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#SpaceWatchGL Share: Talking With Renesas About Rad-Hard Devices

Lately there has been a lot of attention paid to the heavens. Specifically, near-Earth space, between Low Earth Orbit (LEO) and Geosynchronous. We recently pointed out in “Money! In! Space!” that there is a business renaissance in space businesses and the related infrastructures. Startups in the space (pun intended) have …

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

by Jessica West and Gilles Doucet Thank-you to everyone who took the time to complete the survey on space norms that Gilles Doucet and I organized in May and June of this year. The feedback that we received was incredibly detailed and thoughtful. Reading through the comments felt like having …

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#SpaceWatchGL Share: Africa is investing more money in space and satellite industry

Highlights Over USD 4 billion have been spent on satellite development in Africa up till date. For 2020, African governments budgeted an estimated USD 490 million towards their space programme compared to USD 250 million in 2019. African would have launched at least 110 Satellites by 2024 compared to the …

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#SpaceWatchGL Share: Middle East’s ‘little Sparta’ by Arhama Siddiqa

by Arhama Siddiqa, Research Fellow at Institute of Strategic Studies, Islamabad On July 19, the UAE successfully launched the first Arab mission to Mars — plans for which were first announced in 2014. The Al Amal (Hope) probe is expected to reach the red planet in February 2021, and its …

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#SpaceWatchGL Share: The Libyan Conflict through the Lens of Very High Resolution Satellite Imagery

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and European Space Imaging, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and briefs. This is “The Libyan Conflict through the Lens of Very High Resolution Satellite Imagery”, originally published in 24 June 2020. Very High Resolution Satellite Imagery at True 30 cm …

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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. QUESTIONS RAISED BY THE CRISIS FOR THE EUROPEAN …

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#SpaceWatchGL Share: Impact of an asteroid on Earth: the need for legal clarifications

By Aniela Barug, Konstantinos Andritsos, Siti Jamaldin, and Jacomo Restellini Scientists believe that the fall of a destructive asteroid on Earth is not entirely unlikely. If so, what would be the means of defence available to States in order to comply with international law? The potential situation of an asteroid …

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#SpaceWatchGL Share: First space tourists will face big risks, as private companies gear up for paid suborbital flights

by Sara M. Langston, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University On May 30, 2020, millions of Americans watched the inaugural SpaceX Crew Dragon launch NASA astronauts to the International Space Station. This mission marked two significant events: First, the return of launch to orbit capability for human spaceflight from the United States. Secondly, …

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#SpaceWatchGL Share – Satellite Ground Stations: Installing Your Own Vs Using An Existing Network

By Narayan Prasad, COO of satsearch This is a position piece produced in collaboration with ground station network provider and satsearch member Leaf Space. Communication is key to the success of any space mission. Establishing and maintaining the right communication systems throughout the lifecycle of a satellite operation begins with Launch and …

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