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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Satellites in a world of Crisis

Last weekend I received a link to the presentation that Steve Collar (CEO of SES) gave during GovSatCom22 in Luxemburg late last month. Steve is someone I genuinely respect, and we go back a long time. I fondly remember working with him on a DVB-RCS project back in 2003 that we thought was going to be critically important for the future of our industry,

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#SpaceWatchGL Column: Space for Business – Module 1 in St. Gallen – Day 5

A sleepy silence falls over most of the bus, as it ventures along the Swiss streets towards Zurich. Today, on the final day of module 1, we had the honor of visiting Thales Alenia Space and Beyond Gravity, formerly known as RUAG Space. Thales Alenia Space is a Franco-Italian aerospace manufacturer specializing in the space industry.

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Space Cafe WebTalk “33 minutes with Dr. Andreas Wittmer” Recap: What can space (regulation) learn from the Aviation sector?

Space Cafe WebTalk “33 minutes with Dr. Andreas Wittmer” about “What can space (regulation) learn from the Aviation sector?” took place on 15th March interviewing one of the creators and masterminds behind the Space for Business program, Dr. Andreas Wittmer.

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#SpaceWatchGL Column: Space for Business – Module 1 in St. Gallen – Day 4

How do you get from space technologies to Zara’s successful fast fashion? By discussing business models of course! The focus of today was discussing business models alongside their importance and looking at various factors that contribute to making a successful business. The course was very interactive today as we worked on different business models through interactive activities

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Polaris receives Bundeswehr contract for spaceplane demonstrator

The German Bundeswehr (Federal Defense) has awarded Polaris a contract to build and flight-test a scaled demonstrator of its Aurora space launch and hypersonic system, Polaris reported. The vehicle is a downscaled version of the future spaceplane powered by a reusable liquid-fuel rocket engine.

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ESA suspends ExoMars mission

ESA announced the suspension of the ExoMars programme in alignment with the sanctions imposed on Russia by its Member States. ESA’s ruling Council assessed the situation that the war in Ukraine caused with regards to ExoMars, and came to a unanimous decision. The Council came to the conclusion that it was impossible to keep cooperating with Roscosmos on the ExoMars rover mission.

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#SpaceWatchGL Column: Space for Business – Module 1 in St. Gallen – Day 3

The first lecture sent us off into the coffee break with an imagination exercise - with unlimited access, what would we do or build in space to have a positive environmental impact. After a divide between unbridled imagination (I count myself to this optimistic group) and feasibility-focussed approach some interesting ideas were forged.

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The Space Cafe Podcast #050: Hansjörg Dittus, about Europe’s Role in Space (an honest discussion)

SpaceWatch.Global is pleased to present the 50th episode in our podcast series The Space Cafe Podcast #050: Hansjörg Dittus, about Europe's Role in Space (an honest discussion). Hansjörg Dittus served for many years on the board of the German Aerospace Center. Against the backdrop of dramatic developments in the crisis with Russia,

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