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Lockheed Martin to kick off Shetland launches with ABL

Paris, 8 February 2021. – Two U.S. companies pioneer UK launch: Lockheed Martin selected the Californian ABL Space Systems for the first launch from the island of Unst in Shetland, the BBC reported. The inaugural flight could occur next year, BBC said. ABL Space wants to launch small and cubesats …

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Register Today For Our Space Café WebTalk “33 minutes with Nikolai Khlystov” On 23 February 2021

Join SpaceWatch.Global for an interesting and informative Space Café WebTalk featuring Nikolai Khlystov, Lead, Shaping the Future of Mobility and Space at World Economic Forum, Geneva, Switzerland. This event will take place on 23 February 2021 at 4:00 pm CET. Stepping out of the Cradle together: Multi-stakeholder collaboration? Konstantin Tsiolkovsky “Earth is …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: How Mega-Constellations Lead to Increased Sustainability Risks in Outer Space

by Valentin Eder This article looks at the impact of mega-constellations to the collision risk in outer space using the results of a systemic approach to reducing the uncertainty of the ambiguity of actual developments based on conjunction analyses on the example of  SpaceX’s Starlink using TLE data from space-track …

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EU Court suspends Galileo signing with Thales and Airbus – report

Paris, 5 February 2021. – The losing bidder seems to put a spoke in the wheel: The European Court of Justice in Luxembourg suspended the signing of the €1.47 billion Galileo contracts with Thales Alenia Space and Airbus Defence and Space, Space Intel Report found out. The scheduled signing for a …

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SKAO builds two large telescopes in South Africa and Australia

Paris, 5 February 2021. – One in Australia, the other one in South Africa: The UK-based observatory organization SKAO launched “a new era for radio astronomy”, building and operating “the two largest and most complex radio telescope networks ever conceived to address fundamental questions about our universe”, SKAO said. The …

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Space Café WebTalk Recap: Dr. Marco Ferrazzani on Legal considerations on Europe in space

In this week’s Space Cafè WebTalk, Dr. Marco Ferrazzani, Chief of Legal services at the European Space Agency, Paris, France talked about legal considerations on Europe in space. We discussed the following topics of current interest in European space: the current state of legal competences in the European landscape , ESA for …

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#SpaceWatchGL Column: Dongfang Hour China Aerospace News Roundup 25 Jan – 31 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 25 Jan – 31 Jan 2021”. Hello and welcome to another …

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E2MC Update On Space-Financing Rounds in January 2021

by Raphael Roettgen 2021 started with a strong headline number of around US$480 million of space financing rounds in January … substantially thanks to an old acquaintance having come back to the market: satellite communications provider OneWeb captured US$400 million. The month also saw a few other rounds, across space …

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Space Café Podcast Episode 020 Featuring Alexander Soucek Is Now Available

SpaceWatch.Global is pleased to present the 20th episode in our podcast series The Space Cafe Podcast: Alexander Soucek – ESA and the legal challenges of space. Episode 020 features special guest Alexander Soucek. Alexander Soucek is a space lawyer at ESA and must ensure that the increasing human presence in space …

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