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OneWeb to complete constellation and become service ready in 2023

OneWeb CEO Sunil Bharti Mittal has announced that it will become ready for service in the second half of 2023 as it will complete the launch of its constellations by March 2023. Sunil made this announcement at the ongoing Connecting the World from the Skies forum, organized by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the Saudi Arabia Communications, Space & Technology Commission (CST). 

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Register Today for our Space Café “Black Ops by Dr. Emma Gatti” 0n 22 November 2022

Black Ops returns with a mini-series fully dedicated to the Indo-Pacific and global geopolitical Space picture. Protagonist of the mini-series will be Dr. Namrata Goswami, an independent scholar on space policy and Great Power Politics. In the first episode of six, Namrata will discuss with SpaceWatch.Global Editor in Chief Emma Gatti the values, interests and cultures of the U.S., China, Russia, India, Japan, so to explain their investment in space capabilities.

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Australia Commits to Abstain from ASAT Missile Test

The Australian Government has announced its commitment never to conduct destructive, direct-ascent anti‑satellite missile testing, consistent with its role as a responsible actor in space. When a party performs such tests, these tests generate large amounts of debris that remain in space for years. The debris subsequently threatens satellites and other space objects, risking the long-term sustainability of human activity in space.

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China and Namibia Strengthen Space Diplomatic Ties

Continuing its cooperation with African countries, China has taken steps to strengthen its relations with Namibia in the space industry. China recently organized a "Talk with Taikonauts" session with eight African countries; Egypt, Nigeria, South Africa, Namibia, Ethiopia, Somalia, Algeria, and Senegal

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Register Today for Our Space Café Law Breakfast with Steven Freeland on 24 November 2022

In our next Space Café “Law Breakfast with Steven Freeland”, Host Steven Freeland, Emeritus Professor of International Law at Western Sydney University, Sydney and Professorial Fellow at Bond University, Australia, and Co-Host Torsten Kriening, SpaceWatch.Global’s Publisher, welcome Olga Volynskaya and Lucien Rapp at the magnificent café Le Bibent in Toulouse where Adam Smith began writing The Wealth of Nations.

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ispace HAKUTO-R Lunar Lander Arrives in Cape Canaveral

ispace, inc., a private Japanese company developing robotic spacecraft technologies, has announced that it has delivered its Mission 1 (M1) lunar lander, part of the company’s HAKUTO-R lunar exploration program, to the United States and is now in Cape Canaveral, Florida. In addition, ispace announced an updated launch window for M1.

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Four Southern Australian Companies Prepare to Launch VS03 Mission

Four South Australian companies are putting the final touches on the VS03 mission that will launch a rocket and state-of-the-art payloads to space from South Australia before the end of the year. The companies; Southern Launch, ATSpace, Asension and Inovor Technologies have collaborated on the mission which will see an ATSpace ‘Kestrel I’ rocket launched from the Southern Launch Whalers Way Orbital Launch Complex in November.

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Space Machines Company partners with Arianespace

Australian in-space transportation and logistics startup Space Machines Company (SMC), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with global launch services company Arianespace, to study the available options to ensure an optimal compatibility between the launchers and SMC’s OTV family.

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