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Softbank invests $350m and takes 30% OneWeb stake

Paris, 18 January 2021. – OneWeb, the LEO satellite communications company, secured additional funding from SoftBank and Hughes, bringing OneWeb’s total funding to $1.4 billion, the company announced. The capital raised to date positions the company to be fully funded for its first-generation satellite fleet, totaling 648 satellites by the …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Space Sustainability Trends 2020/2021 and Beyond

by Dr. Olga Stelmakh-Drescher and Prof. Steven Freeland Space Sustainability is the crucial requirement for a long-term and effective operational space environment. Being highly multifaceted, it has many interdependent and complementary constituent elements, facets and vectors – it is an enabler of continuous and unconditionally safe activities in space, as well as a driver of change as regards …

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Space Café Recap: “Black Ops by Ralph Thiele #02”- Quantum Technologies

In this Space Cafè “Black Ops by Ralph Thiele #2”, Colonel (Ret`d) Ralph Thiele, Chairman of the Berlin based Political-Military Society, President of Euro Défense-Germany, and Managing Director of StratByrd Consulting, Germany talked with his guests about the Implication for Security & Defence coming with quantum technologies. His guests in this …

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Space Café Australia Recap: Jackie Carpenter of One Giant Leap Australia

In this  Space Cafè Australia by Melanie Jane Ward, Jackie Carpenter, Managing Director at One Giant Leap Australia Foundation talked a space education initiative in Australia. Before launching a Space Café to tell the stories of Australian space, we had to consider which guest to choose for the first episode. …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Let your dreams take flight!

by Aaron Popich I am a student ambassador for One Giant Leap Australia and an Australian Air Force Cadet. I recently had the opportunity to attend Space Camp in the U.S.A. It was an incredible opportunity in itself, and I learnt a lot from being there. However, the greatest spinoff …

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Japan joins Artemis mission with Gateway contribution

Paris, 14 January 2021. – Japans joins: The country’s space agency JAXA will cooperate with NASA on the lunar Gateway, the outpost planned to orbit the Moon, NASA said. Japan will provide several capabilities for the Gateway’s International Habitation module (I-Hab), which will provide the heart of Gateway life support capabilities and …

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#SpaceWatchGL Column: Dongfang Hour China Aerospace News Roundup 4 Jan – 10 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 4 Jan – 10 Jan 2021”. Hello and welcome to another …

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Register Today For Our Space Café “Law Breakfast with Steven Freeland” On 28 January 2021

Join SpaceWatch.Global’s new Space Café “Law Breakfast with Steven Freeland” series where global space law experts discuss the legal issues from everyday space activities. This event will take place on 28 January 2021 at 9:30 am CET. Space Café “Law Breakfast with Steven Freeland” will analyse current space developments with …

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Register Today For Our Space Café WebTalk “33 minutes with Dr. Peter Martinez” On 26 January 2021

Join SpaceWatch.Global for an interesting and informative Space Café WebTalk featuring Dr. Peter Martinez, Executive Director of the Secure World Foundation, USA. This event will take place on 26 January 2021 at 4:00 pm CET. Growth and Sustainability in Space – ensuring the long-term usability of Earth’s orbits and beyond: …

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Space Café WebTalk Recap: Doug Loverro on Rethinking the Inevitable

In this week’s Space Cafè WebTalk,  Doug Loverro, President at Loverro Consulting, Virgina, USA talked about his feature: “Rethinking the Inevitable: Why We Need to Stop Hoping, and Prepare for Space Warfare”, published on SpaceWatch.Global. For decades the international community has tried, and failed, to achieve agreement on treaties aimed at preventing war …

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