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Switzerland to kick off Space4Impact platform

Paris, 19 November 2020. – The Swiss Space Center and the European Space Agency (ESA)’s Business Incubation Center in Switzerland are launching Space4Impact, an online event “to raise awareness about space technologies and launch a digital marketplace platform to connect corporates, investors, organizations, and startups”, Space4Impact said. The event is …

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Luxembourg creates European space resources centre ESRIC

Paris, 19 November 2020. – Luxembourg partners with the European Space Agency (ESA) to create the European Space Resources Innovation Centre (ESCRIC), the Luxembourgish Government announced. ESRIC wants to partner with public and private international players “to create a hub of excellence for space resources in Europe”, the Government and …

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Space Café WebTalk Recap: Mari Eldholm on Norway’s space ambitions

In this week’s Space Cafè WebTalk,  Mari Eldholm, the Director of NIFRO, Oslo, Norway, talked about Norway’s space ambitions from oil to orbit.  Norway may not be as famous for its space efforts as its oil and gas sector, but that might be about to change. The Nordic nation has in …

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Register Today For Our Space Cafe Summit “Anarchy in Space?” On 10 December 2020

Join SpaceWatch.Global for an interesting and informative new format: Space Cafe Summit “Anarchy in Space?” on 10 December 2020 at 4:00 pm CET. Never before has security in space been more challenged. Never before has space been more elaborately used for military and security purposes on Earth. And never before was …

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Register Today For Our Space Café WebTalk “33 minutes with Prof. Stephan Hobe” On 8 December 2020

Join SpaceWatch.Global for an interesting and informative Space Café WebTalk featuring Prof. Stephan Hobe, Director at Institute of Air Law, Space Law and Cyber Law, University Cologne, Cologne, Germany. This event will take place on 8 December 2020 at 4:00 pm CET. Prof. Hobe will discuss some questions of the future design of the …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Eyes on the Sky on its way to SXSW 2021

by Erin Reilly We have submitted our project to SXSW 2021. We’d love it if you’d VOTE UP our panel so we can be chosen to participate on this global stage and gain more interest in this project. As Extended Reality technologies continue to grow exponentially and recent studies suggest learning enhancement …

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Ukraine ninth country to sign Artemis Accords

Paris, 15 November 2020. – Ukraine is the ninth country that has signed the NASA Artemis Accords, the Ukrainian national space agency announced on its website, without giving further details. The Artemis Accords set out principles for Moon and Mars missions and exploration, based on the Outer Space Treaty of …

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European Council adopts principles for space economy

Paris, 15 November 2020. – The European Council adopted key principles for the space economy, the Council announced. The “Orientations on the European contribution in establishing key principles for the global space economy” set the scene for the tenth Space Council meeting on 20 November 2020. The Council “notes with satisfaction …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Forty Years of Negotiations on PAROS: Outcomes and New Challenges

by Dr. Anne-Sophie Martin Outer space has become an increasingly militarised area, source of confrontation and characterised by a sort of ‘desanctuarysation’ (notion used by Mr. Xavier Pasco, Director of the Foundation for Strategic Research – Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique, Paris). When addressing the military use of outer space …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: NASA Discovers Water on Sunlit Surface of Moon

by Anushka Sharma, Founder – Naaut For the first time, water has been discovered on the sunlit surface of the Moon. This discovery indicates that water may be distributed across the lunar surface, and not limited to cold, shadowed places. On 26 October 2020, Scientists using NASA’s telescope on an …

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