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Secure World Foundation Releases Fact Sheets on Anti-satellite Testing

Over the last fifteen years there has been a resurgence of anti-satellite (ASAT) testing in space by multiple countries. During the Cold War between 1960 and 1991, the United States and the Soviet Union conducted dozens of tests of both direct ascent and co-orbital ASAT weapons, some of which destroyed …

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#SpaceWatchGL Share: From Safety to Security – 2020 Project Ploughshares Survey Report

by Jessica West and Gilles Doucet Thank-you to everyone who took the time to complete the survey on space norms that Gilles Doucet and I organized in May and June of this year. The feedback that we received was incredibly detailed and thoughtful. Reading through the comments felt like having …

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Space Café Podcast Episode 9 with Moriba Jah Is Now Available

SpaceWatch.Global is pleased to present the 9th episode in our podcast series The Space Cafe Podcast: Moriba Jah on space debris, and why it may be too late Episode 009 features special guest Moriba Jah. Astrodynamicist Moriba Jah is one of the most dazzling figures on the international space scene, …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: the Space Law Games begin

by Christopher Newman and Ralph ‘Dinz’ Dinsley Monday 10th August 2020 saw the commencement of the first event in the Space Law Games, an event focusing on a fictional rendezvous and proximity operation (RPO) for a mission extension occurring in Geostationary orbit. The Space Law Games is a collaborative endeavor …

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Ovzon expands reach and capacity through Intelsat agreement

  Ovzon and Intelsat have entered into a four-year agreement where Intelsat will provide service to Ovzon via three powerful steerable beams on the Intelsat 39 (IS-39) and Intelsat 37 (IS-37) satellites. The agreement replaces and expands the current agreement for capacity on IS-39. The agreement enhances Ovzon’s offerings with …

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Cubic to deliver satellite and baseband comms for US Special Operations Command

  Cubic Corporation announced its Cubic Mission Solutions (CMS) business division was awarded a follow-on, single-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (ID/IQ) contract with a ceiling of $172 million from United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) to deliver GATR inflatable satellite communications (SATCOM) terminals and baseband communications equipment in support of special operations forces …

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KSAT will support Norway’s first hyperspectral Smallsat mission

KSAT has signed a contract for ground station support of HYPSO-1, a Smallsat mission from the Norwegian university of science and technology (NTNU), aiming to detect toxic algaeblooms. This is the first time KSAT provides ground station services to a Norwegian university mission. At NTNU Small Satellite Lab, a multi-disciplinary …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Space Traffic Management – Impact of Large Constellations on Military Operations in Space

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 “Space Traffic Management – Impact of Large Constellations on Military Operations in Space”, originally published by the Joint Air Power Competence …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Towards a sovereign space capability for Australia’s defence

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and The Strategist, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles. This is “Towards a sovereign space capability for Australia’s defence″ by Malcolm Davis, originally published on 3 August 2020. As Australia’s defence establishment moves on from a perception of space capability as simply …

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