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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: About Space Traffic Management

The recent note verbale on two encounters between the Chinese space station and Starlink satellites has triggered a broader discussion on Space Traffic Management. But what do we actually mean by Space Traffic Management and what do we actually need? For many (including me), Space Traffic Management has a short-term and a long-term dimension.

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Space Café Radio: Review 2021 – Dr Moriba Jah

In this Space Café Radio – our Review 2021 series, SpaceWatch.Global publisher Torsten Kriening spoke with Dr Moriba Jah, Professor at The University of Texas at Austin and host of the Space Cafe "Moribas Vox Populi". They talked about 2021 on earth, in space, what moved us, what challenged us! But also what we can expect next year.

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The Space Cafe Podcast #043: Mike Simmons: Astronomy to the people

SpaceWatch.Global is pleased to present the 43rd episode in our podcast series The Space Cafe Podcast #043: Mike Simmons: Astronomy to the people. Episode 043 features a special guest Mike Simmons. Mike Simmons is a passionate advocate for the power of astronomy to bring people together and change the way we view our fragile home, Earth.

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ESOA accepts international members and changes name to GSOA

Chief Executives of leading satellite operators announced that the EMEA Satellite Operators Association (ESOA) is now going to include satellite operators from all over the world. To reflect this, the Association is changing its name to Global Satellite Operators’ Association (GSOA). 

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ESA and GomSpace implement Scout-1 climate mission

The space system startup GomSpace and the European Space Agency (ESA) have signed a contract for the ESA SCOUT Earth Observation mission to be launched in 2024. The contract value is € 24 million, GomSpace said. The mission will consist of three 12U cubesats and will become the first “climate mission” of its kind, GomSpace said.

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Space Café Canada by Dr. Jessica West Recap: Anti-satellite weapon testing and the crisis of space debris

During the fourth Space Café Canada event, host Jessica West of Project Ploughshares sat down with astronomer Aaron Boley and legal expert Michael Byers, Co-Directors of the Outer Space Institute at the University of British Columbia (UBC). Dr. Aaron Boley holds the Canada Research Chair in Planetary Astronomy at UBC. His research explores a wide range of topics,

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