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Russia Tests PL-19 Nudol Direct-Ascent ASAT System

Russia reportedly tested its A-235 PL-19 Nudol direct-ascent antisatellite (ASAT) weapon system on 15 April 2020, according to U.S. Space Command and independent observers. The test reportedly took place at 15:00hrs UTC when the DA-ASAT was launched from a mobile launcher at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in Northern Russia. Independent observers …

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#SpaceWatchGL Perspective On US Space Resources Executive Order: Raji Rajagopalan On The EO’s First Mover Advantage

On 6 April 2020, US President Donald J. Trump signed an Executive Order (EO) on Encouraging International Support for the Recovery and Use of Space Resources. This order addresses US policy regarding the recovery and use of resources in outer space, including the Moon and other celestial bodies. Over the …

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#SpaceWatchGL Perspective On US Space Resources Executive Order: Guoyu Wang On Space Law Ambiguities

On 6 April 2020, US President Donald J. Trump signed an Executive Order (EO) on Encouraging International Support for the Recovery and Use of Space Resources. This order addresses US policy regarding the recovery and use of resources in outer space, including the Moon and other celestial bodies. Over the next …

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#SpaceWatchGL Column: The Mystery Of The Non-Implementation Of Task One Of The US National Space Policy

By Guy Thomas As all my friends know, I recently received permission to publish my autobiography after a 19-month long review by NSA, FBI, CIA, USAF, USN, USCG and the National Security Council (NSC).  Yes, I had worked for or with all those agencies. But other than the USCG and …

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Russia Wary Of Space Privatisation After Trump Executive Order, But Willing To Talk

Responding to President Donald J. Trump’s Executive Order on Encouraging International Support for the Recovery and Use of Space Resources, Russian government spokesman Dmitry Peskov, the personal press secretary of Russian President Vladimir Putin, told the TASS news agency that any attempt at “privatizing” space would be considered “unacceptable.” Mr. …

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UK Space Technologies To Boost NHS Coronavirus Response

A new drive to fund space-enabled technology and services that can strengthen the NHS response to coronavirus has launched on 14 April  by the UK Space Agency. The UK space industry has some of the brightest minds in the country and is well placed to support the unprecedented national effort …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Public Health Is On Our Minds. Here’s How It Applies To Outer Space.

By Jessica West The number of threats to the security of outer space is growing. Reports on global counter-space capabilities released at the end of March by the Secure World Foundation and the Center for Strategic and International Studies indicate that the range of capabilities that can interfere with and …

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COVID-19: Luxembourg Grants Access To The SATMED Platform Free Of Charge

The spread of SARS-CoV-2 – Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) around the world presents huge challenges to health care systems and disease outbreak management. Some countries can build on strong information and healthcare systems whereas others, particularly resource poor countries are highly vulnerable. SATMED is a multi-level software-as-a-service eHealth platform owned by …

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#SpaceWatchGL Perspective On US Space Resources Executive Order: Peter Marquez On The Need For The EO

On 6 April 2020, US President Donald J. Trump signed an Executive Order (EO) on Encouraging International Support for the Recovery and Use of Space Resources. This order addresses US policy regarding the recovery and use of resources in outer space, including the Moon and other celestial bodies. Starting today, …

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#SpaceWatchGL Perspective On US Space Resources Executive Order: Kazuto Suzuki On Japan’s Likely Support

On 6 April 2020, US President Donald J. Trump signed an Executive Order (EO) on Encouraging International Support for the Recovery and Use of Space Resources. This order addresses US policy regarding the recovery and use of resources in outer space, including the Moon and other celestial bodies. Starting today, …

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