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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Insights into Space law in China

by Jan Helge Mey L.LM. (McGill) and Dr. Ingo Baumann, BHO Legal, Germany While the space activities of China continue to advance in breadth and depth, rather little is known about the legal and regulatory framework within the country. It is difficult to find online sources and most texts are …

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Space Café WebTalk Recap: Elina Morozova on the 50th Anniversary of Intersputnik

In this week’s Space Cafè WebTalk, Elina Morozova, Executive Director of the Intersputnik International Organization of Space Communications (Intersputnik), Moscow, Russia talked about the current status of intergovernmental satellite organizations focusing on Intersputnik, which celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2021. She also talked about the role of Intersputnik and its counterparts in refining …

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#SpaceWatchGL Column: Dongfang Hour China Aerospace News Roundup 1 – 7 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 1 – 7 Feb 2021”. Hello and welcome to another episode …

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Register Today For Our Space Café WebTalk “33 minutes with Blaine Curcio” On 2 March 2021

Join SpaceWatch.Global for an interesting and informative Space Café WebTalk featuring Blaine Curcio, Founder of Orbital Gateway Consulting and Senior Affiliate Consultant at Euroconsult, Hong Kong. This event will take place on 2 March 2021 at 4:00 pm CET. Blaine Curcio will discuss the rapidly evolving Chinese space sector, the …

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JAXA and ESA cooperate on Hera and MMX missions

Paris, 8 February 2021. – Two agencies, two missions: The European Space Agency (ESA) and Japan’s space agency JAXA continue their cooperation in Earth observation, space science and exploration and put a new focus on two missions: Hera and MMX. Hera is an international asteroid and planetary defence mission which …

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Register Today For Our Space Café WebTalk “33 minutes with Nikolai Khlystov” On 23 February 2021

Join SpaceWatch.Global for an interesting and informative Space Café WebTalk featuring Nikolai Khlystov, Lead, Shaping the Future of Mobility and Space at World Economic Forum, Geneva, Switzerland. This event will take place on 23 February 2021 at 4:00 pm CET. Stepping out of the Cradle together: Multi-stakeholder collaboration? Konstantin Tsiolkovsky “Earth is …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: How Mega-Constellations Lead to Increased Sustainability Risks in Outer Space

by Valentin Eder This article looks at the impact of mega-constellations to the collision risk in outer space using the results of a systemic approach to reducing the uncertainty of the ambiguity of actual developments based on conjunction analyses on the example of  SpaceX’s Starlink using TLE data from space-track …

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EU Court suspends Galileo signing with Thales and Airbus – report

Paris, 5 February 2021. – The losing bidder seems to put a spoke in the wheel: The European Court of Justice in Luxembourg suspended the signing of the €1.47 billion Galileo contracts with Thales Alenia Space and Airbus Defence and Space, Space Intel Report found out. The scheduled signing for a …

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Space Café WebTalk Recap: Dr. Marco Ferrazzani on Legal considerations on Europe in space

In this week’s Space Cafè WebTalk, Dr. Marco Ferrazzani, Chief of Legal services at the European Space Agency, Paris, France talked about legal considerations on Europe in space. We discussed the following topics of current interest in European space: the current state of legal competences in the European landscape , ESA for …

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