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Chinese Space Sector Continues World-Leading Post-Covid Rebound: Euroconsult Quarterly Report released

The Chinese space sector has seen rapid commercialisation over the past 7 years, with well over 100 companies established and around ¥40B (US$6.5B) raised by commercial space organisations. While still only representing a small percentage of the US$35B in annual revenues of the country’s state-owned space industry giants,

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Register Today For Our Space Café Australia On 03 June 2021

This Space Café Australia will feature Dr Tim Parsons in conversation with Annie Handmer, a friend of SpaceWatch.Global. Mission to Planet Earth. Space is often framed as being outward-looking; about exploration, pushing boundaries, and crossing new frontiers.

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SpaceLink uses Mynaric’s laser for its data network

Mynaric and SpaceLink join forces to use Mynaric’s laser communication product portfolio on SpaceLink’s data relay network. The cooperation has a volume of $20 million, SpaceLink said, and will help drive forward its satellite relay service, which provides secure, continuous, high-capacity communications between LEO spacecraft and the ground.

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Cyber security firm Arqit goes public through $400m SPAC deal

The quantum encryption technology specialist Arqit goes public and raises $400 million through a merger with the publicly traded special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) Centricus, the companies announced. The pro forma equity value of the business combination is approximately $1.4 billion, the companies said, and the pro forma enterprise value approximately $1.0 billion

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Register Today For Our Space Café Balkan On 27 May 2021

This Space Café Balkan will feature Raycho Raychev, founder and CEO of Endurosat! in conversation with Anja Nakarada Pecujlic and Marko Pajović, friends of SpaceWatch.Global. Is the Balkan an emerging space region? Recently, an increase of space activities in the Balkan region is noticable and even though there is no real coherence between Balkan countries,

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Register Today For Our Space Café Spain On 28 May 2021

This Space Café Spain will feature Carlos Entrena, founder and CEO of Plus Ultra Space Outposts in conversation with Izan Peris, a friend of SpaceWatch.Global and fellow space entrepreneur. Does Spain have a role in the new lunar economy? Space Café Spain will hold its inaugural episode with Carlos Entrena,

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Scorpio connects its 150 vessels with Marlink’s hybrid VSAT

Scorpio Shipmanagement equips its entire tanker and bulker fleet and connects its vessels with Marlink’s hybrid VSAT network solution, the company based in Oslo and Monaco said. The service extension will provide Scorpio with higher bandwidth services to meet an increasing level of business need for higher data rates and usage volumes.

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Cabana follows Jurczyk as NASA Associate Administrator

Steve Jurczyk, who served as acting NASA administrator from the January to May 2021, will retire after more than three decades of service, NASA said. Robert D. Cabana, who has served as director of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida since 2008, will serve as new associate administrator, NASA Administrator Bill Nelson announced.

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#SpaceWatchGL Share: How can space law address artificial intelligence in space?

One interesting development in the space sector is the rise of artificial intelligence. AI has long played an important role in space missions, and its role only continues to grow. But as AI becomes more central to humanity’s engagement with space, it raises legal and ethical challenges. Space law is well poised to respond to these challenges.

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