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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Finland, A Small Nation Aiming High In Space

by Maija Lönnqvist, You may know Finland from its stable society, digitalization, innovativeness, even from being the world’s happiest nation, but did you know that Finland is also a rising star in space activities? Recent years have seen the first Finnish satellites, revision of the national space strategy

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Counting backwards in LEO

by Ronald van der Breggen A second-generation LEO has been in operation for years. Why are we only now launching our first generation? Recently I got an email with people referring to various LEO systems and they were classified into being either first or second or third generation. It was interesting because their definitions were different from mine

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Register Today For Our Space Café Russia by Elina Morozova On 4 June 2021

This Space Café Russia will be hosted by Elina Morozova, Executive Director of the Intersputnik International Organization of Space Communications and friend of SpaceWatch.Global in conversation with Dr Victor Strelets, a high caliber expert in the field of radio frequencies and satellite orbits

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Register Today For Our Space Café “33 minutes with Prof. Thomas Schildknecht” On 1 June 2021

This Space Café WebTalk will feature Prof. Thomas Schildknecht, Director of Swiss Optical Ground Station and Geodynamics Observatory Zimmerwald and Vice-Director of Astronomical Institute of the University of Bern, Switzerland, in conversation with Torsten Kriening, publisher of SpaceWatch.Global.

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Chinese Space Sector Continues World-Leading Post-Covid Rebound: Euroconsult Quarterly Report released

The Chinese space sector has seen rapid commercialisation over the past 7 years, with well over 100 companies established and around ¥40B (US$6.5B) raised by commercial space organisations. While still only representing a small percentage of the US$35B in annual revenues of the country’s state-owned space industry giants,

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Register Today For Our Space Café Australia On 03 June 2021

This Space Café Australia will feature Dr Tim Parsons in conversation with Annie Handmer, a friend of SpaceWatch.Global. Mission to Planet Earth. Space is often framed as being outward-looking; about exploration, pushing boundaries, and crossing new frontiers.

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SGAC Releases EAGLE’s Lunar Governance Report

Young people are the future:  On the 12th of May 2021, the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) released a Lunar Governance Report outlining the ideas and proposals of the young generations for the inclusive, effective and adaptive regulation of lunar activities. The Report is accessible online and is accompanied by an Executive Summary and a Lunar Manifesto.

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SpaceLink uses Mynaric’s laser for its data network

Mynaric and SpaceLink join forces to use Mynaric’s laser communication product portfolio on SpaceLink’s data relay network. The cooperation has a volume of $20 million, SpaceLink said, and will help drive forward its satellite relay service, which provides secure, continuous, high-capacity communications between LEO spacecraft and the ground.

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Cyber security firm Arqit goes public through $400m SPAC deal

The quantum encryption technology specialist Arqit goes public and raises $400 million through a merger with the publicly traded special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) Centricus, the companies announced. The pro forma equity value of the business combination is approximately $1.4 billion, the companies said, and the pro forma enterprise value approximately $1.0 billion

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