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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Rethinking the Inevitable: Why We Need to Stop Hoping, and Prepare for Space Warfare

by Doug Loverro In the not-so-distant future, some country’s leader will be forced to answer the following question – will they passively allow the citizens and military forces of their nation to be targeted, with impunity, by the space forces of an adversary nation?  Will they countenance thousands of sailors …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Assessing the British Proposal on Space Security

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and Dr. Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and texts. We are pleased to present “Assessing the British Proposal on Space Security”, originally published on 10 December 2020 in The Diplomat. In my column for The Diplomat …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: State’s Right to Self-Defence in Outer Space A New Challenge for NATO’s Deterrence

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 “State’s Right to Self-Defence in Outer Space A New Challenge for NATO’s Deterrence”, originally published in the Joint Air Power Competence …

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India drafts new space policy to encourage private investment

Luxembourg, 22 October 2020. – India wants to open its space sector for private commercial players and has drafted a new policy to encourage and govern the Indian industry’s participation. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) recently released its “Spacecom Policy – 2020” and is now seeking for comments from …

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Spaceflight to serve Canon, Kleos and Spire on two launches

Luxembourg, 14 October 2020. – Rideshare provider Spaceflight will execute three customer missions on two upcoming launches in the next weeks, the Seattle-based company announced today. Spaceflight will execute two launches on two different continents, the company said, one aboard a Rocket Lab Electron and the other on NewSpace India …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Three Sides of Mars

by Karim Michel Sabbagh “2030 Destination Mars” is the core theme of this scenario mapping exercise. The objective is to safely land a manned mission on the red planet and set up the foundation for a permanent presence. The outcome would usher the start of an era where mankind takes …

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Nelco cooperates with Telesat to bring LEO broadband to India

Luxembourg, 1 October 2020. – The satellite communications provider Nelco cooperates with Telesat to bring Low Earth Orbit (LEO) broadband connectivity to India, the Tata Group company announced. “Nelco and Telesat will collaborate on terrestrial facilities, commercial distribution and regulatory frameworks to offer Telesat LEO satellite connectivity in India,” Nelco …

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Singapore’s Equatorial Space Systems enters Indian market with Space Development Nexus agreement

Singapore, 16 September 2020. – Singapore’s launcher startup Equatorial Space Systems signed an memorandum of understanding with India’s Space Development Nexus-SDNx for suborbital launch services using the company’s Dorado rocket, the company said today. The new agreement is the first foray of Equatorial Space into the Indian market and involves …

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E2MC Update On Space-Financing Rounds in August 2020

By Raphael Roettgen August 2020 sure proved that a lot of private capital can flow into the space sector, with a total of US$2.2 billion. Sure, SpaceX represented over 80% of this total – the company’s latest filing shows $1.9 billion raised of a potential total of $2.066 billion – …

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