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Space Café Radio – on tour in Lausanne – with Brian Weeden

In this Space Café Radio - SpaceWatch.Global publisher Torsten Kriening spoke with Dr. Brian Weeden, Director of Program Planning for Secure World Foundation, at the LEO Kinetic Space Safety Workshop in Lausanne about threats and risks in Low Earth Orbit and how to move forward to a sustainable future in space. This episode talks about Space Situational Awareness, our awareness level, mega-constellations and risk management of the current situation.

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The Space Café Podcast #059 – Guenther Hasinger, the James Webb Space Telescope and surprising confessions of an ESA director

SpaceWatch.Global is pleased to present: The Space Café Podcast #059 - Günther Hasinger, the James Webb Space Telescope and surprising confessions of an ESA director. Even seasoned ESA directors have emotions when it comes to groundbreaking moments like the launch and commissioning of the James Webb Space Telescope.

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NASA signs seat barter agreement with Roscosmos

After Dimirty Rogozin had been removed as head of Roscosmos, NASA announced it signed an agreement with Roscosmos to exchange seats on spacecraft traveling to the International Space Station (ISS) from September. NASA says that “integrated crews,” with Russian cosmonauts on Crew Dragon spacecraft and American astronauts on Soyuz spacecraft, are essential to safe ISS operations.

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: James Webb Space Telescope – astronomy and our best selves

Imagine walking on a remote beach away from the polluting lights of a city. You look up and see thousands upon thousands of stars blanketing the heavens, bisected by the pale glow of our Milky Way—the galactic disc in which we live. You pick up a grain of sand and hold it at arms’ length to cover a minuscule portion of the night sky. What might lie in that tiny patch?

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Rocket Lab, DARPA and Space Development Agency achieve Mandrake-2 milestone

Launch and space systems company, Rocket Lab USA, has supported a significant milestone for Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the Space Development Agency’s (SDA) Mandrake-2 mission, the company said. Able and Baker, the two Mandrake-2 spacecraft, successfully closed and maintained an optical communications link at a range of 114 km.

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Starship booster test ends in fire

SpaceX’s first orbital Starship vehicle’s booster test ended in an anomalous fire originating from the base of the vehicle. The pad was cleared of personnel at the time of the fire, no injuries were reported. Super Heavy Booster 7 was tested at SpaceX’s Starbase complex at Boca Chica, Texas. SpaceX was planning on conducting a spin start test of the engines, which did not involve ignition.

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Register Today For Our Space Café Brazil On 8 August 2022

This Space Café Brazil will feature Prof. Thais Russomano, a Brazilian Space Scientist, Researcher and Medical Doctor, in conversation with Ian Grosner, Correspondent of SpaceWatch.Global for Brazil. The Future of Humans in Space. Prof Thais Russomano has 30+ yr of experience in Aerospace Med, Space Phys & Digital Health.

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