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Russia launches next Glonass navigation satellite

Paris, 27 October 2020. – Russia has successfully launched another Glonass navigation satellite, the news agency Tass reported. “The Soyuz-2.1b middle class carrier rocket launched on Sunday, October 25, at 22:08 Moscow time from Plesetsk Cosmodrome in the Arkhangelsk Region has successfully placed the Russian Glonass-K navigation spacecraft into the …

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Space Café WebTalk Recap: Prof. Dr. Ram Jakhu on the need for more space laws

In this week’s Space Cafè WebTalk, Prof. Dr. Ram S. Jakhu, Acting Director of the Institute of Air and Space Law at McGill University, Montreal, Canada talked about the urgent need for more law and institutions to keep space utilisation sustainable, conflict-free and for the benefit of all nations and people. He …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Using the Space Domain An Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Perspective

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 “Using the Space Domain An Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Perspective”, originally published in the Joint Air Power Competence Centre Journal 30.  …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Let’s not make Newspace a paradise for hackers

by Dr Mathieu Bailly In the race to launch smallsats into low earth orbit quickly and cost-effectively, operators and manufacturers have compromised on security and left themselves vulnerable to cyber attacks. Let’s not make Newspace a paradise for hackers. Smallsat operators and manufacturers need to consider why their smallsats are …

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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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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Three Sides of Mars

by Karim Michel Sabbagh “2030 Destination Mars” is the core theme of this scenario mapping exercise. The objective is to safely land a manned mission on the red planet and set up the foundation for a permanent presence. The outcome would usher the start of an era where mankind takes …

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Glonass to put layer of six new spacecraft in orbit by 2027

Paris, 5 October 2020. – The Russian navigation system Glonass is planning to launch half a dozen new satellites to improve the system’s accuracy, a Glonass executive told Tass news agency last week. “A high-orbit segment of the navigation system Glonass will begin to be created in 2021, with the …

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Axelspace and Gazprom combine their sensing and satellite systems for the energy sector

Berlin, 23 September 2020. – Axelspace Corporation cooperates with Gazprom Space Systems (GSS) to combine their remote sensing and satellite imagery technologies for the energy sector. With support from the Japanese conglomerate Mitsui, Axelspace and GSS  explore opportunities to deliver competitive remote sensing solutions especially to the energy industry by …

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Russian Avant Space plans to reach one billion people with advertising in space

Berlin, 21 September 2020. – The Russian company Avant Space plans to project so-called space banners, commercial advertising from micro satellites in space. Avant Space proposes to use a group of microsatellites equipped with a laser system to project images in the night sky and thus cover more than 130 cities …

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