MSC 2024

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Space Café Radio – from GLOC in Oslo – with Dr Einar Bjørgo

In this Space Café Radio - SpaceWatch.Global contributor Remco Timmermans spoke with Einar Bjørgo,  Director, United Nations Satellite Centre (UNOSAT)at GLOC - the Global Space Conference on Climate Change in Oslo in May 2023 about the center, the role of UNOSAT and the ways of activation. The Global Space Conference on Climate Change was co-organized by IAF, the International Astronautical Federation, and the Norwegian Space Agency.

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First Major McGill Manual Engagement Event

Welcome remarks of Professor Stephan Hobe, Director of the Institute of Air, Space and Cyber Law of the University of Cologne. He is joined by Dr. Jan Stöß, Director General for Legal Affairs of the German Ministry of Defence, and Co-Editors Ram Jakhu and Steven Freeland in welcoming over 50 participants to the MILAMOS Conference in Berlin. Credit Institute of Air and Space Law

On 21-23 June 2023, the Directorate-General of Legal Affairs of the German Federal Ministry of Defence hosted the Conference on the “McGill Manual on the International Law Applicable to Military Uses of Outer Space” (MILAMOS). The three-day event was organised at the Federal Academy for Security Policy (Bundesakademie für Sicherheitspolitik, BAKS), and held at the historic Schönhausen Palace in Berlin, Germany.

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OroraTech Signs contract to deliver data to the EU

OroraTech has signed a multi-million contract with the European Space Agency to deliver data to the European Union as part of the Copernicus Contributing Mission (CCM). Leveraging its recently launched in-orbit thermal sensor network, OroraTech will contribute vital data to critical sectors such as emergency services, climate change analysis, marine management, and land management.

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: The GLOC is ticking: Space needs a temperature raise in the fight against the climate crisis

Photo by Kevin Wolf on Unsplash

The Global Space Conference on Climate Change (GLOC 2023) arrived in Oslo last month; it was uncharacteristically interesting for a space conference. Not because it was overflowing with greatness, but because the bar for innovation and programmatic depth with space conferences has always tended to be quite low so the experience was unexpected.

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LIMA 2023 – Rika Valluris Closing Thoughts

The very first Langkawi International Space Forum (LISF) saw representatives from across the globe who spoke on a variety of topics. Over 150 Attendees listened keenly to the future of space in Malaysia and Asia. Here are the closing thoughts from SpaceWatch.Global. Read our feature to get a holistic view on the Langkawi International Space Forum. https://spacewatch.global/2023/06/spacewatchgl-opinion-malaysia-inaugurates-its-first-space-forum-in-conjunction-with-lima-2023/

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LIMA 2023 – Day 1 – Rika Valluris morning briefing

The very first Langkawi International Space Forum (LISF) was officially inaugurated by the Honourable Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia. The opening address set the tone for the conference and the need to develop a strong space industry in the ASEAN region. The LISF saw representatives from across the globe who spoke on a variety of topics. Over 150 Attendees listened keenly to the future of space in Malaysia and Asia.

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Arianespace to Launch Kompsat-6 Satellite for KARI

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Arianespace has announced the signature of a launch contract for the Earth observation satellite Kompsat-6 (KOrean Multi-Purpose SATellite-6) for the Korean Aerospace Research Institute (KARI). The launch company will subsequently deliver the satellite to orbit with the European light launcher Vega C from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana in December 2024.

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Astrobotic and Westinghouse Partner to Power Outer Space

Westinghouse Electric Company and Astrobotic have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to explore collaboration on space technology programs for NASA and the Department of Defense. The collaboration will consequently focus on developing space nuclear technology and delivery systems. The joint effort will also include strengthening the space nuclear supply chain and workforce in the Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia regions.

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