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#SpaceWatchGL Perspective On US Space Resources Executive Order: Michael Listner On The EO’s Bottom-Up Approach To Rulemaking

On 6 April 2020, US President Donald J. Trump signed an Executive Order (EO) on Encouraging International Support for the Recovery and Use of Space Resources. This order addresses US policy regarding the recovery and use of resources in outer space, including the Moon and other celestial bodies. Over the next …

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#SpaceWatchGL Perspective On US Space Resources Executive Order: Elina Morozova On The Unappreciated Importance Of The Moon Agreement

On 6 April 2020, US President Donald J. Trump signed an Executive Order (EO) on Encouraging International Support for the Recovery and Use of Space Resources. This order addresses US policy regarding the recovery and use of resources in outer space, including the Moon and other celestial bodies. Over the next …

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#SpaceWatchGL Perspective On US Space Resources Executive Order: Kai-Uwe Schrogl On The Clarity Of Existing Space Law

On 6 April 2020, US President Donald J. Trump signed an Executive Order (EO) on Encouraging International Support for the Recovery and Use of Space Resources. This order addresses US policy regarding the recovery and use of resources in outer space, including the Moon and other celestial bodies. Over the next …

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#SpaceWatchGL Perspective On US Space Resources Executive Order: Steven Freeland On The Importance Of The Outer Space Treaty In The EO

On 6 April 2020, US President Donald J. Trump signed an Executive Order (EO) on Encouraging International Support for the Recovery and Use of Space Resources. This order addresses US policy regarding the recovery and use of resources in outer space, including the Moon and other celestial bodies. Over the next …

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Xplore Receives USAF Award For Innovative Commercial Capabilities Around The Moon

Xplore Inc., a commercial space company has announced they have won an Air Force award to study positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) solutions for cislunar space. The award category, for commercial and technical innovations between the Earth and the Moon — is entirely new for the Air Force, which is …

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CIMON-2 Makes Its Successful Debut On The ISS

CIMON-2, the updated version of the CIMON astronaut assistant, developed and built by Airbus for the German Aerospace Center Space Administration (DLR), has now demonstrated its capabilities during initial tests on the International Space Station (ISS). The free-flying, spherical technology demonstrator with artificial intelligence (AI) showed off a number of …

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Space Café WebTalk Recap: “33 minutes with Carla Sharpe”

This week’s Space Café WebTalk took place on 14 April 2020, featuring Carla Sharpe, Business Manager at SKA South Africa, in conversation with Torsten Kriening, co-publisher of SpaceWatch.Global and COO of ThorGroup GmbH. Carla talked about her own career trajectory, and she also discussed the variety of space projects in …

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The MBRSC Shortlists 10 Candidates For UAE Analog Mission

The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) has announced the shortlist of 10 Emiratis out of over 100 applicants for the UAE Analog Mission#1, as part of the Scientific International Research in Unique Terrestrial Station (SIRIUS 20/21), an eight-month analog mission conducted at the NEK ground-based analogue facility in Moscow, …

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Intuitive Machines Selects Launch Date And Landing Site For 2021 Moon Mission

Intuitive Machines (IM) engineers have selected an area in Oceanus Procellarum near Vallis Schröteri as the landing site for its upcoming IM-1 lunar mission with an anticipated launch date in October 2021. Vallis Schröteri, also known as Schröter’s Valley, is the largest valley on the Moon (comparable in size to …

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