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#SpaceWatchGL Op’ed: The Race for a Place in Space by Eugen Stamm – Part I

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and investiere - Verve Capital Partners AG, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles. This is Part I of “The Race for a Place in Space” by Eugen Stamm, originally published on 11 November 2019 at www.investiere.ch. 

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ITU Members Agree To New Milestones For Non-Geostationary Satellite Deployment

Delegates representing ITU Member States have agreed at the World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-19) in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, to adopt an innovative new milestone-based approach for the deployment of non-geostationary satellite (NGSO) systems in specific radio-frequency bands and services.

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Ukraine Passes Commercial Space Law Allowing Private Space Activities in 2020

The Ukrainian parliament passed the country’s first commercial space law, titled “On Amendments to Certain Laws of Ukraine on the State Regulation of Space Activities,” that was signed on 25 October 2019 by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, according to Oleksiy Burchevskyy of the Kinstellar law firm writing in Lexology.

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Dutch, Norwegian, And U.S. Militaries Partner With Techstars To Grow Allied New Space Ventures

Techstars, the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed, announced on 13 November 2019 the launch of the Techstars Allied Space Accelerator. The accelerator, a virtual program, will run in partnership with the United States Air Force, the Netherlands Ministry of Defence, the Norwegian Space Agency and the Norwegian Ministry of Defence.

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European Military Space: EU Pursuing Space-Based Early Warning, PNT, And SSA Projects Under PESCO Initiative

The European Union's (EU) Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO) defence technology initiative announced on 12 November 2019 its decision to cooperatively develop several military space projects designed to enhance the defence and security of EU member states.

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Luxembourg And UNOOSA Partner For ‘Space Law For New Space Actors’ Initiative

On 13 November 2019, at the margins of the New Space Europe Conference, Ms. Paulette Lenert, Minister for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Affairs and Ms. Simonetta di Pippo, Director of United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) signed a funding agreement to support UNOOSA’s new “Space Law for New Space Actors” project.

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