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#SpaceWatchGL Column: ESPI Brief 40 – USA seeking support for recovery and use of space resources

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. 40: ‘USA seeking support for recovery and use of space resources’, originally published in April 2020. 1. The Executive Order and a broader rationale …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op’ed: Data of Space: Understanding the question

By Ralph “Dinz” Dinsley, Executive Director, Northern Space & Security From the timing signal provided by the Global Navigation Satellite System[1] to spectacular photographic observations of changes to our planet,[2] space technology is intertwined in modern society.  In addition, countries and corporations alike are becoming aware that a vibrant space economy …

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#SpaceWatchGL on the road: Engaging the Western Balkans in the space domain: How to take advantage of Earth Observation data

by Anja Nakarada Pecujlic On Thursday June 18, 2020, Serbian Case for Space Foundation (SCS) organized its first webinar, titled “Engaging the Western Balkans in the space domain: How to take advantage of Earth Observation data”. This topic was chosen for the first webinar, as the problems SCS has encountered …

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Space Café WebTalk Recap: Jessy Kate Schingler on Lunar Policy

In this week’s Space Cafe Web Talk, Jessy Kate Schingler, Director of Policy and Governance for the Open Lunar Foundation, and a founding convener of the Moon Dialogs shared some food for thoughts on lunar policy and future governance models. Jessy Kate Schingler talked about the rise of lunar policy, …

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Register Today For Our Space Café Special with Serbian Case for Space On 30 June 2020

Join SpaceWatch.Global and Serbian Case for Space for a conversation on how to start your career in space, where you will hear different inspirational stories from successful individuals from the Western Balkan. This event will take place on 30 June 2020 at 7:00 pm CEST. Hosted by Anja Nakarada Pecujlic …

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#SpaceWatchGL Share: Impact of an asteroid on Earth: the need for legal clarifications

By Aniela Barug, Konstantinos Andritsos, Siti Jamaldin, and Jacomo Restellini Scientists believe that the fall of a destructive asteroid on Earth is not entirely unlikely. If so, what would be the means of defence available to States in order to comply with international law? The potential situation of an asteroid …

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#SpaceWatchGL Column: ESPI Brief 39 – High Altitude Platform Stations (HAPS): which perspectives 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. 39: ‘High Altitude Platform Stations (HAPS): which perspectives for the space sector?’, originally published in March 2020. 1. What is a HAPS? According to …

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Space Café Special Recap: “Race in Space” A Conversation about Equality and Civil Rights

In this Space Cafe Special, Michelle Hanlon, co-founder of For All Moonkind and Co-Director of the Center for Air and Space Law at the University of Mississippi School of Law, discusses “Race in Space” A Conversation about Equality and Civil Rights. The panel talked about race with diverse perspectives from within …

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Space Café WebTalk Recap: Dr. Regina Peldszus and Marc Becker on dual use for the future

In this week’s Space Cafe Web Talk, Dr. Regina Peldszus and Marc Becker, of DLR Space Administration discussed the concept of ‘dual-use’: how space technologies enable both civilian and military applications.  The discussion highlighted key issues at this complex intersection for both domains and addressed policy discourse on the future …

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