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Raytheon to contest Lockheed Martin’s takeover of Aerojet

Luxembourg, 19 February 2021. – Raytheon plans to contest Lockheed Martin’s $ 4.4 billion takeover of Aerojet Rocketdyne, the rocket engine manufacturer, Bloomberg reported. “They are a huge supplier to us, and if that merger actually happens, you don’t have an independent supplier on the solid-rocket-motor side. And also, I …

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#SpaceWatchGL Column: Dongfang Hour China Aerospace News Roundup 8 – 14 Feb 2021

by Blaine Curcio and Jean Deville As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and Orbital Gateway Consulting we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and texts. We are pleased to present “Dongfang Hour China Aerospace News Roundup 8 – 14 Feb 2021”. Hello and welcome to another episode …

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Space Café WebTalk Recap: Dr Jessica West on Making Space for Peace

In this week’s Space Cafè WebTalk, Dr. Jessica West, Senior Researcher at Project Ploughshares, Waterloo, Canada talked about why does peace matter in space. This session explored the role of civil society in space governance. Jessica is a long-time editor of the Space Security Index and frequent participant at the United Nations …

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Space Café UAE Recap: Talal Al Kaissi of G42

In this Space Cafè UAE by Abdulla A. Wasel,  Talal Al Kaissi of Group 42 (G42) talked about Space, AI and more great initiatives in the UAE. Talal and Abdulla touched on a multitude of topics when discussing the synergy between artificial intelligence and space exploration. One of these topics being the …

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Register Today For Our Space Café Germany by Andreas Schepers On 4 March 2021

Join SpaceWatch.Global for an interesting and informative Space Café Germany featuring Dr Walther Pelzer, Member of the Board of DLR, German Aerospace Center, Bonn, Germany. This event will take place on 4 March 2021 at 4:00 pm CET. The conversation will revolve around the micro launcher platform in the North …

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CYSEC and ESA launch cybersecurity conference in Davos

Luxembourg, 17 February 2021. – Hacking satellites? The Swiss cybersecurity company CYSEC announced the first European conference on cyber risks in space, CYSAT’21, the firm said. CYSAT’21 takes place from 15 to 17 March in a hybrid format, online and in Davos, and brings ethical hackers and security researchers together …

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Space Café Podcast Episode 021 Featuring Dr. Niamh Shaw Is Now Available

SpaceWatch.Global is pleased to present the 21st episode in our podcast series The Space Cafe Podcast: Niamh Shaw – the least likeliest person who can get to space. Episode 021 features special guest Dr Niamh Shaw. Dr Niamh Shaw, an Irish-born performer, writer and communicator, wants to go into space. At the …

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France selects Thales and Airbus for its electronic warfare system

Paris, 15 February 2021. – The French army has contracted Thales and Airbus to upgrade the electronic warfare capabilities and system for all three armed forces, Airbus Defence & Space announced. The French defence procurement agency (DGA) has awarded Thales and Airbus a contract for the new joint tactical signals …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Lock Down on All Space Launches!

by Valentin Eder This article describes – in a non-diplomatic way – the current setting/behaviour of space industry stakeholders and a set of radical, but necessary actions to ensure the  long-term sustainability of outer space in the interest of operators, the industry, last but not least, of the global society. …

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Space Café Recap “Moriba’s Vox Populi 03” on religion, ethics and space

In this session of Space Cafè “Moriba’s Vox Populi #03” Dr. Moriba Jah talked about religion, ethics and space, and sustainability with Brother Guy Consolmagno – Director, The Vatican Observatory. (Catholic perspective), Harel Ben-Ami – Delegate, Israel Space Agency to the United Nations. (Jewish perspective), Ari Leon – Senior Project …

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