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Space Café “Law Breakfast with Steven Freeland” – on 29 July 2024 at 9:30am!

In our next Space Café “Law Breakfast with Steven Freeland”, Host Steven Freeland, Emeritus Professor of International Law at Western Sydney University, Sydney, and Professorial Fellow at Bond University, Australia, and Co-Host Torsten Kriening, SpaceWatch.Global’s Publisher, will welcome Juliana Suess, Research Fellow at RUSI (Royal United Services Institut), and Marco Ferrazzani, Director of Internal Services at ESA, the European Space Agency.

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Dr. Rolf Densing, ESA, Discusses the Ariane 6 Launch and Europe’s Space Future

Join Torsten Kriening and Dr. Rolf Densing as they discuss the strategic importance of the successful Ariane 6 launch for Europe. Filmed at the Bremen state representation in Berlin, Germany, this conversation explores the benefits and future impact of Ariane 6 on European space missions. 👍 Like, comment and subscribe for more space insights!

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Ariane 6 Maiden flight – live broadcast

The new European launcher, Ariane 6, is scheduled to take off for the first time on 9 July 2024. It is intended to ensure Europe's independent access to space, just as efficiently as its predecessor, Ariane 5, except at a lower cost and with greater flexibility for the next decade and beyond. The launch window is from 15:00-19:00 local time at Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana (19:00–23:00 BST, 9 July 20:00–10 July 00:00 CEST). Ariane 6 is Europe’s newest heavy-lift rocket, designed to provide great power and flexibility at a lower cost than its predecessors.

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UN Lunar Day 2024 – Interview with Aarti Holla-Maini

The interview provides a wrap-up of the first day of the UN Sustainable Lunar Activities Conference held in Vienna, featuring an interview with Aarti Holla-Maini, the Director of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA). Holla-Maini, discusses the success and challenges of organizing the event, marking the first public event by the UNOOSA, and emphasizes the importance of promoting open discussions among member states and industry representatives.

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UN Lunar Day 2024 – Outlook by Torsten Kriening

The first UN Sustainable Lunar Activities Conference 2024 is about to start. Torsten Kriening gives an overview of this fully packed day in Vienna. This conference aims to foster a meaningful discussion on lunar cooperation in view of our collective vision of bringing the benefits of space to all humankind. By better understanding commonalities within the different approaches of key actors, as well as unpacking complexities and challenges, this conference will aim to identify potential avenues for global coordination, as a fundamental requirement for sustainable, future lunar activities.

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Space Cafe “Black Ops by Rika Valluri” – India Edition: Defence Space Agency and Military Capabilities for Space

This Space Café Black Ops will feature Ashok G.V., a partner with Factum Law, in conversation with Rika Valluri, Editor of SpaceWatch.Global. India Edition: Defence Space Agency and Military Capabilities for Space. Ashok G.V., is a partner with Factum Law and Allied Law Practices and practices before the High Court of Karnataka at Bengaluru. In addition to his role as a dispute resolution attorney, he heads the firm's space law practice. As part of his work with the space industry, he advises clients on contracts, intellectual property management and enforcement, technology transfer, export control, and risk management.

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Space Cafe Geopolitics “33 minutes with Prof Steven Freeland” – UN COPUOS, an update on Space Governance

This Space Café Geopolitics featured Prof Steven Freeland, Emeritus Professor, Western Sydney University, in conversation with Torsten Kriening, Publisher of SpaceWatch.Global. UN COPUOS - a Forum for Multilateral Consensus on Space Governance …. 'well, at least, most of the time’ On Thursday, 2 May 2024, our Space Cafe “33 minutes with Dr Jessica West” focused on Russia vetoing the UN Security Council’s resolution to reaffirm the Outer Space Treaty’s ban on weapons of mass destruction in space crafted by the US and Japan. That veto was set in the same week that the Legal Subcommittee at UN COPUOS in Vienna had its 63rd session. In the meantime there were follow up conversations at the UN General Assemby.

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GEOINT 2024 – Interview with Gary Dunow, USGIF

During the GEOINT Symposium, Torsten Kriening had a chance to talk with Gary Dunow, Vice President for Strategic Development about the conference program in the exhibition hall, the USGIF Working Groups and the international expansion of the organization. Mr. Dunow joined USGIF in 2023 after he served over 37 years in the Intelligence Community and Department of Defense.

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