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Russia’s Sputnix Inks Deal With Mitsui & Co To Supply Satellite Components

Sputnix, a Russian privately-owned satellite component manufacturer, has signed a memorandum with Mitsui & Co. Moscow, the Russian subsidiary of Japanese company Mitsui & Co., on 25 May 2020. The agreement allows Sputnix to manufacture and export microsatellite components as well as provide microsatellite-based services for Mitsui & Co. “Within …

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Lunapolitics: Russia’s Roscosmos Signals Openness To US-Proposed Artemis Accords

By John B. Sheldon A senior official from the Russian state space corporation, Roscosmos, has indicated that Russia is open to discussions with the United States regarding Russia’s role in the Artemis lunar programme – in particular the Lunar Gateway mission – within the framework of NASA’s proposed Artemis Accords. …

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Roscosmos Confirms Destruction Of Russian Fregat Upper Stage’s Tank In Space

The TsNIIMash rocket and spacecraft scientific center has confirmed the destruction in the earth’s orbit of tanks of the Russian Fregat-SB upper stage, the press service of Roscosmos space agency told TASS on Sunday, 10 May 2020. It said the upper stage was used to place into orbit Spektr-P scientific …

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Space Café WebTalk Recap: “33 minutes with Daniel Porras”

This week’s Space Café WebTalk took place on 28 April 2020, featuring Daniel Porras, Space Security Fellow at UNIDIR – the United Nations Institute of Disarmament Research in Geneva – in conversation with Torsten Kriening, co-publisher of SpaceWatch.Global and COO of ThorGroup GmbH. Daniel Porras discussed the question “Is it too late …

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Space Café WebTalk Recap: “33 minutes with Dr. Brian Weeden”

This week’s Space Café WebTalk took place on 21 April 2020, featuring Dr. Brian Weeden, Director of Program Planning for Secure World Foundation in conversation with Torsten Kriening, co-publisher of SpaceWatch.Global and COO of ThorGroup GmbH. Dr. Brian Weeden gave a briefing about key elements from the newly released 2020 Global …

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#SpaceWatchGL Perspective On US Space Resources Executive Order: Elina Morozova On The Unappreciated Importance Of The Moon Agreement

On 6 April 2020, US President Donald J. Trump signed an Executive Order (EO) on Encouraging International Support for the Recovery and Use of Space Resources. This order addresses US policy regarding the recovery and use of resources in outer space, including the Moon and other celestial bodies. Over the next …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Russia’s Military Exploitation Of Outer Space

By Roger McDermott This essay was originally published by the Eurasia Daily Monitor of  The Jamestown Foundation on 8 April 2020, and is republished here with their kind permission. The original essay can be found here. In December 2019, President Donald Trump formally created the United States Space Force, a …

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Russia Tests PL-19 Nudol Direct-Ascent ASAT System

Russia reportedly tested its A-235 PL-19 Nudol direct-ascent antisatellite (ASAT) weapon system on 15 April 2020, according to U.S. Space Command and independent observers. The test reportedly took place at 15:00hrs UTC when the DA-ASAT was launched from a mobile launcher at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in Northern Russia. Independent observers …

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