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Space Café WebTalk with Prof Pascale Ehrenfreund Live from Bremen: No ivory tower in sight

During this week’s live Space Café hosted in Bremen, Northern Germany, SpaceWatch.Global Publisher Torsten Kriening spoke with Professor Pascale Ehrenfreund, the President of both the International Space University and the International Astronautical Federation and Research Professor of Space Policy and International Affairs at George Washington University’s Space Policy Institute.

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Russia destroys own satellite and endangers ISS

The Russian Federation conducted a destructive test of a direct-ascent anti-satellite (DA-ASAT) missile against one of its own defunct satellites. The resulting space debris endangered the crew on the ISS, who had to be evacuated. The test has generated over 1,500 pieces of trackable orbital debris.

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Five Countries That Are Pushing Boundaries in The Space Industry: Part I

Space technology has become an integral part of global commercial industries and as a result several nations are keen on developing space capabilities for commercial, civil, and military purposes. Australia, China, France, Germany, India, Russia, and the United States are some of the most prominent players in the space industry;

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Space Café WebTalk with Prof Gérardine Goh Escolar: Is distributed ledger technology space’s next frontier?

During this week’s SpaceCafé, SpaceWatch.Global Publisher Torsten Kriening got the chance to speak with Professor Gérardine Goh Escolar, a diplomat lawyer, First Secretary of the Hague Conference on Private International Law and Adjunct Professor at the National University of Singapore.

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The Space Cafe Podcast #040: Luc Piguet, ClearSpace or how to solve an impossible mission

SpaceWatch.Global is pleased to present the 40th episode in our podcast series The Space Cafe Podcast: Luc Piguet, ClearSpace or how to solve an impossible mission. Luc Piguet is co-founder and CEO of Clear Space, a Swiss-based startup that cleans up space debris. ESA's hottest attempt is to develop a solution to a global problem.

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Space Café Scotland Recap by Angela Mathis: Craig Clark, Chairman of Space Scotland

In the new episode of our Space Café Scotland by Angela Mathis on 4th November 2021, Angela discussed with Craig Clark, Chairman of Space Scotland and founder of Clyde Space the launch of Scotland's Space Strategy and the ongoing UN COP26 Glasgow event in terms of leading by example and sustainable space.

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Skyrora encourages girls and women to reach for the stars and find career in aerospace

SINCE Yuri Gagarin’s maiden trip into space 60 years ago the aerospace industry has been largely dominated by men. Men are, on average are paid £11k more than women. The mean and median salaries for women are £41k and £35k respectively. For men, they are £52k and £45k. This gap widens with age and seniority1.

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GMV to catalogue space debris for German Space Agency

Following an open call for tenders, GMV has been awarded a contract by the German Space Agency at the German Aerospace Center (DLR), GMV announced. The purpose of the arrangement is to develop advanced space surveillance and tracking (SST) data processing algorithms for the German Space Situational Awareness Centre.

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