GOVSATCOM 2023

Policy and Law

Space Café Recap: “Law Breakfast with Steven Freeland” #11

In the latest (11th) Space Café “Law Breakfast with Steven Freeland”, host Steven Freeland, Emeritus Professor of International Law at Western Sydney University, Sydney and Professorial Fellow at Bond University, Australia, and Co-Host Torsten Kriening, SpaceWatch.Global’s Publisher, welcomed Olga Volynskaya and Lucien Rapp to a wonderful breakfast discussion at the historic Bibent café in Toulouse.

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UNOOSA and UK Launch partnership on Registering Space Objects

The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and the Government of the United Kingdom are launching a new project to enhance international expertise in the registration of objects launched into outer space. The multi-year project strengthens an already solid foundation of joint efforts between the partners covering topics such as space sustainability and climate action.

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Going into Space PART 2

This is the second part of an op-end article reflecting the EuroDefense network ongoing work from several national chapters with the objective to recommend a common ambitious high-level vision for European advancement in the Space Domain as it proves critical to Europe’s prosperity, security and defence.   Europe should build a space strategic culture that accentuates its strengths, minimizes its weaknesses and articulates and justifies its goals to the world and to itself.

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UNOOSA and KSA Collaborate Under Space Law for New Space Actors Project

The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and the Kenya Space Agency (KSA) have agreed to collaborate under the “Space Law for New Space Actors” project. The collaboration will include a technical advisory mission to Nairobi, Kenya, in the first half of 2023 to provide capacity-building and legal advisory services tailored to regulatory authorities in Kenya. 

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ispace to Launch Hakuto-R Mission 1 Aboard Falcon 9

ispace, inc., a global lunar exploration company, has announced that it has completed launch preparations, including integration of the HAKUTO-R Mission 1 lunar lander into the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. As a result, the lunar lander is now scheduled to take off on Thursday, December 1, 2022. The tentative launch time is 08: 37 GMT (3:37 a.m. EST) and it will launch from SLC-40, Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida.

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South Korea Announces Mission to Mars in new Space Roadmap

South Korea has announced its intentions to launch a mission to Mars before 2046, according to the Country's new roadmap for its space mission which President Yoon Suk-yeol unveiled. The roadmap also discloses Korea's intentions to develop an engine for a launch vehicle that can fly to the moon within the next five years.

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GomSpace Signs Credit Facility Agreement with EIB

GomSpace A/S has signed a credit facility agreement with the European Investment Bank (EIB) for EUR 18 million. The finance agreement makes the venture debt facility available upon certain conditions for a research and development project relating to an enlarged satellite platform, part of the company's product investment program announced earlier in 2022. 

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#SpaceWatchGL Exclusive interview with Dr. Josef Aschbacher after CM-22

CEO and Publisher Torsten Kriening and Chief Editor Emma Gatti had the chance to interview Dr. Josef Aschbacher, ESA's Director General, the day after the end for the Paris CM-22. Listen up the radio interview, or read the shorter version here below.

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Space Café Radio – with Cliff Beek

In this Space Café Radio - SpaceWatch.Global Marketing Intern Jim Murphy spoke with Cliff Beek, CEO of SpaceChain. SpaceChain is a company focused on building the New Space Economy by integrating Space & Blockchain Technologies. In this episode, Cliff tells us about SpaceChain as a company and gives us any advice he may have for someone looking to start a company or work in the space industry. Tune in to hear more!

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