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Space Tech Expo Bremen - 2021 Nov

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#SpaceWatch Column: Exorcising the ghost of Apollo?

The US National Space Council published a new document on 23rd July 2020 titled ‘'A New Era for Space Exploration and Development’. This is a particularly interesting document as it is not legally binding, a clear policy statement, nor one of the periodical space ‘strategy’ or review documents, yet it may be one of the more useful and revealing statements about a modern American vision for outer space in recent years.

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Space Café WebTalk Recap: Niklas Hedman on Space Multilateralism

In this week’s Space Cafè WebTalk, Niklas Hedman, Chief of the Committee, Policy and Legal Affairs Section of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) in Vienna talked about the governance phases under the 60 year history of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UNCOPUOS) and the "New Frontier

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Space Technology Transfer

Space Technology Transfer 14.5 million photos are uploaded to the Internet every hour, and 85% of them are taken with a smartphone camera using CMOS active-pixel sensor, technology born at the NASA JPL - Jet Propulsion Laboratory where the concept of the first digital camera was also conceived. While searching for a small, light, and robust image sensor that can resist the extreme environment of space, in 1990 Eric Fossum and Sabrina Kemeny started to work on the CMOS technology that revolutionized the communication industry, and impacted the automotive, surveillance and medical sectors.

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Virgin Galactic taps Michael Colglazier as Chief Executive Officer

Virgin Galactic Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SPCE) (“Virgin Galactic”), a vertically integrated aerospace and space travel company, today announced the appointments of Michael Colglazier as Virgin Galactic’s new Chief Executive Officer and George Whitesides as Chief Space Officer, effective July 20, 2020.

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