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#SpaceWatchGL Interviews: Daniel L. Dumbacher of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Tell us about your career and the current job you are doing I had a fun career and got to do a lot of cool stuff and work with a lot of cool people. I had the opportunity to work on the Shuttle main engine before the first Shuttle flight as a summer student and ended my NASA career as Program Director on the Space Launch System and Orion at NASA Headquarters.

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Asia-Pacific Space Cooperation Organisation Members Celebrate Tenth Anniversary

As part of the 10th anniversary celebrations of the Asia-Pacific Space Cooperation Organisation (APSCO), China intends to promote satellite imagery sharing with other member states for applications such as urban planning, disaster monitoring and assessment, as well as resource management and surveying.

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Future Space Wars: China’s PLAAF Intends To Extend Its Reach Into Space

The Chinese Air Force – officially called the People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) - intends to expand its presence into space as part of its plan to become a “world-class force,” China's state-run media reported on 13 November 2018, quoting senior Chinese officers, and first reported outside of China by The Japan Times.

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Euroconsult Forecasts 3,300 Satellites Worth $284 Billion Over Next Decade

According to the 21st edition of its report Satellites to be Built and Launched over the Next 10 Years, Euroconsult anticipates that 3,330 satellites with a mass over 50 kg will be launched on average each year by 2027 for government agencies and commercial organizations worldwide.

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French Joint Space Command Outlines Satellite Protection Courses Of Action

Following revelations in September 2018 by French defence minister Florence Parly that Russian reconnaissance satellites had maneuvered close to the Athena-Fidus Franco-Italian communications satellite in 2017 in a suspected act of espionage, the French Joint Space Command and the Ministry of Defence are preparing a space defence strategy that will be submitted to President Emmanuel Macron for his approval by the end of 2018.

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Russia To Set Up SSA Observatories Along Arctic Ocean Coast

Russian scientists, with the support of the Russian government, intend to place a number of ground-based observatories in the Nenets Autonomous Region on Russia's Northwest Arctic Ocean coast for the purposes of providing space situational awareness (SSA) of satellites and space debris in Polar orbits as the pass over the Arctic region, according to a report published on 7 November 2018 by the Russian news agency, TASS.

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