GSTC 2023

Policy and Law

ADS publishes new UK Space Sector Outlook

ADS (the UK trade association for aerospace, defence, security, and space organisations), published a new Space Sector Outlook yesterday providing an overview of the UK space sector and its growing contribution to the country’s economy. The outlook has been produced with the help of UKspace and support from the UK Space Agency.

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UK publishes Space Power doctrine

Joint Doctrine Publication (JDP) 0-40, UK Space Power (First Edition), provides an overview of space from a UK military context and highlights the importance of space as an operational domain, said the UK Ministry Defence. The UK’s keystone space doctrine publication brings together the principles guiding space operations, government policy, strategy, higher-level doctrine

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Space Café Recap: “Law Breakfast with Steven Freeland” #10

In the latest (10th) Space Café “Law Breakfast with Steven Freeland”, host Steven Freeland, Emeritus Professor of International Law at Western Sydney University, Sydney and Professorial Fellow at Bond University, Australia, and Co-Host Torsten Kriening, SpaceWatch.Global’s Publisher, welcomed Annie Handmer and Christopher Johnson at a wonderful breakfast discussion in Washington D.C.’s best bagel café.

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: SOLARIS – a step toward making space-based solar power a European reality

The word “solaris”, which until recently evoked a 1972 Soviet science-fiction movie directed by Andrey Tarkovsky, is taking on new meaning. “SOLARIS” is now a proposal for a preparatory program of technology research & development envisioned by the European Space Agency (ESA) to tackle the techno-economic feasibility of space-based solar power (SBSP).

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ITU issues warning on interference with radio navigation satellite service

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) issued a warning to its 193 Member States on the harmful interference such as blocking, jamming or serious degradation of radio-wave-based services.  ITU defines harmful interference as a radio system receiving unwanted energy to an extent that inhibits the functioning of a radio-navigation service.

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Space Café Radio – on tour in Prague – with Pascal Faucher

SpaceWatch.Global publisher Torsten Kriening spoke with Dr. Pascal Faucher, during the 6th Space Security Conference, held in Prague between the 19th and the 22nd of June 2022. Dr. Pascal Faucher is the Chairman of the European Union Consortium of Member States on Space Surveillance and Tracking since July 2017.

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: The SGAC Project Groups – The largest, most diverse project teams in the space sector

The Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) was conceived at UNISPACE III in 1999. The purpose of SGAC was, and remains, to support the United Nations Programme on Space Applications as a representative of university students and young space professionals ages 18-35 across the globe.

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Space Report 2022 Q2: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity Executive Summary published

The Space Report 2022 Q2 edition has been published providing insight into the expanding global space economy, reaching a record US $469 billion, with a growth rate that is the fastest in seven years. The edition examines 46 nations’ actualized government space spending as well as commercial revenue from last year.

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