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op’ed: The Race for a Place in Space by Eugen Stamm – Part I

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and investiere – Verve Capital Partners AG, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles. This is Part I of “The Race for a Place in Space” by Eugen Stamm, originally published on 11 November 2019 at www.investiere.ch.  Is there a place …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op’ed: Towards Space 3.0 by Malcolm Davis

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and The Strategist, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles. This is “Towards Space 3.0″ by Malcolm Davis, originally published on 14 November 2019. The space age has gone through two paradigm shifts since the launch of Sputnik 1 in 1957. Until …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op’ed: From Sustainable Development Goals to Space Sustainability Goals

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and Dr. Olga Stelmakh-Dresher, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles. This is “From Sustainable Development Goals to Space Sustainability Goals″, originally published on 4 August 2019 at spacegeneration.org Improving the “Space Sustainability” State of the World “Shared understanding is particularly critical …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op’ed: At the breaking point: New report reveals weaknesses in outer space security

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and Project Ploughshares, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles. This is “At the breaking point: New report reveals weaknesses in outer space security”, originally published on 11 November 2019. Space activity is flourishing. In 2018, 71 countries owned satellites. Seventy-two national …

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