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#SpaceWatchGL Interviews – Kai-Uwe Schrogl: “Europe has to stand united”

On 1 July 2020, Germany has taken its term in the EU Presidency. Space and space-related initiatives were on the agenda in the preparation. Now, halfway through the term, SpaceWatch.Global Editor-in-Chief Markus Payer had the opportunity to talk with Prof. Dr. Kai-Uwe Schrogl who is seconded from the European Space Agency (ESA) to the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy in Berlin to support the German Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Satellite Technologies Use To Monitor Climate Change and Manage Environmental Disasters

The recent 2020 US West Coast wildfire has opened infernos, as it ravaged hundreds of homes and charred hundreds of neighborhoods. On September 10, 2020, CNN announced that the Creek Fire had taken more than 166,00 acres after destroying 360 structures in Central California, Amidst a state emergency, firefighters had to defeat the "beast" that turned the scenery to a similar fiction movies scene on a doomsday.

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Earth: The Final Countdown – Using Space to Save the Planet

by Dalibor Djuran, Planet LabsPlanet’s Family of Dove Satellites; Credits: Planet“Space, the final frontier.” We all remember these words spoken by the Capt. Kirk of the USS Enterprise. The Star Trek show brought space into American homes in the sixties. In the peak of the space race, Start Trek focused on space as a final frontier that needs to be conquered.

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