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#SpaceWatchGL Share: Satellite Services from Qatar’s Es’hailSat for all of MENA

The State of the Satellite Industry Report about a decade ago had estimated global industry revenues for 2013 as $189 Billion. The same report today, in its June 2022 edition estimates the global industry to be worth about $386 Billion annually. For an industry that has been carefully regulated and closely tracked by Governments around the world, the last decade of nearly doubling annual revenues is a stellar achievement.

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#SpaceWatchGL Share: Moscow develops military space tech: should we take note? – analysis

Russia recently conducted a successful test of the Nudol system, shooting down one of its own satellites. However, Nudol is just one of many tools that may help Russia gain dominance in space and constrain other nations acting in space. Donatas Palavenis, of the Baltic Institute of Advanced Technology, gives a review.

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#SpaceWatchGL Share: Chinese Space Station and Starlink Conjunctions: A Closer Look

So what DID happen? How do we know what happened? Was it appropriate for China to invoke Article V of the United Nations Outer Space Treaty? What level of oversight should the US have with commercial space activities? What level of transparency is appropriate? These are just a few of the questions prompted by China's 3 December 2021 note verbale to the United Nations.

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#SpaceWatchGL Share: Australia needs new early warning capability to counter threat from China’s new missiles

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and The Strategist, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles. This is “Australia needs new early warning capability to counter threat from China’s new missiles” by Malcolm Davis, originally published on 21 December 2021.

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Let there be light!

The advent of NGSO systems has brought many technology changes to the satellite industry. The two that stand out the most for me are intersatellite links (ISLs) and lasers. Sure, we've also seen technology developments in propulsion, miniaturization, station-keeping and of course antenna design, but these technologies aren’t so much a function of NGSO developments

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#SpaceWatchGL Share: What Sort of Space “Race” Should We Be Pursuing?

SpaceWatch.Global has been granted permission to publish selected articles and texts by Steven Freeland. This is “What Sort of Space “Race” Should We Be Pursuing?”, originally published 15 December 2021 at Australian Institute of International Affairs by Steven Freeland. If a war in space does take place, the devastation would be long-lasting and perhaps irreversible.

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#SpaceWatchGL Share: Private space stations are coming. Will they be better than their predecessors?

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and Alice Gorman, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and texts. This is “Private space stations are coming. Will they be better than their predecessors?”, originally published 5 December 2021 at The Conversation.

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#SpaceWatchGL Share: Russia’s attack on its own satellite is reckless and endangers us all

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and Prof. Ram Jakhu, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and texts. This is “Russia’s attack on its own satellite is reckless and endangers us all”, originally published 18 November 2021 at The Conversation.

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#SpaceWatchGL Share: Moonwalking, When other worlds belong to women

SpaceWatch.Global has been granted permission to publish selected articles and texts. This is an extract of “Moonwalking, When other worlds belong to women”, originally published 2 November 2021 in Griffith Review 74: Escape Routes by Alice Gorman. WHAT WILL IT mean for a woman to set foot on the Moon, a world whose human landscape has so far been shaped largely by men?

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#SpaceWatchGL share: Warfighting in Space: Managing risks and seizing opportunities to avoid space weaponisation

Space is a militarised domain, and it has been since the dawn of the space age, with both superpowers deploying satellites to support terrestrial military operations, especially in relation to the command and control of nuclear weapons. The growing dependency of modern military forces on space capabilities has seen the military role of space expand across a full spectrum of relevant activities

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