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Space Café WebTalk Recap: Ole Dokka on opportunities that come with a spaceport in the North

In this week’s Space Cafè WebTalk, Ole Dokka, project manager of Newspace North, Andoya, Norway, talked about a wide range opportunities that arise with the new spaceport developments. Norway and Andøya Space will soon have one of few commercial spaceports for small satellites in Europe. The project received the first major …

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Register Today For Our Space Cafe “Moriba’s Vox Populi #02/2020” On 3 December 2020

In honor of this sacred experience and all of you who know me and have enrolled in this global vision, I, Dr. Moriba Jah have partnered with SpaceWatch.Global to run an exciting Space Café series: Moriba’s Vox Populi (Latin for “the people’s voice”) where I intend to choose topics of …

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Former astronaut Pamela Melroy part of Biden’s NASA review team

Luxembourg, 12 November 2020. – U.S. President-elect Joe Biden has announced the team that will help him to review NASA activities and plans. The Agency Review Team consists of eight volunteers, amongst them former NASA astronaut Pamela Melroy. The other team members are Ellen Stofan from the Smithsonian Institution as …

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Register Today For Our Space Café Regional – German Edition “Hoch Hinaus” On 26 November 2020

Im ersten Space Café Regional – deutsche Ausgabe wird SpaceWatch.Global’s Chefredakteur Markus Payer im Gespräch mit Raphael Roettgen, dessen neues Buch “Hoch Hinaus, die neue Weltraumwirtschaft” vorstellen. Das Space Café Regional – deutsche Ausgabe findet am Donnerstag, 26. November 2020 um 16:00 statt. Die Weltraumfahrt steht im Umbruch: Wiederverwertbare Raketen …

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Space Café Podcast Episode 015 Featuring Simonetta Di Pippo Is Now Available

SpaceWatch.Global is pleased to present the 15th episode in our podcast series The Space Cafe Podcast: Simonetta Di Pippo – Director of UNOOSA Episode 013 features special guest Simonetta Di Pippo. As the director of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs, Simonetta Di Pippo carries probably the coolest …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: CIVIL SOCIETY AND THE COALITION OF THE LIKE-MINDED

by Ken Hodgkins The scope and nature of the space enterprise has evolved in significant ways since the dawning of the space age. For decades civil and national security space activities were driven by the geopolitical rivalries of the Cold War and space legal and policy-making were the exclusive province …

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Telesat and Canadian Government complete LEO broadband program

Luxembourg, 11 November 2020. – Telesat and the Canadian Government completed their agreement to ensure affordable, high-speed broadband connectivity across all of Canada with Telesat’s Low Earth Orbit (LEO) constellation, the Ottawa-based company announced. The $460 million agreement enables Internet and mobility service providers to acquire Telesat LEO capacity at …

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Space not amongst Biden-Harris priorities for the U.S.

Paris, 10 November 2020. – Space is not amongst the priorities that U.S. President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice-President-Elect Kamala Harris have announced so far, according to the “Biden-Harris Transition” website buildbackbetter.com. The four priorities mentioned by Biden and Harris are: COVID-19, economic recovery, racial equity, and climate change. “The Biden-Harris …

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NASA chief Bridenstine to leave under Biden administration

Paris, 9 November 2020. – NASA chief Jim Bridenstine expects to leave the agency under the new administration of President-elect Joe Biden, Aerospace Daily and Aviation Week reported. “Even if asked, he would pass on staying on as head of the U.S. space agency,” Aerospace Daily wrote. “You need somebody …

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