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#SpaceWatchGL Column: Business as Usual in the Middle Kingdom

As we near the 2/3 point for the year 2020, it is starting to feel like a “lost year” for some. With many people having been working from home for the majority of the year, with borders largely closed, and with governments in turmoil, many are starting to ask whether 2020 can just be over already. Reasonable sentiment, to be sure.

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Secure World Foundation Releases Fact Sheets on Anti-satellite Testing

Over the last fifteen years there has been a resurgence of anti-satellite (ASAT) testing in space by multiple countries. During the Cold War between 1960 and 1991, the United States and the Soviet Union conducted dozens of tests of both direct ascent and co-orbital ASAT weapons, some of which destroyed satellites and created hundreds of pieces of orbital debris.

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UK global-sustainability space projects receive £3.4 million cash boost

On World Humanitarian Day, the UK Space Agency has announced £3.4 million of new funding for 10 leading-edge projects that back UK academics using space to tackle global development problems – from the spread of malaria to human trafficking and forced labour.

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Space4Impact opens call for NewSpace companies to join

At Space4Impact (www.space4impact.org) we believe that space can do more for the Earth.Space4Impact creates an international ecosystem of governmental and non-governmental organisations, investors, entrepreneurs & corporates to maximize the positive impact that space technologies, infrastructures and data can bring to our planet for a sustainable future.

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#SpaceWatchGL Share: From Safety to Security – 2020 Project Ploughshares Survey Report

In all, 102 individuals from 15 countries completed the survey. Responses point to a chasm between current and developing military and security practice, on the one side, and established safety and sustainability norms of activity in space, on the other

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