DGI 2023

Policy and Law

Space Cafè Radio – on tour in Prague – with Dr. Namrata Goswami

In this Space Café Radio – SpaceWatch.Global Senior Editor and Space Cafè Italy Host Dr. Emma Gatti spoke with Dr. Namrata Goswami, an independent scholar on space policy and Great Power Politics. Dr. Goswami  is a Faculty Associate at the Thunderbird School of Global Management, Arizona State University. She is also a consultant for Space Fund Intelligence and a guest lecturer at the seminar on “India Today: Economics, Politics, Innovation & Sustainability”.

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IISL, IAA and IAF conclude collaborative report on STM

The cooperative initiative between the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA), the International Astronautical Federation (IAF) and the International Institute of Space Law (IISL) to develop comprehensive approaches and proposals for Space Traffic Management (STM) has been successfully concluded, the IISL announced.

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The Space Café Podcast #64 – Annie Handmer – what’s up with the strange “object K” orbiting the earth in LEO?

Episode 064 features a special guest: Dr. Annie Handmer. A strange object in Low Earth orbit that seems to belong to no one and an even stranger business model with Earth observation satellites are among the topics in the brand new episode of the Space Cafe Podcast. Space Junk podcaster and Senior Manager for Innovation and Policy at HEO Robotics is our guest in the studio.

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Space Café Radio – PSSI’s Space Security Series ep.2 – with Michael Traut

The Prague Security Studies Institute (PSSI), has the pleasure to present Space Cafè Radio - PSSI Space Security Mini-Series, a radio series focused on allied preparedness to face the rapidly changing space domain. PSSI is a non-profit non-governmental public policy organisation founded in 2002 and based in Prague. In space, PSSI emphasizes emerging threats and available policy solutions.

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: A review of the Space Insurance Market

The term “space insurance” often refers to first-party insurance that covers pre-launch, launch, initial operations in orbit, and longer lifetimes in orbit. There are two main reasons why space firms buy insurance. The first is for “refund” purposes – it allows them to recover costs that led up to an accident, repay financiers, and exit a business entirely.

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The Space Café Podcast #063– Christopher Newman, space lawyer extraordinaire

Episode 063 features a special guest: Christopher Newman. In this episode, we search space for legal loopholes, and we had fun doing it. Drunk driving in space, the perfect place for the perfect crime, mining moon's diamond core (which there is not) or can I dispute Elon's favorite orbit with my little Space Cafe podcast satellite?

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Space Café Radio – on tour in Prague – with Carine Claeys

In this Space Café Radio - SpaceWatch.Global publisher Torsten Kriening spoke with Carine Claeys, during the 6th Space Security Conference, held in Prague between the 19th and the 22nd of June 2022. Dr. Carine Clayes is the EU Special Envoy for Space in the European External Action Service (EEAS).

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Space Cafè Radio – on tour in London – with Dr. Jason Forshaw

In this Space Café Radio – SpaceWatch.Global Senior Editor and Space Café Italy Host Dr. Emma Gatti spoke with Dr. Jason Forshaw, Head of Future Business for Europe at Astroscale, during the 4th Secure World Foundation Summit for Space Sustainability, held in London between the 21 and the 23rd of June 2022.

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Confidential or Shared? The Discovery of Outer Space Resources by the Private Sector

The Moon Village Association recently created the Benefit Sharing Project to consider the sharing of benefits from the exploration and use of outer space. Following its initial meeting, there was a recommendation that “we should make explicit the need to figure out how to handle commercial confidentiality.”

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Space Café Austria by Judith Delany: Spacejunk or a museum object? – How important is our shared space history?

The third edition of Space Café Austria focused on a topic, that has been more and more discussed ever since the Artemis Accords have come into play: The protection of space heritage and our shared space history. Host Judith Delany spoke with Dr. Christian Klösch of the Technical Museum in Vienna, giving a unique insight not just into Austrian Space history, but into the importance of history in general. Dr. Klösch, who studied history and astronomy, has been with the Vienna Museum of Technology (TMW) since 2009.

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