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The Space Cafe Podcast #044: Steven Freeland: Rethinking New Space

SpaceWatch.Global is pleased to present the 44th episode in our podcast series The Space Cafe Podcast #044: Steven Freeland: Rethinking New Space. Episode 044 features a special guest Steven Freeland. In this episode, we take a bird's eye view on many things in the New Space scene. Steven Freeland teaches space law and hosts his own show, Space Cafe "Law Breakfast with Steven Freeland".

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Anna Christmann named German aerospace coordinator

The new German government has nominated Anna Christmann from Bündnis 90/Die Grünen as Coordinator of the Federal Government for German Aerospace. She succeeds Thomas Jarzombek from Düsseldorf, member of Bundestag since 2009 for the christian democrats CDU. The German aerospace coordinator sits within the Ministry of Economy and Climate Protection in Berlin.

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#SpaceWatchGL Column: Dongfang Hour China Space News Roundup, 2021 Top Trends and Events

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 Space News Roundup, 2021 Top Trends and Events”.

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U.S. extends ISS commitment through 2030

The U.S. committed to extend the operations of the International Space Station (ISS) through 2030, NASA Administrator Bill Nelson announced. The Biden-Harris Administration wants to continue to work with its international partners “to enable continuation of the groundbreaking research being conducted in this unique orbiting laboratory through the rest of this decade”.

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#SpaceWatchGL Share: Chinese Space Station and Starlink Conjunctions: A Closer Look

So what DID happen? How do we know what happened? Was it appropriate for China to invoke Article V of the United Nations Outer Space Treaty? What level of oversight should the US have with commercial space activities? What level of transparency is appropriate? These are just a few of the questions prompted by China's 3 December 2021 note verbale to the United Nations.

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FAA delays Starship environmental review

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced it needed two more months to complete the environmental review of SpaceX Starship orbital launches from the Boca Chica facility in Texas. The FAA was unable to meet the original deadline of 31st December due to the high volume of comments submitted.

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Space Café Radio: Review 2021 – Dr Moriba Jah

In this Space Café Radio – our Review 2021 series, SpaceWatch.Global publisher Torsten Kriening spoke with Dr Moriba Jah, Professor at The University of Texas at Austin and host of the Space Cafe "Moribas Vox Populi". They talked about 2021 on earth, in space, what moved us, what challenged us! But also what we can expect next year.

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UNOOSA signs agreement with UK to map space-based climate action

The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) signed an agreement with the United Kingdom to address the information gap for space-related climate actions, the United Nations Information Service reported.  Space-based data and applications have long been utilized in climate change monitoring, research, and policy enactment.

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#SpaceWatchGL Column: Dongfang Hour China Aerospace News Roundup 13 – 19 December

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 13 - 19 December 2021”. Hello and welcome to another episode of the Dongfang Hour China Aero/Space News Roundup!

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