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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: China’s Super Ambitious Plans for Super Heavy Lunar Rockets

Earlier this week, we saw a couple of significant space industry-related events in Hong Kong, namely talks by a variety of leaders from CASC, the Chinese Academy of Engineering, and others. The events took place at the University of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and covered topics as diverse as the Tianwen-1 Mars mission, the BeiDou satellite navigation,...

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AstroAgency Shortlisted for two Sir Arthur Clarke Awards

Strategic space marketing firm AstroAgency has been nominated for two awards from the British Interplanetary Society (BIS). The company’s virtual fortnightly networking event, SpaceBar, has been nominated for the Sir Arthur Clarke Education and Outreach Team Achievement Award, which recognises teams that have fostered informative, educational and inspiring online engagement

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#SpaceWatchGL Share: China is using mythology and sci-fi to sell its space programme to the world

by Molly Silk,  PhD Candidate, Chinese Space Policy, University of Manchester SpaceWatch.Global has been granted permission to publish selected articles and texts. This is “China is using mythology and sci-fi to sell its space programme to the world”, originally published 25 June 2021 at The Conversation by Molly Silk.

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Space Café Brazil by Ian Grosner Recap: Andre Rypl, Brazilian diplomat

In this week’s Space Café Brazil, Ian Grosner talked with Andre Rypl, his career as a Brazilian diplomat and gave some advice to the students who want to pursue this post at the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He talked about his first contact with the space sector and his first meeting at the Legal Subcommittee of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS).  

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: COVID-19 no barrier for Australian student rocketry team’s success

The team from Down Under won silver and bronze at Spaceport America Cup. The University of Sydney Rocketry Team brought home silver and bronze this week after competing virtually in Spaceport America Cup, an annual international student rocketry competition that tests the very best of budding rocket scientists.  The Aussie team’s good news comes at a troubling time for the harbour city

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The Space Cafe Podcast #30: Yvette Hopkins, Shetland Space Center

SpaceWatch.Global is pleased to present the 30th episode in our podcast series The Space Cafe Podcast: Yvette Hopkins, Shetland Space Center. Episode 030 features a special guest Yvette Hopkins. In the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, a little north of Scotland, there is a small island that you can cross by car in just two and a half hours.

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D-Orbit to launch Aistech’s Guardian thermal data satellite

The space transportation and logistics company D-Orbit will launch and deploy a cubesat from Aistech Space on its ION satellite carrier, the startup based in Italy said. The 6U CubeSat nanosatellite, named Guardian, will carry a multispectral telescope designed by Aistech Space, D-Orbit said.

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Space Café WebTalk Recap: How Danica Remy learned to stop worrying and love asteroids

During this week’s Space Café, SpaceWatch.Global publisher, Torsten Kriening caught up with California-based Danica Remy to discuss all things asteroids. With a career in social justice movements and “fabulous innovation”, Danica serves as President of the B612 Foundation, which leads private sector efforts in research, analysis and systems design to protect Earth from asteroids.

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ESA calls for Europe to join forces and foster its space sector

Europe cannot afford to stay out of human spaceflight if it wants to rank as a global political and economic power, the head of the European Space Agency (ESA) said. “It’s not possible that a political and economic power like Europe cannot fly its own astronauts to space,” Josef Aschbacher, Director General of ESA, said at the Paris Air Forum at Le Bourget yesterday.

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