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Space Café WebTalk with Jean-Jacques Tortora: Can a broad church develop a broad consensus? What’s at stake for Europe’s space sector

During this week’s Space Café, SpaceWatch.Global publisher Torsten Kriening spoke with Jean-Jacques Tortora, Director of the European Space Policy Institute (ESPI) in Vienna. Jean-Jacques was previously the Secretary-General of the ASD Eurospace, United Space Attache’ for the French Embassy and Industrial Policy Manager at the Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales.

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Conflicting Visions of European Space Security?

The ESA Agenda 2025 – Opinions by members of the SichTRaum network. On April 7 this year, one month after Dr. Josef Aschbacher took office as the European Space Agency's (ESA) new Director General, the ESA Agenda 2025 was released. This document contains the agenda of the new Director General for the agency

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Prestwick Spaceport partners with Astraius

Prestwick Spaceport has secured a deal with launch partner Astraius yesterday, Prestwick Spaceport said. The Memorandum of Understanding will help boost Scotland’s space industry ambitions. The companies will work alongside Scottish and UK governments and other key partners to prepare for the launch of small satellites in 2023.

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QuadSat validates OneWeb’s ground segment

OneWeb is working with QuadSAT to verify its ground segment antennas before the global rollout of its LEO constellation, QuadSAT announced. As an initial stage, QuadSAT has implemented an antenna validation campaign at the Italian Telespazio port. The Danish company carried out in-situ measurement generating antenna radiation patterns

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Shenzhou-12 astronauts return to Earth

Three Chinese astronauts safely returned to Earth near Dongfeng in the Gobi Desert, Inner Mongolia, at around 1:34 am ET on 17th September. Nie Haisheng, Liu Boming and Tang Hongbo touched down after completing the first crewed mission of Tianhe space station. The 1,200 square metre main parachute opened 10 kilometres above the surface, then after landing, search and rescue teams

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Jump-starting the commercialization of the European space industry

The ESA Agenda 2025 – Opinions by members of the SichTRaum network. On April 7 this year, one month after Dr. Josef Aschbacher took office as the European Space Agency's (ESA) new Director General, the ESA Agenda 2025 was released. This document contains the agenda of the new Director General for the agency

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