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#SpaceWatchGL Feature: Survey on space norms highlights issues

By Jessica West and Gilles Doucet Specialists in space security constantly call for more responsible norms of behavior in outer space. As the number of users and uses of space grows, the calls get louder and more urgent. Meanwhile, many states claim to want the same thing. Canada’s national defense …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: How to bridge the legal-voluntary divide in space security

By Daniel A Porras* The US and Russia just met in Vienna for the Space Security Exchange, a bilateral discussion between two of the world’s biggest space-military powers, to discuss what might be done about growing space-security threats. This comes amid considerable turmoil in space politics, as the US and …

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#SpaceWatchGL Share: The Libyan Conflict through the Lens of Very High Resolution Satellite Imagery

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and European Space Imaging, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and briefs. This is “The Libyan Conflict through the Lens of Very High Resolution Satellite Imagery”, originally published in 24 June 2020. Very High Resolution Satellite Imagery at True 30 cm …

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Space Café Special Recap: Serbian Case for Space from 23 July 2020

In this week’s Space Café Special, Serbian Case for Space was in a conversation on “Cyber security and how to protect outer space”. Hosted by Anja Nakarada Pecujlic and Marko Pajovic, Co-founders of Serbian Case for Space Foundation, their guests were: Andrej Petrovski, who is the Director of Tech at SHARE Foundation. He leads the …

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Russia to refit Vostochny spaceport for crewed launches

Russia will start work in early 2021 to design ground infrastructure for launching cosmonauts from the Vostochny spaceport, Deputy CEO of the State Space Corporation Roscosmos for Capital Construction Yuri Roslyak told TASS on 15 July 2020. “From January 2021, the work on its design will just begin,” the deputy …

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Roscosmos says ready to ensure safe spacewalk for tourists

Specialists of Roscosmos will take all measures to ensure a safe spacewalk for tourists and the Russian state space corporation is ready to provide these services, its head Dmitry Rogozin said in an interview with Komsomolskaya Pravda radio station. The Roscosmos chief noted that during the spacewalk a tourist will be accompanied …

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Space Café WebTalk Recap: Dr. Bleddyn Bowen on War in Space: Strategy, Spacepower, Geopolitics

In this week’s Space Cafè WebTalk, Dr. Bleddyn E. Bowen, Lecturer in International Relations, Space Policy/Warfare Expert at University of Leicester talked about his new book War in Space: Strategy, Spacepower, Geopolitics Dr. Bleddyn E. Bowen talked about his new book War in Space: Strategy, Spacepower, Geopolitics, published by Edinburgh University …

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Lunapolitics: US, Russia, Japan, Canada, and European Space Agency To Hold Lunar Talks On 9 June

By John B. Sheldon The heads of the space agencies from the United States, Russia, Japan, Canada, and the European Space Agency (ESA) are scheduled to meet on 9 June 2020 via video conference in order to discuss cooperation on lunar exploration and the International Space Station (ISS). The meeting …

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