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Space Café WebTalk Recap: Prof. Dr. Ram Jakhu on the need for more space laws

In this week’s Space Cafè WebTalk, Prof. Dr. Ram S. Jakhu, Acting Director of the Institute of Air and Space Law at McGill University, Montreal, Canada talked about the urgent need for more law and institutions to keep space utilisation sustainable, conflict-free and for the benefit of all nations and people. He …

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TriSept to launch cubesat demo for U.S. Army on Rocket Lab’s Electron

Luxembourg, 21 October 2020. – The U.S. launch integrator TriSept signed with the U.S. Army’s Space and Missile Defense Command (SMDC) to integrate a small cubesat demonstration on a Rocket Lab Electron next year. The SMDC will test the small satellite bus to foster “the development of new, game-changing capabilities for …

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Register Today For Our Space Cafe “Black Ops by Ralph Thiele” On 12 November 2020

Join SpaceWatch.Global for an interesting and informative new format: Space Café “Black Ops by Ralph Thiele” on 12 November 2020 at 4:00 pm CET. Colonel (Ret`d) Ralph Thiele, Chairman of the Berlin based Political-Military Society, President of EuroDéfense-Germany, and Managing Director of StratByrd Consulting, Germany will discuss with his guests in …

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Frontex selects Airbus and Heron for maritime surveillance

Luxembourg, 20 October 2020. – The European Border and Coast Guard Agency Frontex contracted Airbus and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) to operate a long-endurance maritime aerial surveillance system for the Mediterranean Sea, Airbus announced. The service includes the provision of a Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) platform and all necessary …

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New Executive Director of the European GNSS Agency takes up office

Berlin, 19 October 2020. – Rodrigo da Costa started as new Executive Director of the European GNSS Agency (GSA), the agency announced. Da Costa is a Portugese national who joined the GSA as Galileo Services Programme Manager in 2017. He worked in several senior positions in the space industry and the …

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NATO plans new space center at Ramstein base in Germany

Luxembourg, 19 October 2020. – NATO plans to build a new space center at its air force station in Ramstein, Germany, the newswire DPA and Deutsche Welle reported. The new space base would join with the NATO air force high command in Ramstein, in the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate, and would …

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Telesat to develop two LEO buses for U.S. DARPA’s Blackjack

Luxembourg, 18 October 2020. – Telesat wins another Blackjack: the Canadian satellite company will develop two Low Earth Orbit (LEO) spacecraft buses for the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the Ottawa-based company said. Telesat U.S. Services has been awarded a DARPA contract to develop and demonstrate in-orbit commercial …

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#SpaceWatchGL Column: ESPI Brief 44 – U.S SPD-5: towards a better coordinated approach on space cybersecurity

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and the European Space Policy Institute, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and briefs. This is ESPI Briefs No. 44: ‘The new U.S. Defense Space Strategy’, originally published in September 2020. 1. The U.S. SPD-5: general principles and guidelines for space …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Using the Space Domain An Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Perspective

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and Joint Air Power Competence Centre, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and texts. We are pleased to present “Using the Space Domain An Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Perspective”, originally published in the Joint Air Power Competence Centre Journal 30.  …

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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 …

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