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China releases five-year space program

The State Council Information Office of China issued its fifth white paper, titled "China's Space Program: A 2021 Perspective," on the country's space program. The paper introduces China's principles, policies, measures, and mindset while also summarizing its achievements in space science, technology and application. Major achievements include improvement in space infrastructure, the BeiDou

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The Space Cafe Podcast #047: Susmita Mohanty: More Europe and less U.S.-focused narrative on the future of spaceflight

SpaceWatch.Global is pleased to present the 47th episode in our podcast series The Space Cafe Podcast #047: Susmita Mohanty: More Europe and less U.S.-focused narrative on the future of spaceflight. Episode 047 features a special guest Susmita Mohanty

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Astroscale halts debris removal demonstration

Astroscale recently announced that they have begun their End-of-Life Services by Astroscale-demonstration (ELSA-d) debris removal mission’s next phase but after detecting anomalous spacecraft conditions, the team decided to abort the mission. During the autonomous capture demonstration in orbit, the ELSA-d servicer spacecraft successfully released its client spacecraft.

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Virgin Orbit to launch Sultanate of Oman into deep space

The Sultanate of Oman, Virgin Orbit, small satellite manufacturer and operator SatRevolution, AI data analytics specialists TUATARA, and technology innovator ETCO, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on Oman’s first mission to deep space. The consortium will also deliver additional small satellites to Low Earth Orbit (LEO), including the first in Oman’s history.

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Space Café Recap: “Law Breakfast with Steven Freeland” #7

In the latest Space Café “Law Breakfast with Steven Freeland”, Steven Freeland and Torsten Kriening welcomed Gerardine Goh Escolar and Guoyu Wang at the wonderful ‘Awesome Café in Singapore. Over pastries, cookies, sandwiches, croissant together with kopi-o and coffee, the panellists, along with a fantastic audience, engaged in a revealing and insightful discussion

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#SpaceWatchGL Column: Dongfang Hour China Aerospace News Roundup 24 – 30 January 2022

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and Orbital Gateway Consulting we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and texts. We are pleased to present “Dongfang Hour China Aerospace News Roundup 24 – 30 January 2022 ”. Welcome to another episode of the Dongfang Hour China Space Updates! I’m Jean Deville, joined as always by my co-host Blaine Curcio

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Register Today For Our Space Café “Moriba’s Vox Populi” On 10 February 2022

n honour of this sacred experience and all of you who know me and have enrolled in this global vision, I, Moriba Jah have partnered with SpaceWatch.Global to run an exciting Space Café series: Moriba’s Vox Populi (Latin for “the people’s voice”) where I intend to choose topics of relevance

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China confirms building Moon base with Russia by 2035

The China National Space Administration (CNSA) has confirmed the country will be joining forces with Russia to build a research Moon base by 2035. The station will rival NASA's Lunar Gateway. Russia and China announced the project in June last year, after signing an intergovernmental memorandum of understanding in March 2021.

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Real-time risk and disaster intelligence provider,, covering multiple disasters and all geographic regions, is leveraging L3Harris Geospatial’s technology to boost its disaster monitoring capabilities, the companies announced. ENVI and ENVI SARscape, developed by L3Harris and sarmap SA, will grant access to spectral high-resolution imagery.

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Space Cafe Radio – on tour in Brussels – Stella Guillen

In this Space Café Radio – on tour in Brussels at the 14th European Space Conference in the Egmont Palace, SpaceWatch.Global publisher Torsten Kriening spoke with Stella Guillen, Chief Commercial Officer at Isar Aerospace moments after they were awarded the EIC Horizon price by the European commissioner for Internal market Thierry Breton.

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