SpaceTalks 4.0 - 2024

Space Nuggets

Space Nuggets 08/2024 – 60th Munich Security Conference

In his review, Torsten Kriening shares his takeaways from the last week. The 60th Munich Security Conference featured discussions on geopolitical hotspots, collaboration, civil applications, global commons protection, and struggles for a unified vision for the Ukraine war within the EU. Notable moments include the signing of a Memorandum Of Understanding between the German Aerospace Center and the World Food Program and discussions on urgent global issues, but the “priorities are on the urgent issues, not the important issues” the discussions reflect on the critical but underrepresented role of space in addressing global challenges such as climate change and security issues.

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Space Nuggets – 07/2024 – The first commercial mission to land on the Moon?

Intuitive Machines is gearing up for a soft landing on the moon. This mission comes at a crucial stage after the Peregrine failure and Japan's SLIM mission. The risk and the pressure from a commercial point of view is very high, making this landing crucial for private players in the commercial space economy. Our Editor in Chief Dr Emma Gatti spoke about the interesting advances in lunar landing technology, highlighting the use of methane and liquid oxygen engine.

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Space Nuggets – 06/2024 – Budget cuts are galore – What does that mean for #Space? 🇩🇪

Budget cuts are galore - What does that mean for #Space? 🇩🇪 This week, Torsten Kriening, our publisher, discussed the latest updates from Berlin and the current budget cuts in #germany . He spoke about : 1. The pressing issue of the current geopolitical situation; 2. ⁠Priority of #space activities; 3. ⁠The road ahead

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Space Nuggets – 05/2024 – Frosty relations between France and Germany

The first Franco-German Space meeting took place at the French Embassy in Berlin on 2 February 2024 to discuss the launcher situation in Europe. The meeting was hosted by the French Ambassador to Germany. Our Publisher, Torsten Kriening, could attend the meeting and share his thoughts and his expected analysis here and walk you through the highlights.

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Space Nuggets – 04/2024 – Politics and Space make a dangerous cocktail 🇪🇺

This week, Dr Emma Gatti, our Editor in Chief, discussed with us the latest updates from the 16th European Space Conference in Brussels, Belgium, 23-24 January 2024. She spoke about : 1. The pressing issue of #launch vehicles in Europe, 2.⁠ ⁠⁠European Commission versus ESA, 3.⁠ ⁠⁠The highlights from the conference- specifically #militarisation of space

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