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#SpaceWatchGL Op’ed: The Race for a Place in Space by Eugen Stamm – Part II

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and investiere - Verve Capital Partners AG, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles. This is Part II of “The Race for a Place in Space” by Eugen Stamm, originally published on 11 November 2019 at www.investiere.ch. 

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#SpaceWatchGL Op’ed: The Race for a Place in Space by Eugen Stamm – Part I

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and investiere - Verve Capital Partners AG, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles. This is Part I of “The Race for a Place in Space” by Eugen Stamm, originally published on 11 November 2019 at www.investiere.ch. 

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NanoAvionics To Build 12U Nanosatellite For Singapore’s CaLeMPSat Research Mission

Nano-satellite mission integrator NanoAvionics received a contract to build a 12U nano-satellite bus for the Singaporean research mission Cathode-Less Micro Propulsion Satellite (CaLeMPSat). Developed by SpaceSATS, Plasma Innovation Labs (PILS) and the Plasma Source and Application Center (PSAC) at the National Institute of Education (an autonomous institute of Nanyang Technological University), CaLeMPSat will test miniature Hall effect thrusters (HETs) that operate at power classes never before achieved.

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Ukraine Passes Commercial Space Law Allowing Private Space Activities in 2020

The Ukrainian parliament passed the country’s first commercial space law, titled “On Amendments to Certain Laws of Ukraine on the State Regulation of Space Activities,” that was signed on 25 October 2019 by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, according to Oleksiy Burchevskyy of the Kinstellar law firm writing in Lexology.

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Luxembourg And UNOOSA Partner For ‘Space Law For New Space Actors’ Initiative

On 13 November 2019, at the margins of the New Space Europe Conference, Ms. Paulette Lenert, Minister for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Affairs and Ms. Simonetta di Pippo, Director of United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) signed a funding agreement to support UNOOSA’s new “Space Law for New Space Actors” project.

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#SpaceWatchGL Op’ed: Towards Space 3.0 by Malcolm Davis

The space age has gone through two paradigm shifts since the launch of Sputnik 1 in 1957. Until the early 1990s, ‘Space 1.0’ was the province of government-run, taxpayer-funded space programs. Civil space agencies such as NASA, Russia’s Roscosmos and the European Space Agency, along with military and major aerospace prime contractors, were the main players. Then a paradigm shift to ‘Space 2.0’ got underway when the commercial space sector entered the global market and began to  achieve dominance.

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