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Space Café WebTalk with Prof Kazuto Suzuki Recap: Japan in space – their past, present and our future

During this week’s Space Café, SpaceWatch.Global publisher Torsten Kriening sat down with Professor of Science and Technology Policy at the Graduate School of Public Policy at the University of Tokyo, Japan, Kazuto Suzuki. Having received his PhD at the University of Sussex,

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Goodwill and cooperative spirit at GLEX in St. Petersburg

A lot of global goodwill and a declaration of deterrence: The Global Space Exploration Conference (GLEX 2021) opened in St. Petersburg with high-level commitments from different nations to continue to internationally cooperate in space. NASA Administrator, Bill Nelson announced his wish to extend the collaboration on the International Space Station (ISS) until 2030;

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Japan fourth country in the world to pass space resources law

Japan is the fourth country in the world – after the United States, Luxembourg and the United Arab Emirates – to have a dedicated law for the exploration and exploitation of space resources. The law provides that Japanese private business operators shall be permitted to engage in the exploration and development of space resources.

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Space Café BeNeLux Recap: Simon van den Dries on Spire, space sustainability, data collection, and how all of this can aid the future of space. 

Simon van den Dries is the General Manager at Spire Maritime. Spire is a space-to-cloud data and analytics company that specializes in the reaching of global data sets powered by a large constellation of nanosatellites. This past week, space-interested students Bano Barzingi and Chiara Moenter, sat down with Simon to discuss his work at Spire, as well as the factors of space sustainability trends

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Coming together as one global satellite navigation community at the GNSS.asia Hub

GNSS.asia, a support platform for international cooperation in GNSS as well as an outreach arm for European GNSS, launches its Hub for industry collaboration on 16 June 2021. The Hub makes it easy to network with senior professionals and decision-makers across all industry, institutions, and academia, anytime and anywhere. Register to the Hub and start connecting today.

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G7 call on other nations to protect space

The G7 nations committed to a safe and sustainable use of space at their leaders’ summit in Carbis Bay, Cornwall, the UK government said. Delegates from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the USA, the UK and the EU pledged to take action to tackle the growing hazard of space debris as our planet’s orbit becomes increasingly crowded, the UK said.

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#SpaceWatchGL Column: Dongfang Hour China Aerospace News Roundup 7 June – 13 June 2021

by Blaine Curcio and Jean Deville - As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and Orbital Gateway Consulting we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and texts. We are pleased to present “Dongfang Hour China Aerospace News Roundup 31 May – 6 June 2021”.

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: India’s Space Venture: Groundwork for Private Sector

Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), India’s pillar for space exploration, is one of the top six governmental space agencies in the world. Progress in the space endeavours marked by ISRO has received applauds across the globe, especially with the successful Mars Orbital Mission which made India the first nation to reach Mars in a maiden attempt.

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Space Café “Moriba’s Vox Populi” Recap: “Democratising” space – a fantasy or distant reality?

This Thursday’s Space Café "Moriba’s Vox Populi" was hosted by University of Texas academic Associate Professor Moriba Jah, an American astrodynamicist, space scientist and aerospace engineer known for his work in spacecraft navigation, space sustainability and space situational awareness.

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