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#SpaceWatchGL Interviews – Kai-Uwe Schrogl: “We must not overrate the Artemis Accords”

After the signature of eight countries to the Artemis Accords, the position of the European Space Agency ESA was discussed a lot.  SpaceWatch.Global Editor-in-Chief Markus Payer used the opportunity to talk with Prof. Dr. Kai-Uwe Schrogl is Vice Chair of the European Coordination Committee for the ISS Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA-CC) …

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ESA participates in NASA’s Artemis and lunar Gateway

Luxembourg, 27 October 2020. – The European Space Agency (ESA) signed an agreement with NASA to contribute to the first human outpost in lunar orbit, known as Gateway, ESA announced. ESA commits to delivering at least two European Service Modules that provide electricity, water, oxygen and nitrogen to NASA’s Orion …

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Airbus ROXY reactor to turn lunar dust into oxygen

Luxembourg, 27 October 2020. – Airbus Defence and Space presented a technology to produce oxygen from lunar dust, the company announced. The breakthrough process and reactor invented by Airbus and named ROXY (Regolith to OXYgen and Metals Conversion) could revolutionize human space exploration and contribute to UN sustainability goals on Earth, …

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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 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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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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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: The Artemis Accords and Lunar Exploration – Revolution and Evolution

by Professor Christopher J. Newman, Northumbria University, UK The international community has struggled for a number of years with the issue of how to govern a human settlement on the Moon and deal with the management of any resources. Previous attempts have been through painstakingly negotiated international treaties. The Outer …

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