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Space Café Canada by Dr. Jessica West Recap: Does Space Need More Canada?

Space Café Canada is hosted by our friend Dr. Jessica West, a Senior Researcher at the Canadian peace and security research institute, Project Ploughshares. Does space need more Canada? Her first guest was Dr. David Kendall. Dr. Kendall is a remarkable leader in the space community both here in Canada and internationally.

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#SpaceWatchGL Column: Dongfang Hour China Aerospace News Roundup 3 May – 9 May 2021

Hello and welcome to another episode of the Dongfang Hour China Aero/Space News Roundup! A special shout-out to our friends at GoTaikonauts!, and at SpaceWatch.Global, both excellent sources of space industry news. Without further ado, the news update from the week of 3 May - 9 May 2021.

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Australia names Catherine Roberts head of its Space Division

Women in space: a senior officer of the Australian Royal Air Force, Catherine Roberts, will become the country’s Space Division new chief next year, Australian ABC News reported. Air Vice-Marshal Catherine Roberts, who is currently the Head of Air Force Capability, will take over the newly created position of Head of Space Division from January, ABC said.

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U.S. does not plan to shoot down Chinese rocket piece

The U.S. military has no plan to shoot down the Long March 5B's remnants when they are expected to plunge back on Earth this weekend, the Guardian quoted the U.S. defense secretary, Lloyd Austin. Hope was the rocket would land in the ocean and that the latest estimate was that it would come down between Saturday and Sunday, he said, according to the Guardian.

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Space Café WebTalk with Temidayo Oniosun Recap: Crunching the numbers: comparing governments’ allocation of space funding

During this week’s Space Café, SpaceWatch.Global publisher Torsten Kriening caught up with Nigerian-born Temidayo Oniosun, the Managing Director and Founder of Space in Africa, an African media platform, analytics and consulting company that works in the space and satellite sector.

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Register Today For Our Space Café “Law Breakfast with Steven Freeland” #03 0n 27 May 2021

Join SpaceWatch.Global's new Space Café "Law Breakfast with Steven Freeland" #03 series where global space law experts discuss the legal issues from everyday space activities. This event will take place on 27 May 2021 at 9:30 am CEST. Space Café "Law Breakfast with Steven Freeland" will analyse current space developments with a legal focus.

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Germany funds Isar Aerospace to develop microlauncher

More spectrum: The German Government and the German Aerospace Center (DLR) support Isar Aerospace with €11 million contract through its C-STS programme run by the European Space Agency (ESA), Isar Aerospace said. The programme is designed to strengthen commercial space transportation services in Europe.

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Frank Slazer to head U.S. Coalition for Deep Space Exploration

The former Aerojet Rocketdyne executive Frank Slazer is the new President and CEO of the Coalition for Deep Space Exploration, the organization said. The American non-profit organization engages in “reinforcing the value and benefits of human space exploration and space science” in the U.S.

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