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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Space Traffic Management – Impact of Large Constellations on Military Operations in Space

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and Joint Air Power Competence Centre, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and texts. We are pleased to present “Space Traffic Management – Impact of Large Constellations on Military Operations in Space”, originally published by the Joint Air Power Competence …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Towards a sovereign space capability for Australia’s defence

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and The Strategist, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles. This is “Towards a sovereign space capability for Australia’s defence″ by Malcolm Davis, originally published on 3 August 2020. As Australia’s defence establishment moves on from a perception of space capability as simply …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Russian ASAT Test: More Trouble for Space Security

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and Dr. Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and texts. We are pleased to present “Russian ASAT Test: More Trouble for Space Security”, originally published on 31 Juli 2020 in The Diplomat. On July 23, the U.S. …

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SpaceX to Launch PredaSAR’s First Satellite

PredaSAR announced that the first of 48 advanced commercial Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellites will launch on SpaceX’s Falcon 9 launch vehicle. Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems is the launch integration provider, in addition to manufacturer of the spacecraft. As part of the agreement, PredaSAR, Tyvak, and SpaceX will be working together …

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Peter B. Davidson joins Intelsat as VP of Government Affairs and Policy

Intelsat, operator of the largest integrated satellite and terrestrial network,  announced that Peter B. Davidson has joined the company as Vice President of Global Government Affairs and Policy. Based in the company’s McLean, Va. office, Davidson will lead the development of Intelsat’s government relations strategy globally, building relationships with individuals …

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Spaceflight Inc. and Benchmark Space Systems Sign Exclusive Deal

Benchmark Space Systems, a leading provider of green in-space propulsion systems for small satellites, announced an exclusive services agreement with rideshare leader Spaceflight Inc. to provide a full range of non-toxic chemical propulsion solutions designed to accelerate satellite rideshare deployments to prime orbital locations aboard its next-generation Sherpa orbital transfer …

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Space Café WebTalk Recap: Christopher Johnson on Lunar Exploration Governance

In this week’s Space Cafè WebTalk, Christopher Johnson, Space Law Advisor at the Secure World Foundation talked about issues of developing the next phase of governance for space activities. That included the strengths and shortcomings of international, national, and contractual approaches to developing new norms for space activities. He shared some thoughts …

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#SpaceWatchGL Perspective: Did Russia Test a Weapon in Space? – Part 2

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and Project Ploughshares, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and texts. This is Part 2 of “Did Russia Test a Weapon in Space? What the question and the answer tell us about the security of outer space”, originally published 30 …

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Virgin Galactic unveils novel high-speed vehicle design

  Virgin Galactic, which includes its manufacturer of advanced air and space vehicles, The Spaceship Company, has revealed the initial designs for its high-speed vehicle. The company has signed non-binding memorandum of understanding with Rolls-Royce to collaborate in designing and developing engine propulsion technology for high-speed commercial aircraft. The initial …

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#SpaceWatchGL Perspective: Did Russia Test a Weapon in Space? – Part 1

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and Project Ploughshares, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and texts. This is Part 1 of “Did Russia Test a Weapon in Space? What the question and the answer tell us about the security of outer space”, originally published 30 …

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