GOVSATCOM 2023

Space Sustainability

Space Café Radio – ILA Special – with Eva-Maria Aicher

In this Space Café Radio - SpaceWatch.Global publisher Torsten Kriening spoke with Eva-Maria Aicher, Director Strategic Business Development Space at HENSOLDT Sensors about their heritage and ambitions in the space sector. We spoke with Eva-Maria during this year's ILA Berlin which is the largest aerospace trade show in Germany which took place this year June 22 - 26.

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Space Café Radio – ILA Spezial – mit Kai Noeske

In this German Space Café Radio – Space Café Germany Host Andreas Schepers spoke with Dr. Kai Noeske, Communication Programme officer for science at the European Space Agency (ESA). The interview was conducted during this year’s ILA Berlin which is the largest aerospace trade show in Germany which took place June 22 – 26, 2022.

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Eutelsat Decommissions EUTELSAT 5 West A Satellite

The EUTELSAT 5 West A satellite has retired after more than 20 years of in-orbit operation. As a result, Eutelsat has successfully re-orbited the satellite to more than 400km above the geostationary arc. Likewise, the satellite operator has depressurized the propulsion system and passivated the electrical equipment on board. The final operation to deactivate the remaining Radio Frequency source (telemetry transmitter) came from the Issy-les-Moulineaux Satellite Control Centre on 13 January at 09:57 UTC.

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Space Café Radio – ILA Spezial – mit Prof. Anke Kaysser-Pyzalla

In this German Space Café Radio – Space Café Germany Host Andreas Schepers spoke with Prof. Dr.-Ing. An­ke Kays­ser-Py­zal­la,  Chair of the Ex­ec­u­tive Board of the German Aerospace Center (DLR). The interview was conducted during this year’s ILA Berlin which is the largest aerospace trade show in Germany which took place June 22 – 26.

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The Space Café Podcast #72: Kevin O’Connell – ret. director at U.S. Department of Commerce, on the broadening commercial potential of the space industry

Kevin O'Connell is a former Director of the Office of Space Commerce at the U.S Department of Commerce. He is now the founder of Space Economy Rising LLC, a company that works with clients and partners worldwide on all aspects of the space economy. He is an expert in the field of space commerce and has been involved in space issues for over 30 years. In this episode, he talks about the commercial potential of space and takes unexpected turns. It seems space is looking for any talent out there.

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NorthStar Earth & Space partners with Axelspace to provide combined SSA services

Commercial near-Earth orbit monitoring service provider, NorthStar Earth & Space, signed an agreement with Japanese microsatellite company Axelspace, to use existing space-based sensors to contribute to NorthStar’s more comprehensive coverage of the space domain. The collaboration will leverage Axelspace’s operational AxelGlobe constellation of five Earth observation low Earth orbit satellites to provide complementary Space Situational Awareness (SSA) data.

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Rogue commends UN vote on ASAT ban and creates new Space Sustainability Policy position

Satellite vehicle and subsystems designer, Rogue Space Systems Corporation (Rogue), has decided to support the United Nations General Assembly’s adoption of Resolution 77/41, calling on all Member States not to conduct destructive direct-ascent anti-satellite (ASAT) tests. The US-led initiative has already been adopted by ten countries.

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