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#SpaceWatchGL Interviews: Dr. John Mankins of the Moon Village Association and Mankins Space Technology, Inc.

On the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, we couldn’t think of a better feature than SpaceWatch.Global’s Editor, Chaitanya Gopal’s interview with  Dr. John Mankins of the Moon Village Association (MVA) to discuss the ways in which this NGO is looking at the best ways of establishing a …

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#SpaceWatchGL Interviews: Ole Dokka of Spaceport Norway

On September 4-5 2019 the global space scene will meet in Trondheim, Norway for the 3rd edition of the SpacePort Norway event. SpaceWatch.Global’s Torsten Kriening had the chance to sit together with Ole Dokka, Executive Director, Spaceport Norway, to learn more about the upcoming event. Thanks for your time for …

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#SpaceWatchGL Interviews: Renata Dwan of United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research

As the debate about arms in space rages on and becomes more of a concern for countries all over the world, the importance of discussion within the international community becomes even more critical. In this interview, Renata Dwan, Director of the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR), gives us …

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#SpaceWatchGL Themes: Interview Annalisa Donati of ESPI

The so-called New Space trend is developing, creating new opportunities and new challenges for all actors of the space sector. Understanding what is happening and (potential) implications is essential for sound decision-making. Yet, European stakeholders significantly rely on foreign evaluations and data, in particular to monitor private investment and assess …

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#SpaceWatchGL Themes: ESPI Brief 26 – Cyber Security: High Stakes for the Space Sector

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and the European Space Policy Institute, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and briefs. This is ESPI Briefs No. 26: ‘Cyber Security: High Stakes for the Space Sector ’, originally published in November 2018. 1. Outer Space: An Increasingly Critical Socio-Economic …

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#SpaceWatchGL Themes: ESPI Brief 25 – Will maturing cubesat propulsion call for more regulation?

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and the European Space Policy Institute, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and briefs. This is ESPI Briefs No. 25: ‘Will maturing cubesat propulsion call for more regulation?’, originally published in October 2018. 1. State-of-play in cubesat utilization and new opportunities …

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#SpaceWatchGL Themes: ESPI Brief 23 – Commercial Activities from the Open Ocean to Outer Space

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and the European Space Policy Institute, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and briefs. This is ESPI Briefs No. 23: ‘Commercial Activities from the Open Ocean to Outer Space’, originally published in May 2018. 1. Regulation of space resources: Looking to …

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French-Swiss Space Cooperation Meeting Spotlights Innovation, Launch, And Space Exploration

In the presence of Frédérique Vidal, Minister for Higher Education, Research and Innovation, the 26th French-Swiss academic, scientific and technological cooperation forum took place on the campus of the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale (EPFL) in Lausanne, Switzerland, on 1 July 2019. Space cooperation between France and Switzerland was on the agenda …

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#SpaceWatchGL Themes: ESPI Brief 22 – Some Key Questions on the Commercial Future of the International Space Station

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and the European Space Policy Institute, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and briefs. This is ESPI Briefs No. 22: ‘Some Key Questions on the Commercial Future of the International Space Station’, originally published in April 2018. On the 11th of …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op’Ed: Australian Space Agency 1 Year On: A Message From Head, Dr. Megan Clark, AC

By Dr. Megan Clark, AC Very few things inspire quite like space, and this has been exemplified during the first year of the Australian Space Agency. We are incredibly grateful for the support from researchers, industry and the wider Australian community. In the last year, Australians have engaged with media …

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