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#SpaceWatchGL Perspectives: Alexandra Stickings On The Difficulties Of Achieving Stability With Rendezvous And Proximity Operations

One of the more notable space stories of the past few weeks is that of two Russian satellites allegedly ‘stalking’ a KH-11 reconnaissance satellite operated by the US National Reconnaissance Office (NRO). Given heightened geopolitical tensions between great powers and the increasing occurrence of Rendezvous and Proximity Operations (RPO) in …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op-Ed: The Global Space And Technology Convention 2020, Singapore: Pushing The Innovation Frontier 

By Anna Hazlett This was my second time attending the Global Space and Technology Convention (GSTC) in Singapore, held 5-7 February 2020. GSTC is just one example of the Singapore Space and Technology Association’s (SSTA) ongoing efforts to bolster Asia’s space & technology scene. The SSTA focuses on developing Singapore’s space …

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IISL-ECSL Symposia On Space Law For The Global Space Economy

Every year the International Institute of Space Law (IISL) and the European Centre for Space Law (ECSL) organise a Symposium to bring together academic experts and leading practitioners from the fields of space law, policy, and regulation to discuss pressing issues and propose solutions to the international community. The 2020 …

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#SpaceWatchGL Perspectives: Kazuto Suzuki On Need For International Rules For Transparent Rendezvous And Proximity Operations

One of the more notable space stories of the past few weeks is that of two Russian satellites allegedly ‘stalking’ a KH-11 reconnaissance satellite operated by the US National Reconnaissance Office (NRO). Given heightened geopolitical tensions between great powers and the increasing occurrence of Rendezvous and Proximity Operations (RPO) in …

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Four New Chinese Beidou GNSS Satellites Declared Operational

Four new satellites for the Chinese BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) recently passed technical and system tests and checks in orbit, and have started operations within the BeiDou global navigation satellite servive (GNSS) network, according to China’s Satellite Navigation System Management Office. The four new satellites are the 41st, 49th, …

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Finland Needs Its Own Space Research Centre, According to Government Report

Finland must increase its investments in the business and technologies of space, according to a report commissioned by the Finnish Prime Minister’s Office. The report recommended setting up a “Space Situation Centre” so that authorities could monitor data on satellite systems observing Finnish territories as well as study the effects …

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Russia Attempts To Shift Blame To United States Over Satellite Inspection Allegations

The Russian government has accused the United States of using an allegation that two Russian satellites are stalking a US reconnaissance satellite as an excuse to “fuel an arms race in space,” according to Sputnik, a Russian media outlet. A spokesperson for the Russian Foreign Ministry told Sputnik that the …

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#SpaceWatchGL Perspectives: Malcolm Davis On Russia’s Orbital Rendezvous With The United States

One of the more notable space stories of the past few weeks is that of two Russian satellites allegedly ‘stalking’ a KH-11 reconnaissance satellite operated by the US National Reconnaissance Office (NRO). Given heightened geopolitical tensions between great powers and the increasing occurrence of Rendezvous and Proximity Operations (RPO) in …

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France And Russia Hold Space Cooperation Talks In Moscow

Centre national d’études spatiales (CNES) President Jean-Yves Le Gall and Dmitry Rogozin, Director General of the Russian federal space agency Roscosmos, met for a status check on the development of the two nations’ cooperation in space. The meeting was hosted by the French ambassador to Russia, Pierre Levy, at the …

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