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#SpaceWatchGL Share: Chinese ‘High-Risk’ Corporate Space Actors

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 “Chinese ‘High-Risk’ Corporate Space Actors”, originally published on the Joint Air Power Competence website.

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ArianeGroup Germany gives Ariane 6 a new kick-stage: Astris

ArianeGroup in Germany will develop a new, optional kick-stage for Ariane 6 called Astris, the company announced. The new, additional stage will “further increase the versatility of Ariane 6 and enhance performance for new types of mission”. ArianeGroup was picked as prime contractor by the European Space Agency (ESA). The contract is worth €90 million.

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Space Debris – A Major Challenge for the Future of Humanity

This piece describes the challenges posed by the increasing proliferation of orbital space debris, as well as debris falling back to Earth. It describes how a ‘business as usual’ case going forward threatens to result in outer space becoming less accessible and navigable, thus compromising future space activities. It describes the existing legal and governance frameworks that has been developed

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#SpaceWatchGL Column: Dongfang Hour China Aerospace News Roundup 5 July – 11 July 2021

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and Orbital Gateway Consulting we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and texts. We are pleased to present “Dongfang Hour China Aerospace News Roundup 5 July – 11 July”. Hello and welcome to another episode of the Dongfang Hour China Aero/Space News Roundup!

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Addressing the limitations of our current approach to collision risk from space debris

The advent of large satellite constellations has focused attention on the risks associated with increasing activity in space. The growing space traffic and debris population, which results in more conjunctions, has made apparent the limitations of our collision avoidance capabilities and processes.

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Space Café Germany by Andreas Schepers Recap: Daniel Metzler, Co-Founder and CEO of ISAR Aerospace

In this Space Cafe German edition, Andreas Schepers talked with Daniel Metzler,, co-founder and CEO of Isar Aerospace , provided insights into the development and future of the launcher start-up. As of today, IsarAerospace has 170 employees. According to Metzler, these are mainly young professionals who are often hired directly from university. A locational advantage as a German company

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Orbofleet’s Take on Mega-constellations and LEO Satellite Market

As Orbofleet’s market research report on Non-Geostationary Orbit (NGSO) satellite operators will be soon available for purchase, here we present key pointers that provide a brief outlook on the current status of the major global NGSO satellite operators.

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#SpaceWatchGL Share: Insight – 3rd Summit for Space Sustainability

Secure World Foundation (SWF) successfully concluded its third annual Summit for Space Sustainability this past month (June 22-24, 2021), marking yet another milestone in what is becoming a marquee tradition for the space community. Even though this year’s event had to be virtual, SWF once again managed to create an engaging and interactive platform

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