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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Russian ASAT Test: More Trouble for Space Security

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and Dr. Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and texts. We are pleased to present “Russian ASAT Test: More Trouble for Space Security”, originally published on 31 Juli 2020 in The Diplomat. On July 23, the U.S. …

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Peter B. Davidson joins Intelsat as VP of Government Affairs and Policy

Intelsat, operator of the largest integrated satellite and terrestrial network,  announced that Peter B. Davidson has joined the company as Vice President of Global Government Affairs and Policy. Based in the company’s McLean, Va. office, Davidson will lead the development of Intelsat’s government relations strategy globally, building relationships with individuals …

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#SpaceWatchGL Perspective: Did Russia Test a Weapon in Space? – Part 2

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and Project Ploughshares, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and texts. This is Part 2 of “Did Russia Test a Weapon in Space? What the question and the answer tell us about the security of outer space”, originally published 30 …

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#SpaceWatchGL Perspective: Did Russia Test a Weapon in Space? – Part 1

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and Project Ploughshares, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and texts. This is Part 1 of “Did Russia Test a Weapon in Space? What the question and the answer tell us about the security of outer space”, originally published 30 …

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Maxar contributes sixth robotic arm for Mars rover program

Maxar Technologies , a developer in Earth Intelligence and Space Infrastructure, congratulates NASA on the successful launch of Perseverance Rover, which began its journey to Mars on an Atlas V rocket launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida earlier. Maxar built Perseverance’s Sample Handling Assembly (SHA) robotic arm …

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#SpaceWatchGL Perspective: SpaceWars: “Those aren’t the droids you’re looking for”

by Dr. Moriba Jah and John Holden The only way to achieve transparency between actors in space is through the development of a civil-space situational awareness (SSA) and space-traffic management (STM) entity that can monitor, assess, and make evidence widely accessible to all. The first Space Security Exchange (SSE) bi-lateral meeting …

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Space Force makes history with all-female 2nd SOPS crew

The Air Force has been providing precise position, navigation and timing for more than 25 years, however a first-of-its-kind crew assumed command and control of its newest satellite this week. Schriever’s 2nd Space Operations Squadron, the providers of GPS signals to billions of users worldwide, made history July 23 when a …

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UNOOSA in Abu Dhabi to create space-solutions database

A project office of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs, UNOOSA, to be opened in Abu Dhabi later this year, will develop a database of space-based solutions to help achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs, according to a top official. “Each of the 17 SDGs are analysed …

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E2MC Update On Space Financing Rounds In July 2020

By Raphael Roettgen With approximately US$56 million of space-related funding rounds, July was slightly stronger than June 2020, but still on the weak side, and lacking any large rounds (except as noted below). On the positive side, the monthly rounds represent a good cross-section of geographies and subsectors. SpaceX is …

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