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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: African States’ and International Space Treaties

by Nelly-Helen Neji Ebruka As often said, when men reached for the stars, lawyers reached for their books. After Yuri Gagarin’s historic space flight in 1957, the international community through the United Nations deemed it pertinent to agree on certain principles and rules to regulate outer space affairs. Space exploration undoubtedly brought new ideas in the development of various fields like science, medicine, media and communications, etc. and of course legal lacuna had to be filled.

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: The Future of EO Satellite Operations

Over the next decade, Earth Observation (EO) satellites will stop streaming image data to the earth. Instead, the instruments onboard EO satellites will tell us what is happening below. And, these satellites will be able to take control of their operations to allow for the execution of complex tasks.

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#SpaceWatchGL Share: The Libyan Conflict through the Lens of Very High Resolution Satellite Imagery

ery High Resolution Satellite Imagery at True 30 cm can provide crucial insights for geointelligence (GEOINT) during conflict. It can act as a source of truth, predict conflict hotspots and verify ground activity in near real-time. European Space Imaging partnered with reseller Geo4i to investigate the current ongoing Libyan Civil War.

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