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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 WebTalk Recap: Mahmoud Abu Wasel on a new space initiative

In this week’s Space Cafè WebTalk, Mahmoud Abu Wasel, Vice-President of The Hague Institute for Global Justice talked about the new space initiative of the institute. With the rapid increase in the private sectors race to space and governments attempting to keep up, we are witnessing the new age of the …

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Airbus and UK progress with Skynet6 program

Paris, 15 January 2021. – Update on Skynet: Airbus and the UK Ministry of Defence have completed the design review phase of the project, Airbus said. Airbus was awarded the Skynet 6A contract in July 2020 and has been working on the program at its sites in Stevenage, Portsmouth and …

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Rolls-Royce and UK develop nuclear power in space

Paris, 15 January 2021. – Rolls-Royce works with the UK Space Agency to study nuclear power options for space exploration, the company said this week. Innovative power and thermal management alongside novel nuclear technologies, digital capabilities and engineering know-how have considerable application in space, Rolls-Royce said, “from the manufacturing and …

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EU backs Orbital Ventures and Primo Space with €300 million

Paris, 14 January 2021. – The European Commission and the European Investment Fund (EIF) invest €300 million into the space sector, the EU announced, with €100 million stemming from the EU budget. The investment supports two space tech focused funds, Orbital Ventures and Primo Space, the “first ever EU-backed equity …

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Breton launches European launcher alliance and Cassini fund

Paris, 13 January 2021. – Europe needs a more aggressive space strategy, the European Commissioner for Internal Market, Thierry Breton, said and launched the “European Launcher alliance” as well as a €1 billion European space fund, Cassini, “to boost start-ups and space innovation”. “We must ask ourselves: will our current …

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Exotrail demonstrated mini-thruster for smallsats in space

Paris, 13 January 2021. – The French new space start-up Exotrail used the 13th European Space Conference to announce the successful in-orbit demonstration of its innovative electric mini-propulsion system. “Exotrail reports full success of first-ever cubesat mission equipped with Hall-effect electric propulsion technology,” the company said yesterday. “Through an In-Orbit …

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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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