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Register Today For Our Space Café WebTalk “33 minutes with Elodie Viau” On 19 January 2021

Join SpaceWatch.Global for an interesting and informative Space Café WebTalk featuring Elodie Viau, Director of Telecommunications and Integrated Applications (D/TIA), and Head of ECSAT, at the European Space Agency in Harwell, UK. This event will take place on 19 January 2021 at 4:00 pm CET. Elodie Viau will share an …

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ESA chief Woerner hands over to Aschbacher four months earlier

Paris, 11 January 2021. – Earlier handover: The current ESA Director General Jan Woerner will hand over to his successor Josef Aschbacher on 1st March, four months earlier than originally foreseen. “I have taken stock of the situation and especially the fact that my successor, Director for Earth Observation Josef Aschbacher, is …

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Intelsat orders two OneSat satellites from Airbus

Paris, 11 January 2021. – One and One is two: Airbus will build two OneSat satellites for Intelsat, the company announced last Friday. Airbus signed a contract with Intelsat to build two OneSat satellites operating in multiple frequency bands for Intelsat’s next-generation software-defined network, Airbus said. The contract was signed …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Space Traffic Management – Do Not Overcomplicate the Issue

by Dr. Darren McKnight, Centauri Space traffic management (STM) is an enabler for reliable, safe space operations – the real objective that the global space community needs to rally around during this unprecedented growth of space system deployments and growth in orbital debris. [See Endnote 1] In developing STM solutions, …

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Space Café WebTalk Recap: Doug Loverro on Rethinking the Inevitable

In this week’s Space Cafè WebTalk,  Doug Loverro, President at Loverro Consulting, Virgina, USA talked about his feature: “Rethinking the Inevitable: Why We Need to Stop Hoping, and Prepare for Space Warfare”, published on SpaceWatch.Global. For decades the international community has tried, and failed, to achieve agreement on treaties aimed at preventing war …

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AAC CLYDE SPACE SUBSIDIARY HYPERION TO VERIFY LASER COMMUNICATION IN-ORBIT

Hyperion Technologies has developed the laser communication satellite terminal together with the Dutch independent research institute TNO. The terminal is a 1U, low power and low mass solution to downlink data from small satellites with speeds ultimately up to 1 Gbps and uplink of 200 Kbps. The terminal is an …

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#SpaceWatchGL Share: ‘War in space’ would be a catastrophe. A return to rules-based cooperation is the only way to keep space peaceful

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and Prof. Steven Freeland, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and texts. This is “‘War in space’ would be a catastrophe. A return to rules-based cooperation is the only way to keep space peaceful”, originally published 30 November 2020 at …

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Rocket Lab starts the year with OHB microsat launch

Paris, 6 January 2021. – Rocket Lab, the small satellite launcher, will dedicate its first Electron mission of the new year to OHB, the company said. The OHB mission named ‘Another One Leaves the Crust’ is scheduled for lift-off during a 10-day launch window opening on January 16th, Rocket Lab …

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Scott Pace leaves U.S. National Space Council

Paris, 5 January 2021. – After three-and-a-half years of service as Executive Secretary of the White House National Space Council, Scott Pace left and returned to George Washington University, spacepolicyonline.com reported. Pace was Director of the Space Policy Institute at GWU’s Elliott School of International Affairs before being tapped by …

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