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#SpaceWatchGL Share: ‘War in space’ would be a catastrophe. A return to rules-based cooperation is the only way to keep space peaceful

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and Prof. Steven Freeland, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and texts. This is “‘War in space’ would be a catastrophe. A return to rules-based cooperation is the only way to keep space peaceful”, originally published 30 November 2020 at …

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#SpaceWatchGL Share: What is the Point of Norway’s new Arctic Policy?

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and The Arctic Institute, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and texts. We are pleased to present “What is the Point of Norway’s new Arctic Policy?” by Andreas Østhagen, originally published on 2 December 2020 on their website. Norway’s new …

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#SpaceWatchGL Share: Hoch Hinaus – an introductory book on the new space economy

by Raphael Roettgen Space holds incredible opportunities for us all, including in business, but more information and education is needed in order to attract ever more investors, potential entrepreneurs, other stakeholders and the wider public to this exciting sector. It was with this in mind that I spent part of …

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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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