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Starship SN9 explodes on the pad after high-altitude test

Paris, 3 February 2021. – They call it a “RUD”: SpaceX’s nineth Starship exploded when it landed back from its test flight in Cameron County, Texas, yesterday. “During the landing flip maneuver, one of the Raptor engines did not relight and caused SN9 to land at high speed and experience …

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Space Café Podcast Episode 020 Featuring Alexander Soucek Is Now Available

SpaceWatch.Global is pleased to present the 20th episode in our podcast series The Space Cafe Podcast: Alexander Soucek – ESA and the legal challenges of space. Episode 020 features special guest Alexander Soucek. Alexander Soucek is a space lawyer at ESA and must ensure that the increasing human presence in space …

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Europe sets course to prepare its position on Space Traffic Management (STM) conference

Paris, 1 February 2021. – More than twenty European Member States and the European Space Agency (ESA) met last week to set Europe’s course and define its position on Space Traffic Management (STM), an official said. The videocall on 28 January 2021 was the first in a series of monthly preparatory …

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Register Today For Our Space Café UAE by Abdulla A. Wasel On 15 February 2021

Join SpaceWatch.Global for an interesting and informative Space Café UAE featuring Talal Al Kaissi of Group 42 (G42). This event will take place on 15 February 2021 at 4:00 pm CET. Talal Al Kaissi is the Vice President of Special Projects and the Space Program of G42, where his role …

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Space Café Recap: “Law Breakfast with Steven Freeland” 01

In this first Space Café “Law Breakfast with Steven Freeland”, global space law experts discuss the legal issues from everyday space activities. Space Café “Law Breakfast with Steven Freeland” analysed current space developments with a legal focus. It, at the same time discussed and ‘demystifyed’ the law for everyone. In this …

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Space Café WebTalk Recap: Dr. Peter Martinez on the Future of Humanity in Space

In this week’s Space Cafè WebTalk, Dr. Peter Martinez, Executive Director of the Secure World Foundation, USA talked about potential scenarios for the future of humanity in space. Growth and Sustainability in Space – ensuring the long-term usability of Earth’s orbits and beyond: There are more human activities taking place in …

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Register Today For Our Space Café WebTalk “33 minutes with Dr. Jessica West” On 16 February 2021

Join SpaceWatch.Global for an interesting and informative Space Café WebTalk featuring Dr. Jessica West, Senior Researcher at Project Ploughshares, Waterloo, Canada. This event will take place on 16 February 2021 at 4:00 pm CET. Why does peace matter in space? This session will explore the role of civil society in …

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Momentus founder Kokorich replaced by Dawn Harms

Luxembourg, 26 January 2021. – The space company Momentus which is preparing for a stock exchange listing appointed its Chief Revenue Officer Dawn Harms new CEO, following the resignation of Momentus founder Mikhail Kokorich, the firm announced. Momentus, in consultation with its acquisition vehicle partner Stable Road Acquisition Corp., “has …

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Jurczyk to lead NASA until Biden appoints Bridenstine successor

Luxembourg, 26 January 2021. – U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration has appointed Steve Jurczyk to serve as acting administrator of NASA, media reports said. Jurczyk was associate administrator of the U.S. space agency since 2018 and worked at NASA since 1988. He will take the lead of NASA until the …

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Norwegian NorSat-TD demonstrates European technologies

Luxembourg, 26 January 2021. – The Netherlands cooperates with Norway to test Dutch space technology on Norway’s new national satellite NorSat Technology Demonstrator (NorSat-TD), the Norwegian Space Agency said. NorSat-TD will test technologies in orbit for Norwegian companies, state actors and international partners, it said. The Netherlands Space Office (NSO) …

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