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Fly Your Satellite! 3: call for proposals

On Jul 22, 2019
@esaoperations shared
RT @esa: Come #FlyYourSatellite with us! University teams are invited to submit their #CubeSat proposal for the @ESA__Education Fly Your Satellite! programme. Details: https://t.co/RmTXXiU1Ur https://t.co/XvAPlEdlVk
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ESA invites university student teams from ESA Member States, Canada and Slovenia that are developing a one, two or three-unit CubeSat with mainly educational objectives to propose their satellite for the new edition of the “Fly Your Satellite!” (FYS) programme. 

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On Jul 22, 2019
@esaoperations shared
RT @esa: Come #FlyYourSatellite with us! University teams are invited to submit their #CubeSat proposal for the @ESA__Education Fly Your Satellite! programme. Details: https://t.co/RmTXXiU1Ur https://t.co/XvAPlEdlVk
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Fly Your Satellite! 3: call for proposals

ESA invites university student teams from ESA Member States, Canada and Slovenia that are developing a one, two or three-unit CubeSat with mainly educational objectives to propose their ...



On Jul 19, 2019
@nytimes shared
50 years after the Apollo 11 mission landed a man on the moon, France is trying to lead a reluctant Europe into the new space race https://t.co/masF8kDuZ3
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France Nudges Europe Into Space Race, Where It Lags Behind

Fifty years after the Apollo 11 mission, a new French plan for a space command must overcome the reluctance of its European allies to weaponize space.

On Jul 18, 2019
@brianweeden shared
Good piece from @TheEconomist summarizing current space security challenges https://t.co/LBIVNFgSgg
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Attacking satellites is increasingly attractive—and dangerous

A missile hitting a satellite creates a huge amount of space shrapnel

On Jul 18, 2019
@DefenceHQ shared
ICYMI: Defence Secretary @PennyMordaunt outlined an ambitious space programme at the Air & Space Power conference today. 🛰️£30m investment in small satellites 🚀RAF pilot seconded to @Virgin_Orbit 🤝UK first partner to join international space coalition https://t.co/K643PkGyI6 https://t.co/GqpF5LVbOk
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Defence Secretary outlines ambitious space programme

At the RAF Air and Space Power conference today, Defence Secretary Penny Mordaunt has outlined an ambitious space programme.

On Jul 17, 2019
@brianweeden shared
Good piece from @TheEconomist on the challenges in modernizing space governance, which I fear the US is not going to take a leadership role in shaping: https://t.co/nIFu0spcqw
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Space law is inadequate for the boom in human activity there

The law has big gaps. Who is liable for space debris? And is space mining even legal?

On Jul 22, 2019
@NYTScience shared
When and how to watch India's second try at launching Chandrayaan-2 to the moon https://t.co/pswy1xSSFr
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India’s Chandrayaan-2 Embarks on Mission to the Moon

The country hopes to become the fourth to land on the lunar surface with the robotic probe.

On Jul 21, 2019
@brianweeden shared
@Capoglou @DrCameronMurray @markmccaughrean Yes, we did similar work on how Ostrom's polycentric governance models could be applied to space several years ago: https://t.co/IETtckvMpL
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An Introduction to Ostrom’s Eight Principles for Sustainable Governance of Common-Pool Resources as a Possible Framework for Sustainable Governance of Space T. Chow, Secure World ...

On Jul 16, 2019
@CSIS shared
"All the things that China does — its corporate espionage campaigns, its serious human rights violations — make companies a little nervous." @CyberCSIS director Jim Lewis describes the growing caution towards working with China's tech giants with @NBCNews. https://t.co/kHFaF2Un8u
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U.S. tech on guard against China as scrutiny increases on security, human rights

Experts say that the cooling trade tensions with China mask a deeper change in how tech companies now approach doing business with companies like Huawei.

On Jul 18, 2019
@brianweeden shared
RT @SWFoundation: The first batch of audio & transcripts from the #SWFSummit19 are now available on our website, in addition to copies of Spotlight presentations: https://t.co/Kzm77Qv1yd #TBT https://t.co/98Nw4z9FaW
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Summit for Space Sustainability

The inaugural Summit for Space Sustainability was a high-level multi-day event focused on developing solutions for space sustainability. It encompassed a cross-section of space ...

On Jul 20, 2019
@DeptofDefense shared
Earlier this week, @DefenseIntel Director @USArmy Lt. Gen. Robert P Ashley, Jr. spoke about emerging threats at the @AspenSecurity Forum in Aspen, Colo. #AspenSecurity Read more here: https://t.co/qMplmEHQdu https://t.co/CPfgPfwebV
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Cyberthreats Keeps DIA Director Up at Night

Lt. Gen. Robert P. Ashley Jr., director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, talked about the emerging threats at the Aspen Security Forum in Aspen, Colorado.

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On Jul 20, 2019
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RT @Jeffrey_Bailey1: @ulalaunch @torybruno https://t.co/3Tr2ZAdgfV
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China and Russia are militarizing space with ‘energy weapons’ and anti-satellite missiles: Pentagon

The U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) this week made an extensive report public about military expansion in space.

On Jul 17, 2019
@politico shared
RT @POLITICOEurope: The Galileo satellite has been offline for nearly a week, with no solution in sight https://t.co/aCTp0IQxkF
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EU goes dark on Galileo satellite outage

’We can’t provide a running commentary,’ official says after EU forced to take satellite navigation system offline.

On Jul 16, 2019
@jeff_foust shared
Lindsay: OneWeb supporting an initiative called Responsible Space (https://t.co/WeGZv9IxOZ ) that covers issues such as responsible design and operations of satellites as well as policies and regulations to support sustainability. #Newspace2019
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Responsible Space

At OneWeb, we believe good stewardship is good business. We are dedicated to the idea that Space is a shared natural resource which, if used responsibly, can help transform the way we live, ...

On Jul 19, 2019
@brianweeden shared
Numerica awarded U.S. Air Force contract for real-time satellite tracking https://t.co/Xnwm9thKn5
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Numerica awarded U.S. Air Force contract for real-time satellite tracking

US: With the increasing number of both active satellites and debris objects in orbit about the Earth, the space domain is quickly becoming more congested and contested. For the last decade, ...

On Jul 19, 2019
@genejm29 shared
Via #OttawaCitizen Canada's 🇨🇦future in space starts with the moon, again https://t.co/v8skgEGra8
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Canada's future in space starts with the moon, again

Gilles Leclerc likes to joke that Canadian legs reached the lunar surface before U.S. astronaut Neil Armstrong’s did.The director general of the Canadian Space Agency is referring to the ...

On Jul 18, 2019
@ForeignAffairs shared
In March, Benjamin Bahney and Jonathan Pearl write that arguments over whether Washington should create a Space Force miss the point. Space is already competitive and militarized, and U.S. policy must accept that reality. https://t.co/xS06YYmNDN
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Why Creating a Space Force Changes Nothing

Space has been militarized from the start.

On Jul 21, 2019
@genejm29 shared
RT @ForeignAffairs: Space is more accessible than ever before. Dave Baiocchi and William Welser IV discuss the new players joining the space race what their participation means for international governance: https://t.co/kVKCajY3Lt
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The Democratization of Space

Technological advances are driving down the cost and ease of getting into space, allowing a crowd of new actors, from developing countries to small start-ups, to get into the game. In the ...

On Jul 18, 2019
@jeff_foust shared
RT @BBCAmos: UK defence secretary @PennyMordaunt has announced that (1) an RAF pilot is to work with @Virgin_Orbit and (2) £30m is to be spent on the long-talked-about military small satellite constellation, which will likely include more Carbonite spacecraft. https://t.co/LUHbhoFLVO
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Defence Secretary keynote speech at the Air and Space Power Conference 2019

Defence Secretary Penny Mordaunt speaks about the Royal Air Force and the space domain

On Jul 18, 2019
@WIRED shared
Europe's Galileo satellite navigation system was down for a full week. The incident took down all the GPS-like system's timing and navigation features other than "Search and Rescue," which helps locate people in remote areas. So ... what happened? https://t.co/UKH7zlShdX
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Europe's Weeklong Satellite Outage Is Over—But Still Serves as a Warning

The dramatic EU Galileo incident underscores the threat of satellite timing and navigation system failures.