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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: An ASAT test, again

On 15 November 2021, a Russian ground-based DA-ASAT (direct ascent anti-satellite) interceptor, ‘Nudol’, hit defunct Russian spy satellite Cosmos 1408, built and launched in the 1980s, at an altitude of 480 km. The destruction caused a cloud of debris of about 1500 pieces and forced the crew of the ISS, four Americans, two Russians, and a German,

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Space Café Recap “Moriba’s Vox Populi 08” – Russian Anti-Satellite Test – What are the intended and unintended consequences?

In this session of Space Cafè “Moriba’s Vox Populi 08” Dr. Moriba Jah talked about the Russian Anti-Satellite Test - What are the intended and unintended consequences? with Alex Fielding, Artem Mokhnatkin, Holger Krag, Michael Byers, Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan, Col. Scott Brodeur, Victoria Newberry,

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Soyuz launches Japanese space tourists to ISS

Roscosmos and Space Adventures has launched and successfully docked the Soyuz MS-20 space tourism mission with two space tourists on board, NASA reported. The spacecraft docked with the ISS’ Poisk module six hours after launch. The crew of three, including two Japanese space tourists will stay on the Space Station for 12 days.

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#SpaceWatchGL Share: Private space stations are coming. Will they be better than their predecessors?

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and Alice Gorman, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and texts. This is “Private space stations are coming. Will they be better than their predecessors?”, originally published 5 December 2021 at The Conversation.

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Recent Russian ASAT, Opinion vs Conjecture

The recent op-ed is an opinion piece, the opinions of the authors. As principals in these operations, their opinions are different than those who operate satellites. We will always be able to launch and retrieve satellites. Space is a finite resource only in the sense that our actions establish an equilibrium with a relatively fixed number of satellites.

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Space Café Radio: A Special on the recent Russian Anti-Satellite Test

In this Space Café Radio - Special on the recent Russian Anti-Satellite Test – SpaceWatch.Global contributing editor Dr. Emma Gatti spoke with her guests about "Is Space an asset, or a weapon?" In this special episode of Space Cafè Radio, we explore the political and strategic implications of the 15th of November 2021 Russian ASAT attack.

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Register Today For Our Space Café “Moriba’s Vox Populi” On 9 December 2021

In honour of this sacred experience and all of you who know me and have enrolled in this global vision, I, Moriba Jah have partnered with SpaceWatch.Global to run an exciting Space Café series: Moriba’s Vox Populi (Latin for “the people’s voice”) where I intend to choose topics of relevance to space safety, security, and sustainability

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: An Orbital Razrusheniye

Near-earth space is a finite resource lacking in holistic management and traffic coordination, becoming increasingly congested with objects, dead and alive, that threaten the safety of satellites that do things we all care about and need, as well as crewed space missions. These space-based services include, inter alia, position, navigation, timing, financial transactions, ...

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: The ramifications of Russia’s reckless anti-satellite test

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and The Strategist, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles. This is “The ramifications of Russia’s reckless anti-satellite test” by Malcolm Davis, originally published on 18 Nov 2021.

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