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Space Cafe WebTalk “33 minutes with Dr. Josef Aschbacher and Dr. Alexander Gerst” Recap: Space as a panacea to the world’s ills

During this week’s Space Café, SpaceWatch.Global Publisher Torsten Kriening had the opportunity to speak with Dr. Josef Aschbacher, Director General at the European Space Agency (ESA) and as a special guest, Dr. Alexander Gerst, ESA Astronaut about "Ambitions for the future of Europe in Space - Agenda 2025"  live

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OneWeb enters launch agreement with SpaceX

Low Earth orbit satellite communications company OneWeb, announced it entered into an agreement with SpaceX to resume OneWeb’s satellite launch programme. The terms of the agreement are confidential. The first launch is scheduled for this year, adding to OneWeb’s 428-satellite in-orbit constellation, which makes up 66% of the fleet.

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NASA completes alignment of Webb’s primary mirror

The critical mirror alignment steps of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope are now complete and the team expects to meet or even exceed the optical performance science goals set for the space telescope, NASA said. Every optical parameter that has been checked and tested is performing at, or above, expectations, according to NASA.

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Australia needs to aim high with space strategic update

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and The Strategist, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles. This is “Australia needs to aim high with space strategic update” by Malcolm Davis, originally published on 11 March 2022. Last week at the 13th Australian Space Forum in Adelaide, the minister for science and technology, Melissa Price, 

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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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