GSTC 2023

North America

Register Today For Our Space Café “33 minutes with Dr. Andreas Wittmer” On 15 March 2022

This Space Café WebTalk will feature Dr. Andreas Wittmer, Program Director of the Space for Business Program, in conversation with Torsten Kriening, publisher of SpaceWatch.Global. What can space (regulation) learn from the Aviation sector? In addition to being the Programme Director of the Space for Business Program and at the University of St.Gallen (HSG)

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Privateer launches its knowledge graph technology

Privateer, co-founded by Steve Wozniak (Apple), Alex Fielding (Ripcord, Apple), and Dr. Moriba Jah (University of Texas at Austin), has formally come out of stealth mode to launch its proprietary knowledge graph technology to map and track space debris and satellites in Earth orbit, the company said. The firm’s aim is to create a vital data infrastructure for sustainable new space economy. 

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Kleos Patrol mission to launch with D-Orbit’s ION Satellite Carrier

Space logistics and orbital transportation company D-orbit signed a contract with US launch provider Spaceflight to deploy the Kleos Patrol Mission (KSF2) satellites aboard D-orbit’s next ION Satellite Carrier mission, the company said. The four satellites of Radio Frequency Reconnaissance data-as-a-service company, Kleos Space, will launch with SpaceX’s Transporter 4 mission.

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Rocket Lab successfully deploys second satellite for Synspective

Rocket Lab has successfully deployed a second Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellite to orbit for data and solutions provider Synspective, bringing the total number of satellites deployed by the company to 110, Rocket Lab said. Electron successfully deployed the StriX-β spacecraft, adding a second satellite to Synspective’s SAR constellation.

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SpaceX to protect the ISS if Russia pulls out of the program

Elon Musk confirmed that SpaceX would get involved if the ISS fell out of orbit and came crashing down to Earth. Russian space chief, Dmitry Rogozin, said that they would not save the ISS from an uncontrolled de-orbit due to new US sanctions against the country. 

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Space Cafe Radio – on tour in Brussels – Will Marshall

In this Space Café Radio – on tour in Brussels at the 14th European Space Conference in the Egmont Palace, SpaceWatch.Global Event coordinator and Space Cafe Benelux Host Chiara Moenter spoke with Will Marshall, Co-Founder and CEO of Planet, about the European green space initiative, satellites in orbit and sustainability as company purpose.

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: In-Orbit Servicing

Although the sustainability of all future space activities depends on the development of In-Orbit Servicing (IoS), there is currently no official or universal definition of IoS, sometimes also referred to as in-space services and on-orbit services. The European Space Policy Institute’s In-Orbit Services report mentions that IoS operations comprise mainly three activities

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Rocket Lab opens third launch pad

Rocket Lab USA has completed Pad B, its second orbital launch pad at Launch Complex 1 in New Zealand and the company’s third dedicated pad for the Electron rocket. The new launch site’s first mission will be a dedicated commercial launch for Japanese Earth-imaging company Synspective in four days, Rocket Lab said.

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