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#SpaceWatchGL Column: Dongfang China Aerospace News Roundup 19-25 October 2020

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 Weekly Aerospace News Roundup, 19-25 Oct”. Special 6th Annual CCAF Edition (Part 1 of 2) …

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Airbus Ventures invests in Singapore radiation protection start-up

Paris, 25 October 2020.  – Airbus Ventures, the venture capital arm of Airbus, expands its presence in Asia Pacific with an investment in the Singaporean radiation protection start-up Zero Error Systems (ZES), Airbus announced. The $1.85 million investment round was composed of investments from Airbus Ventures, SEEDS Capital, Silicon Solution Venture, NTU’s Strategic …

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#SpaceWatchGL Column: The hell of humans in heaven – Debating the risks of space technology and habitation

by Dr. Bleddyn Bowen Space technology and the potential habitation of the Solar System is lengthening the list of catastrophic threats posed to humanity, claims Daniel Deudney in his new book Dark Skies: Space Expansionism, Planetary Geopolitics, and the Ends of Humanity. It follows on from his prior arguments about …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Australia one step closer to a sovereign launch capability

  by Dr. Malcolm Davis As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and The Strategist, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles. This is “Australia one step closer to a sovereign launch capability″ by Malcolm Davis, originally published on 15 October 2020. Australia’s commercial space sector is moving quickly towards …

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India drafts new space policy to encourage private investment

Luxembourg, 22 October 2020. – India wants to open its space sector for private commercial players and has drafted a new policy to encourage and govern the Indian industry’s participation. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) recently released its “Spacecom Policy – 2020” and is now seeking for comments from …

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Space Café WebTalk Recap: Prof. Dr. Ram Jakhu on the need for more space laws

In this week’s Space Cafè WebTalk, Prof. Dr. Ram S. Jakhu, Acting Director of the Institute of Air and Space Law at McGill University, Montreal, Canada talked about the urgent need for more law and institutions to keep space utilisation sustainable, conflict-free and for the benefit of all nations and people. He …

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German DLR extends research cooperation with Australian Southern Launch

Luxembourg, 19 October 2020. – The German space agency DLR cooperates with the Australian launch company Southern Launch in space launch research, the agency said. The agreement aims to implement joint civilian research activities in the field of suborbital and orbital space launch, especially in the field of reusable launch …

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#SpaceWatchGL Column: Dongfang China Aerospace News Roundup 12-18 Oct 2020

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 Weekly Aerospace News Roundup, 12-18 Oct”. Welcome to the Dongfang Hour Weekly China Aerospace News …

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Astroscale’s Okada elected VP of International Astronautical Federation

Luxembourg, 18 October 2020. – Astroscale’s founder and CEO Nobu Okada was elected Vice President of the International Astronautical Federation (IAF). Okada intends to contribute to the IAF as a representative of Japan and the Asian region, as an advocate for orbital sustainability and a voice for the emerging new …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Using the Space Domain An Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Perspective

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and Joint Air Power Competence Centre, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and texts. We are pleased to present “Using the Space Domain An Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Perspective”, originally published in the Joint Air Power Competence Centre Journal 30.  …

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