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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: “Software-defined satellite” – an emerging technology in space industry

The term “software-defined satellite” has already appeared in the space industry and related media, but for the purpose of clarity of this article it will be defined as following: instead of viewing a satellite as monolithic piece of hardware and software, designed to perform a specific mission, one can see the same satellite as a platform capable of running multiple different missions (defined as software applications) on the same hardware platform.

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Space Café WebTalk Recap: Dr. Natalia Archinard On Switzerland’s Commitment to Space Sustainability

In this week’s Space Cafè WebTalk, Dr. Natália Archinard, Deputy Head of the Science, Education, Transport and Space Section at the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland, and Chair of the Scientific and Technical Subcommittee of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UNCOPUOS) talked about Switzerland's commitment for space sustainability. 

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#SpaceWatchGL Perspective: Next Gen ESA by Dr. Lorenzo Scatena

On 26 August 2020, SpaceWatch.Global Editor in Chief Markus Payer started a dialogue about the next generation ESA here. We reached out to representatives in all ESA member states and beyond to get their feedback on that topic. Here we publish their perspectives. 

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