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Space Café WebTalk with Michael Byers: Preventing a debris crisis – why diplomacy has never been so important

During this week’s SpaceCafé, SpaceWatch.Global publisher Torsten Kriening caught up with leading global politics and international law expert from the University of British Columbia’s Department of Political Science and co-director of the Outer Space Institute, Professor Michael Byers on the urgent need for countries to agree to ban anti-satellite weapons tests.

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Space Café WebTalk with Robin Geiss live from the UN – Getting disarmament of out of the box

by Luisa Low During this week’s Space Café, which was broadcast live from the United Nations’ 2021 Outer Space Security Conference in Geneva, SpaceWatch.Global publisher Torsten Kriening and SpaceWatch.Global event coordinator Chiara Moenter had the chance to sit down with the new United Nations Director of the Institute for Disarmament Research, Dr Robin Geiss

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#SpaceWatchGL Share: How do chambers support internationalizing space firms?

Firms in the space sector often internationalize. Expanding abroad is an important way to grow business. Internationalization is sometimes difficult, though. As firms leave familiar markets and enter new ones, they often need support to understand what are at first unknown environments.

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Space Café Germany by Andreas Schepers Recap: Before the Federal Elections – The Future of Spaceflight in Germany

Space Café Germany Special: Before the Bundestag Elections - The Future of Space in Germany. In this special edition of Space Café Webtalk, Torsten Kriening and Andreas Schepers discuss the future of space in Germany with members of the German Bundestag:

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EIB backs Bulgarian nanosat startup EnduroSat

The European Investment Bank (EIB) invests €10 million in the Bulgarian nanosat startup EnduroSat, the bank said. EnduroSat provides software-defined nanosats and space services and serves more than 110 customers worldwide. With an annual growth of more than 250%, it claims to be “one of the fastest growing space companies in Europe”.

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Spire to provide its nanosat data to Eumetsat users

The space-based data and analytics provider Spire Global will provide radio occultation satellite data to Eumetsat, the company said. Eumetsat, the European Organization for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites – is a satellite agency which gathers, and gives access to, accurate and reliable satellite data on weather, climate, and the environment.

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France and Germany agree to ramp up Ariane 6 support

Germany and France agreed to spend more money on Ariane 6 and back the new European launcher, as well as the smaller Vega, with public and institutional missions. The two large budget contributors to the European Space Agency (ESA) thus concluded a discussion and discord between Berlin and Paris that could not be solved at the last Member State meeting mid-July.

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#SpaceWatchGL Share: From Satellite Generations to a Continuous Evolution

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and Joint Air Power Competence Centre, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and texts. We are pleased to present “From Satellite Generations to a Continuous Evolution”, originally published on the Joint Air Power Competence website.

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Space Debris – A Major Challenge for the Future of Humanity

This piece describes the challenges posed by the increasing proliferation of orbital space debris, as well as debris falling back to Earth. It describes how a ‘business as usual’ case going forward threatens to result in outer space becoming less accessible and navigable, thus compromising future space activities. It describes the existing legal and governance frameworks that has been developed

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