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Policy and Law

Space Café Radio – PSSI’s Space Security Series ep. 4 – with Michel Friedling

In this fourth episode SpaceWatch.Global CEO and Publisher, Torsten Kriening talked with Major General Michel Friedling, Commander of the French Space Command about the French Space Defence Strategy and Goals for a European Space Command.

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Register Today for our Space Café “Black Ops by Dr. Emma Gatti” 0n 22 November 2022

Black Ops returns with a mini-series fully dedicated to the Indo-Pacific and global geopolitical Space picture. Protagonist of the mini-series will be Dr. Namrata Goswami, an independent scholar on space policy and Great Power Politics. In the first episode of six, Namrata will discuss with SpaceWatch.Global Editor in Chief Emma Gatti the values, interests and cultures of the U.S., China, Russia, India, Japan, so to explain their investment in space capabilities.

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Space Café Israel by Meidad Pariente: Dr. Neta Palkovitz – Space lawyers at work

In the Fourth episode of Space Café Israel, Meidad Pariente is in conversation with Dr. Neta Palkovitz. Can you share something personal that isn’t written in your LinkedIn profile? Okay. So I'll start with something that maybe already many people from the industry know because many times their friends, but it's not on my LinkedIn profile. When I'm not thinking about space, I like to be on the ground, usually with my hands on the ground touching soil

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Australia Commits to Abstain from ASAT Missile Test

The Australian Government has announced its commitment never to conduct destructive, direct-ascent anti‑satellite missile testing, consistent with its role as a responsible actor in space. When a party performs such tests, these tests generate large amounts of debris that remain in space for years. The debris subsequently threatens satellites and other space objects, risking the long-term sustainability of human activity in space.

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China and Namibia Strengthen Space Diplomatic Ties

Continuing its cooperation with African countries, China has taken steps to strengthen its relations with Namibia in the space industry. China recently organized a "Talk with Taikonauts" session with eight African countries; Egypt, Nigeria, South Africa, Namibia, Ethiopia, Somalia, Algeria, and Senegal

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Register Today for Our Space Café Law Breakfast with Steven Freeland on 24 November 2022

In our next 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, welcome Olga Volynskaya and Lucien Rapp at the magnificent café Le Bibent in Toulouse where Adam Smith began writing The Wealth of Nations.

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: AMOS Conference 2022: A Political Wrap-Up

This year the 23rd AMOS (Advanced Maui Optical and Space Surveillance Technologies) Conference, held in Hawaii from the 27th to the 30th of September 2022, hosted 1212 in-person attendees at the Wailea Beach Resort and 259 guests virtually. The conference sold-out way in advance. Maybe a sign of a post-Covid desire to travel, or maybe a sign that Hawaii never loses its exotic allure, nevertheless the enthusiastic attendance also reflected a growing interest in space sustainability and space commerce initiatives across all sectors, from national governments to private companies, from non-governmental entities to the science community.

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Space Café Radio – on tour in Prague – with Xavier Pasco

In this Space Café Radio - SpaceWatch.Global publisher Torsten Kriening spoke with Xavier Pasco, Director of the Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique in Paris, during the 6th PSSI Space Security Conference, held in Prague, from the 19th to the 21st of June 2022. During this episode Xavier discusses the threats in the space domain, the European space safety and  security capabilities with Torsten. Tune in to hear more!

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Space Café Radio – on tour in Prague at EU Space Week 2022 – with Rodrigo da Costa

In this Space Café Radio - SpaceWatch.Global publisher Torsten Kriening spoke with  Rodrigo da Costa, Executive Director at EUSPA - EU Agency for the Space Program, he previously worked at the agency as the Galileo Services Program Manager. In this episode, Rodrigo sits down with Torsten during the EU Space Week 2022 in Prague to talk about his impressions of the EU Space Week and the role of EUSPA. This includes the growth of participation in the conference as well as strategies to help the EU space sector evolve. The biggest take away is the push to prioritize the "user" and make them the focus of space activities moving forward. Tune in to hear more!

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Space Café WebTalk 33 minutes with Paul Liias – Why should you go to Tallinn, Estonia in October? Recap

Our Space Café WebTalk “33 minutes with Paul Liias - Why should you go to Tallinn, Estonia in October?” Took place on Tuesday, 18th October. Paul is Head of Space Policy at the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communication. He created the Estonian Space Policy and Program 2020-2027 and he is currently working on Estonian national space legislation and a decentralized e-government solution for Space Traffic Management.

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