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Eight countries signed Artemis accords, NASA’s Bridenstine says

Luxembourg, 13 October 2020. – Seven countries around the world plus the United States have now signed the U.S. space exploration Artemis accords, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said. “The Artemis program will be the broadest and most diverse international space exploration coalition in history,” Bridenstine said on Twitter today. “With …

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#SpaceWatchGL Interviews – Kai-Uwe Schrogl: “Europe has to stand united”

On 1 July 2020, Germany has taken its term in the EU Presidency. Space and space-related initiatives were on the agenda in the preparation. Now, halfway through the term, SpaceWatch.Global Editor-in-Chief Markus Payer had the opportunity to talk with Prof. Dr. Kai-Uwe Schrogl who is seconded from the European Space …

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Russia calls parts of NASA Moon projects “too American-centric”

Paris, 13 October 2020. – Russia sees aspects of NASA’s Moon mission projects and Artemis as “too American-centric” and stresses the importance of international cooperation in space, the General Director of Roscosmos, Dmitry Rogozin, was quoted from the opening of the 71st International Astronautical Congress yesterday. “In our opinion, in …

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Norway endorses space budget supporting ESA and EU priorities

Paris, 12 October 2020. – The Norwegian government has endorsed the country’s budget for the European Space Agency (ESA) as well as for continued participation in the EU space programs, Norway’s Space Agency said. “The new national budget for 2021 expands Norway’s participation in ESA’s and EU’s space programs as …

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UNOOSA sets up emergency response office in Israel

Paris, 12 October 2020. – The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) sets up an office for disaster management and emergency response in Israel, the agency in Vienna said. UNOOSA signed an agreement with the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev to create a Regional Support Office of UNOOSA’s program …

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Kleos to help fight illegal fishing at Galapagos Islands

Paris, 11 October 2020. – Kleos Space expands its activities to monitor suspect and illegal fishing activities in Ecuador which includes the Galapagos Islands, the Luxembourg-based space data service provider said. Kleos Space has appointed the maritime consulting firm Atlantis SIM as its territory agent for Ecuador, the company said. …

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NASA delays SpaceX Crew-1 mission to mid-November

Paris, 12 October 2020. – The U.S. space agency NASA has postponed the SpaceX Crew-1 mission to the International Space Station (ISS) to “no sooner than early-to-mid November”, the agency announced. The delay provides “additional time for SpaceX to complete hardware testing and data reviews as the company evaluates off-nominal …

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Hispasat appoints former Barcelona mayor as new President

Paris, 12 October 2020. – Hispasat has appointed former Barcelona mayor Jordi Hereu new President, to succeed Rosario Martínez Manzanedo, the company announced. Hereu held several positions in the Barcelona City Government, serving as council member for the Les Corts district until 2004, and as a councillor for Security and Mobility …

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D-Orbit to launch Eutelsat cubesats built by AAC Clyde Space

Paris, 12 October 2020. – The Italian in-orbit transportation company D-Orbit has announced a service agreement with satellite manufacturer AAC Clyde Space to launch two cubesats from Eutelsat in 2021, the company announced. The contract covers the launch and deployment of two Eutelsat Low Earth Orbit (LEO) cubesats in 2021; …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Space Situational Awareness Together We Stand, Divided We Fall

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 Situational Awareness Together We Stand, Divided We Fall ”, originally published in the Joint Air Power Competence Centre Journal 30.  …

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