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Space Sustainability Rating to launch in June

The Space Sustainability Rating (SSR), hosted by the eSpace-EPFL Space Center, will allow space operators to improve their mission sustainability by obtaining a rating after transparent, data-based assessments and actionable guidance that support space debris mitigation efforts. The program, under which spacecraft and satellite operators

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Space Café Radio – on tour – with Ane Aanesland of ThrustMe

In this Space Café Radio -  SpaceWatch.Global Event coordinator and Space Café Benelux Host Chiara Moenter spoke with Ane Aanesland, co-founder, president, and CEO of ThrustMe, an industrial space startup providing simple solutions to maneuver satellites in space about the origins of ThrustMe, the importance of sustainability, and what the future holds.

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Space Cafe WebTalk 33 minutes with Chris Kunstadter – The Role of Space Insurers in a Changing Space Ecosystem Recap

Our Space Cafe WebTalk “33 minutes with Chris Kunstadter - The Role of Space Insurers in a Changing Space Ecosystem” took place on Tuesday, 19th April 2022. Chris Kunstadter is Head of Space at AXA XL. He is actively involved in all aspects of AXA XL’s space activity, including technical, financial, and actuarial analysis, policy construction, claims handling, ...

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Space Cafe Radio – with Dr. Holger Krag of ESA

In this Space Café Radio -  SpaceWatch.Global publisher Torsten Kriening spoke with Dr. Holger Krag, Head of the Space Safety Programme Office at the European Space Agency - ESA about the opening and the operations of the Space Safety Center at ESOC in Darmstadt on 12 April 2022.

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US commits to no ASAT missile testing in space

Vice President Kamala Harris announced that the United States commits not to conduct destructive, direct-ascent anti-satellite (ASAT) missile testing, to set a new international benchmark for responsible behavior in space. The Vice President called on other nations to follow in the US’ footsteps as such efforts benefitted humankind. 

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: The Days of “Study, Wait, and Hope” Are Over—It’s Time to “Monitor, Characterize, and Act”

Over the 65 years of the Space Age, the last few years have seen unprecedented acceleration of types, capabilities, and numbers of space systems. These systems have also been developed and deployed by a more diverse global space community—who could have imagined that over 90 countries would be operating satellites in orbit,

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Register Today For Our Space Café WebTalk – “33 minutes with Chris Kunstadter” on 19 April 2022

This Space Café WebTalk will feature Chris Kunstadter, Global Head of Space at AXA XL, in conversation with Torsten Kriening, publisher of SpaceWatch.Global. The Role of Space Insurers in a Changing Space Ecosystem. Chris Kunstadter is Head of Space at AXA XL. He is actively involved in all aspects of AXA XL’s space activity, including technical,...

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Space4Impact launches second week of free online New Space Economy course

Space4Impact, EPFL’s Space Center eSpace, E2MC Ventures, and Space Innovation joined forces to launch an online course on the New Space Economy. The program is available on edX as a free EPFLx course. Learners can watch more than 30 video lectures by space experts from various domains within startups, academia, the private sector, and public institutions in Switzerland.

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Space Café Italy by Dr. Emma Gatti: Dr. Luca Rossettini – D-Orbit and the Future of Space Exploration in Italy

In the second episode of Space Café Italy, Dr. Emma Gatti is in conversation with Luca Rossettini, the CEO of D-Orbit. D-Orbit is the in-space transportation service company that recently went public through a merger with Breeze Holdings Acquisition Corp. in a deal that valued the Italian firm at $1.28 billion.

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