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Register Today For Our Space Café Brazil On 15 December 2021

This Space Café Brazil will feature Prof. Dr. Maria Elizabeth Zucolotto, of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), in conversation with Ian Grosner, Correspondent of SpaceWatch.Global for Brazil. The importance of studying meteorites. Professor Zucolotto is graduated in Astronomy at Valongo Observatory/UFRJ (1978), with TCC Meteorites and the formation of the Solar System.

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Register Today For Our Space Café “33 minutes with Pacome Revillon” On 14 December 2021

This Space Café WebTalk will feature Pacome Revillon, CEO of Euroconsult, in conversation with Torsten Kriening, publisher of SpaceWatch.Global. Live from the World Satellite Business Week, Paris 2021. Pacôme Révillon is CEO of Euroconsult, the leading international consulting firm specializing in the space and satellite application markets.

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NASA selects companies to develop commercial space destinations

NASA announced having signed agreements with three U.S. companies to develop the designs of space stations and other destinations in space. The agreements are the first in a two-phase approach to a seamless transition of activity from the ISS to commercial destinations. During this first phase, which is to continue through 2025,

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Rocket Lab reveals design of its new Neutron vehicle

Rocket Lab revealed new details about their next generation, 8-ton payload class Neutron launch vehicle. The rocket will provide reliable and cost-effective launch services for satellite mega-constellations, deep space missions and human spaceflight, said Rocket Lab. Neutron is set to be the world’s first carbon composite large launch vehicle.

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NASA expands radar data program with Airbus

NASA has expanded its Commercial Smallsat Data Acquisition Program (CSDAP) to include Airbus as the first radar data provider to NASA’s community of researchers and scientists, Airbus announced. The company will help advancing NASA’s science and application goals. Airbus will provide a comprehensive catalog of Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Earth observation data products to the Agency.

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#SpaceWatchGL Column: ESPI Brief 54 – UN resolution on norms of responsible behaviours in space – a step forward to preserve stability in space?

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and the European Space Policy Institute, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and briefs. This is ESPI Briefs No. 54: ‘UN resolution on norms of responsible behaviours in space – a step forward to preserve stability in space?’, originally published in November 2021.

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Recent Russian ASAT, Opinion vs Conjecture

The recent op-ed is an opinion piece, the opinions of the authors. As principals in these operations, their opinions are different than those who operate satellites. We will always be able to launch and retrieve satellites. Space is a finite resource only in the sense that our actions establish an equilibrium with a relatively fixed number of satellites.

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Starship engine puts SpaceX at ‘risk of bankruptcy’


SpaceX CEO Elon Musk described a critical situation in a companywide email, regarding the lack of progress in the development of the Raptor engine that is to power the Starship rocket, CNBC reports. “We face genuine risk of bankruptcy if we cannot achieve a Starship flight rate of at least once every two weeks next year,” Musk added.

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