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Altius Space Machines to support Dynetics’ Human Landing System

Voyager Space Holdings, a leader in integrated space services, announced that its subsidiary, Altius Space Machines was selected as a subcontractor to Dynetics, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Leidos, to support the development of a human landing system for NASA’s Artemis program. With Altius support, Dynetics aims to enable the Artemis …

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NASA’s TESS Completes Primary Mission

On July 4, NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) finished its primary mission, imaging about 75% of the starry sky as part of a two-year-long survey. In capturing this giant mosaic, TESS has found 66 new exoplanets, or worlds beyond our solar system, as well as nearly 2,100 candidates astronomers …

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Advisory Board on Space Resources appoints Étienne Schneider as member

Established in 2017 as part of the implementation of the SpaceResources.lu initiative strategy, the core function of the Advisory Board on Space Resources is to support the government on topics related to the exploration and use of resources available in space. Facilitated and managed by the Luxembourg Space Agency, this …

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Space Café WebTalk Recap: Christopher Johnson on Lunar Exploration Governance

In this week’s Space Cafè WebTalk, Christopher Johnson, Space Law Advisor at the Secure World Foundation talked about issues of developing the next phase of governance for space activities. That included the strengths and shortcomings of international, national, and contractual approaches to developing new norms for space activities. He shared some thoughts …

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Space Café Podcast Episode 008 Featuring Michelle Hanlon Is Now Available

SpaceWatch.Global is pleased to present the 8th episode in our podcast series The Space Cafe Podcast: Michelle Hanlon, The legal loophole to remove the American flags on the Moon Episode 008 features special guest Michelle Hanlon. Michelle Hanlon was a successful public international law lawyer for decades, until she found …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Space Law at the Crossroads: Contextualizing the Artemis Accords and the Space Resources Executive Order

by Kiran Mohan Vazhapully Last month, based on a Reuters report, Chris Borgen wrote in Opinio Juris about the White House chalking out details of a United States (US) sponsored international framework dubbed “Artemis Accords”,  to facilitate commercial mining on the Moon. They are conceived as inter-agency bilateral agreements similar …

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ispace reveals final design for HAKUTO-R Lunar Lander

Lunar services company ispace, revealed the final design of its lunar lander that will be used in the first mission of the company’s HAKUTO-R program, a multinational commercial lunar exploration program. HAKUTO-R’s ‘Mission 1’ also reached the final hardware design phase, known as the Critical Design Review (CDR). The HAKUTO-R …

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Space Café WebTalk Recap: Salem Al Marri on the UAE Space Program

In this week’s Space Cafè WebTalk, Salem Al Marri, Assistant Director General for Scientific and Technical Affairs, Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) in Dubai, UAE and Head of the UAE Astronaut Program talked about the ambitions and the diversity of the UAE National Space Program. He highlighted the current projects, such …

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Space Café WebTalk Recap: Niklas Hedman on Space Multilateralism

In this week’s Space Cafè WebTalk, Niklas Hedman, Chief of the Committee, Policy and Legal Affairs Section of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) in Vienna talked about the governance phases under the 60 year history of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space …

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