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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: India in the “New” Space Era

The very existence of human life on earth today is dependent on space-based services. From banking and money transfers to streaming online content and using maps, the internet and other technological capabilities are being widely used by everyone across the world. From the individual level to the international level, space-based services play a crucial role. However, there are still many challenges and threats within the space domain, that need to be addressed at the national, regional, and global levels. All these imply the fact that space is both a competent and vulnerable domain in the contemporary world.

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NASA confirms DART mission changed asteroid’s orbital period

NASA has concluded after careful analysis of data obtained over the past two weeks that the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) mission was successful in altering Dimorphos’ orbit. DART was the first mission to purposely change the motion of a celestial object, demonstrating the planet’s asteroid deflection technology.

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Space Café Canada by Dr. Jessica West: Law and Peace in Space: Presenting the McGill Manual on International Law

On September 30 2022  Ploughshares Senior Researcher Dr. Jessica West met with Dr. Ram Jakhu and David Kuan-Wei Chen, co-editor and managing editor, respectively, of the McGill Manual on International Law Applicable to Military Uses of Outer Space (McGill Manual). Volume I

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