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#SpaceWatchGL Perspective: Next Gen ESA by Dr. Lorenzo Scatena

by Dr. Lorenzo Scatena is Secretary General of Fondazione E. Amaldi, Italia On 26 August 2020, SpaceWatch.Global Editor in Chief Markus Payer started a dialogue about the next generation ESA here. We reached out to representatives in all ESA member states and beyond to get their feedback on that topic. …

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Trump names Simington to succeed O’Rielly as FCC commissioner

Berlin, 23 September 2020. – In a surprise move, U.S. President Donald Trump has nominated Nathan A. Simington to succeed Michael O’Rielly as one of the five commissioners of the Federal Communication Commission. Simington currently serves as a senior adviser on 5G security and supply chains at the National Telecommunications …

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London to revisit plans for a British satellite navigation system, UK press reports

Berlin, 22 September 2020. – The UK Space Agency is set to announce the withdrawal from British plans to develop an own, sovereign satellite navigation program and mulls rejoining the European Union’s Galileo system, UK press reported. “The Government has formally scrapped Theresa May’s plan for a British version of …

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#SpaceWatchGL Perspective: Next Gen ESA by Dr. Marc Serres

by Dr. Marc Serres, CEO, Luxembourg Space Agency & Head of Space Affairs, Ministry of the Economy On 26 August 2020, SpaceWatch.Global Editor in Chief Markus Payer started a dialogue about the next generation ESA here. We reached out to representatives in all ESA member states and beyond to get …

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Intelsat completes C-band program in the U.S. with order of seventh C-band satellite from Maxar

Berlin, 21 September 2020. – Satellite and network operator Intelsat has completed its C-band satellite program and ordered its seventh C-band satellite from U.S.-based manufacturer Maxar Technologies, the company announced in McLean, Virginia, on 17 September. In June, Intelsat had announced manufacturing contracts with Maxar Technologies and Northrop Grumman for …

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#SpaceWatchGL Perspective: Next Gen ESA by Paul Liias

by Paul Liias, policy expert at the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communication Estonia On 26 August 2020, SpaceWatch.Global Editor in Chief Markus Payer started a dialogue about the next generation ESA here. We reached out to representatives in all ESA member states and beyond to get their feedback on …

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#SpaceWatchGL Perspective: Next Gen ESA by Claudia Kessler

by Claudia Kessler, CEO Astronautin GmbH On 26 August 2020, SpaceWatch.Global Editor in Chief Markus Payer started a dialogue about the next generation ESA here. We reached out to representatives in all ESA member states and beyond to get their feedback on that topic. Here we publish their perspectives.  How …

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Space Café WebTalk Recap: Prof. Chris Newman On UK Space Policy – Back To The Future

In this week’s Space Cafè WebTalk, Professor Chris Newman, Professor of Space Law and Policy at Northumbria University in the United Kingdom talked about UK, its space policy and challenges. “UK Space Policy – Back to the Future”. In this discussion, Prof. Chris Newman explored recent developments in UK space law and …

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Register Today For Our Space Cafe “Moriba’s Vox Populi #01/2020” On 8 October 2020

Many years ago during a trip to Alaska, I had a very deep and intimate inner experience that caused a shift within me. I was reminded that we humans are stewards and custodians of life, not owners. I was reminded that achieving great things and solving wicked problems only comes …

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Space Café Podcast Episode 011 Featuring Sara Langston Is Now Available

SpaceWatch.Global is pleased to present the 11th episode in our podcast series The Space Cafe Podcast: Sara Langston – Teaching the next generation of space travelers Episode 011 features special guest Sara Langston. Sara Langston teaches at the time-honored Embry Riddle flight school and knows what astronauts had to endure …

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