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#SpaceWatchGL Column: Dongfang Hour China Aerospace News Roundup 21 Dec – 27 Dec 2020

by Blaine Curcio and Jean Deville As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and Orbital Gateway Consulting we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and texts. We are pleased to present “Dongfang Hour China Aerospace News Roundup 21 Dec – 28 Dec 2020”. Hello and welcome to another …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: 2020 in Review: a Space Security Perspective

by Daniel Porras 2020 will be a year long remembered by anyone who lived through it, though maybe not for the best reasons. Between political strife, a pandemic and natural disasters, a person could be forgiven for thinking it was the end of days. But modern civilisation has not collapsed …

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Axiom Space builds training and production campus at Houston Spaceport

Paris, 28 December 2020. – The U.S. aerospace company Axiom Space builds a campus at the Houston Spaceport at Ellington Airport near Houston, Texas, the company announced. Axiom Space announced plans to create a 14-acre headquarters campus to train private astronauts and begin production of its Axiom Station—”the world’s first …

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Register Today For Our Space Café WebTalk “33 minutes with Doug Loverro” On 5 January 2021

Join SpaceWatch.Global for an interesting and informative Space Café WebTalk featuring Doug Loverro, President at Loverro Consulting, Virgina, USA. This event will take place on 5 January 2021 at 4:00 pm CET. For decades the international community has tried, and failed, to achieve agreement on treaties aimed at preventing war …

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#SpaceWatchGL Interviews: My 2020 in a review – by Frank Salzgeber

SpaceWatch.Global asked its friends, staff and contributors to review 2020 and provide an outlook into 2021. These personal reviews are being published during the holiday season. This is the review interview of Frank Salzgeber, Head of Innovation and Ventures Office at the European Space Agency (ESA). He was interviewed by …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Predict to win. How space weather forecasting will save billions on Earth

by Ksenia Moskalenko On March 13, 1989 the province of Quebec, Canada suffered from a massive blackout caused by a geomagnetic storm. The solar activity led to a nine-hour clinical death of Hydro-Québec’s Electric power system, leaving people without TV, light and home gadgets, causing huge financial losses and halting …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Space world highlights 2020 and outlook 2021 by Prof. Pascale Ehrenfreund

by Prof. Pascale Ehrenfreund SpaceWatch.Global asked its friends, staff and contributors to review 2020 and provide an outlook into 2021. These personal reviews are being published during the holiday season. This is the review of Prof. Pascale Ehrenfreund, President of International Astronautical Federation.  2020 has been an unprecedented, difficult and …

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Dava Newman named director of MIT Media Lab

Berlin, 25. Dec. 2020. – Dava Newman, an MIT professor of aeronautics and astronautics whose groundbreaking work has advanced human performance in space with the goal of interplanetary reach, has been named the new director of the MIT Media Lab, effective July 1, 2021. “Leading the legendary Media Lab is …

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ThrustMe and Spacety launch radar satellite on Long March 8

Paris, 24 December 2020. – The space propulsion company ThrustMe and the satellite service start-up Spacety launched Hisea-1, “the world’s first commercial C-band small satellite SAR with a phased-array antenna”, Paris-based ThrustMe said. SAR stands for Synthetic Aperture Radar and “functions basically like a bat’s echolocation system – they are …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: 2020 – The Space Enterprise Is Moving Full Steam Ahead by Ken Hodgkins

by Ken Hodgkins SpaceWatch.Global asked its friends, staff and contributors to review 2020 and provide an outlook into 2021. These personal reviews are being published during the holiday season. This is the review of Ken Hodgkins, former Director of the U.S Department of State’s Office for Space and Advanced Technology. …

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