Space

Russia Vetoes U.N. Resolution on Nuclear Weapons in Space

During a meeting of the UN Security Council, Russia used its veto power to block a draft resolution on the non-deployment of nuclear weapons in outer space proposed by the United States and Japan. 13 out of 15 members of the Security Council voted in support of the document.  The resolution proposed by the United…
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US Space Strategy Looks to Integrate DOD, Commercial Efforts

As part of the new Commercial Space Integration Strategy, the Pentagon expects to increase cooperation with the private sector. The ministry said in a statement that commercial companies are increasingly developing technologies and services that can contribute to strengthening national security. John F. Plumb, assistant secretary of defense for space policy presented the Commercial Space…
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SIPRI: Escalation Risks at the Space–Nuclear Nexus

Experts from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute have prepared a policy paper on the problem of the risk of nuclear escalation, which may arise as a result of an aggravation of confrontation between nuclear powers in space.  The authors of the paper note that against the background of the deteriorating security situation, the erosion…
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The US Bans Anti-satellite Missile Tests

The US administration states that it is banning anti-satellite missile testing by the United States. Such step, according to the US officials say, is meant to express their hopes of establishing new norms for military action in space.   The U.S. has sharply criticized Russia and China for conducting anti-satellite missile tests, although it also…
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Space Commands of the USA, China, Russia, and Europe

The space domain is of increasing importance in the international environment that is becoming more contested and confrontational. Many states have recognised this as a challenge and formed unified space commands in recent years.     USA Space is a war-fighting domain, just like the land, air, and sea. Donald Trump, Former US President The…
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The Lunar Station Agreement May Be Reached in 2022

Wu Yanhua, Deputy Head of China National Space Administration (CNSA), stated that Russia and China will probably sign an intergovernmental agreement on the lunar station and the related cooperation by the end of 2022. [newslist] "Currently, inter-governmental consultations between China and Russia on an agreement on creating an International Scientific Lunar Station are in full…
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New Algorithms For Russian Radars

Specialists from Academician A.L. Mints Radiotechnical Institute (RTI) have developed new methods of air and space control and group targets identification. The new target detection algorithm has been developed for long-range radar stations and is caused by a much more complicated electromagnetic situation in the radar location area. The developed algorithms for radars successfully detect…
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MORE ACCURATE SATELLITE NAVIGATION IN THE SERVICE OF ENVIROMENTAL DATA

Satellites  are crucial in providing important data for climate and environmental research, such as how high sea levels are rising or what effects global warming is having on glacier retreats in the Alps. The precision of satellite date directly affects the scientists’ prediction.  [newslist] “The more accurately the satellite’s position can be determined, the more…
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GT2021 Forum: Registration Is Open Now!

Registration is now open for the international forum Geospatial Technologies. Global Trends 2021 (GT2021). The forum will take place in two formats: online and offline. [newslist]   In order to register for participation in the forum as a speaker or a listener, please ensure that you register prior to arriving at the venue. For registration, contact…
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I CAN SEE YOU. A Review of the Global Market of the Earth Remote Sensing Products

The discussion around space commercialization usually begins with the upstream sector – the development and design of spacecraft and their launch into orbit. This part of the work is before the public eye, it is understandable and looks effective. Thus, it is clear why most of the recent startups of the New Space movement are going to be involved…
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