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The Space Café Podcast #72: Kevin O’Connell – ret. director at U.S. Department of Commerce, on the broadening commercial potential of the space industry

Kevin O'Connell is a former Director of the Office of Space Commerce at the U.S Department of Commerce. He is now the founder of Space Economy Rising LLC, a company that works with clients and partners worldwide on all aspects of the space economy. He is an expert in the field of space commerce and has been involved in space issues for over 30 years. In this episode, he talks about the commercial potential of space and takes unexpected turns. It seems space is looking for any talent out there.

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Falcon Heavy Launches US Military Payload

SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket has launched two U.S. military satellites into geosynchronous orbit from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, marking the fifth successful flight of the rocket. Intended to launch on Saturday, January 14, the mission was delayed for a day, eventually launching on Sunday, January 15.

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Space Café Radio – with Ann Vandenbroucke

In this Space Café Radio - SpaceWatch.Global publisher Torsten Kriening spoke with Ann Vandenbroucke, Chief Regulatory Officer at Rivada Space Networks, about the excitement of working at a constellation start-up, ITU challenges, and space sustainability from the angle of an operator. They also addressed European autonomy for space communication and the issue of frequency scarcity.

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