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Space Café Podcast Episode 014 Featuring Dr. James Schwartz Is Now Available

SpaceWatch.Global is pleased to present the 14th episode in our podcast series The Space Cafe Podcast: Dr. James Schwartz – we need to rethink everything  Episode 014 features special guest Dr. James Schwartz   Admittedly, Elons rocket launches and landings are fascinating.  They have a magical attraction. The same applies, …

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#SpaceWatchGL Column: Dongfang China Aerospace News Roundup 19-25 October 2020

by Blaine Curcio and Jean Deville As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and Orbital Gateway Consulting we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and texts. We are pleased to present “Dongfang Hour Weekly Aerospace News Roundup, 19-25 Oct”. Special 6th Annual CCAF Edition (Part 1 of 2) …

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#SpaceWatchGL Column: The hell of humans in heaven – Debating the risks of space technology and habitation

by Dr. Bleddyn Bowen Space technology and the potential habitation of the Solar System is lengthening the list of catastrophic threats posed to humanity, claims Daniel Deudney in his new book Dark Skies: Space Expansionism, Planetary Geopolitics, and the Ends of Humanity. It follows on from his prior arguments about …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: In a Historic First, Eight Nations Formally Recognize the Need to Preserve Heritage in Space

by Michelle Hanlon and Anne-Sophie Martin On October 13, 2020, the civilian space agencies of eight nations – Australia, Canada, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States – announced that they had agreed to 12 Principles for Cooperation in the Civil Exploration and …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Australia one step closer to a sovereign launch capability

  by Dr. Malcolm Davis As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and The Strategist, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles. This is “Australia one step closer to a sovereign launch capability″ by Malcolm Davis, originally published on 15 October 2020. Australia’s commercial space sector is moving quickly towards …

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India drafts new space policy to encourage private investment

Luxembourg, 22 October 2020. – India wants to open its space sector for private commercial players and has drafted a new policy to encourage and govern the Indian industry’s participation. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) recently released its “Spacecom Policy – 2020” and is now seeking for comments from …

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Space Café WebTalk Recap: Prof. Dr. Ram Jakhu on the need for more space laws

In this week’s Space Cafè WebTalk, Prof. Dr. Ram S. Jakhu, Acting Director of the Institute of Air and Space Law at McGill University, Montreal, Canada talked about the urgent need for more law and institutions to keep space utilisation sustainable, conflict-free and for the benefit of all nations and people. He …

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Register Today For Our Space Café WebTalk “33 minutes with Ole Dokka” On 10 November 2020

Join SpaceWatch.Global for an interesting and informative Space Café WebTalk featuring Ole Dokka, project manager of Newspace North, Andoya, Norway. This event will take place on 10 November 2020 at 4:00 pm CET. Norway and Andøya Space will soon have one of few commercial spaceports for small satellites in Europe. The project received the first …

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#SpaceWatchGL Interviews: “International and cooperative” – Review of the 71th International Astronautical Congress by Prof. Dr. Pascale Ehrenfreund

2020 changed everything, also the International Astronautical Congress. Instead of meeting the global space community in person in Dubai this year, we met in CyberSpace during the first edition of the International Astronautical Congress earlier last week from 12-14 Oct 2020. SpaceWatch.Global Editor-in-Chief Markus Payer had the opportunity to talk …

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