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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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#SpaceWatchGL Share: satsearch Survey Results – Space Industry Sentiment On Rebuilding After Covid-19

By Hywel Curtis The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic is having a severe effect on families, companies and organizations all over the world and the space industry is certainly not immune to the impact. The situation is changing rapidly as the virus spreads, and in order to get a sense of the …

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