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#SpaceWatchGL share: Warfighting in Space: Managing risks and seizing opportunities to avoid space weaponisation

Space is a militarised domain, and it has been since the dawn of the space age, with both superpowers deploying satellites to support terrestrial military operations, especially in relation to the command and control of nuclear weapons. The growing dependency of modern military forces on space capabilities has seen the military role of space expand across a full spectrum of relevant activities

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South Korea’s first homegrown rocket fails to deploy payload

South Korea’s first domestically built rocket reached its designated altitude but the dummy payload it was carrying could not be deployed into orbit, Naro Space Center said. The third-stage engine shut down 46 seconds early and therefore could not release the 1500-kg payload at orbital speed. Nuri lifted off an hour later than planned as the 47.2-m rocket’s valves had to be examined.

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Two-phase flow cooling system chosen to go to CSS

The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs and the China Manned Space Agency accepted In Quattro’s two-phase flow cooling system as one of nine scientific projects planned for the China Space Station (CSS) in 2022, In Quattro announced. All experiments are focused on developing capabilities in space science and technology to achieve sustainable development goals.

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Space Café Radio: On Tour in Geneva – Almudena Azcárate Ortega of UNIDIR

In this Space Café Radio – on tour in Geneva, SpaceWatch.Global event coordinator Chiara Moenter spoke with Almudena Azcárate Ortega, Associate Researcher at UNIDIR during the UNIDIR Outer Space Security Conference 2021 about her research, the work at UNIDIR, and the work that went into the organization of the conferences.

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Space Founders Should Approach Venture Capital Cautiously

Venture capital is an important source of financing for space firms. Every week, headlines trumpet how it is funding the proliferation of exciting space businesses. VC arguably epitomizes a key difference between the “new” and “old” space industries. It is a high-risk, high-reward approach to financing that aligns with newer firms’ entrepreneurial spirit.

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#SpaceWatchGL Column: Dongfang Hour China Aerospace News Roundup 11 – 17 October 2021

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 11 - 17 October 2021”. Hello and welcome to another episode of the Dongfang Hour China Aero/Space News Roundup! A special shout-out to our friends at SpaceWatch.Global,

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Reconciling Commercial Space Activities with the Foundational Principles of Space Law

Since the dawn of the first ‘Space Age’ in 1957, space-related technologies have transformed our lives, revolutionising communications, medicine, navigation, finance, agriculture and computing, to name but a few. Space is an important element of critical infrastructure to support the world economy, international trade and investment, strategic thinking, military strategy, national security,

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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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#SpaceWatchGL Share: Space exploration should aim for peace, collaboration and co-operation, not war and competition

SpaceWatch.Global has been granted permission to publish selected articles and texts. This is “Space exploration should aim for peace, collaboration and co-operation, not war and competition”, originally published 11 October 2021 at The Conversation by Steven Freeland, Kuan-Wei Chen and Ram S. Jakhu.

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Maritime-traffic algorithms to use Spire’s data

LatConnect 60 is to use Spire Global’s Automatic Identification System (AIS) vessel-tracking data as a foundation for better predicting maritime traffic patterns, the companies announced. LatConnect will layer other data sources like satellite imagery, drones, and IoT sensors on Spire’s maritime data.

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