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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Insights into Space law in China

by Jan Helge Mey L.LM. (McGill) and Dr. Ingo Baumann, BHO Legal, Germany While the space activities of China continue to advance in breadth and depth, rather little is known about the legal and regulatory framework within the country. It is difficult to find online sources and most texts are …

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Turkey wants to go to the Moon in 2023 and 2028

Paris, 11 February 2021. – Turkey wants to go to the Moon in 2023. “The national space program will carry our country to an upper league in the global space race,” President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said according to a report of the Anadolu news agency. Erdogan presented a program that …

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#SpaceWatchGL Column: Dongfang Hour China Aerospace News Roundup 1 – 7 Feb 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 1 – 7 Feb 2021”. Hello and welcome to another episode …

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Register Today For Our Space Café WebTalk “33 minutes with Blaine Curcio” On 2 March 2021

Join SpaceWatch.Global for an interesting and informative Space Café WebTalk featuring Blaine Curcio, Founder of Orbital Gateway Consulting and Senior Affiliate Consultant at Euroconsult, Hong Kong. This event will take place on 2 March 2021 at 4:00 pm CET. Blaine Curcio will discuss the rapidly evolving Chinese space sector, the …

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Three missions to reach Mars, fourth one planned for 2026

Paris, 9 February 2021. – Who’s first: Three Mars missions, from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), China and the U.S., are to reach the Red Planet in the next days. The UAE’s Hope orbiter is set to arrive today, followed by China’s Tianwen-1 mission and NASA’s Mars rover Perseverance next …

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JAXA and ESA cooperate on Hera and MMX missions

Paris, 8 February 2021. – Two agencies, two missions: The European Space Agency (ESA) and Japan’s space agency JAXA continue their cooperation in Earth observation, space science and exploration and put a new focus on two missions: Hera and MMX. Hera is an international asteroid and planetary defence mission which …

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Register Today For Our Space Café WebTalk “33 minutes with Nikolai Khlystov” On 23 February 2021

Join SpaceWatch.Global for an interesting and informative Space Café WebTalk featuring Nikolai Khlystov, Lead, Shaping the Future of Mobility and Space at World Economic Forum, Geneva, Switzerland. This event will take place on 23 February 2021 at 4:00 pm CET. Stepping out of the Cradle together: Multi-stakeholder collaboration? Konstantin Tsiolkovsky “Earth is …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: How Mega-Constellations Lead to Increased Sustainability Risks in Outer Space

by Valentin Eder This article looks at the impact of mega-constellations to the collision risk in outer space using the results of a systemic approach to reducing the uncertainty of the ambiguity of actual developments based on conjunction analyses on the example of  SpaceX’s Starlink using TLE data from space-track …

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SKAO builds two large telescopes in South Africa and Australia

Paris, 5 February 2021. – One in Australia, the other one in South Africa: The UK-based observatory organization SKAO launched “a new era for radio astronomy”, building and operating “the two largest and most complex radio telescope networks ever conceived to address fundamental questions about our universe”, SKAO said. The …

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#SpaceWatchGL Column: Dongfang Hour China Aerospace News Roundup 25 Jan – 31 Jan 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 25 Jan – 31 Jan 2021”. Hello and welcome to another …

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