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OneWeb emerges with new CEO and return to flight launch date

Paris, 23 November 2020. – On the safe side now: The Low Earth Orbit operator OneWeb has emerged from bankruptcy and appointed a new CEO, the company announced. OneWeb emerged from U.S. Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, the company said, and achieved all relevant regulatory approvals. A consortium of the UK …

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Ukraine ninth country to sign Artemis Accords

Paris, 15 November 2020. – Ukraine is the ninth country that has signed the NASA Artemis Accords, the Ukrainian national space agency announced on its website, without giving further details. The Artemis Accords set out principles for Moon and Mars missions and exploration, based on the Outer Space Treaty of …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Forty Years of Negotiations on PAROS: Outcomes and New Challenges

by Dr. Anne-Sophie Martin Outer space has become an increasingly militarised area, source of confrontation and characterised by a sort of ‘desanctuarysation’ (notion used by Mr. Xavier Pasco, Director of the Foundation for Strategic Research – Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique, Paris). When addressing the military use of outer space …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: State’s Right to Self-Defence in Outer Space A New Challenge for NATO’s Deterrence

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 “State’s Right to Self-Defence in Outer Space A New Challenge for NATO’s Deterrence”, originally published in the Joint Air Power Competence …

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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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