ICT Spring - 2022

Asia Pacific

Space Café Austria by Judith Delany Recap: Trends in European Space Policy and the role of smaller nations

The second Edition of Space Café Austria by Judith Delany took a closer look at the trends and recent developments in European Space Policy. Host Judith Delany spoke with Tomas Hrozensky of the European Space Policy Institute (ESPI), an expert in the field. Tomas has been a Researcher at ESPI since July 2018. He holds an MA and PhD

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Register Today For Our Space Café “33 minutes with Krystal Azelton” On 24 May 2022

This Space Café WebTalk will feature Krystal Azelton, Director of Space Applications Programs at Secure World Foundation, in conversation with Torsten Kriening, publisher of SpaceWatch.Global. The Urgency Of Ensuring Sustainability in Space. Krystal Azelton is a Director of Space Applications Programs

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Gilmour Space to build and launch prototype defence satellite

Australian space company, Gilmour Space Technologies, announced that is has been selected to develop and launch a new sovereign surveillance satellite for the Department of Defence, as part of the government’s AU $7 billion investment in new space capabilities. The AU $15 million partnership is in line with Australia’s recently released Defence Space Strategy.

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LinkSpace carries out static fire test and plans reusable rocket launch this year

Chinese space startup LinkSpace, carried out a static fire test of its Reusable Launch Vehicle T6 (RLV-T6) equipped with new Fengbao-1 methane-fueled engines, the company said. The 14.5-meter tall rocket will be launched to the Kármán line (100 km) and then landed with the help of landing legs and grid fins.

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China to build communications and navigation constellation around the Moon

China is planning to set up a lunar communication and navigation satellite constellation around the Moon to aid future operations on the lunar surface, CNSA said. The China National Space Administration (CNSA) announced that China will take the lead in demonstrating a lunar relay satellite system.

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ispace “White rabbit” heading for the Moon

Japanese start-up ispace’s futuristic lunar lander is taking shape in ArianeGroup’s clean room after four years of the program’s launch. The project is scheduled to launch to the lunar surface at the end of this year. Under the agreement signed by the two companies, ArianeGroup supplies the components for the propulsion system.

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U.S. and India sign space situational awareness agreement

The United States and India signed a Space Situational Awareness arrangement bound by common strategies interests, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) said. The cooperation comprises defense, climate, science, technology, trade, and public health. The delegation discussed humanitarian assistance efforts and

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Register Today For Our Space Café “33 minutes with Dr. Jana Robinson” On 3 May 2022

This Space Café WebTalk will feature Dr. Jana Robinson, Managing Director at Prague Security Studies Institute, in conversation with Torsten Kriening, publisher of SpaceWatch.Global. Economic and Financial Dimensions of Space Security. Dr. Jana Robinson is Managing Director at the Prague Security Studies Institute (PSSI).

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Register Today For Our Space Café Canada by Dr. Jessica West On 29 April 2022

This episode of Space Cafè Canada will feature Stephen Matier, President and CEO of Maritime Launch Services and Spaceport Nova Scotia, in conversation with Dr. Jessica West, Senior Researcher at Project Ploughshares and a friend of SpaceWatch.Global. Countdown to liftoff: The first Canadian spaceport under development...

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