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European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency Celebrates 15th Anniversary

Jean-Yves Le Gall, President of the Centre national d’études spatiales (CNES) and Chair of the Administrative Board of the European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency (GSA), celebrated the agency’s 15th anniversary in Prague with Europe’s space leaders in attendance on 10 September 2019. The gathering took the opportunity to hail …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op’ed: India’s strategy in space is changing. Here’s why

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and Dr. Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and texts. This is “India’s strategy in space is changing. Here’s why”, originally published 14 August 2019 at World Economic Forum website. After a gap of more than a …

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#SpaceWatchGL Interviews: Tomas Hrozensky of European Space Policy Institute

How is Europe positioned in the field of “space surveillance & tracking” ? The profound transformation of the space sector is raising new safety and security concerns for space infrastructures. This situation has been widely acknowledged by governmental and commercial stakeholders, including European ones. Currently, there is a growing and …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op’ed: Launching the next space era in Norway

by Mari Eldholm, Director of NIFRO Norway is a small but vibrant space nation. For decades sounding rockets have been launched from Andoya, K-SAT operates a global network of ground stations, and a number of small and large Norwegian satellites are in orbit. In addition, Norway is home to a …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op’ed: The Dark Side of Moon Exploration by Jessica West

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and Jessica West/Opencanada.org, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and texts. This is “The dark side of moon exploration”, originally published 22 August 2019. Landing on the moon 50 years ago was a major achievement. But, as Jessica West writes, …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op’ed: No Tardigrades Here by Laura Montgomery

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and Laura Montgomery, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and texts. This is “No Tardigrades Here”, originally published 22 August 2019. No, a tardigrade is not what you get when you’re late to class.  It’s a microbial “water bear.”  It’s …

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#SpaceWatchGL Interviews: Dr. Val Munsami of South African National Space Agency

Formed in 2010, the South African National Space Agency (SANSA) has been making huge strides forward. Though the Agency was only founded nine years ago, South Africa’s involvement in space goes back to the second half of the 20th century, with projects that included observing the Earth’s magnetic field at …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op’ed: Get your voice heard – vote for Space Traffic: Another Inconvenient Truth! at SXSW2020

SpaceWatch.Global supports groundbreaking ideas and initiatives. In the past, we have published a number of posts from Dr. Moriba Jah about Space Traffic and we’d like to ask you, our Readers for your support. Dr. Jah has the opportunity to speak at SXSW2020 to be held in Austin, Texas which …

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Philippines Moves Forward with Philippine Space Agency Plans

The Philippines News Agency has reported that the Philippines is to move forward with the establishment of its own space agency.  Pangasinan fourth District Representative Christopher de Venecia hailed the creation of Philippine Space Agency (PhilSA) that will aid in the development of agriculture, disaster risk reduction, and telecommunications, as …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op’ed: Space Law Games at the 4th Global Space Traffic Management Workshop

The question of Space Traffic Management (STM) is becoming more urgent as the amount of satellites being orbited is set to grow at an unprecedented rate. In this article, Christopher J. Newman, Professor of Space Law & Policy, previews an event that is dedicated to addressing space traffic management challenges. …

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