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#SpaceWatchGL Op’ed: Why 2020 will be big for space – beyond the glamour of astronaut launches

2020 promises to be a big year in space, but not only for the well-known events you keep on hearing about, such as the expected crewed launches from U.S. soil on SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule and Boeing’s Starliner. In the background, thousands of new space entrepreneurs are executing on business plans that take advantage of the tremendous decrease of the costs of accessing space and operating in it. Many of these entrepreneurs have important milestones in 2020.

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#SpaceWatchGL Column: ESPI Brief 36 – European RTD Policy, Competitiveness and Space

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. 36: ‘European RTD Policy, Competitiveness and Space’, originally published in November 2019.

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#SpaceWatchGL Op’ed: China-Pakistan Naval Drills: More Than Just Symbolism

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and Dr. Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and texts. We are pleased to present "China-Pakistan Naval Drills: More Than Just Symbolism”, originally published on 10 January 2020 in The Diplomat

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#SpaceWatchGL Interviews: Adrian Zevenbergen and Skye Boag of European Space Imaging

European Space Imaging is a leading supplier of high-resolution satellite imagery to customers in Europe, North Africa and CIS. The company was founded in 2002 and is based in Munich, Germany. SpaceWatch.Global’s Torsten Kriening had the chance to speak with Managing Director Adrian Zevenbergen at SpaceTechExpo Europe in Bremen about the company's business, the earth observation market and the future of that sector.

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#SpaceWatchGL Interviews: Dr. Matthias Maurer of European Space Agency

Strong technical skills and outstanding physical abilities are just some of the qualities space agencies look at during the astronaut selection process. But is that all? Let’s agree that if it was only about physical performance, we would probably resort to robots and AI. Yet, space agencies spend millions on astronaut training programs, making sure they are sending the best candidates for the job. SpaceWatch.Globals Valerie Vlasenko asked ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer what are the most important skills that astronauts need to possess.

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#SpaceWatchGL Op’ed : The Future Of Secure Satellite Communications

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and Luxembourg Space Agency, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and texts. We are pleased to present “The Future Of Secure Satellite Communications”, originally published on 12 December 2019 at the space-agency.public.lu website

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