GSTC 2023

Policy and Law

ESA helps Greece to contribute to European GovSatCom

Greece builds up its national satellite capabilities and received support from the European Space Agency (ESA) to do that. The Greek Ministry of Digital Governance said it will implement its Greek National Satellite Space Project, with the technical support of ESA. The project is part of Greece´s Recovery and Resilience Facility plans

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Space Café Recap: “Law Breakfast with Steven Freeland” #6

In the latest Space Café “Law Breakfast with Steven Freeland”, Steven Freeland and Torsten Kriening welcomed  Joanne Wheeler and Ram Jakhu at the wonderful and historic ‘Press Café in London. Over Danish pastries, cookies, croissants and coffee, the panellists, along with a fantastic audience, engaged in a revealing and insightful discussion dealing with many legal issues

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: The next German Government’s draft Coalition Agreement – Direct references to space

The three political parties most likely to form the German government for the next four years - Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD), Bündnis 90/Die Grünen (Alliance 90/The Greens), Freie Demokratische Partei (Free Democratic Party) - published their draft Coalition Agreement

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Space Café Radio: On Tour in Bremen – Nickie Finnegan, Skyrora

In this Space Café Radio – on tour in Bremen, SpaceWatch.Global publisher Torsten Kriening spoke with Nickie Finnegan, Business Communications Officer at Skyrora Ltd. They talked about COP26, eco-friendly rocket fuel and the status of Skyroras launcher developments, the Space Tech Expo in Bremen and the feeling of meeting people face to face. 

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#SpaceWatchGL Column: Patent Insight Report – Quantum technologies and space

In 2020, the European Patent Office (EPO) and the European Space Policy Institute (ESPI) in collaboration with European Space Agency (ESA) have initiated a partnership through a series of space-themed “Patent insight reports”. These publicly available studies analyse global patent filing data to identify major trends and developments in specific sub-domains of the space sector.

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: An Orbital Razrusheniye

Near-earth space is a finite resource lacking in holistic management and traffic coordination, becoming increasingly congested with objects, dead and alive, that threaten the safety of satellites that do things we all care about and need, as well as crewed space missions. These space-based services include, inter alia, position, navigation, timing, financial transactions, ...

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Space Café WebTalk with Dr. Mathias Link: Luxembourg and the space resources of the future

During this week’s Space Café, SpaceWatch.Global publisher Torsten Kriening caught up with the Director of European Space Resources Innovation Centre (ESRIC)  and Director for International Affairs & SpaceResources.lu at the Luxembourg Space Agency (LSA) Dr. Mathias Link.

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Launch of Space Arbitration Association

Today is the launch of the Space Arbitration Association, an association that will focus on providing information and organizing events around the topics of space and international arbitration. The last few years have seen a dramatic increase in space activities, which are expanding not only into new fields such as space tourism but also increasingly involve commercial actors.

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